It’s another amazing weekend to be spending time in the Greater Moncton Area! Welcome to the hundreds of Highland dancers and their families in town for the ScotDance Canadian Championship Series. These are the best of the best, folks – get out and support this incredible artistic sport!
Atlantic Nationals is also on this weekend, which means lots of fun (and road closures!) downtown. The main free, public event is Friday, when downtown Moncton’s Main Street is a showcase for incredible cars, with vendors and live music. The tunes begin at 11am and go until midnight. There are also lots of chances to enjoy the vehicles, workshops, and music throughout the weekend at Centennial Park.
The Magnetic Hill Zoo is offering a new experience this summer – breakfast with the tigers! You can enjoy a continental breakfast, learn more about the zoo’s Amur tigers, get an up-close viewing, and much more! This is offered Thursday and Friday morning, then again for certain dates in September and October.
We loved our visits to the playground at Lillas Fawcett Park (Silver Lake) in Sackville, so we can’t wait to check out it out now that they have a NEW natural playground! The grand opening in Thursday; the Rotary Club will be on hand to give out free ice cream sundaes. We’ll be working to get you a new playground profile of it soon, too!
Canada’s Circus Spectacular offers a 90-minute show with BMX riders, clowns, jugglers, and more. The circus will be at the Coliseum Thursday and Friday with two shows each day.
Moncton’s Acoustica free summer concert series is back again, with concerts Tuesdays at Victoria Park, Thursdays at Downtown Plaza, and Saturdays at the Moncton Market. This Thursday, hear Mike Biggar at noon and Jean-Marc LeBlanc at 7pm, and on Saturday at 11am it’s Accros de la chanson- Déchaines & Maude Sonier at the Market. Be sure to mark Chris Colepaugh’s Tuesday night show on your calendar!
Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday until July 21, Bass Pro is offering workshops for kids and adults, at noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.
Great for summer nights, Resurgo Place is open late on Thursdays, and admission for 5pm to 8pm is half-off the individual rate!
At the movies this weekend, Sussex Drive In is showing Dark Phoenix and Rocketman, Neptune Drive In in Shediac is playing Spider-Man: Far From Home and Men in Black: International , and the $2.99 Saturday morning special at Cineplex is Shazam! Friday night in Sackville, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is showing for free in Bill Johnstone Memorial Park.
Fundy Biosphere Reserve is hosting a really neat adventure on Friday morning that sounds like a great adventure for older, science-loving kids. Join a group leaving from Riverview (transportation included in the ticket price) to explore Hopewell Rocks at ultra-low tide with park interpreters and specialists, then enjoy a New Brunswick picnic lunch of lobster before heading home. Hopewell Rocks is hosting an extreme low tide walk open to everyone at 8:30am!
Saturdays in July and August at 10:30am you can visit the Moncton Public Library for a family sing a long. All ages welcome, no registration required.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society NB Chapter is hosting a Seashore Explore event at Murray Beach on Saturday. This event is open to all ages and is a chance to learn about coastal wildlife. Sessions at 9am and noon.
Close to the Heart is hosting a book swap for kids! Bring five to 10 storybooks (no board or chapter books) to the store before closing Friday to take part in the swap on Saturday!
Chapters is holding events Saturdays and Sundays throughout July; check out their site for all the details.
Resurgo Place, Thomas Williams House, Free Meeting House and Treitz House are celebrating Canada Historic Places Day on Saturday.
If you’re heading to Fundy Park this weekend, there’s an outdoor Sounds of Summer concert Saturday, as well as a learn to fly fish workshop (10am until 3pm), a chance to visit with park wardens, and meet an ecologist.
As always, Sundays are great for baseball. Head to Kiwanis Park to cheer on the Fisher Cats at 7pm.
And heads up – one of the most colourful events of the year is about to begin!! The 5th annual Festival Inspire kicks off Monday and runs all week. Watch as world-class artists transform our communities once again, with additional fun events like The Sputnik on the Riverfront, a colour party, workshops, and more during the week and huge fun next weekend. Also starting mid-week is the annual Shediac Lobster Festival!
That’s a wrap on our list for this weekend, folks! Remember to click through to the source links for more details, and to visit our MEGA LIST for details on indoor and outdoor pools, bowling alleys, arcades, and all kinds of incredible local attractions. Enjoy!