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Enjoy Whoa Canada! Celebrations at Riverfront Park on July 1st - Lounsbury Group presents Whoa Canada!

June 4, 2014
MONCTON – Come celebrate Canada Day in downtown Moncton with the largest July 1st festivities in New Brunswick, with Platinum Blonde headlining the biggest FREE party around! This year, the entire festivities will be held at Moncton’s Riverfront Park, allowing for larger crowds and more excitement!

Moncton’s Whoa Canada! celebrations will offer more than just live music and fireworks. Throughout the day, Moncton’s riverfront will be host to a variety of activities to be enjoyed by all, including the Kids' PlayZone presented by National Bank.  

The Whoa Canada! main stage, located in the Riverfront Parking Lot next to old fire hall on Assomption Boulevard, will light up on July 1st from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Performers include:

  • Angry Candy
  • Wilfred LeBouthillier
  • Platinum Blonde

Once the applause has quieted and Platinum Blonde has left the stage, the crowd’s attention will be directed to the riverfront, where the Tri-Commmunity Canada Day Fireworks will begin. Spectators are invited to enjoy the fireworks on Riverfront Park in downtown Moncton, for the best view. The Tri-Community Canada Day Fireworks are a presentation of Crystal Palace, the City of Moncton, the Town of Riverview and the City of Dieppe. 

Full Whoa Canada! Program:

11 a.m. – Canada Day Bike Ride presented by the City of Moncton’s Parks and Leisure Services (Riverfront Park – meet at Millennium Garden behind Moncton Press Club)

12 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Kids' Concert at the Riverfront Stage, on the east side of the old fire hall

  • 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Shelley Bean and the Duckety Muds (English)                                   
  • 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – Roland Gauvin et M. Crapaud (French) 
  • 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Presto and Balthazar: In the Land of the Dinosaurs (English)
  • 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Shelley Bean and the Duckety Muds (English)
  • 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Roland Gauvin et M. Crapaud  (French) 
  • 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Presto et Balthazar : Les extra-terrestres arrivent! (French)  

12 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Kids’ PlayZone featuring bouncy games, face painting, airbrush tattoos, and more (Riverfront Park)

12 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Kids’ crafts presented by Resurgo Place (Riverfront Park)

12 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Vendors offering a variety of foods and other products (Riverfront Park)

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Official Canada Day Concert on the Whoa Canada! Main Stage (Riverfront Parking Lot) 

10 p.m. – Canada Day Fireworks (Riverfront Park)

Street Closure Details:
On Tuesday, July 1 from 7 a.m. until midnight, Assomption Boulevard will be closed from Westmorland Street to Mechanic Street leaving the intersections of Assomption/Westmorland and Assomption/Mechanic open to traffic.

Rain Location: In the event of extreme weather conditions, the Canada Day celebrations (except fireworks) will take place at the Moncton Coliseum Agrena Complex. In case of poor weather conditions, look for event updates on the City of Moncton’s Facebook page.

Bicycle Parking: La Bikery Cooperative will be offering a free bike valet service from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for those who will be traveling by bicycle to join the downtown festivities. The valet service will be located just east of the Moncton Press Club building.

The City of Moncton would like to thank the Canada Day presenting sponsor Lounsbury Group, government partner Canadian Heritage, Kids’ PlayZone presenting sponsor National Bank, and sponsors Pepsi, Economy Glass, Atlantic Lottery, Crystal Palace and Downtown Moncton Centre-Ville Inc. for their generous support.

For more information call our info line at 506-877-7700 or visit moncton.ca/CanadaDay


André Cormier
Communications Officer
City of Moncton