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Events

YEAR ROUND 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM Discover Uptown Saint John | Year round | Monday-Friday 3pm-5pm

Discover Uptown Saint John! $15/person. A one-ofa-kind discovery tour you won’t want to miss while visiting the city of Saint John! Museum interpreters offer a fun and engaging experience as you explorenUptown Saint John. Join us at the museum entrance to begin your 2-hour tour. Walk alongside the harbour, listen to its colourful history; take in the sights and sounds, stop for a photo-op beside the full-size moose. Head uptown where you’ll get an up close look at the distinctive streetscape, a display of fine period architecture and outstanding craftsmanship.
1 Market Square, Saint John, NB
Tel: (506) 643-2300 | 1-888-268-9595

BLUEBERRY PICK & JAM KITCHEN PARTY | Year round

This kitchen party is held every Sunday 1pm-4pm at the Bayside Community Hall, St. Andrews, NB. Entry fee is $2. Come perform, dance or relax and listen.
Contact Frank (506) 466-9106

SEPTEMBER 2016

Autumn Splendor Quilt Show | Sept. 22 – Sept. 24

The Sussex Vale Quilters’ Guild will be holding its Autumn Splendor Show and Sale at the Sussex Legion on Magnolia Avenue Thurs: 1pm-6pm; Fri. 10am-6pm; and Sat. 10am-4pm. $5.00 cover charge includes tea and biscuits. There will be a sales table, Christmas corner, antique display, merchants’ mall, raffles, Guild corner and door prizes.
Tel: (506) 433-3340

Harvesting the Arts Festival | Sept. 24

The 13th annual Harvesting the Arts Festival takes place at several venues including King Square and Loyalist Plaza open air markets. Come out and watch as artisans create their one-of-a-kind masterpieces.  Check out www.fusionsaintjohn.ca/harvesting-arts-festival for more information.

Fundy Trail Cancer Walk | Sept. 24

The 17th Annual Fundy Trail Cancer Walk will be held on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 to help raise funds for the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation toward the “ Endoscopic Bronchial Ultrasound System” for the Oncology Department. Tel: (506) 833-2019 www.fundytrailparkway.com/en/calendar/event/26

Fog Lit | Sept. 28 – Oct. 2

Fog Lit is a not for profit festival for readers and writers of all ages. This year they are offering an exciting lineup of mainstream events, workshop and writing contests for all ages. The festival brings together aspiring and established
writers, and readers of all ages to foster literacy while celebrating a love of reading and writing. www.foglit.com

OCTOBER 2016

Blueberry Wine Tour | Oct. 1

Learn about blueberry processing, sample delicious blueberry wines and visit two farmstand wineries. You’ll also visit a smoked salmon producer, and visit Minister’s Island in St. Andrews, NB. Tour includes: round-trip transportation from Saint John, tour and tasting fees at all stops, professional guide, and shopping time at wineries. 11am-6pm; cost $95. Contact Uncorked Tours Tel: (506) 324-4644

Gallery Hop | Oct. 14

Meet the artists and gallery directors/owners during the last ‘Gallery Hop’ for the season. Enjoy a leisurely stroll from gallery to gallery, view the artwork, and enjoy some light refreshments. The public galleries sessions are 4-6pm (City of Saint John Gallery, 20 Peel Plaza, Imperial Theatre, 24 King St., Library Millennium Artplace, 1 Market Square, New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square, Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza, Saint John Art Club, 3rd Floor, Brunswick Square). The commercial galleries sessions are 5-8pm (Citadel Gallery, 162 Charlotte St., Cobalt
Gallery, 111 Prince William St., Handworks Gallery, 12 King St., Jones Gallery & Studio, 73 Duke St., Peter Buckland Gallery, 35 Duke St., Trinity Galleries, 128 Germain St.) Contact Andrew Kierstead Tel: (506) 633-4870

