JULY 1st – FREE ALL DAY LONG for all ages – Rain or Shine!!
Following the people parade, join us for the opening ceremonies in the Market Square Atrium. Opening ceremonies will begin at 11:30am with remarks by local dignitaries.
Join in the singing of our national anthem and happy birthday, followed by the cutting of the giant Canada Flag Birthday cake.
Following the opening ceremonies there will be both Atrium and Boardwalk activities and entertainment to enjoy!!
Atrium Entertainment & Activities starting at noon:
Free Admission – NB Museum, Balloon Sculpting, Bernard the Magician, Cake Cutting, Cookie Decorating, Superhero Meet & Greet, Face Painting, Baton Explosion Twirlers, Jasmine Performing Arts Group, GSJCCA Lion Dance and the Saint Mary’s Band
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!
Historic Trolley Rides courtesy of Aquila Tours, Water Street Dinner Theatre, Beach Volleyball, Giveaways, Kids Headquarters, Temporary Tattoos, Balloons, Uptown Ghost Gallivant, Giant Bounce Rides, Photo Booth, Euro Bungee, Face Painting
Saint John Transit are offering FREE rides on the bus for Canada Day!!
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
FIREWORKS GRAND FINALE at dusk!!
For more information on Canada Day Events & Activities please visit www.sjcanadaday.ca