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- Hartland Winter Carnival Winterfest January 28, 2013 This
annual Winterfest offers winter activities to suit everyone's tastes from the
young and the young at heart. firstname.lastname@example.org
- New Year's Levee January 1, 2013 New Year's levee at
the historic Keillor House. Hot, homemade soup, good spirits, treats and good
company on the first day of the year. The Levee will be immediately following
the Lions Polar Dip, where some brave souls will dip themselves into icy
Palmers Pond, in support of a fundraiser.
- Winterfesthiver Fredericton
- Campbelltown Sno-Fest Campbelltons mystical winter
wonderland of fun and excitement. Sleigh rides, ice-skating, family games,
Sno-Fest Social, Parade of Lights.
- Ice Carnival Celebrate the winter season in Shippagan!
Sleigh rides, sporting events, childrens activities, snow and ice
sculpture contests, and a yukigassen snowball-fight
Pond Hockey Championships
- Dieppe Friendship Carnival Come along to the Saint-Anselme
Rotary Park and enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful winter days during the
Winter Carnival in the city of Dieppe. Sleigh rides, skating on the pond,
fiddle music, community breakfasts, canteen and much more. An event not to be
- Baker Lake Pond Hockey Tournament Enjoy the good
old hockey game in the great outdoors at the Baker Lake Pond Hockey
Tournament in northwestern New Brunswick.
- Hubcap Comedy Festival Moncton, A unique showcase of
Canadian comedy talent from across the country, and represents a wide variety
of comedy styles from stand-up to sketches.
- Miramichi Rotary
Pond Hockey Tournament A fun-filled weekend for the whole family,
featuring non-stop action on the ice.
- Miramichi White Gold Festival Come celebrate winter along
the Miramichi River! Cross-country skiing, sleigh rides, dance, dinner concert
and smelt fries.
- Oromocto Family Snowfest A festival for the entire
family, featuring a community breakfast, sleigh rides, snowmobile treks, snow
sculpting, games and more.
- Saint-Antoine Winter Carnival This carnival runs for one
weekend with a variety of planned activities, a hockey tournament and a family
evening at the skating rink.
- Snow Bear Winter Carnival Enjoy the best of
Bathursts beautiful winter scenery. Events for all ages. Sledding, sports
games, sleigh rides and more. Warm treats available!
- Winterfesthiver Fredericton, gigantic ice slides,
snowmazing labyrinth, polar bear games, snow sculptures, pony rides, sleigh
rides. All this and more awaits you at Winterfesthivers winter
- St. Patrick's Week Celebrations Each
March Saint John celebrations its strong Irish heritage with a week long
festival. For more information, contact: 506-634-7919
- Fredericton Wine & Food Fest Individuals attending
this event will have an opportunity to taste dozens of wines and sample gourmet
food. The Wine and Food Fest is organized by the Canadian Diabetes Association,
New Brunswick Region, to provide funding for summer-camp programs for children
with Type 1 diabetes.
- Edmundston Book Fair (Salon du livre d'Edmundston) The
largest francophone book fair in Atlantic Canada featuring books of more than
- Frye Festival Moncton, "Feed your imagination" with 30
authors who participate in book clubs, roundtables, readings and more. Promotes
Canadas bilingual literary heritage and cultural diversity.
- May 16-19, 2013
Paddlefest in Saint Andrews by the Sea that has been
running for approximately 18 years. It is a festival based around music,
paddling ie. Kayaking and canoeing, beach cleanup around the area and even in
the main town called the "100 Foot Challenge". The cleanup is geared to getting
town folk out and cleaning up their streets 100 feet in either direction. A
committee works on the highway areas, downtown beach, and this year adding an
island - Navy Island to get debris off of the island. We have a tent in town
square each year with music both Friday and Saturday nights. Live music in the
restaurants around town - 5-6 taking part this year.
- Gathering of the Scots
Festival Situated along Route #105, just below the village of
Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. The Gathering of the Scots festival site offers
quick and easy accessibility for both our Canadian and US visitors. Look for
our unique "THISTLE SIGNS" that will guide you to the Gathering of the Scots
Festival as you approach the Village of Perth-Andover.
- FestiVin Caraquet, Celebration of wine and gourmet food in
the beautiful town of Caraquet. Programming tailored to the general public and
- Festival francophone de
Fredericton Francophone heritage and culture celebrated; exhibits,
concerts, dining, sports, bingo and more.
Festival Moncton Coliseum
- Les Folies du Palais
(The palates whims) Culinary fair featuring quality local
products, beer and wine tastings as well as gourmet foods, delicious menus and
- NB Pro Bass Tour Series (Woodstock Tournament) Annual
event for avid sport fishermen and families to enjoy on the historic St. John
River in the town of Woodstock.
- Salon de la forêt Come and discover the spinoffs
generated by New Brunswick's most important natural resource: its
Expressions Festival Fredericton
- Marysville Days A weekend of fun for the whole family!
Breakfast, parade, seniors' social, "toonie tween" dance, kids games and
activities, adult dance with live music, variety show, barbeque, walking tours,
interdenominational church service. Location: Heritage Centre on McGloin St.
