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New Brunswick Day Celebrations


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A fun-filled New Brunswick Day event is scheduled to be held on Monday, August 7 at Moncton’s Riverfront Park and Resurgo Place. The all-day event, created as a collaboration between the City of Moncton, Music/Musique NB (MNB), Resurgo Place and the Atlantic Ballet-Theatre of Canada’s Centre for Arts and Education, will celebrate the diverse musical makeup of New Brunswick and provide family-friendly activities.

The ‘NB Celebrates Canada 150’ Stage, located at Riverfront Park, will come alive at 6 pm and will feature all-Canadian and 100% New Brunswick talent. The show will start with NB’s favourite fiddlers, Ivan & Vivian Hicks, accompanied by the Sussex Avenue Fiddlers. Emerging artist Cameron Molloy, followed by Accros de la chanson participants Sommes 4 will then showcase their talent to the crowd. Spoutnique, a mysterious alt-disco group from Edmundston will deliver an energetic set that is bound to get people dancing. Closing off the evening, the Gary Sappier Blues Band will perform their eclectic style of Tobique Blues, offering a snapshot of home.

Earlier in the day, beginning at 10 am, activities will begin at Resurgo Place -- home of the Moncton Museum and Transportation Discovery Centre. Kids of all ages will be able to help dismantle and examine the intricate mechanisms of an upright piano and other musical intruments, in a Constructive Destruction Lab, proving that science and music DO go together! Faculty from the Atlantic Ballet-Theatre of Canada’s Centre for Arts and Education will also provide fun and exciting animation, giving participants a chance to interact with some of the characters from The Junglebook, also at Resurgo Place beginning at 10 am.

New Brunswick Day activities are a presentation of MNB, the City of Moncton, Resurgo Place and the Atlantic Ballet-Theatre of Canada’s Centre for Arts and Education.

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the City of Moncton, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.


10 am - 5 pm • Family-friendly activities at Resurgo Place
6 pm - 10 pm • Food trucks along Assomption Boulevard

6 pm - 10 pm • Free concert at Moncton’s Riverfront Park:

  • 6 pm - Ivan & Vivian Hicks
  • 7 pm - Cameron Molloy
  • 7:45 pm - Sommes 4
  • 8:30 pm - Spoutnique
  • 9:30 pm - Gary Sappier Blues Band