Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend in Moncton? Don’t worry – there are LOTS of options, both indoors and outdoors! (Please always be sure to click through the links to the original event posting for any updates before heading out; the rain in the forecast this weekend may play havoc with a few of these events.)
But first: Have you signed up yet for the kartSTART event next weekend? It looks like such fun for older kids – and kids at heart! Be sure to use the code PICKLE when you book; you’ll get $20 off! (Disclosure: My family is receiving compensation from Toyota to share with you about this event, though the enthusiasm is honest – my husband is excited about this one!)
Since we’re still in summer mode and there are some stellar Thursday night options, here’s a quick look at a few: the United Way is showing The Secret Life of Pets in Victoria Park and Landway Outdoor Sports is offering free kayaking and water yoga on Jones Lake (equipment provided). It’s also Customer Appreciation Day at the Magnetic Hill Zoo on Thursday; admission is just $7 for everyone over three years old (under that are always free!).
Will you Be Our Guest at Community Days in Salisbury? That’s the theme of this year’s celebration. Fun family highlights include a Pirates & Princess Party at the library on Thursday and a free showing of the new Beauty & The Beast that night in Highland Park; Friday there are free games and a BBQ at the Kids & Family Day at Boys & Girls Club and the annual lawn tractor races; Saturday kicks off with the always fabulous pancake breakfast at the Lions Club, a community yard sale, LEGO Sam’s LEGO Train Show, the parade, afternoon fun with inflatables, face painting, wagon rides, Disney Olympics, and a free outdoor swim Saturday and Sunday at the Lions Pool. These are just the highlights; check out the full schedule and enjoy some time in the Village this weekend.
The big flea market is on in Sussex this weekend, too! Friday through Sunday, with the Show & Shine on Sunday.
And if you’re up for a road trip, the annual Nova Scotia Gem and Mineral Show is taking place in Parrsboro Friday through Sunday.
It’s also a great weekend to head to Saint John; there will be six tall ships in port all weekend, with lots of great family-friendly events planned around the Festival of Sail. If you do head that way, be sure to check out Network of Mom’s Michelle Lefrancois’ guest post on exploring her city with kids in tow!
Speaking of festivals, Saturday is the Flag Raising to kick off Pride Week in the Greater Moncton Area. Head to Dieppe City Hall at 11am for the ceremony and check out all the great events scheduled for the week. The parade is next weekend; mark your calendars!
Missing hockey season? You can catch the six Maritime teams of the QMJHL at a three-day tournament this weekend in Moncton!
Saturday morning there’s a Rise & Shine Outdoor Yoga session (admission is a donation to YWCA Moncton) in Dieppe.
There’s a Sand Sculpture Competition planned for Parlee Beach on Saturday afternoon.
The Greater Moncton Chorale is presenting the Gilbert & Sullivan musical comedy Trial by Jury on Saturday and Sunday at Albert County Museum.
Saturday night the Moncton High School observatory will be open. Astronomy Moncton members will help you find Saturn and several distant star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies (weather permitting). A quick reminder that Monday afternoon will be a partial solar eclipse. The great folks at Astronomy Moncton have all the details you need know – including where and how to watch the event!
This is just scratching the surface of all the fun things to do in Moncton; check out even more local attractions and ongoing events here!
And there’s still lots of summer left, but you may also be in back-to-school mode. Don’t forget to include the Moncton Multiples Consignment Sale in your shopping plans! And parents, if this is the FIRST off-to-school for you, here are some practical tips that might help you and your little scholar ease into those first days. We went through it last year for the first time and are so incredibly thankful for the tips passed along to us, as well as the incredibly staff at our school. Miss Pickle can’t wait to go back!
Oh, and if you’re out and about buying supplies (or have extras at home), we hear that Moncton Headstart needs more black dry erase markers, children’s full headphones, geometric math sets, and Hilroy scribblers. You can drop off donations directly at 1111 Mountain Rd.
Have a great weekend, wherever your adventures take you!