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Enjoy Whoa Canada! Celebrations in Downtown Moncton on July 1st!

June 19, 2013

Lounsbury Group presents Whoa Canada! 

Downtown Moncton is the place to be for Canada Day with fun for the entire family. So put on your best red and white and get ready to sing WHOA Canada!

MONCTON – Come celebrate Canada Day in Downtown Moncton where Colin James will headline the biggest FREE party around. James and his band will bring their brand of rock/blues to Moncton for Canada Day and will cap off a great day of festivities in the heart of our downtown.

The Whoa Canada! main stage, located directly under the pedway in front of Moncton City Hall at 655 Main Street, will light up on July 1 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Performers include:

  • Monique Poirier
  • Tim Chaisson
  • La Bottine Souriante
  • Colin James

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

Moncton’s Whoa Canada! party is more than just live music and fireworks, however. Throughout the day, Moncton’s downtown will be host to Canada Day celebrations to be enjoyed by all.

Full Program:
10 a.m. -- Canada Day Bike Ride presented by the City of Moncton’s Parks and Leisure Services (Riverfront Park – meet at Millenium Garden behind Moncton Press Club)

12 p.m. to 4 p.m. -- Kids' Concert with Art Richard and Shelley Bean at the Riverfront Stage

  • 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. -- Shelley Bean
  • 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. -- Art Richard
  • 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. -- Shelley Bean
  • 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. -- Art Richard

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

12 p.m. to 10 p.m. -- Vendors offering a variety of food products (Riverfront Park)

3 p.m. to 10 p.m. -- Vendors offering a variety of food products (City Hall Plaza)

5 p.m. to 10 p.m. -- Canada Day Concert on the Whoa Canada! Main Stage (Main Street) 

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

Street closure details:
- Part 1: Main Street will be closed from Mechanic Street to Downing Street, from Sunday, June 30 at 11 p.m. until 3 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2 to allow delivery of the Canada Day main stage.
- Part 2: To allow for event set-up and implementation, the Main Street closure will be extended from Mechanic Street up to Sommet Lane from Monday, July 1 at 7 a.m. until 3 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2; Botsford Street will also be closed from Main Street to Queen Street at this time.
- Part 3: The Main Street closure will be extended from Mechanic Street up to Alma Street from Monday, July 1 at 4 p.m. until 3 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2 for the safety of event-goers during the Canada Day concert.

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 updates on the City of Moncton’s facebook page.

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. La Bikery is located at 120 Assomption Boulevard.

The City of Moncton would like to thank the Canada Day presenting sponsor  Lounsbury Group, government partner Canadian Heritage and sponsors Tim Hortons, Crystal Palace, Downtown Moncton Centre-Ville Inc., and SSi Audio for their support.

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



André Cormier
Corporate Communications
City of Moncton