Indulge | Oct. 14-16

Indulge is New Brunswick’s food and wine festival held in St. Andrews by-the-Sea. Venues for this year include: a Friday Night Cocktail Kick-off; the popular Saturday afternoon Wine Trail; and the Harvest Feast – a five-course meal set in the beautiful Kingsbrae Garden. There will also be Wine/Beer & Cheese Pairings and many
other activities. Come taste tempting dishes from some of New Brunswick’s best chefs and food producers. If you haven’t had the chance to Indulge, now’s the time. Come to Saint Andrews for a weekend of wine, food and fun; you deserve it! www.indulgenb.com

Jim Bryson Live at Liberty House Oct. 16 | 3-6pm

Spend a delightful fall afternoon on the beautiful Kingston Peninsula in support of cancer research. Tickets – $30 (includes show + Bryson’s latest CD; $5 from each ticket goes to cancer research. Food available onsite for purchase and non-alcoholic beverages provided. To reserve your exclusive tickets contact jlibertyartists@aol.com or cynfullydelicsh@aol.com. For more info go to www.facebook.com/events/706404202855938/

Concerts in the Cathedral | Oct. 28 & Dec. 3

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception presents the Kings College Chapel Choir on Oct 28th at 7:30pm, and ‘Christmas in the Cathedral’ on Dec 3rd at 7:30pm featuring Symphony New Brunswick with guests the Louisbourg Choir and the Cathedral Choir. All proceeds will benefit the Cathedral Restoration Project. Tickets are available at Harbour Station Box Office or online at www.harbourstation.ca/events. 91 Waterloo St. Saint John
Tel: (506) 653-6820 Open daily 8am – 5pm

Murder Mystery Dinner & Dance Mutiny on the HMS Algonquin | Oct. 29

This interactive dinner theatre and Halloween Dance package includes accommodations Oct. 29th, Murder Mystery & Buffet Dinner for two, interactive dinner where you play a role in solving a murder (psss! You might even be the murderer!) and a Halloween Dance. 184 Adolphus St, St Andrews, NB Tel: (506) 529-8823 | 1-855-529-8693 For more information and to book: www.algonquinresort.com/stories-by-the-sea/murder-mysterydinner-dance-mutiny-on-the-hms-algonquin/

NOVEMBER 2016

CHOP CHOP Fall | Nov 1-7

Discover the variety and quality of Uptown dining! Our chefs and restaurants invite you to taste your way through “Chop Chop.” Participating restaurants offer week-long unique menu options and special pricing. Uptown Saint John Tel: (506) 633-9797 or
info@uptownsj.com

Pioneer Christmas Craft Sale | Nov. 5-7

Annual popular, pre-holiday shopping event at featuring over 80 local artisans on all three levels of the Brunswick Square Shopping Centre! Brunswick Square Shopping Centre, 39 King Street
Open Nov. 5-6: 9:30am-8pm / Nov. 7: 9:30am-6pm

Rhoda’s Christmas Festival | Nov 18-20

Harbour Station, Saint John. Shop for crafts, antiques, art and food – Find a gift for everyone on your list! Tel: (506)658-1232 or visit www.harbourstation.ca/events/view/rhoda-s-christmas-festival for more information.

Holiday Rescue | Nov. 18-20

Algonquin Resort’s very own 2nd annual Holiday Rescue will be your one-stop shop for all things Christmas this season! The weekend will feature hands-on-cooking, holiday decorating and crafting, and mixology sessions. Holiday Rescue package for two includes: • Accommodations Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 • Reception Friday night • Breakfast, Lunch and Interactive Dinner on Saturday followed by a holiday party featuring ‘The Sons of Maxwell’, and finishes off with breakfast on November 20. 184 Adolphus St, St Andrews, NB Tel: (506) 529-8823 | 1-855-529-8693 www.algonquinresort.com/stories-by-the-sea/holiday-rescue-2016/

Saint John Santa Claus Parade and Pre-Parade Party | Nov 19

Join in the fun at Saint John’s 64th Annual Santa Claus Parade. As usual, parade volunteers will be collecting non-perishables for the local food bank, gently used children’s coats for ‘Coats for Kids’, and of course…letters for Santa! There is also an all-day, pre-parade party at the Market Square Atrium. Tel: (506) 658-3600

