It’s a chilly weekend but that won’t stop us from finding lots of fun for you and your family to enjoy in the Greater Moncton Area!
Friday nights are always fun in Dieppe, with live music, bonfires, and more and Place 1604! Enjoy a skate on the oval and listen to Stephen LeBlanc, starting at 6:30pm.
If you’re looking to stay inside, the Moncton Magic are hosting the Island Storm Friday night at the Avenir Centre.
Another fabulous indoor option on Friday is Vishtèn in concert at the Capitol Theatre! This Acadian trio mixes the sounds of foot percussion, mouth music, violin, guitar, accordion, mandolin, flutes, piano, bodhrán and jaw harp and is a fabulous time! This concert is eligible for a TD Arts Access discount of 50% to people ages 16 to 30 years of age.
Does it feel like the kids are climbing the walls at home? Why not let them try it for real! The Boys & Girls Club of Dieppe has a climbing wall open to the public on Friday from 6-9pm, and Saturday noon till 5pm. Friday night is also family supper night – tacos and salad are on the menu!
Saturday is a great day to head to Salisbury! The Lions Club is hosting a pancake breakfast (7am-10am, $8, $3 for ages six to 10, free under six), then you can check out the 5th annual Expo! This is a free event with more than 50 booths representing local organizations and businesses, with a focus on health, wellness, and buying local. There are several presentation and also a few paid workshops happening, as well as a one- or two-hour snowshoe excursion hosted by the Parks & Leisure department.
Resurgo Place is welcoming back the Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton for a series of Toys All Around Us workshops this winter and spring. Pop by Saturday morning to learn about creating toys; included with regular admission.
Saturday afternoon is the regular Brazilian storytime at the Moncton Library.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is this week’s Family Favourites feature at Cineplex; next Saturday it’s Smallfoot! Don’t forget to check out the weekday Stars & Strollers movie, too!
Toys R Us is hosting a LEGO building event and giving away movie posters to the first 100 kids who come Saturday starting at 11am.
The Moncton Gospel Hall is planning its annual Winter Fun Day on Saturday on 2pm.
Petitcodiac’s Recreation Department is hosting a moonlight snowshoe event Saturday evening. Enjoy a guided walk on the Maple Avenue Trails, followed by hot chocolate and apple cider at the bonfire. Donations accepted for this free event; limited snowshoes available to use. Contact them in advance to register!
Saturday nights in Moncton are all about skating, with the City providing live music at the Ian Fowler Oval!
Sew, Sew Sundays at Resurgo Place are such a great way to introduce this skill into your life! This weekend, learn to make mittens from wool or fleece. Bring your own fabric and please register by calling 856-4327. The workshop is for ages 14+ unless accompanied by an adult.
Sunday morning is Sensory Sunday at the Moncton Public Library and in the afternoon it’s Science Sunday!
Winter time means sleigh rides – and anyone can stop by Dieppe’s Rotary Park on Sunday to enjoy one for just $2.
And don’t forget – FLIP Burger Fest is underway! January 16-27, restaurants throughout the GMA are offering up special burger creations. A great reason to eat out!
Still need more ideas? Details on skating times, swimming times, trampoline parks, and much, much more on our MEGA LIST of local things to do! The ongoing activities in our community are fabulous – and just too much for us to write out every week!
Speaking of what we do here each week at Pickle Planet, have you ever wanted to know more about this site — what it is, how it started, why it exists? I (Jenna, the one person who makes all this happen each week) shared my thoughts with Amplify East recently; you can read the article here.
I’m always a little surprised to hear from friends and local businesses that they don’t realize we offer advertising here at Pickle Planet, so expect to hear a little more self-promotion around here in 2019.
Pickle Planet is the leading media source for parents with children under the age of 18 in New Brunswick. If you know of any company or event that is looking to connect with thousands of local families, please take a moment to share this with them. We do limit the number of advertising spaces each month, so don’t expect a big change in what you see as a reader, but as a potential advertiser, please note we can’t say ‘yes’ to everyone, so the sooner you reach out the better! (If you’re planning a March Break camp or event, NOW is the time to secure your space!)
One final note: February is Winter Carnival Month in New Brunswick; we’ll be bringing you Pickle Planet’s Guide to the Riverview Winter Carnival soon, as well as a first-hand look at our family’s experience at the Jack Frost Festival in PEI. For a list of upcoming winter events, check this out!