Spend Your March Break in #UptownSJ

February 28, 2023

In partnership with the Uptown Saint John BIA.

Whether your littles are off school for the week and you want to find family-friendly activities, or you’re just looking for an excuse to take a pause from a busy work schedule, Uptown Saint John has plenty of opportunities for entertainment all March Break long!

Looking for activities to inspire your child during their time off? There are workshops throughout uptown that are sure to spark their creative side and teach them a new skill at the same time.


Check out the March Break workshops at The Sewist – spend a fun afternoon making felt food, learn to design and make a paper bag skirt, or make a set of BFF t-shirts! Register for a class here.


Learn with Brilliant Labs during their 4-day stop motion animation intensive. Create, film, and record a short feature film.


Discover the arts with an afternoon art workshop at the Saint John Free Public Library.

Spend quality family time together uptown over the March Break!


Book a room at Hilton Saint John or Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John for some stay-cation or bay-cation fun. Plan to spend a night with the Saint John Sea Dogs at one of their home games. Visit the Canada Games Aquatic Centre for one of their fun or leisure swims. Check out the Imperial Theatre’s free concert, Ovation: Celebrating Everyday Heroes or their free afternoon movie, Kung Fu Panda. Test your skills at Woodchucks Axe Throwing (for ages 12+). Head to Heroes Beacon to check out their gaming lounge, with over 100 games available in their library - perfect for some afternoon fun! 


Spend an afternoon or two exploring the shops of uptown. Stores like Paddington Station, Obscurity Shop, The Feel Good Store, Urban Shoe Myth, and Pristine have clothing, shoes, and specialty items that will interest all ages.


Introduce your young ones to uptown art by exploring all the uptown galleries or taking in the self-guided Art in Public Places Walking Tour. Or learn about Saint John’s storied history with a self-guided Historic Walking Tour.


Share a meal together at any of our uptown restaurants. Get your brunch on at Cora’s. Grab a sweet treat from the Freak Lunchbox, Wild Flours Sweets & Treats, or the Sugar Spider. Try something new from Ta-Ke Sushi or Pink Sushi. Have your choice of chicken or tacos from Barred Rock Chicken & Poutine or Toro Taco in Market Square. Explore the tastes of the Saint John City Market from vendors like Sagrati’s, Slocum & Ferris, or Kim’s Korean Food.

March Break doesn’t have to be just for the kids. It is also the perfect excuse to get a sitter for a night and have a parents’ night out on the town.


Grab a brew and take in some live music at a bar uptown, like Wasted Day Brewing or O’Leary’s Pub. Spend the night laughing out loud at Brett Forte live at Punch Lines Comedy Club. Throw it back at McGill’s with The Revival Tour featuring Danny Fernandes. Enjoy a classy night at the Imperial Theatre taking in Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story. Have a romantic dinner at Port City Royal or Italian By Night.


Whatever your plans this March Break, make uptown Saint John part of it!


Looking for more inspiration?


Check out our uptown restaurants here.

Find things to do in our urban core here.

See upcoming events here.

Discover our uptown retailers here.


In need of directions to your uptown destination? Visit Uptown Saint John’s Restaurants & Retailer Guide to help get you around!