Plenty To Do In Freddy Beach On Victoria Day Long Weekend
We had a long hard winter. Victoria Day Long Weekend is the unofficial kick-off to the summer season. Fredericton offers a lot of activities for people to do…no matter what you are looking for. Fred-E-Scene has compiled a list of 24 things to do on May 24 long-weekend.
1. Chase the Ace in Fredericton – Sunday May 21st
Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne (École Saint-Anne)
715 Priestman Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 3B8
Every Sunday – Jackpot is growing!!
Ticket Sale 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
5$ per ticket, 10$ for 3 tickets, or 20$ for 7 tickets
Draw time approx. 7:15/7:30 p.m.
All proceeds to support 4 non-profit organizations in Fredericton
2. Fredericton Trails – All Weekend
Take time to get out and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine with the family.
Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge (0.6 km)
Salamanca (1.2 km)
South Riverfront (3.6 km)
Valley (10.2 km)
Odell Park (16 km)
Lincoln (8.8 km)
Vanier (4.7 km)
Crosstown (2.2 km)
Kimble Park (2.0 km)
Reading Street Park (1.1 km)
North Riverfront (5.6 km)
Northside (10 km)
Nashwaaksis Middle School (1.8 km)
Nashwaak (7.9 km)
Gibson (5.3 km)
Killarney Lake (4.4 km)
UNB Campus / STU Campus (2.0 km)
3. Fredericton Region Museum
The Fredericton Region Museum (formerly the York Sunbury Museum) was founded in 1934 by the York Sunbury Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from central New Brunswick. In 1959, the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officers’ Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton.
4. Markets – Saturday May 20th and Sunday May 21st
5. Exhibits: “Wildflower” & “Below the Surface” – May 19th/20th
Wildflower: Anna Cameron’s painting is inspired by the changing landscape – both the long term geological shifts, and the more immediate seasonal changes. Wildflowers randomly and freely transform the land with colour and texture as they are left to bloom and seed.
Below the Surface: Julie Ann Hughes is a 2015 award-winning graduate of the Jewellery/Metal Arts Program of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Since graduation she has been diligently working as a goldsmith/silversmith on her native Prince Edward Island.
6. Maritime Kitchen Party – MAY TWO FOUR – Sunday May 21st
The Twenty/20 Club
403 Regent St, Fredericton
It’s May Two-Four, Grab a Two-Four Buds!
Featuring the Moose Light Radler Party Patio! Come try the new Watermelon Radler; with FREE BEER Samples and Prizes! Moosehead will be giving away a new RADLER BICYCLE!
Radler Party Patio is open and serving beers at 6PM
Its a special occasion buds! Canada’s greatest holiday tradition; You wish Happy Birthday to Queen Victoria and then ya smash a butt load of beers. Like a fricken boss bud.
So ey, join the night of bad decisions and conversation oil:
— $5 COVER —
— $3.75 BEERS —
— $3.75 DOUBLES —
7. Community Breakfast – Saturday, May 20th
8:00 am – 11:00 am
Rusagonis Community Breakfast
The Rusagonis Recreation Centre,
1609 Post Road
8. Waterfalls – All Weekend
Another great activity is to get out and explore waterfalls. The Greater Fredericton Region is home to countless waterfalls that many of the locals are actually unaware of. Many can be discovered if you follow a stream for a period of time. They may not be of great size, but they will be beautiful nonetheless.
9. Decipher Escape Rooms – Saturday May 20th and Sunday May 21st
385 Mazzucas Lane
Fredericton, NB E3B 7H5
Decipher Escape Rooms have brought the city of Fredericton, the hottest form of group entertainment. With their origins in Asia and Europe, live escape rooms are winning the world over. What are they you ask? Imagine this, you and your friends, or strangers are locked in a room and must figure out how to escape within 60 minutes. There are puzzles and clues hidden throughout the room for you to discover with your senses. Can you and your friends solve the clues and find your way out before time’s up?
10. Swing Dance Social
8 PM – 11 PM
Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church
512 Charlotte Street, Fredericton
Dance the night away!
$5 cover (unless you have paid membership) and snacks will be provided/feel free to bring some as well! Please wear indoor shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, please note that alcohol is not allowed in the church. If you are looking for parking, there are lots of parking spaces on and around Charlotte street (Charlotte, Carleton, George, etc.).
11. Odell Park – All Weekend
The centerpiece of the City’s park-lands is the highly acclaimed Odell Park, renowned as one of the most beautiful parks of its kind in Canada. Among the many distinguishing features of this 400 acre park are a duck pond, arboretum, and botanic garden. Here, amid woodlands and fields that once formed the estate of Reverend Jonathan Odell, people find space to play and commune with nature in all seasons of the year. The park is also home to the Odell Park Lodge, which is available for community use.
12. TCM Opening Weekend at Speedway 660
The Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener will now be combined with KIDS DAY on Sunday, May 21st. An autograph session will be held at 1pm with racing beginning at 2pm.
It is the first opportunity for the Re/Max Group Four Realty Pro Stock, Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman, DMR Auto Street Stock and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter division drivers to hit the track, search for the checkered flag and take home valuable championship points.
Grandstand admission for May 21st: Adults (16+): $14, Youth (13-15): $10, Kids (12 and under): FREE. Tickets available at the gate on race day.
13. Wilmot Park Splash Pad
Open Friday, May 19th to Monday, May 22nd Incl. (Victoria Day Weekend – 4 Days)
The park features multi-activity spray and splash components, designated shallow water areas, barrier-free access, ample seating, sun shades, and an onsite washroom.
