New Brunswick

What's happening in the province for New Brunswick Day

Events are taking place across the province as New Brunswick moves into its green recovery phase and drops pandemic restrictions.

Events are taking place three days after New Brunswick ended the state of emergency imposed during pandemic

Events are taking place across the province on Monday as New Brunswick moves into its green recovery phase and drops pandemic restrictions. (Philip Drost/CBC News)

All three major cities in the province have a wide range of events underway to mark New Brunswick Day this year. 

A full celebration can be expected with the province lifting pandemic restrictions and ending the state of emergency order imposed in March 2020. 

Certain government services, along with transit, are also suspended for all cities due to the holiday and will resume on Tuesday.


The province's capital has programming starting running from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

  • 12 p.m.-6 p.m.: NB Day on the Green   
    • Artists and crafters will be on the southside Green from the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. There is also live painting, music and entertainment. 
    • Children can participate in the NB Day Art and create a painting inspired by the walking bridge.
    • Performances by members of the Multicultural Association of Fredericton
  • 12:15 p.m.: Performance by theatre troupe Calithumpians on the Cathedral Grounds
  • 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Beaverbrook Art Gallery events   
    • Art activities for children 
    • A New Brunswick art exhibit by local artists depicting communities and places - free admission within the time period 
  • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Formal Ceremonies   
    • Lt.-Gov. Brenda Murphy and Premier Blaine Higgs will host the annual flag-raising at the Legislative Assembly Building.
    • Includes a presentation by Ktopatapasipon at Secretary Lane Stage 
    • NB Black History Society & Multicultural Performances
    • The ceremonies can be watched online on YouTube
  • 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Concert    
    • Featured performances by Matt Comeau, Mike Biggar & Band, Tomato/Tomato, Les Hay Babies at Secretary Lane Stage
  • 9:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Fireworks at Westmorland Street Bridge 

Saint John 

Saint John held fireworks last night at the Long Wharf. 


  • Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Zoo de Magnetic Hill Zoo
  • Open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Centennial Park and East End Pools
  • Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Greater Moncton YMCA
  • Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Resurgo Place
  • 6:14 p.m. - Tidal Bore Presentations   
    • People are asked to arrive 20 minutes before the predicted time of the wave


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