New Brunswick Happenings: June – August 2019
“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August” – Jenny Han
It’s your time to shine -- check out these events around the province!
June 17 Stay Active Oromocto 5K
Enbridge is a proud sponsor of this FREE community event that encourages fitness for kids and adults in support of mental health awareness. This independent fundraiser is supported by the Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick – donations will be collected for CMHA to assist with those who suffer from mental health issues. The goal is to raise $5,000 by the end of Race Day.
For more information visit the event’s page on Run NB.
July 28-30 New Brunswick Highland Games
The NB Highland Games Festival at Government House in Fredericton celebrates and shares knowledge of the Scottish/Celtic culture and heritage in an inclusive manner — whether visitors are of Scottish descent or simply wish to learn about and participate in this vibrant culture. They offer workshops, entertainment, competitions and an opportunity to learn more about your Scottish heritage. Regarded as one of the top events of its kind in North America!
Le Festival des Highland Games du Nouveau-Brunswick qui a lieu à la Government House à Fredericton a pour but la célébration et le partage de l’héritage culturel écossais /celtique de manière inclusive – que les visiteurs soient de descendance écossaise ou qu’ils souhaitent simplement en apprendre davantage et participer à cette riche culture. On y trouve des ateliers, des spectacles, des compétitions et l’occasion d’en apprendre plus sur l’héritage écossais. C’est l’un des principaux événements du genre en Amérique du Nord.
For more information visit the Games’ website.
August 30-31 Summer Soulsa
This Labor Day Weekend, downtown Fredericton comes alive with Atlantic Canada's Caribbean and South American Carnival - SUMMER SOULSA. For more information visit Summer Soulsa’s Facebook Event .
June 20 – 23 Rotary Ribfest Moncton
The Rotary Club of Moncton West and Riverview announces the 6th annual fundraising festival to take place in downtown Moncton this June 20-23, 2019! For more information, visit http://rotaryribfestmoncton.ca/
July 19 – 20 Mosaiq Multicultural Festival
The Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area (MAGMA) in partnership with the City of Moncton invites one and all to the annual Mosaïq Multicultural Festival, a unique and colourful celebration of Moncton’s growing diversity. Come explore the World Village, where our many cultures showcase their traditions, music and dance, foods, arts and crafts, and so much more! Mosaïq vendors will offer mouth-watering foods from the four corners of the earth as well unique arts and crafts shopping opportunities. And you won’t want to miss out on the exciting multicultural entertainment line-up featuring talent from around the world and just around the corner. The event also presents a series of educational workshops offered before, during and after the main Festival event, addressing community engagement and facilitating healthy dialogue in an effort to combat racism and cultural insensitivities. The services provided by MAGMA, and special events such as this, help to brighten the region’s attraction to new immigrants as they seek safe and welcoming communities in which to live, work, play and learn.
For more information visit http://www.mosaiqmoncton.ca/index.php/en/
August 24 – 31 Moncton Pride Week
Greater Moncton: PRIDE, in all its colour, diversity, and communities, is holding its 20th annual Pride parade and its accompanying Pride Week!
From August 24 to 31, Pride Week will be filled with around 30 events for the LGBTQ+ community and allies across South-Eastern New Brunswick. With sports and wellness activities, art and culture experiences, exciting nightlife, education-focused events, and family-friendly fun, there’s something for everyone!
The Greater Moncton Pride parade will take place August 31, in Downtown Moncton (confirmed route to be announced), and will start at 1:30 pm. This event is accessible, family-friendly, and open to all. For any questions and inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 21 National Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Boardwalk
Summer solstice has become an annual tradition crafted to honour the birth of a new season paired with our rich native history. Saint John will welcome the day with a sunrise ceremony to officially begin National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Working with the Provincial Tobique and St. Mary’s First Nation(s) groups we will highlight the indigenous arts+culture, with modern versions of traditional song, dance, drum, dress, handcrafts, and food.
Free activities throughout the day, including free admission to the New Brunswick Museum.
Honouring Gary Sappier 1969- 2019
For more information visit the Facebook Event .
July 6 YMCA of Greater Saint John Block Party
The second annual YMCA Block Party is being held at Queen Square West on Saturday, July 6. They’ll be hosting outdoor fitness classes, games and prizes and an International Market. Experience different cultures through food, song and dance and what out what your Y has to offer your community! For more info visit the Facebook Event.
August 2 – 4 Area 506 2019
Get your tickets now to see Interpol, City and Colour, Matthew Good, Joel Plaskett, Wintersleep, The Motorleague, Tokyo Police Club, Christina Martin, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Jamie Comeau & The Crooked Teeth, Dear Rouge and many more.
This year's event will once again feature the marquee shipping container village featuring over 50 New Brunswick vendors, artisans and brands.
Full details available at www.area506.ca.