Who else is ready for a weekend with a little sun?!
I’m sure everyone is looking for outdoor ideas this weekend – and don’t worry, we’ve got some! You can always go on a playground crawl, checking out new-to-you parks we’ve profiled on the site over the past year. We’ll pop a few of our favourite links below, but you can always find them by clicking the playground tab or right here.
In particular you might want to plan a visit to the All World Super Play Park at Frank L. Bowser Elementary in Riverview (also known as the wooden castle park); the old structure will be demolished next week. Speaking of which, did you sign up yet to help build the NEW playground, being named for Rebecca Schofield? Folks of all skill levels are needed to help out. There’s a great online schedule where you can sign up for a shift that suits your time (click here) – and if you have kids 10 and under, childcare will be provided on site so that you can take part. How awesome is that? The team that has been working on this project for ages is incredible – hats off to them and all their hard work! More than $650,000 raised and thousands of people rallied around a community. Amazing!
With the warmer weather comes yard sale season! For a great resource to find the local sales, check out the YARD SALES Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe & Region Facebook group started by our pal Ruth Ann at Everything Unscripted – we know there are lots planned for Petitcodiac this Saturday, a community one in Irishtown, a great fundraiser sale for the SPCA, and many more scheduled!
Sackville’s Bordertown Festival is underway, with lots of incredible concerts and cultural events planned throughout the weekend. Watch for other great events happening in town, too, including a performance of Pinocchio, a zine make-a-thon, and more!
Looking to take the family to the movies? Shediac’s Neptune Drive In is showing How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and The Hustle. The Sussex Drive In is showing John Wick Chapter 3 and Long Shot. Saturday’s $2.99 Family Favourites feature is Aquaman.
Northrop Frye School’s annual family fun night is Friday, with bouncy castles, games, silent auction, and much more! Admission is $5/child to a maximum of $20/family. Everyone is welcome to pop by the school between 5pm and 7:30pm!
Hawthorn Hill Academy is holding their May Faire on Saturday afternoon. For just $10/family you can enjoy an afternoon of field games, crafts, and an artisan market filled with goodies!
Tantramar Regional High School is holding a carnival on Saturday; admission is $5/child. Enjoy a day full of activities – face painting, bouncy castles, a visit from a fire truck, and more!
The awesome team at The Clayspace is at it again – helping kids create awesome DIY gifts that don’t cover your house in mess! This Saturday morning kids can create a mug, perfect for gifting for Father’s Day or as a Teacher’s Gift. Just $30/child, all school ages welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register!
Riverglade Motocross kicks off the season Saturday with RiverGlade MX School. Riders can gain experience and track time before racing begins June 2. The school is suitable for beginners and those looking to improve skills.
Bass Pro is holding kids events Saturday and Sunday – check their page for times to enjoy a catch & release pond, a camping workshop, and more!
Green Diamond Sussex is holding John Deere Demo Day on Saturday, with face painting, a bouncy castle, BBQ, and of course the latest in lawn & garden products.
There’s a Repair Café happening Saturday at the Peace Centre in Moncton.
Saturday is a busy day at the Moncton Lions Club. The Record Expo is happening during the day, followed by DudeFest, a concert fundraiser in memory of Darren ‘Dude’ O’Donnell, featuring The Motorleague, The Monoxides, The Divorcees, Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew, FM Berlin, Jason Haywood, Schoondog Saints, & Swift Kick in the Groin with guest drummer, Marcus Fougere (Darren’s former band). Sounds like a lineup worthy of a babysitter & a night out!
While the kids can’t attend DudeFest, the whole family is welcome at Avenir Centre when the Professional Bull Riders Monster Energy Tour returns to Moncton!
You can start your Sunday off with a visit to the Moncton Public Library and say hello to me! I’ll be joining Pauline Axford in presenting a Scottish Storytime at 10:30; open to all, no registration required. We’ll share some stories and crafts and remind everyone about the awesome family fun to be had at the Moncton Highland Games & Scottish Festival! Come back at 1pm for a family movie; 3pm for a movie in French.
The Moncton Fisher Cats play a home game at 2pm at Kiwanis field in Moncton.
Sunday is the annual Asian Cultural Gala, being held at the Capitol Theatre. Enjoy a finger food reception before the performances. This free event is open to everyone; doors open at 5pm.
Don’t forget to check out the incredible schedule of workshops at Close to the Heart – paint nights, soap making, breastfeeding help, and so much more happening soon!
And of course, our MEGA LIST with swim times, bowling alleys, arcades to visit, and much more is always a click a way!
PS: Want a reason not to cook dinner on Monday night? The parent fundraising committee at Lewisville Middle School let us know they’ll receive a portion of sales (eat in OR take out) from items purchased at St. Louis Bar & Grill after 5pm. The group needs to raise just $500 more to reach their goal to purchase whiteboards!