- Greater Moncton Dragon Boat Festival
- Festival de la Baie Française Saint John's annual
francophone festival of music and community events. Contact: 658-4600
- Magna Multicultural Rendezvous Festival Moncton,
- Edmundston Jazz &
Blues Festival Every year, Downtown Edmundston swings to the sound of
Jazz & Blues. 2008 marked our 14th anniversary.
- Salmon Festival Campbellton Salmon Festival is an annual
celebration of the world famous Restigouche Salmon. Many events, new and
traditional, are organized for all ages. These include: Miss and little Miss
Salmon Festival Pageants, Canada Day Celebrations with giant fireworks, salmon
suppers, Street Fest, Parking Lot Party with live bands, show and shine, book
sale, pet show, Campbell Amusements Carnival, bowling tournament, many family
activities, gigantic parade and much more. These exceptional events celebrated
with family and friends will lead you through one week of well deserved fun.
Put your feet up
or kick your heels
and experience fine Maritime
hospitality at the Salmon Festival in Campbellton.
- Atlantic Visual Arts
Festival (Festival des arts visuels en Atlantique) A colorful festival
for the whole family, offering a dynamic programming concentrating on visual
arts and including live creations by painters, sculpters and artists from the
Atlantic Provinces, Canada and overseas. You will be charmed by the FAVA's
activities: its sparkling arts night, more than forty professional visual arts
artists creating live, visual arts exhibitions, an exhilarating artwork
auction, art workshops for youngsters and adults, etc. Info: (506) 727-7726,
fax:(506)727-7723. Email: email@example.com
Falls Regional Potato Festival
- Miramichi Rock 'N' Roll Festival
- Riverview Sunfest Riverview,
- July 27-29, Rotary Club 14th Annual
Bluegrass & Country Music Festival Cape Tormentine Campground in Cape
Tormentine,N.B. 27, 28,29, July 2012 Free weekend camping included with paid
weekend pass. Maritime Bands. Contact : Gerry Chapman 506-538-2900 e-mail
Buskers on the Boardwalk Festival Saint John
- Annual Rock "N" Roll Festival Miramichi
Discovering Horses Festival Western de
- Atlantic Nationals Automobile Extravaganza Moncton,
- Richibucto Scallop Festival Scallop Festival week is an
adventure you will not soon forget. It is an event full of activities and
entertainment for all ages, held during the second week of July. Here are some
of the more popular events: music every night, a bazaar along Main Street, a
youth dance, a greased pole competition and a parade of boats adorned with
lights. The week winds up with fireworks near the water which are always a hit
in this region. Dont forget to take advantage of the festivities and
savor some of the amazing fresh scallops that are sold throughout the whole
week of the festival.
- July 19-20
Festival in Downtown Moncton Discover the World, right in your own
backyard. Come visit your neighbours at the World Village as we gather families
and community to celebrate our diversity while exploring our many cultures
through music, dance, food, arts and crafts.
- Shediac Lobster
Festival celebration of the "Lobster capital of the world" and
their Acadian culture.
- Canada's Irish Festival on the Miramichi Miramichi City
gathering of all people Irish or Irish at heart. Be sure to check out the
- Festival by the Marsh Summer Music, Voice & Drama
Programmes. Join us for an exciting new integrated arts festival in hisotric
Sackville, New Brunswick! .
- Peat Moss Festival The week long festival provides an
opportunity to celebrate the pioneers and workers of the peat industry, the
second-largest industry on Lamèque Island, after fishing. Watch the
shows, visit the peat lands, and participate in sports and social activities. A
varied, entertaining program awaits you! Lamèque, the provinces
peat moss capital, promises you a most enjoyable stay on the Acadian Peninsula,
where you can almost always see the ocean.
- July 26-27
Down River Music
Festival, the 7th annual, is located in the beautiful countryside of
Neguac NB. Every year we strive to bring the best in music, from bluegrass and
country to a rockin good time. Campsites available aswell as day, evening and
weekend passes if you want to see all your favorite performers or just one.
This years highlights include: Grammy nominee Chris Cummings The Big Bad Marty
Band Borderline Eddy LeBlanc & Friends And more with great local and New
Brunswick talent. For more details our website is
- Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival Web
site of the Festival, describing its annual program, pictures, historic and
- Highland Games & Scottish Festival Fredericton, host
one of the largest Atlantic Canadian Scottish Festivals, this event is for
anyone who is looking for a fun-filled weekend. Whether it be the heavy events,
highland dancing, enjoying some of the world's best Celtic music, or sampling
traditional food and drink, this is one weekend that will be time well spent.
- NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival We are a summer
festival dedicated to showcasing the works of English-language New Brunswick
The Bon Ami
Festival is the largest of all the festivals in Dalhousie. It is held
from July 31 to August 04/13. Activities held throughout the Bon Ami Festival
include a gigantic beach party, market days, parade, pageantry, dancing,
sporting events, mussel boils, lobster dinners and one of the most spectacular
firework extravaganzas in the Maritimes.
- Woodstock Old Home
- Annual Sandpiper Festival in Dorchester. Join us in
honouring the Semipalmated Sandpiper, view the various arts and crafts, sample
the Chowder, join in the fun.
