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What to Do with the Kids in Moncton This Weekend (Sept 21-23)

Fall is a fantastic time to get out and explore as a family! There are corn mazes, apple orchards, sunflower mazes, and so much more. You can check out our round up of fall outings here, and don’t forget to take a look at our Fall Bucket List of ideas to complete with your family. We’re working with some of our other New Brunswick blogging friends on some great new fall posts, as well, so keep an eye out for lots of great content soon. (Speaking of projects in the works, we’re also trying to decide on our family Halloween costumes for this year: check out some of our past creations and let us know what you think we should try next!)

Regular readers might have noticed we haven’t posted a playground profile the past two weeks; starting school and getting into a new routine has been a little trickier than we anticipated! We plan to post a few more profiles through the fall and start up again with new profiles in the spring. Until we get back on track, visit our profiles of nearly two dozen local playgrounds with details about what makes them great!

And be sure to check out the MEGA LIST of things to do with the kids in Moncton for details on bowling, swimming, trampoline parks, and much more. Now, on to this weekend’s events!

Sackville’s annual Town Fair is this weekend with LOTS of great fun for the family. There’s live music, including a free concert with Port Cities Friday night and fireworks near Tantramar High, carnival rides, laser tag, Saturday’s Family Day at Doncaster Farm (wagon rides, petting zoo, face painting, and much more!), a parade, and the ‘anything that floats’ race and a pet show on Sunday.

Really Local Harvest and the Dieppe Market are hosting their annual Harvest Festival this weekend, with a kick off concert on Friday with Indigenous reggae artist Shauit, who mixes French, English, Inuit, and Creole. The show is at the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre. Expect special touches at the Dieppe Market on Saturday, and on Sunday, enjoy family activities at the market and a special event at the Arts Centre with 13-year-old storyteller Alexis Bourque and Cédric Landry.

Friday night is pizza & movie night at Northrop Frye! The Home & School committee is showing The Incredibles 2 on the big screen in the cafeteria. Purchase a pizza for $10 or $2/slice to cover dinner! Admission is $3/person or $10/family; students must be accompanied by adults, siblings and neighbours are welcome! Doors open at 5:45, movie begins at 6:10pm.

Speaking of movies, the Neptune Drive In is still open (this weekend’s features are A Simple Favor and Searching, both for older audiences) and the $2.99 Saturday morning Cineplex Family Favourite this week is Show Dogs.

One of the most anticipated family events of the fall – Touch-a-Truck returns on Saturday! Head to the Moncton Coliseum’s parking lot to visit dozens and dozens of large trucks, vendors, and more. Admission is $5 per person (ages two and under free); it is a fundraiser for JDRF. Open 11am until 4pm.

Moncton’s MyGym is celebrating 35 years with an open house on Saturday from 9am until 1pm. You can get a taste of the classes offered, enter some contests, and enjoy some goodies. This is a great space for little ones to explore, and a wonderful spot for birthday parties!

The annual Riverview Holistic Fair is taking place Saturday and Sunday, with lots of vendors, workshops, and more for those interested in various wellness options. Open 10am until 5pm each day at the Coverdale Centre.

Young collectors are invited to Chapters on Saturday at 11am for a swap station with LOL Surprise, Ready2Robot, and more.

Starving Artist Cafe Moncton is holding a kids’ workshops on Saturday; please call the shop at 204-4636 to book a spot in the pottery class for children 12 and under. The cost is $28.

Saturday morning, the Moncton Chinese School of Greater Moncton Chinese Cultural Association is hosting a Chinese storytime at the Moncton Library, open to everyone to hear songs and stories in Mandarin. Call 869-6000 ext 2 to register.

Saturday afternoon The Comic Hunter is hosting an introduction to Magic: The Gathering, a trading card game, at the Moncton Library.

C’mon, Barbie, let’s go party! Aqua, Prozzak, Whigfield, and the MUCH Video Dance Party crew are headed to the Avenir Centre on Saturday night! It’s an all ages concert and despite these all being acts from 20 years ago, our seven-year-old is begging to go!

There will be lots of young talent on stage as FUSION productions stages JAHA, the latest “entertainment extravaganza” that blends art, fashion, dance, and more. It’s hard to describe, but brings to mind Cirque du Soleil!

The annual 10K under 10 million stars walk is happening Saturday night in Kouchibouguac National Park. This event begins at 8pm; bring your water and a light source. You can walk or run and do 5km instead of 10k.

Sunday morning is for soapbox racers in Moncton! The annual APEGNB (Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists NB) sponsored derby is open to ages seven and up, with several categories to explore. Email soapboxmonctontacots@gmail.com for more info and head to Centennial Park to catch the action!

Make Something Sundays are back on at the Owens Art Gallery in Sackville. This weekend you can make paper bunting at this free, hands-on workshop.

Cap-Pelé is celebrating fall at Tidiche Park on Sunday with bouncy castles, a magician, music and a fundraising BBQ, staring at 4pm.

Sunday at 3:30pm you can hear Julie Doiron perform on the seabed floor at Hopewell Rocks! This concert is free with site admission.

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