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, Free Admission – NB Museum, Balloon Sculpting, Bernard the Magician, Cake Cutting, Cookie Decorating,  Face Painting, Baton Explosion Twirlers, Jasmine Performing Arts Group, GSJCCA 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 back 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, Superhero Bounce Rides With Superhero Characters You Can Meet,      Photo Booth, Euro Bungee, Face Painting, Games, and Crafts

Featured Performers: 

Scott Helman – Since impressing the music world with his debut Augusta EP in 2014, Helman has poured his heart and spilled his sweat on stages across the world: wowing both unsuspecting audiences and adoring fans, whether alone with his guitar or alongside his band of musical brothers. Much of the wisdom gleaned from that blood, sweat and tears can be heard on Helman’s debut long player, Hôtel de Ville and his new EP – Hang Ups which he enthusiastically describes as “the next step” in his burgeoning career.

Tartan Terrors – are their own Celtic Invasion, mixing rock’s energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor.  With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, standing-room only audiences understand why Dig This Magazine declares “(The Terrors) one act to keep an eye on!” The Terrors use their Sonic blitz to score award winning Step and Highland Dancers and internationally recognized comedic performers alike.

David In The Dark – Pairing melodic, sun-soaked rock with sparkling pop hooks and reverent lyrics, David in the Dark evoke the urgency of summer nights and the defiance of former selves while affirming them as one of the more accomplished, dynamic and musically promising bands to rise from Atlantic Canada.

Merimac – is a 4 piece group (often 5 with fiddle/piano) based in Halifax, NS, playing Current Pop, Classic Rock, EDM/Dance, Maritime/Celtic, Country, Reggae, R&Band more!  Its well-known, seasoned members bring a variety of influences and are sure to please any crowd from the Maritimes and Atlantic Canada, as well as the United States.

Nicole & Nick Constantineau – 2018 Country Star Winner

Haley McMillan – 2015 Saint John Idol Winner


Market Square
1 Market Square
Market Square Boardwalk
Saint John, NB