Summer is coming and the weather is getting warmer, so you may be looking to spend more time outside. You can have some fun making memories with your family and friends at the many festivals and events that are happening across New Brunswick in June.
Gathering of the Scots Festival
The Gathering of the Scots is a traditional, annual Scottish cultural festival that is hosted in the community of Perth-Andover. This popular festival is based on the format of traditional Scottish Highland games and has dozens of interactive and performance venues that visitors will enjoy. You can see rugby matches, kilted golf, and Scottish athletics, watch the falconry shows, or do other interesting activities. There will also be dozens of musical and dance performances for the whole family to enjoy.
Main Street, Perth-Andover
May 30th to June 2nd, 2019
$5 to $35
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Discover the charms of the Acadian Peninsula at FestiVin, a joyous celebration of wine and gourmet food, located in the beautiful town of Caraquet. This week-long festival is jam-packed with activities where wines from various regions of Australia, Canada, California, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and Spain will be showcased.
39 Saint-Pierre Blvd., West Caraquet
May 30th to June 1st, 2019
$20 to $250
Freddy Beach Ribfest
If you are hungry for ‘Heaven on Earth’ in the form of ribs then head down to the Freddy Beach to watch ‘Top Rib Cooks’ from across Canada run a 35-foot-long rib production machine that is specifically designed for maximum food enjoyment. Be sure to try them all and vote for your favorite ribs. There are also activities like Bull Riding, Midway Rides, Laser Tag, and a Fire Truck Pull that everyone will love.
361 Smythe Street, Fredericton
June 6th to 9th, 2019
Festival of Nature
The Festival of Nature is the annual fundraiser for Nature NB. This festival brings together nature lovers and naturalists to discover nature in a specific area. Participants are offered a wide variety of workshops, field trips, and experiences, so they get the most from the festival. At the end of the festival, there is a celebration banquet with good food, great company, silent auction, prize raffle, a cash bar, and fun entertainment.
June 7th to 9th, 2019
Varies depending on the attendee
FunZOOla 2019 / FestiZOO 2019
Take the family to the Magnetic Hill Zoo to take part in a fun-filled family event called FunZOOla. There will be a zoo-wide scavenger hunt for the chance to win one of three prize packages. You can visit the zoo animals, play games, and play on inflatables for free. There will also be food vendors and pony rides on-site at an additional cost.
125 Magic Mountain Road, Moncton
June 8th, 2019 from 11 am to 3 pm
General admission prices for the zoo.
Greater Moncton Highland Games & Scottish Festival
The Greater Moncton Highland Games and Scottish Festival features highland dance, pipe, drum, and pipe band competitions along with dozens of workshops and demonstrations that include falconry, Gaelic language and song, and many more. There will also be wagon rides, a petting zoo, and bouncy castles for the kids. Adults will enjoy the beer tent with the best live entertainment from both sides of the pond!
250 Assomption Blvd, Moncton
June 9th to 15th, 2019
$8 to $25
9th Annual Port Saint John Community Day
Spend some quality time with your family at the 9th Annual Port Saint John Community Day. There will be family activities and live entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Community Day also gives the Port stakeholders a chance to display the important work they do through either a static display or a trade show.
111 Water Street, Saint John
June 9th, 2019 from 11 am to 3 pm
Put your balance to the test at the Grimross Brewing Co. with the pairing of drinking delicious craft beer and feeling good after doing some yoga. Beer Yoga is for people of all skill levels and body types – especially those who have beer bellies. So, come for the yoga and Namaste for the beer!
600 Bishop Drive, Fredericton
June 11th, 2019
St. Mary’s (Sitansisk) First Nation Powwow
The St. Mary’s (Sitansisk) First Nation Powwow is a weekend packed full of cultural events including the Grand Entry, teepee teaching, and a Sweatlodge. There will also be food vendors on-site who will be serving a variety of traditional and modern dishes, along with a traditional craft and artisan market.
Union Street, Old Reserve Grounds, Fredericton
June 14th to 16th, 2019
Edmundston Jazz and Blues Festival
Kick off the summer at the Edmundston Jazz and Blues Festival. During the festival, downtown Edmundston is filled with music from artists from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and the United States who are sure to send shivers down your spine.
June 14th to 16th, 2019
$10 to $25
Sussex Rotary Brew Festival 2019
Head to Poley Mountain to taste some of the best beer, mead, and cider around at the Sussex Rotary Brew Festival. Food will be available for purchase at the event. The festival tickets allow you to sample any of the products at the event. The tickets also include a special event glass that you can take home with you.
69 Poley Mountain Road, Sussex.
June 15th, 2019 from 6 pm to 9:30 pm
$15 to $75
Father’s Day Tour
Join this guided walk through different ecosystems at the Irving Nature Park and learn about the important role of Fathers in nature. Bring the whole family to the Frog Trail for the Father’s Day Tour. The tour is taking place rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather.
