Government of New Brunswick

Celebrate New Brunswick Day with us on Monday, August 7th, at the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton!

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.


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
  • Bubbles
  • Bounce castles
  • Bounce slides
  • Snow cones
  • Cotton candy
  • Popcorn
  • 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 on the riverside Green of Christ Church Cathedral, near the Beaverbrook Art Gallery from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities are all FREE, including:

  • Music with DJ-Wakanda
  • Food
  • Artists
  • 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
  • Milda's Pizzas & More Inc

FREE hotdogs while quantities last.

The Explore NB Steet 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
  • Artists
  • 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.

Craft NB will be part of the celebrations, set up in Carleton Park with juried artists and workshops.

New Brunswick Day is an ideal time to celebrate why there is no better place to be than here in our province. We have so many stories to share and so many reasons to be proud.

This New Brunswick Day, we will be celebrating our province together through our music, our food and our experiences with friends and family.

New Brunswick Day 2023: Celebrate NB!