- Tay Creek Folk Festival Tay Creek, see
www.taycreekfestival.com for details on the line-up and the great venue
itself! Friday evening stage opens at 6pm and Saturday the music starts at noon
until midnight! Sunday begins with a pancake breakfast then workshops and jams.
Super local and regional musicians together on an awesome 600 acreas of private
land called Tay Ridge Farm.
- Artists On The Boardwalk Florenceville-Bristol
- Chocolate Fest St. Stephen
- Rendez-vous des
Artistes Inc. Saint-Léonard
- New Brunswick Summer
- NB Gospel Music Festival
- Doaktown Salmon & Fiddlehead Festival
- Dieppe Kite International Festival
- Burnt Church
(Esgenoôpetitj) First Nation Annual Powwow
- Turner's Victoria Park Arts & Craft Fair Moncton,
- Festival acadien Every year, during the month of August,
Caraquet is where people meet for the Festival Acadien. Approximately ten days
of activities where the cultural component prevails. It ends with the famous
August 15 'Tintamarre'. Ranked by the American Bus Association on many
occasions as one of the 100 most important tourist events in North America.
- Fundy Fishermens Days Dipper Harbour, NB.
- La Foire Brayonne Edmundston is the foremost summer
activity for celebrating our heritage, our culture, and our joie de vivre (love
of life). La Foire Brayonne gives everyone a great opportunity to live a unique
and gigantic cultural experience.
- The Sunseekers Ball Music & Arts Festival August 20th,
21st, 22nd Chance Harbour, New Brunswick 50+ bands and DJ's over 3 days.
- Blacks Harbour Labour Day Festival
Motorcycle Rally AUG 24-26
- Miramichi Folksong
Festival North America's Longest Standing folk festival. For further
information Tel. 506-623-2150 Fax: 506-623-2261 After hours 506-622-1780 or
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Write to
Miramichi Folksong Festival P.O. Box. 13 Miramichi N.B. EIV 3M2
- Sussex Flea
- Saint John Shakespeare
- Miramichi Scottish
Festival WE CELEBRATE, RAIN OR SHINE! Join the Clans to celebrate the
Scottish culture on the Miramichi. Enjoy music, song, games, dancing and much,
much more. We know having fun with family and others is extremely important and
we want to share that fun and our Scottish Heritage with you.
- Kedgwick Fall Festival Music, dance, sports activities,
shows, rallies, parade
Thats just a taste of what awaits you in
Kedgwick, during the Fall Festival, held against a magnificent backdrop of
mountains, colourful forests and majestic rivers. Meet Wick the partridge, the
festivals friendly mascot that exemplifies the warm welcome of the local
residents. Take part in the many organized activities, offering something for
all interests and all ages. This fall, for a memorable week and lots of fun,
make Kedgwick your destination!
- Oyster Festival - Maisonnette Festival to promote oysters.
Many activities will be held such as: oyster tasting prepared in different ways
(soup, in the shell, au gratin and breaded), social evening, games for children
and oyster opening and eating contests.
- Art Across the Marsh - Sackville Art Across the Marsh
studio tour encompasses over 20 artist and artisan studios around the Tantramar
Marshes. Studios are opened to the public for the weekend. Meet artists, learn
about their techniques and see works in progress. You can visit as many studios
as you like!
- World Wine & Food Expo - Moncton Discover the very
best in wine and gourmet food at the World Wine & Food Expo. Sample more
than 300 different wines as you take in the Grand Wine Tasting at the Moncton
Coliseum-Agrena complex. Drop by a seminar on wine tasting at a local
restaurant and stroll through the Corkscrew Exhibition provided by private
collectors. And don't forget the food. The Gourmet Food Exhibition and its
local producers from New Brunswick will share with you their fine food. The
World Wine & Food Expo also offers a festival bistro on site as well as
partnerships with restaurants around the region. Drop by the festival's Wine
Boutique to purchase your favourites to take home.
- Woodstock Victorian
- Francofete en Acadie Moncton,
- Silver Wave Film Festival Fredericton each fall, the
Silver Wave Film Festival presents exciting new works produced by New Brunswick
filmmakers . Don't miss this five-day extravaganza presenting full-length
feature, documentaries animated pieces and short films. The festival also
screens the best films from Canada and around the world and features
programming streams of multicultural, aboriginal and youth films. There are
professional panels, workshops and networking sessions for those working in New
Brunswick 's growing film industry. The Silver Wave Awards are presented to
filmmakers in recognition of excellence in the craft. Created by the New
Brunswick Filmmakers' Co-operative in 2001, the festival has grown into a "must
see" event each November.
the Coliseum Moncton,
- Festival international du cinéma francophone en
Acadie The FICFA festival showcases French-language cinema from all
over the world, with special emphasis on Acadian cinema. Held in Moncton and
- St. Andrews by-the-Sea Winter Festival: A Season of Light
and Wonder A month-long festival featuring a Firemens Candlelight Parade,
holiday treasures at The Fairmont Algonquin Hotel and the beautifully decorated
historic Ross Museum.