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!
(This post was updated in January 2019; please follow the links to check the sources for updates, weather cancellations, etc.)
Shediac celebrates its 41st Winter Carnival from January 30 to February 3. Some of the best options for family fun usually include the annual Groundhog Day visits from festival mascot Bonhomme Coueche, a family ice fishing tournament, outdoor concert and bonfire, skating, and much more! Watch for full details coming soon!
Riverview‘s Winter Carnival kicks off on February 1st and runs until the 9th and is full of amazing events for everyone. (Watch for a sponsored post all about it coming soon!). Pancake breakfasts, Smallfoot on the big screen, the Sweetheart Snowshoe, a chance to try sledge hockey and Crokicurl, sleigh rides, an igloo, outdoor skating, fun in Winter Wonderland park, and so much more! You can like them on Facebook for all the details, too!
Petitcodiac Winter Carnival is scheduled for Sunday, February 2. The Village has been hosting some incredible events; it’s always worth the drive out!
Salisbury’s Winter Carnival runs February 9 to 16; last year’s events included a pond hockey tournament, firelight walk in Highland Park, sleigh rides, and family fun day with dog sled rides, maple candy, Beavertails and more at Highland Park! Watch the Village’s Parks & Leisure Department’s page for updates!
Hillsborough is home to Albert County’s Winter Carnival on February 16; more details to come!
Created by the minds behind Festival Inspire, FLASH is a two-day extravaganza with lights, 3D mapping, projections, music, and more – with most of the events free and kid-friendly. The festival takes place February 15 & 16 in Moncton; watch for more event details to be announced!
That same weekend in February (Family Day long weekend, folks!) is also the second extreme skate race in Memramcook. This is a high-energy, high-skills event that is sure to be entertaining for the whole family!
Memramcook is celebrating its Winter Carnival in late February this year, with a family day of events on February 23, a snowshoe race and a performance by Roland et Monsieur Crapaud on Sunday, February 24, and much more!
Cap-Pelé, Saint-André-LeBlanc, and Shemogue celebrate from February 19 to 24; check out the Ecdoro and Igloo dance parties that are planned!
Dieppe’s Friendship Carnival takes places in February; watch for more details hopefully soon! Sleigh rides, skating, live music, and more are always on the agenda for this event that has been happening for more than 40 years!
Sackville’s 12th annual WinterFest takes place February 21 to 24, with an outdoor dance party, the popular Family Day at Beech Hill Park, and more. Watch for updates on their site!
And don’t forget – New Brunswickers now enjoy a long weekend, with Monday, February 18 as Family Day! How will you spend the day? We’d love to know! We’ll be coming back from a wonderful weekend in Charlottetown enjoying the annual Jack Frost Winter Festival; have you been? It looks like such a fabulous event; watch for lots of updates on our social media while we’re there!