New Brunswick Day

New Brunswick Day is a holiday in New Brunswick province that’s celebrated on the first Monday of August. It is a chance for people to strengthen their local communities by celebrating their achievements, history, culture and landscape. Many towns hold “birthday” parties for the province.

The community of Pokemouche (no, not Pokemon), along the Acadian Coast, is the site of this year’s official celebrations. Festivities are taking place between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at La-Rivière School with the official opening scheduled for 11 a.m.

You can celebrate the day enjoying music from popular New Brunswick artists, food, family activities and a variety of kiosks.

New Brunswick Day has been celebrated since 1976 and an official host community has been chosen for New Brunswick Day celebrations since 1990.

A number of events are taking place across the province over the holiday weekend.


August 5

Official New Brunswick Day 2019 Celebrations – Pokemouche

Free admission in all New Brunswick’s provincial parks

Free admission to Hopewell Rocks park

New Brunswick Museum open from 12 to 5 (free admission on New Brunswick Day) – Saint John

New Brunswick Day Amazing Race – Quispamsis

New Brunswick Day in Shediac
New Brunswick Day in Sussex
New Brunswick Day in Sackville
NB Day Celebration in Bathurst

Keep an eye out for more NB Day events in the local media.

August 2-4
Area 506 Festival – Saint John
Foire Brayonne – Edmundston
Nashwaak Music Fest – Nashwaak Bridge
Sappyfest Festival – Sackville

August 3-5
Festi-plage – Beresford

August 4-8
Chocolate Fest – St. Stephen Chocolate Museum

August 4-9
Miramichi Folksong Festival – Miramichi
Hartland Potato Festival – Hartland

August 4-10
Chipman Summer Festival – Chipman

August 2-15
Festival acadien – Caraquet

It’s a beautiful summer day, and perfect to spend outdoors.

So grab your family and a picnic lunch and enjoy your Monday off relaxing among the beautiful sights and sounds of New Brunswick! (For Z and me, this currently just means Fredericton.. lol)

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