This year’s highly anticipated 13th annual Canada Day Countdown event honours June 30th 1867. This year there will be a fireworks display at the stroke of midnight, featuring 101 shots to celebrate the arrival of our sesquicentennial.
We are kicking the festivities off at noon. Join Moosehead Breweries as they celebrate their 150th Anniversary on the Boardwalk. Moosehead President, Andrew Oland will pull the 5 o’clock work whistle to kick the festivities into high gear with giveaways, a photo booth, and your chance to win ‘Beer For A Year’! Story boards with details of where and how the Moosehead empire began and how it has grown over the last 150 years here in Saint John will be unveiled. These will be displayed on the Boardwalk for the entire summer.
Shinerama will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary of dedication to the fight against cystic fibrosis, with a gourmet BBQ, as well as activities featuring the game Wipe Out and bringing back the time honoured tradition of a Mechanical Bull!
Midnight Pyrotechnics Show | Night Artisan Market | Gourmet BBQ | Life Size Board Games |
Mechanical Bull Ride | Beer Garden 19+
There will be live entertainment all day and night, starting at noon and into the wee hours of Canada Day, featuring:
Ria Mae, is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her music blends pop melodies with alternative and folk.
Said The Whale-An indie rock outfit based in Vancouver, was formed by Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft. Former members of such bands as My Buddy Dave, the Millionaires, and WordsOverMusic, the two soon expanded the group’s membership to five, adding Jeff LaForge (bass), Spencer Schoening (drums), and Jaycelyn Brown.
S.H.R.I.M.P. Ring–Shrimp Ring is a new-wave space-goth synth-rock band from Saint John, NB. The duo is made up of veteran East Coast electronic musicians Dan Chamberlain and Philip Jaguar. “S.H.R.I.M.P.” stands for Space-Hosted Rotating Inertial Manned Platform. The songs tell stories of life after a massive Earth apocalypse that forces all survivors to relocate to an orbiting space station, where they set about trying to repopulate the human race. The music of Shrimp Ring encompasses the classic new-wave sound of the ‘80s and finds its best expression in a live show replete with costumes, choruses and dance moves. The duo’s first EP, “Humanity’s Last Hope,” made it to Earshot’s National Electronic Top 10 chart and the song “Babies On The Moon” landed on Silent Shout’s list of “Best Songs of 2016.” Shrimp Ring’s latest release, “Activate Your Function,” ramps up the energy and production values with a story of two lovers escaping Planet Earth just before it blows up and starting a new life on an orbiting space station, which also blows up.
The Wooden Sky-An indie folk band whose music is dynamic, literate, and informed by equal shares of joy and sorrow, the Wooden Sky were formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Gavin Gardiner, a vocalist and guitarist who was attending Ryerson University. In 2003, Gardiner had written a batch of songs for a class project and needed a band to play them. Gardiner joined forces with bassist Andrew Wyatt and drummer Chris Cocca, and the combo began playing in and around Toronto using the name Friday Morning’s Regret. By 2007, they had changed their name to The Wooden Sky.
Tartan Terrors–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.
Figure Walking-It’s a debut that commands attention from a duo of long-time collaborators: ten songs built around Rob Gardiner’s uncompromising percussion and Greg MacPherson’s powerful and sometimes dissonant six-string. It transcends head-banging prairie rock, though it is that. The formula of drummer and singing guitarist is refreshed by MacPherson’s poignant pen and grieving guitar alongside Gardiner’s epidemic of punk drums.