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Canada Day Celebrations 2024

July 1 @ 12:00 pm 11:00 pm

Visit Downtown Fredericton on July 1st for a day of family fun and entertainment! From 12-5pm enjoy free family fun on Carleton Street, including bouncy castles, art activities and interactive activations. 

Check out the stage in Officers’ Square from 12-10pm for free entertainment, including headliner: James Barker Band. 

Officers’ Square Live Entertainment (12-10pm) 

  • Scotty and the Stars 12:00pm 
  • Mr. Mark – 1:15 pm 
  • Opening ceremonies – 2:00pm 
  • Calithumpians – 2:30pm 
  • Multicultural Association of Fredericton – 3:30pm 
  • Katherine Moller – 4:45pm 
  • Aboiteau – 6:15pm 
  • Grand Theft Bus  – 7:45pm 
  • James Barker Band – 9:15pm 

Carleton Street (12-5pm) 

  • Go Go bouncy castles 
  • Recreation New Brunswick/KidsSport New Brunswick pop-up (12-2pm) 
  • Multicultural Association kids’ art activity 
  • Highland Games pop-up 
  • Magic with Jesse Campbell 
  • Adult Literacy Fredericton story time 
  • Imprint Youth Association activities station 
  • Capital Region Mental Health and Addictions Association 
  • Face painting ($) 
  • Henna ($) 
  • Dumfries Maples ($) 

Officer’s Square (12-5pm) 

  • Indigenous activity  
  • Nashwaaksis Lions Club 50/50 ($) 
  • Quick drawings with Emily Anne Illustrations ($) 
  • Free lawn games with Fredericton Recreation & Culture 
  • Free family art activity with UNB Design Works   
  • Canada Day opening ceremonies and cake – served by the Nashwaaksis Lions Club (2 pm) 

Hungry? Food truck alley can be found in the parking lot behind Officers’ Square (12-10pm) plus all of these downtown restaurants will be open on Canada Day:

  • 540 Kitchen (11:30am-10pm)
  • The Abbey (9am-9pm)
  • The Cap (12pm-10pm)
  • Chess Piece Patisserie & Cafe (8am-7pm)
  • Delish Gourmet Rolled Ice Cream (11am-10pm)
  • Dolan’s Pub
  • Gahan House Riverside (11:30am-10pm; kitchen closes at 9pm)
  • Graystone Brewing
  • Isaac’s Way (11:30am-9:30pm)
  • J’s Asian Kitchen (11:30am-9pm)
  • Jack’s Pizza (11am-11pm)
  • The Joyce (11am-10pm)
  • Moco Downtown (opening at 4pm)
  • Monks & Jonesie
  • Mill Town Roasters (9am-6pm)
  • O’Hickeys Irish Pub (11am-11pm with music from 7pm)
  • The Palate
  • The Pickle Jar (7am-10pm)
  • The Provincial (4pm-2am)
  • RustiCo
  • Smokes Poutinerie
  • The Snooty Fox (11am-2am; kitchen closes at 1am)
  • Southside Shake (7am-10pm)
  • St. Louis Bar & Grill
  • The Squeeze
  • The Tandoori Adda (12pm-8:30pm)
  • The Tipsy Muse
  • Unplugged: A Board Games Café
  • Viscount Kitchen

The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame will be open regular hours on Canada Day offering family-friendly programming, and the Fredericton Region Museum will be open 10am-5 pm. offering guided tours. Select shops at the Creative Casemates will be open from 12-4pm.