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What to Do with the Kids in Moncton St. Patrick’s Day Weekend (March 15-17)

Welcome to another weekend jam-packed full of family fun in the Greater Moncton Area! We have nearly two dozen amazing ideas listed, plus all the usual great fun – bowling, arcades, swimming, escape rooms, and more on our MEGA LIST of fun ideas!

Looking for something special to do WITHOUT the kids?!  Why not book a sitter and grab tickets to the latest performance by Hubcity Theatre, coming up at the end of the month.  We’re thrilled to welcome Hubcity Theatre at this week’s round up sponsor. This non-profit theatre company has been contributing to our community’s vibrant cultural scene for more than a decade. Their latest production is Circle Mirror Transformation, a moving play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Annie Baker that looks at how people treat each other and ourselves against the backdrop of a summer acting class. Tickets are $15 online now; grab yours before they sell out! You can find all the details on the Facebook event.

Now, on to this weekend’s fun!

The Town of Riverview is holding its monthly free movie night Friday, showing Ralph Breaks the Internet on the big screen at the Community Hall. Doors open at 6pm!

Dreaming of weekend getaways in the trailer? The annual Moncton RV Show is on at the Coliseum this weekend!

Don’t forget – Fridays and Saturdays are GLOW nights at Sky Zone! Blacklights, lazerlights and more after 7pm.

Have you checked out our round up of all the area’s fabulous maple sugar camps to visit? So many pancake breakfasts and family adventures to be had! Add to the fun this weekend the 9th anniversary of Briggs Maples at the Chocolate River Station! All day Saturday you can enjoy store specials, the launch of Kim Renton’s children’s book about maple syrup, cake, treats, and more!

This weeks’ $2.99 Family Feature at Cineplex is Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch!

Expecting? You’ll want to check out our friend Mama Bean and her awesome collection when she pops into Close to the Heart for a special event! Fantastic maternity wear and lovely folks!

Saturday morning is the regular Brazilian storytime at the Moncton Library. Stories and songs in Portuguese, crafts, and fun for the whole family.

Every Saturday at the library is also Chess Club, for ages five and up.

Also on Saturday morning, the Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton will be at Resurgo Place for another Toys All Around Us workshop!

Saturday afternoon the Wildcats host the Saint John Sea Dogs – get out to cheer on the Cats before the season ends!

Looking to get the kids into fishing – or already have some fanatics? It’s the annual Kids’ Spring Fishing Classic Weekend at Bass Pro! Starting each day at noon there will be a casting challenge, crafts, giveaways (limited), and more. There is also a workshop at 2:30pm on Saturday to learn all about fishing!

Sunday afternoon Symphony New Brunswick has a wonderful family event happening at the Capitol Theatre. Andrew Creeggan (formerly of the Barenaked Ladies), pianist Roger Lord, and the Interaction School of the Performing Arts present the Carnival of the Animals, a creative family show that is sure to be a treat for the whole family. This 2pm show has tickets ranging from $8 to $26, with a special rate of $50/family.

SkyZone is going green on Sunday for St. Patrick’s Day, with a green glow special from 10am until 8pm. There will be special games, contests, face painting, and more.

You might also want to bring the kids to the Journey Church by Allison Heights (1539 Salisbury Road) to watch Ralph Breaks the Internet on Sunday at 2pm. Free admission; treats for sale as a fundraiser.

And don’t forget Sew Sew Sundays at Resurgo Place! Bring your own fabric and learn to sew a shopping bag. (Ideal for ages 14 and older, but younger participants with adult supervision welcome.)

Sundays in March are perfect for family visits to the Zoo! The Magnetic Hill Zoo is open as a fundraiser; remember admission is cash only.

And of course Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day! We have lots of ideas for treats, crafts, and more: check them out here! We couldn’t find much for family events to celebrate; if you know of something, please pop a note in the comments!

Spring is on its way, but it is still technically winter – and there are still sleigh rides at Rotary Park on Sunday, skating on the ovals (time is running out; check conditions before heading out!), indoor skating, and much more. Check the links in our Winter Fun Round Up!

Thanks again to Hubcity Theatre for sponsoring this weekend’s round up; it takes hours to put together this list each week, and the support of other local organizations and businesses helps keep this site operating for everyone. Click the image to find out more about their upcoming performance – perfect for a night out without the kids!

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