Quispamsis Annual Christmas Tree Lighting | Nov. 23 – 7pm – 8pm

Join the Quispamsis Mayor and Council at the annual tree lighting ceremony at the Arts & Culture Park – 12 Landing Court, Quispamsis, NB. Refreshments and a special visit from Santa are also included in this magical evening. This event is free of charge. (Storm date Nov. 24) Tel: (506) 849-5778

Empty Stocking Fund |  Nov. 26 – Noon -8pm

Come join the Empty Stocking Fund at the Saint John High School as they celebrate 104 years of helping kids! This musical telethon raises money to provide Christmas gifts for children in the Saint John area! Last year through the telethon and corporate sponsorship raised $179,878.81was raised. 200 Prince William St., Saint John
Tel: (506) 633-6600
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Kennebecasis Valley Santa Claus Parade | Nov. 26, 6pm – 8pm

The Towns of Quispamsis and Rothesay will be hosting the 18th Annual Kennebecasis Valley Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 26th. Please remember your letter to Santa and a non-perishable food item for the KV Food Basket which will be picked up by volunteers along the parade route. Storm Date: Sunday, November 27th. Tel: (506) 849-5778

DECEMBER 2016

Harbour Lights Campaign | Dec. 1-24

The Harbour Lights campaign raises money each year for food banks in Southern New Brunswick. It is sponsored by CBC Saint John in partnership with Port Saint John. Each year Port Saint John installs a giant Christmas tree made of hundreds of twinkling lights near the Saint John Harbour. Every two dollar donation to the campaign, lights a bulb. Last year the campaign raised $191,171 for the 13 food banks from Sussex to St. Stephen.
Tel: (506) 632-7720

Uptown Sparkles | Dec. 2 | 5pm

Come join the fun; shops welcome visitors with gingerbread and hot cider, King’s Square will be a shine with lights and carolers to enjoy this unique holiday experience from days gone by with this charming uptown tradition. Free on street parking after 5pm. Uptown Saint John | Tel: (506) 633-9797

Hampton Santa Claus Parade
Dec. 10 | 6pm

Join in the fun for the 15th Annual Santa Claus Parade. The Hampton Santa Claus Parade is organized by the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce and starts at 6pm at Hampton High School, following Main St, and ending at Hampton Elementary School. Please remember your letter to Santa and a non-perishable food item for the Hampton Food Basket which will be picked up by volunteers along the parade route. Tel: (506) 832-2559

JANUARY 2017

Saint John New Year’s Eve Celebration Market Square | Dec. 31-Jan. 1

Happy New Year! Witness the sparkle and excitement as the Boardwalk comes alive to kick off the New Year. Join us for this much anticipated free, annual family event at Market Square. On the Boardwalk you’ll enjoy live entertainment and of course, fireworks at the stroke of midnight! Enjoy the ice bars, heated patios and underground parking to keep you toasty. The Boardwalk will shimmer with excitement as Saint John rings in 2016!

FEBRUARY 2017

Saint John Wine Fair | Feb. 18 (tentative date)

Join in the fun at the annual Saint John Wine Fair in support of the Canadian Red Cross. Last year’s event sold out 6 weeks in advance, so plan accordingly. Enjoy an assortment of wines, micro-breweries, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, cheese sampling, caviar and sturgeon, door prizes and more. Come out and sip, socialize and support a great cause! Trade & Convention Centre,
1 Market Square, Saint John, NB
Tel: (506) 674-6200 | www.redcross.ca

MARCH 2017

Gigantic Easter Egg Hunt | Mar. 26 | 2pm

Imagine – 10,000 Easter eggs! Children aged 10 and under are invited to bring their Easter baskets and take part in this annual spring tradition. Please arrive on time (you don’t want to miss the fun) at the Arts & Culture Park’s clock at 2pm. NO PETS allowed. 12 Landing Court Quispamsis Tel: (506) 849-5778
(The event will be held in the qplex Conference Centre 20 Randy Jones Way, Quispamsis, if there is inclement weather).

APRIL 2017

East Coast Music Awards (ECMA) | Apr. 26-30

Saint John hosts the 2017 ECMA’s. This five-day gathering showcases musical talent, industry conferences all culminating in 29 music awards being given out. For a complete schedule go to
www.ecma.com/festival/schedule
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