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What to Do with the Kids for the New Brunswick Day Long Weekend 2018

Happy August, everyone!

We hope everyone has been enjoying their summer – we certainly have! We’ve been spending a lot of time out of province this summer, so we’ve been a little quiet when it comes to our round ups and playground profiles – but we’re getting back on track in August, don’t worry! This weekend’s round up is short and sweet, as we’re taking in the last days of our family time together, but we didn’t want to leave you without a long weekend what-to-do, so we gathered up our top picks for family fun this weekend!

The annual Westmorland County Agricultural Fair is underway in Petitcodiac. Highlights beyond the agricultural shows are the midway rides, live music, Saturday’s parade at 1pm, and fireworks at dusk on Saturday. They’ve posted a schedule online; you can see it here.

The All Nations Pow Wow takes place at Fundy National Park on Sunday. This is a celebration of music, food, dance, and song of the Mi’gmag, Peskotomuhkati and Wolastoqiyik cultures, New Brunswick’s Indigenous people.

Monday is New Brunswick Day, with lots of fun events planned around the province. Close to home, enjoy a free event outside Resurgo Place – a return of the popular t-shirt-printing DIY featuring a manhole cover celebrating Moncton’s incorporation in 1890. Bring your own shirt!

The Thomas Williams House will celebrate New Brunswick Day with croquet in the garden and cake in the Verandah Tearoom.

The City of Moncton is hosting a free New Brunswick Day concert with Music/Musique NB from 6pm to 9pm at City Hall. Performances by TRACK of ROCK, Audree, Dominique Dupuis, and Theresa Malefant and the Instigators.

Dieppe is hosting a community picnic at Rotary Park at 11am for New Brunswick Day; cake, watermelon, and flavoured water will be served!

Hopewell Rocks is offering free admission for New Brunswick Day, along with live music, face painting, and a magic show.

Aboiteau Beach is celebrating New Brunswick Day with activities with free fun for the family – face painting, balloon twisting, live music, and more.

The Town of Sackville is planning lots of great family fun for New Brunswick Day, with a cake walk, BBQ, bouncy castle, dunk tank, and live music, as well as the annual Sackville Family Cup, which sees families compete against each other in three-legged races, tug of war, eating competitions, and more! There’s also a neat Art in the Park program for ages eight to 14 with Waterfowl Park Artist-in-Residence Andrea Wilson; you can register online.

You can find lots of more ideas for family fun in our MEGA LIST of Things to Do with the Kids in Moncton, or check out some of these posts! Have a great long weekend, everyone!

Five Fun Road Trips from Moncton

Moncton’s Maplehurst Playground

Summer Bucket List Bingo

Splash Parks and Pads in Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe

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