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New Brunswick Day 2023
August 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
You’re invited to celebrate New Brunswick Day in the Capital City on Monday, August 7! Enjoy celebrations on the front lawn of the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton from Noon to 10pm as we celebrate the province we are so proud to live in.
The day will be filled with great entertainment and fun activities for all. This free, all-inclusive event will take place rain or shine. Queen Street will become a pedestrian walkway for the duration of the event; bring your lawn chairs and spend the day.
Celebrations begin at noon and continue through 10 p.m. The fireworks display over the Westmorland Street Bridge will begin around 9:45 p.m.
Performers on the main stage will start at noon:
- Ktopatapasipon “bringing the people together” with Elder Hubert Francis
– Elder Hubert Francis Opening Prayer
– Elsipogtog Dancers
- Monique Poirier
- Multicultural Performances
- NB Black Artists Alliance
- La Famille LeBlanc
- Hubert Francis Solo Performance
- Les Fireflies
- The Cunningham Haines Band
- Brent Mason
- The Hypochondriacs
- Stephen Lewis and the Big Band of Fun
- Terry Thomas (NFP)
The lawns around the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Legislative Assembly will be decorated with New Brunswick flags and banners.
FREE children’s activities from noon until 4 p.m. on the Beaverbrook Art Gallery lawn include:
- Workshops at the gallery
- Jump rope
- Sidewalk chalk
- Hula hoops
- Bounce castles
- Bounce slides
- Snow cones
- Cotton candy
- Face Painting
- Balloon Artists
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery will have FREE admission from noon to 5 p.m.
There will be a New Brunswick Day market set up on the lawn, with New Brunswick vendors selling their unique wares.
Street performers: jugglers, roaming performers, and stilt walkers. The Calithumpians will have a performance at noon on the lawn of Christ Church Cathedral.
Emancipation Day will also be celebrated on the 7th with activities near the Beaverbrook Art Gallery from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities are all FREE, including:
- Music with a DJ-Wakanda
- Photo booth
The following food trucks will be ready to serve you with a wide variety of choices during the event:
- Ultimate Tiki
- Poppy’s Kettle Korn & Lemonade
- Street Greek
- Ketchup and Bite Me
- Warung Indonesia
- Between the Bun
FREE hotdogs while quantities last.
The Explore NB Street Team will be set up with information, swag and fun activities.
St. John Ambulance will be on hand.
Fredericton Water Department will have its portable water station set up for the duration of the event. Fredericton Capital Region Tourism will also be present on the lawn of the Legislative Assembly.
Local vendors will be on hand on the greens near the pedestrian bridge:
- Live painters
- Henna art
- Face painting
- And much more
Booths will be set up on the Legislative Assembly lawn, including a selfie stand; giveaways of refillable water bottles, frisbees, beach balls, flags and tattoos, while quantities last; and be one of the first to try the New Brunswick cookie created by Jenna’s Nut-Free Dessertery using New Brunswick ingredients, including wheat, butter, blueberries and maple syrup.