Happy Canada Day!

Posted by Austin Drisdelle on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 12:03pm.

A fresh cup of Timmies, perfectly melted poutine or a good old game of road hockey... If you’re not sure exactly how you’d like to celebrate this Canada Day leave it to us! We’ve got all the details about what’s going on in Fredericton to celebrate the 149th birthday of our great nation! So fire up the Barbie, put your two-four on ice and leave the planning to us!

Canada Day in Fredericton – Officer’s Square
Celebrate Canada Day downtown Fredericton with a block party! Join a variety of local musicians at Officer’s Square for FREE Canada Day celebrations. This is a TWO day event! The party will kick off at 6 p.m. on Thursday night and continue from 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday July 1, finishing with a firework display over the St. John River! Food vendors and various activities will be apart of the festivities at Officer’s Square on July 1! See below for the music lineup:

Thursday June 30th
6 – 6:45 p.m. –  DJ Hawkshaw
7 - 7:45 p.m. – Kill Chicago
8 – 9 p.m. – Alert the Medic
9:30 – 11 p.m. – One Bad Son
 
Friday July 1st
12 – 12:45 p.m. – Filipino – Canadian CommUnity of NB
2 – 2:15 p.m. – Opening ceremonies
2:15 – 3 p.m. – Calithumpians
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. – Oak, Ash and Thorn
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. – Tyler Hache
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. – Les Jeunes d’Asteure
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. – Keith Hallet
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Johnathan Roy
9 – 10:30 p.m. – David Myles
10:40 – 11 p.m. – Fireworks
       
Fredericton Region Museum
If you would like to learn more about Canada’s history and the role New Brunswick played in confederation, visit the Fredericton Region Museum on July 1st for the debut of their new exposition. A Ship Full of Trouble/Un bateau plein d’ennui. The museum is located just steps away from Officer’s Square! $5 for adults, $2 for students and $10 for families.
 
Mactacquac Park Beach
Looking for an outdoor adventure for the kids this Canada Day? Visit the main beach at Mactaquac Provincial Park where you and the kids can take part in various activities such as driftwood painting and sailboat racing! The events take place from 1 – 4 p.m. and there is a vehicle entry fee to enter the park.

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