1790 Sand Cove Rd, Saint John
June 16th, 2019 at 2 pm
Downtown Moncton Guided Walking Tours
Resurgo Place and the Moncton Public Library are teaming up to offer free guided walking tours around Downtown Moncton this summer. During the tour, you will learn the history of some buildings around downtown Moncton. Each tour begins at the Moncton Public Library.
Moncton Public Library, 644 Main Street, Moncton
June 19th, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
City of Fredericton Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Break out your lawn chairs or blankets and head to Officers’ Square for live music every Tuesday and Thursday evening from June to September. The Summer Concert Series kicks off with a concert by the Montgomery Street Band.
575 Queen Street, Fredericton
June 20th to September 5th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Rotary Ribfest Moncton
The Rotary Ribfest Moncton is back for its fifth year at the Riverfront Park. Professional ribbers from New Brunswick, Ontario, and the US will be at this event and cooking their best ribs. Local bands will be performing, so you can enjoy great music with great food.
Assomption Blvd, Moncton
June 20th to 23rd, 2019
Solstice 5K – Moncton 2019
Celebrate the long days of summer and race against the sunset at the Solstice 5k. There are 7 start times, so participants can choose the time they would like. There will also be an after-party at the Classic Burger on Main Street. All participants will receive an awesome swag bag worth over $100.
Bore Park, Moncton
June 21st, 2019. First Wave @ 8:24 pm (Sunset @ approx 9:14 pm)
$50 to $60
East Coast Games
East Coast Games is the largest multi-sport event hosted in Saint John since the Canada Games. The games are now in their fourth year, and participants of all ages are welcome at this ‘Celebration of Sport’. The games kick off with live music and fireworks at the Market Square Boardwalk.
Market Square Boardwalk, Saint John
June 21st to 23rd, 2019
Varies depending on the event
Cultural Expressions Festival
The 11th annual Cultural Expressions Festival is a weekend packed with exciting entertainment from across the globe. So, take your family out to this popular festival where there will be international food and activities for all ages to enjoy, including games, henna, and crafts.
361 Smythe Street, Fredericton
June 21st to 23rd, 2019, check the website for times
Tobique (Negootkook) First Nation Powwow
The Wolastokiwik Negootkook annual gathering and powwow provide an opportunity to discover the rich culture of the Maliseets of Negootkook through ceremonies, dance, and drumming. Come and move to the rhythm of the drums and get to know the Aboriginal culture by taking part in this great gathering!
13094 Route 105, Tobique First Nation
June 22nd to 23rd, 2019
Bay of Fundy International Marathon
If you love to watch marathons, the 7th Annual Bay of Fundy International Marathon is for you. A set of 5 races, Marathon– Half-Marathon – Ultramarathon – 10K – Fun Run, are run across the Canada-USA border without stopping. This not-for-profit, chip-timed, Boston qualifying event is organized jointly by the communities of Campobello Island, New Brunswick and Lubec, Maine on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Fundy.
June 23rd, 2019 at 2 pm
Citizen Science Workshop
You can become a biologist for a day at the Citizen Science Workshop being held at the Irving Nature Park. The workshop will explain what citizen science is, how to participate in citizen scientist activities, and how to take proper scientific observations. The event will take place rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.
1790 Sand Cove Road, Saint John
June 23rd, 2019 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Campbellton Salmon Festival
Take the family to the Campbellton Salmon Festival and experience Maritime hospitality at its finest. The festival has many events organized for all ages including the Miss and Little Miss Salmon Festival pageants, salmon suppers, Canada Day celebrations with a giant fireworks display, a huge parade, live bands, family activities, daily children activities, Campbell Amusements Carnival, and much more.
76 Water Street, Campbellton
June 25th to July 1st, 2019
Varies depending on the activity
Grand Falls Regional Potato Festival
The Grand Falls Potato Festival has been taking place annually for over 59 years! This popular event, open to locals and visitors alike, is packed with wonderful events and exciting activities that will appeal to all who attend the festival. This ‘not to be missed’ festival is a super-friendly celebration in a relaxed and informal surrounding.
131 Pleasant Street, Grand Falls
June 26th to 30th, 2019
Family Activities during the day are free. Festival Evening events require tickets.
Bring your friends and family to celebrate and take part in the Riverview SUNFEST! This 6-day festival is filled with activities and events for all ages. There will be music, food, and fun for everyone, so come join in the festivities! Don’t miss the Canada Day celebration and fireworks!
55 Biggs Drive, Riverview
June 26th to July 1st, 2019
$1 to $25
Miramichi Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival
Take a step back in time to the 1950s and ’60s at the Miramichi Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival and celebrate the era that will live forever! There are activities for every member of the family, including a golden-oldie car show, street dances, fireworks, free live outdoor entertainment, and children’s games. The festival is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2019.
20 Fountain Head Ln, Miramichi
June 27th to 30th, 2019
$15.75 to $50