Relax with your friends and family, or spend the long weekend of exploring the city. Here is what is going on in Saint John over the Labour Day Weekend.
Saint John Exhibition
These 5 days may be the best days of summer at the Exhibition Park Raceway. The Saint John Exhibition is back and packed with fun for all ages. Admission is free, so bring the whole family or all your friends. East Coast Amusements are coming to the exhibition with rides and amusements. Highlights include President’s Choice Acrobark SuperDog show, West Coast Lumberjack Show, KenJen Petting Zoo, The Domino Man, Swampbear ChainSaw Carving, Bruce the Mechanical Bull, Remote Control Racers and much much more!
37 McAllister Dr., Saint John
August 27 to 31, 2019 from 12 pm to 11 pm
Bobby’s Hospice BBQ
Enjoy a hot dog, hamburger, chips, cookie and a bottle of water for just $6 and support Bobby’s Hospice. Make sure to check out the merchandise they have for sale because they have brand new items this year. Don’t worry if you cannot make it on August 30th, they host this BBQ event every Friday, rain or shine.
Bobby’s Hospice – Hospice Greater Saint John
Friday, August 30th, from 12 pm to 1 pm
Sociable! Farewell to Summer
Cap off the summer with shindig packed with the best in entertainment, dining, and atmosphere. John the Resonator has a tracked listed that will get you on the dance floor all night long, and the Pretty in Pink will take you back to the 80s. The Sociable! Farewell to Summer kicks into high gear at 5 pm on Friday night.
Market Square, Saint John
Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 5 pm
East Point Shopping is the place to be on Friday nights when the Twilight Market opens. Shop, dine, meet and relax as the sun sets in the beautiful city. Explore Food Truck Alley, meet eclectic local vendors, and listen to live musical entertainment.
11 East Point Way, Saint John
Friday, August 30th, 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm
East Point Farmer’s Market
The East Point Farmer’s Market is a growing market on Saturdays around lunch time. Meet local vendors and find great locally grown products, baked goods, art, jewellery, and handmade items.
11 East Point Way, Saint John
Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm
Fit Rocks End of Summer Competition
End the summer and have some fun at Fit Rocks Climbing Gym at this challenging competition. There are three competitions to pick from which include Youth Division, Advanced Division, and Intermediate Open Division. Get ready to climb and see how your skills stack up.
40 Ashburn Lake Rd., Saint John
Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 11 am to 9 pm
$30 early registration, $35 day of competition (tax included)
Golden Dog Beer Tours
Labour day is a great time to see how local craft beer is made and sample some of what the breweries have been brewing. On a Golden Dog Beer Tour, you will walk along the streets of Uptown Saint John and will be stopping at local establishments to try their finest beers and local food. Meet at Picaroons General Store and get ready for a fun time.
Starts at Picaroons General Store, Saint John
$74 (plus HST)
Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour
Saint John has some of the freshest seafood, and seafood has played a huge role in the history of the city. The Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour will take you behind the scenes of the Saint John City Market where you can try smoked salmon from North Market Seafood, along with seafood chowder, craft beers and more. This tour is a ‘must’ for any foodie.
47 Charlotte St., Saint John
Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 11 am to 1:30 pm
Adults: $74, Children under 19: $54 (plus taxes &fees on each ticket)
Coastal Touring and Skills
Explore the beautiful Bay of Fundy around Irving Nature Park. Learn some boat handling and manoeuvring while having fun in the great outdoors. The Coastal Touring and Skills Experience is for beginner to intermediate kayakers.
Irving Nature Park, Saint John
Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm
Johnny Cash Tribute Show
The Johnny Cash Tribute Show is coming to The Phoenix Dinner Theatre on September 1. Team CASH has worked hard to bring the authentic sounds of Johnny Cash to audiences around the world. If you are a Johnny Cash fan, this fantastic show is a ‘must-see’ for you.
68 Exmouth St., Saint John
Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 3 pm
$25 (plus taxes & fees)
Sunday Breakfast Buffet
Celebrate Labour Day with your loved ones and kick off a relaxing day with the “All you can eat Breakfast Buffet” at Buccaneer’s Pub & Eatery. If you are a late riser, don’t worry because they have great food all day long.
24 Main St. W, Saint John
Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm
Adults: $15.95, Children under 12: $7.95