February might be a short month, but it is JAM PACKED with community winter carnivals – from Salisbury to Shediac, Sackville to Memramcook, and throughout the Greater Moncton Area, we have them all!
(This post was updated in late January 2019; please follow the links to check the sources for updates, weather cancellations, etc.)
Shediac celebrates its 41st Winter Carnival from January 30 to February 3. Some of the best options for family fun usually include the annual Groundhog Day visits from festival mascot Bonhomme Coueche, a family ice fishing tournament, outdoor concert and bonfire, skating, and much more! Watch for full details coming soon!
Dieppe’s Winter Carnival kicks off Friday, February 1st. There’s Fun on Ice at Place 1604 with special guests the Aigles Bleues, a workshop at Carte Blanche, and free entry to the Dieppe Boys & Girls’ Club’s climbing wall. On Sunday, Science East brings its mobile lab to the Dieppe Boys & Girls Club, as well as a clown workshop. At Rotary Park you can enjoy a sugar shack, ice sculpting, outdoor skating, skills tests with the Aigles Bleus, a bonfire with music by DJ Duze, and fireworks (around 6:30pm)! The fun continues at Rotary Park on Sunday, with a community breakfast, a fat bike race, an outdoor climbing wall, more sugar shack fun, a giant live game of foosball, and much more! (Some activities require payment.)
Riverview‘s Winter Carnival kicks off on February 1st and runs until the 9th and is full of amazing events for everyone. (Watch for a sponsored post all about it coming soon!). Pancake breakfasts, Smallfoot on the big screen, the Sweetheart Snowshoe, a chance to try sledge hockey and Crokicurl, sleigh rides, an igloo, outdoor skating, fun in Winter Wonderland park, and so much more! You can like them on Facebook for all the details, too!
Petitcodiac Winter Carnival kicks off Friday, February 1st with a Children’s Dance at Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church. On Saturday, there’s a pancake breakfast at the legion and an afternoon of winter fun at Maple Street Park with sleigh rides, skating on the pond, snowshoeing, and more.
Riverside-Albert’s 14th annual Winter Carnival is being held on Saturday, February 2 at the Recreation Centre. There will be face painting, crafts. Snowshoeing, sliding, and more!
Snider Mountain Ranch (near Sussex) is again holding its popular Winter West event this Sunday from 2-5pm. Enjoy pony rides, petting zoo, sliding, skating, face painting, marshmallow roasting, and lots more – all for free. For $2, enjoy a sleigh ride and you might also want to bring cash for the food available on site.
Salisbury’s Winter Carnival runs February 9 to 16; last year’s events included a pond hockey tournament, firelight walk in Highland Park, sleigh rides, and family fun day with dog sled rides, maple candy, Beavertails and more at Highland Park! Watch the Village’s Parks & Leisure Department’s page for updates!
Hillsborough is home to Albert County’s Winter Carnival on February 16; more details to come!
Created by the minds behind Festival Inspire, FLASH is a two-day extravaganza with lights, 3D mapping, projections, music, and more – with most of the events free and kid-friendly. The festival takes place February 15 & 16 in Moncton; watch for more event details to be announced!
That same weekend in February (Family Day long weekend, folks!) is also the second extreme skate race in Memramcook. This is a high-energy, high-skills event that is sure to be entertaining for the whole family!
Memramcook is celebrating its Winter Carnival in late February this year, with a family day of events on February 23, a snowshoe race and a performance by Roland et Monsieur Crapaud on Sunday, February 24, and much more!
Cap-Pelé, Saint-André-LeBlanc, and Shemogue celebrate from February 19 to 24; check out the Ecdoro and Igloo dance parties that are planned!
Sackville’s 12th annual WinterFest takes place February 21 to 24, with an outdoor dance party, the popular Family Day at Beech Hill Park, and more. Watch for updates on their site!
And don’t forget – New Brunswickers now enjoy a long weekend, with Monday, February 18 as Family Day! How will you spend the day? We’d love to know! We’ll be coming back from a wonderful weekend in Charlottetown enjoying the annual Jack Frost Winter Festival; have you been? It looks like such a fabulous event; watch for lots of updates on our social media while we’re there!