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March Break

March 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am March 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Are you looking for ideas for a fun March Break? Check out these Downtown Fredericton activities this week:

The Dandy Paint Lounge: Kids Paint & Sip – Wednesday March 8th and Friday March 10th at 2:00PM. A fun afternoon of painting with expert instruction. $25.00 price includes: One 11″ x 14″ canvas, all associated materials, instruction, one soft drink, juice or water. For more info or to book, click here

Unplugged: A Board Games Café: check out their multitude of board games for the family, escape rooms as well as VR escape rooms!

Science East: Open 10-5 Monday to Saturday. Theme days:

  • Monday – All About Electricity! Science Shows at 11am & 2pm
  • Tuesday – Space Day! Planetarium shows all day!
  • Wednesday – Little Explorers! Free program from 9am-11am
  • Thursday – Earth Science! Science Show at 11am & 2pm
  • Friday – Robots and Coding! All day workshops for kids of all ages!

For more information, click here

Clay Café: Drop in for some in studio painting or pick up a take home kit! Hours of operation: Closed Monday, 12-8 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11-8 Saturday and 12-5 Sunday.

Beaverbrook Art Gallery:

March 4th: From 1:30PM – 2:30PM, the iTromboni group will be performing at the gallery. The quintet will play free of charge, but the quality of their performance is priceless! Ticket information here

March 6th-10th: Programs for kids ages 5-11 who like adventures in art! The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is excited to announce the return of the Artistica March Break Camp! Send your children to enjoy five days of exciting and engaging art activities inspired by our collection and exhibitions. They will explore and create with artist and art educator, Emilie Grace Lavoie for a fun-filled week of hands-on activities including collage, sculpture, and painting. *Spaces are limited and filling up fast! Booking information here

Fredericton Playhouse:

March 4: Old Stock- A Refugee Love Story (recommended ages 13+ due to language and themes) https://theplayhouse.ca/en/schedule-and-tickets/old-stock-refugee-love-story

March 7: Mini Pop Kids Live (2 pm and 6 pm shows) https://theplayhouse.ca/en/schedule-and-tickets/mini-pop-kids-live **These ones are almost sold out but the box office will likely start a waiting list**

March 10: Tutta Musica & NB Youth Orchestra presents Ovation https://theplayhouse.ca/en/schedule-and-tickets/ovation-celebrating-everyday-heroes This is a free show (tickets required)

March 11: Frantically Atlantic presents Slainte Celtic Soiree https://theplayhouse.ca/en/schedule-and-tickets/slainte-celtic-soiree-ii

New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame: Free guided group tours: Tuesday March 7 at 10am and 1pm, Wednesday March 8 at 10am. Explore the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame and see exhibits showcasing the history of sport in NB, Hall of Fame gallery, Interactive Sports Simulator, Virtual Locker Room, Biomechanics and Sports Discovery Centre, and more! For more information and to book your tour, click here

Platinum Vibe: Looking for a fun activity for your child and their friends to all do together over the break? Check out Platinum Vibe’s Little Glamour Party Package! Pamper your little beauties with a spa day at Vibe. Up to 6-8 little guests can enjoy Mini hair style, Mini mani, mini pedi, Finish with a light makeup touch up. Spa photo props for photos after being beautified by their professionals. $50-$65 per guest (based on group size). Contact Platinum Vibe at: 506-454-8423

Fredericton Public Library – regular hours of operation: Tuesday/Friday/Saturday 10-5, Wednesday/Thursday 10-8

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Free movie screening, Saturday, March 4 at 10:30am. Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll when he learns that he has burnt through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives. PG – 1hr44 min

Attention animal lovers! – Wednesday, March 8th, at 2:00 p.m. Story time with Dr. Rhonda Stone and Dr. Ally Finley, veterinarians from Valley Veterinary Hospital! Bring along your favorite stuffed animal for a check-up and visit with the veterinarians, too 😸 No need to register for this family-friendly event!

Encanto Party – Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30pm: Can’t get enough “Encanto?” The Fredericton Public Library will be hosting a fiesta full of Latin music, dance and art! See a performance by the band Los Amigos who will keep you on your feet while taking you on a tour of the traditional music of Cuba, Columbia and Latin America. Children can even get their picture taken with Mirabel Madrigal! Casita is waiting! No need to register for this free program for both the young and young-at-heart!

March Paint Night – Thursday, March 9, 6-7:45pm in the Hub. All supplies provided. Ages 13+. Spaces limited. Email ftonpub@gnb.ca

Monarch Drop In – Visit https://www.facebook.com/monarchdropin for more information about the following events:

  • Friday, March 3 – All ages dance party
  • Saturday, March 4 – Kids Karaoke (3-6pm)
  • Wednesday, March 8 – Crafty Queerdos (7-9pm)
  • Friday, March 10 – All ages drag show
  • Saturday, March 11 – All ages live music / Delirious Monks

ThinkPlay Toystore and Endeavours Art: Games, toys, art supplies – set yourself up for a fun week with a stop at this amazing store… and honestly a visit there is an activity itself!

Stock up on comics and books at Strange Adventures, The Comic Hunter or Westminster Books

Visiting from out of town, or planning a fun stay-cation? Many Fredericton hotels offer Stay and Play Packages that include $50 Downtown Dollars that you can use for dining, shopping and activities throughout Downtown Fredericton, including hotels located in the downtown – the Crowne Plaza Fredericton – Lord Beaverbrook Hotel and the Hilton Garden Inn Fredericton Downtown! Check out all the places you can use Downtown Dollars Here!