The first Monday in August is the time for people to come together and celebrate New Brunswick. This year the official celebrations are going to be held in Fredericton.
Fredericton on August 2, 2021
Gather your family and friends and head to Fredericton to celebrate New Brunswick Day! Experience the hospitality of the people and take part in all the fun family activities planned for the day. This year, a special focus will be on Stepping Forward for My New Brunswick – a celebration of how far we’ve come as a province since the start of the pandemic.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | NB DAY on the Old Reserve Grounds, St. Mary’s First Nation
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM | NB DAY on the GREEN
3:00 PM – 9:45 PM | NB DAY on the Lawn of the NB Legislature
9:45 PM | Fireworks launched from the Westmoreland Bridge; can be viewed both sides of the river.
More New Brunswick Day Celebrations:
Coronation Park, Bathurst on August 2, 2021
Participate in New Brunswick Day celebrations at Coronation Park. Hear live performance from Raglan Road and Bobcaygean – Tragically Hip Tribute, and enjoy a mini food truck festival.
Arts and Culture Park, Quispamsis on August 2, 2021
Celebrate New Brunswick Day with some great live music and a movie! The event will feature performances by Brent Mason, Apryll, Rock n’ Roll Cowgirl, and Kendra Gale Band followed by the movie Toy Story.
Other Events during New Brunswick Weekend:
Ballet by the Ocean: Summer Series – Grande-Digue
Immerse yourself in the scenic backdrop of one of New Brunswick’s most stunning natural habitats while enjoying the astounding beauty of the award-winning Atlantic Ballet and savouring incredible local food. Takes place July 7 – 31, 2021
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Summer Afternoon Tea – Fredericton
While away a summer Saturday afternoon at Crowne Plaza’s stunning patio overlooking the Saint John River. The tea features sandwiches, baked goods, scones with jam and butter with tea or coffee. Saturdays, until September 4, 2021
Place Fort La Tour Historical Interpretation – Place Fort La Tour
Place Fort La Tour has played an important role during Acadian times. Relive the stories of times gone by during the reenactment by historic interpreters. The event takes place outside Barbour’s General Store. July 29 – 31, 2021.
Port City Poutine Feast – Saint John
Restaurants across Saint John will be serving their own unique version of the Canadian classic dish, Poutine during the Poutine Feast. Takes place July 22 – August 1, 2021.
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New Brunswick Summer Series 2021 – Saint John
Every day until Labour Day, the Market Square Boardwalk will come alive with music! This event will be showcase some of the province’s top talent, including Maestro Fresh Wes, Sorcha’s Gunn. Jarret and Chelsea Gautreau, Austin Eatmon, Downtown Getdown, Don’t Tell Roy, Frank James, and many more.
New Brunswick Oyster Festival – St. Andrews
Enjoy 80 (20 per person) of the world’s top oysters from Maison BeauSoleil delivered to your table for 4 people. You also have the option to take part in the NB Amateur Oyster Shucking Championship. Following this, The David Myles Trio will take to the stage for an exclusive concert. Takes place on August 2, 2021.
Festival du Bar Rayé – Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël
The festival is an occasion to celebrate sport fishing of Striped Bass with rallies, concerts, workshops, and other activities. Takes place from July 30 to August 1, 2021.
Miramichi Folksong Festival – Miramichi
Celebrate authentic traditional and contemporary folk music at Canada’s longest-standing folk festival. The 64th edition features Juno award winner David Francey, Ian and Roy, Mike Bravener, Miramichi Fiddlers, Before The Mast, Cat LeBlanc, Ivan and Vivian Hicks, Junior Jills, Jason, and Melissa Barry, and a host of local performers. Takes place August 1 – 6, 2021.
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