Saint John Canada Day Celebrations

July 01

Following the people parade, head to the Market Square Atrium for the opening ceremonies at 11:30am with remarks by local dignitaries. Join in the singing of our national anthem and Happy Birthday.

Following the opening ceremonies there will be both Atrium and Boardwalk activities and entertainment to enjoy!

Atrium Entertainment & Activities starting at noon:

Danceability, Balloon Animals, Bernard the Magician, Meet and Greet with Elsa and Spider-Man, Chinese Community Dancers, Cake Cutting, Cookie Decorating, Face Painting, Mascots, Baton Explosion Twirlers, Lion Dance and the Saint Mary’s Band

The New Brunswick Museum will offer free admission and programming all day to welcome everyone to enjoy a piece of our heritage. Come on out to learn some fun facts about our region!

Boardwalk Entertainment & Activities starting at noon:

Tim Maloney is welcomed back with open arms as the Boardwalk Master of Ceremonies, from morning until the fireworks finale!

Trolley Rides courtesy of Aquila Tours, Water Street Dinner Theatre, Giveaways, Balloons, Uptown Ghost Gallivant, Face Painting, YMCA Beach Volleyball Tournament, Games, Crafts, Giant Bounce Rides, Wipeout Bounce and Euro Bungee.


There will be live entertainment all day and night, featuring:


A bonafide hitmaker, producer, and rapper who has long been making waves at home and abroad with his trademark style and sound.  With 15 albums under his belt and a slew of chart-topping singles including “Inner Ninja” and “No Pressure,” Classified is undoubtedly one of the country’s biggest stars.

David Myles

Nattily dressed in a suit and tie, wearing his trademark specs, he looks like Buddy Holly transposed to an after-hours supper club, but Myles’s music conveys a populist appeal that leaves no one lacking.

Ryan Cook

Ryan has won many Country music awards in Atlantic Canada and toured with artists like Dwight Yoakam, Travis Tritt, and Roseanne Cash.

Weak Size Fish 

A seven-piece dub-reggae jam band based in Fredericton, NB on Canada’s east coast.  With a diverse group of musicians, the band blends a wide array of styles.  A tight rhythm section provides a danceable foundation for atmospheric melodies, stabby horn hooks and strong vocals with introspective lyrics.

The Backstays

A roots-infused indie rock band that formed in Saint John in December 2017. The band— made up of local musicians Pete Johnston, Keith Whipple, Serenna Chapman, Derek Hilchie and Lorne Kirkpatrick— is currently working to debut their first EP in Summer 2018.

All events are free & take place rain or shine.


Market Square
Market Square
1 Market Square
Saint John, NB
E2L 4Z6
July 01
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM