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Winter Carnival Fun in Moncton, Dieppe, Riverview, and More!

(This post was updated January 2023.)

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!

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Riverview‘s Winter Carnival kicks off on February 3rd, 2023 with a snowflake scavenger hunt (thanks to Eastgate Academy), an online learn to snowshoe session, a HUBCAP comedy festival show (for the adults!), and one of the best events of the winter – IGNITE!  The kick off event includes skating & sledge skating on the oval, free hot chocolate (remember to Bring Your Own Mug, please!), maple candy on the snow ($1/stick) and 7pm FIREWORKS at Winter Wonderland Park. (No sliding that night because of the fireworks.) There are dozens of events from February 3 to 12; find the full list of Riverview Winter Carnival’s events & activities on the town’s website.

We also LOVE the carnival’s annual snow sculpture & geocaching challenges, the campfire gathering on the Dobson Trail, & the Mill Creek Amazing Race! Oh, and don’t forget the Frozen Open, the best winter skateboarding contest on the East Coast; always a big draw for the community!

PS: Pickle Planet is proud to be a returning communications partner/sponsor for Riverview Winter Carnival. Be sure to follow the town’s recreation department on Facebook for amazing photos of snow sculpture creations & more! 

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Shediac celebrates its 45th annual Winter Carnival throughout January & February this year! Some of the best options for family fun include the annual Groundhog Day visits from festival mascot Bonhomme Coueche, a family ice fishing tournament, outdoor concert and bonfire, skating, and much more!

Dieppe’s Winter Magic is happening February 3-5, 2023, with a snow sculpting contest, Fun on Ice at Place 1604, special events at Rotary Park, skating & more!

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The City of Moncton is joining the winter holiday fun with PolarFest, happening over the Family Day long weekend (Feb 18-20, 2023) at Centennial Park. There will be sliding, skating (including a #KiltSkate with the Greater Moncton Scottish Association), discounted snowshoe & cross-country ski rental, snow & ice sculpting, food vendors, music, & more!

Salisbury’s Winter Carnival normally revolves around community events in the amazing Highland Park, including sleigh rides, dog sled rides, maple candy, Beavertails, and more. Check the Village’s Parks & Leisure Department’s page for ideas & updates.

Sackville’s annual Winterfest returns February 9-12, 2023 with Family Day at Beech Hill Park, moonlight snowshoe adventures, a scavenger hunt, snow sculpture contest, and much more!

Petitcodiac‘s Winter Carnival Day will be February 18 at the Maple Street Park, starting at 1pm.

And don’t forget – Monday, February 20, 2023 is the Family Day holiday!

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