Office of the Premier
2018 New Brunswick Day and regional celebration locations announced22 June 2018
FREDERICTON (GNB) – The City of Fredericton has been chosen to host the province’s official 2018 New Brunswick Day celebration on Monday, Aug. 6. An additional five communities will host regional celebrations.
“We have lots to celebrate here in New Brunswick, including our beautiful landscapes, a growing economy and welcoming people,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “We encourage New Brunwickers to get out and explore all regions of our province this summer, including a stop at our provincial capital on New Brunswick Day.”
As was the case last year during Canada 150, the government will be offering an extension to New Brunswick Day celebrations by having five regional celebrations beginning on July 7.
This year’s regional locations are:
- July 7 – New River Beach
- July 14 – Doaktown
- July 21 – Lac Baker
- July 28 – Lamèque
- Aug. 15 – Tracadie
As the provincial capital, Fredericton may be best known for major attractions such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Historic Garrison District and the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick. However, the city also offers an array of festivals and entertainment venues as well as numerous trails within local parks and along the Saint John River.
“This year’s celebration in Fredericton will be a wonderful occasion to come together as a community to celebrate our province and its rich history,” said deputy premier Stephen Horsman.
Horsman spoke on behalf of Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames.
New Brunswick Day has been celebrated since 1976. An official host community has been chosen since 1990.
“As New Brunswick’s capital city, Fredericton is pleased to play host to this year’s official New Brunswick Day celebration,” said Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien. “We look forward to welcoming residents and visitors alike to our city for what I know will be a great day of activities and entertainment.”22-06-18