14. Partage: Marie-Hélène Allain
703 Queen Street
pARTage: Artistic conversations in French at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
– A new series offered by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
– An occasion to engage in conversation with artists from the region in a French language setting
– A free series offered monthly on the 3rd Sunday, from 3 to 5 pm
Marie-Hélène Allain, long-time sculptor, shares her ongoing journey in her presentation: “The evolution of life force in parallel with the development of artwork during my artistic career”
pARTage is a free program that is open to the public and offered in French; refreshments will be provided.
15. Musical: Flower Brook – Sunday, May 21st
686 Queen Street
The 40th anniversary theatrical production depicts an insightful Chinese immigration experience – A family with the desire to have more opportunities and improved living conditions, they chose to seek a better life in a foreign land.
After much searching and dealing with many obstacles, they concluded that it was worth the risk of abandoning their established life, their friends and their native language and culture to settle in their new home – New Brunswick.
16. TreeGO at Mactaquac
1439 Route 105
Mactaquac, NB E6L 1B5
Fun, freedom and personal regard are what TreeGO is all about. These aerial adventure courses offer a diverse and exciting experience within the comfort of knowing you’re attached to continuous safety cables. No matter what your age or fitness level, our courses are designed for your pleasure in a unique outdoor environment.
TreeGO’s self managed courses for children, teens and adults allow you to move through a series of surprising and progressively challenging tree to tree activities. With multiple activities in a course you get to decide how far and how fast to exercise your agility endurance and confidence.
17. Lion King Competition
686 Queen Street
An evening filled with fun entertainment, excitement and a lot of laughter is what is promised in this year’s edition of the Leo Hayes High School’s Lion King Competition. LHHS grade 12 male students will compete to take home the honour of being named the “Lion King”.
This annual competition which is a Safe Grad fundraiser sees the candidates performing a choreographed dance as a group as well as individual talents in front of their admiring fans and the judges.
18. Irish Studies Summer Symposium 2017 – Saturday, May 20, 2017
1pm – 4pm
Brian Mulroney Hall 101, St. Thomas University
St. Thomas University
51 Dineen Drive, Fredericton
Where is Irish identity in 21st century culture? Where does Ireland and its diaspora stand within modern global political constructs? What lessons does Ireland provide for the contemporary world? What can Ireland learn about the new challenges of current identity politics?
The Irish Studies Programme at St. Thomas University, and the Ireland Canada University Foundation, welcome you to ‘Summer Symposium 2017: Irish Identity, Auto/Biography, and Language’.
Ireland’s recent commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising highlighted the nature of its nationalism and identity through political, social, linguistic and biographical reflections. This symposium will discuss and examine explorations on language, linguistic discourse, and auto/biography in regards to the past, present and future evolving identity of Irishness and Irish nationalism around the world.
13:00 – Lorraine Nolan – Welcome
13:05 – Ian Mac Gabhann – Irish Language and Modern Teaching Techniques
13:30 – Trinity Kirk – 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language
14:00 – Dr. Taura Napier – Contemporary Autobiography in Northern Ireland and the American South
14:45- Feena Tobin – Douglas Hide in Fredericton
15:15 – Dr. Stewart Donovan – Cultural and Historical Connections: North West Ireland and New Brunswick
19. Robo-Families at Science East – Saturday, May 20, 2017
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
668 Brunswick Street,
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Robo-Families –Soccer with the ball kicker!
When you kick a ball, your hip joint and knee joint muscles work together to produce a sort of crack-the-whip effect for increased speed and force when striking the ball. This Ball Kicker project synchronizes the NXT motors in its joints to produce a similar effect to give the NXT ball a good whack.
Science East offers a series of Saturday afternoon Robotics sessions designed for families. Children and their parents/guardians build and program robots using LEGO Mindstorms NXT and EV3. Sessions are offered every few weeks, each with a different theme.
Members: $15+tax (1 child & 1 adult)
Non-members: $17+tax (1 child & 1 adult)
$5+tax to add a third person
20. Dungeons & Dragons – Saturday, May 20, 2017
12:30 PM to May 21 at 1 AM
98 Regent Street, Fredericton
The core of D&D is storytelling. You and your friends tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more. You can also explore the world of Dungeons & Dragons through any of the novels written by its fantasy authors, as well as engaging board games and immersive video games. All of these stories are part of D&D.
There is no cost to participate
21. AMUsing Comedy & Music Tour – Grace Memorial Baptist Church – Sunday May 21st
7 PM – 9:15 PM
Grace Memorial Baptist Church
536 Northumberland St., Fredericton
The AMUsing Tour with Leland Klassen & Dan Macaulay will be a night your whole church will love and a great opportunity to invite friends who might be tentative about a ‘normal’ church service. We’re not normal!
Tickets $10 in advance at the church or online. ($15 at the door)
22. Henrietta’s Nightlight Book Launch – Saturday, May 20, 2017
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Westminster Books LTD
445 King St, Fredericton
Join us for the launch of Henrietta’s Nightlight written and illustrated by Alice Whitney
23. The Capital Presents – Summer Kick Off ( Hip-Hop + Live DJ ) – Saturday May 20th
The Capital Complex
362 Queen Street, Fredericton
Amazing line up at The Capital May 20th ! come get LIT! !!
Doors open @ 10
24. Organic Care of Fruit Trees – Saturday May 20th and Sunday May 21st
May 20 at 10:30 AM to May 21 at 11:30 AM
2192 Rte. 102 Hwy, Fredericton
Join Michael Smith for this free seminar on caring for your fruit trees in the most informative way ever. With the new huge interest in growing our own food this seminar is sure to be very popular.