Events

Week-long festivals, celebrations of history, culture and music as well as community fairs, there is no shortage of special events along the river. Come celebrate our heritage at Canada’s Irish Festival, powwows, and Lumbermen’s Competition, or participate in our annual Miramichi Striper Cup Bass Fishing Tournament. Wherever your interests lie, you can find a festival or event to suit you on the river.

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Chatham Head Days & Tournament

2nd Annual Great Escape! The Chatham Head Old Timers have started Selling tickets on their 2nd Annual Great Escape Draw.  New to the Draw this year is the option of Tagging your ticket ($10) The Tag option will award one lucky winner $2500 to go with their Vacation ( Once there is 1 tag winner […]  More Details

Canada Day Celebrations – July 1 – 2016

Celebrate Canada in the Miramichi Region! With a variety of events including street dances, fireworks, live music and more, it’s sure to be a great time on the Miramichi! June 30 7pm Opening Ceremonies of Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival and Street Dance 8pm-10pm Live entertainment by Eric Hendricks & Debbie Muck at Blackville Municipal Park  More Details

Fishermen Pow Wow

    Fishermen’s Pow Wow – hosted on Waterford Green. Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Roger Augustine brings together First Nations and non-First Nations fishermen in a spirit of peace and friendship.  Parade of boats, dance, music, cultural / artisan village and more. (June 30 – July 1)    More Details

Miramichi Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival

This four-day Rock ‘N’ Roll festival takes place in Miramichi, New Brunswick and includes such events as the Golden Oldie Car Show, concerts, street dance, fireworks and more. This year, the festival celebrates its twenty-second anniversary, from June 30 – July 3, 2016. Get your poodle skirts and leather jackets ready because we’re gonna rock […]  More Details

Miramichi Exhibition

Join us on July 12 -16, 2016 as one of the Maritimes’ oldest traditions opens its 93rd season with something for everyone. From old favourites to new attractions, you will find something for the whole family. Daily – 12 Noon to 11:30 PM Bracelet Day Every day at the 93rd MIRAMICHI EXHIBITION is a “BRACELET […]  More Details

Canada’s Irish Festival

July 14th – 17th, 2016 People can’t stop talking about what a success the 2015 festival was! Big crowds, awesome entertainment, sunny sunshine, and attractions to please the entire family. The Irish Festival committee can’t wait to do it again this year! Every year, thousands of people gather on the Miramichi for jam-packed weekend of […]  More Details

The 58th Miramichi Folksong Festival – July 31st – August 5th 2016

Canada’s Longest Standing Folksong Festival The 59th Miramichi Folksong Festival July 31st – August 5th 2016 Beaverbrook Kin Centre, 100 Newcastle Blvd. A musical week of celebration in song, dance, fiddles, Gospel Concert, New Brunswick Day Breakfast and noon luncheons with live music, children’s Show, Fiddle Workshop, Folk feast and fun which includes, noon lunch, […]  More Details

Napan Agricultural Show – August 11 – 14, 2016

The 25th Annual Napan Agricultural Show is August 11th – 14th 2016.  Each year, the organizers work together to promote agriculture and community living to the Miramichi and surrounding areas, through competitions, displays and volunteerism. Some of the highlights for this year’s show include: 2016 Ultimate Supreme Draft Horse Qualifying Show Wild ‘n Woolly (Kids […]  More Details

Central NB Woodmen’s Professional Lumberjack Competition

August 13, 2016 beginning at 12 noon The Central NB Woodmen’s Museum is getting ready for another year of exciting axe wielding competitions. The Central NB Lumberjack games hosts the only Masters Division in the province. Provincial, National and International Champions such as Marcel Dupuis will be competing in sports such as Cross-Cutting, Kettle Boiling […]  More Details

Miramichi Scottish Festival – August 19th – 21st, 2016

Kilt: It’s what happened to the last person who called it a skirt Join us in celebrating Scottish culture on the Miramichi. There will be traditional Scottish music (who doesn’t love the bag pipes?), traditional dishes, vendors, celidh, and dancing. For the full schedule, see below: 19 August: The Tartan Banquet and Awards night will […]  More Details

Air Show Atlantic August 20-21, 2016

We are excited to announce that we have secured the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 Demo Team The Atlantic Canada International Air Show is unique in that it is the only Air Show in North America that presents world-class performances in a different location each year. Coming back to Miramichi, we bring with us lessons […]  More Details

Pumpkin Fling – September 24, 2016

Presented by Engineers and Geoscientists New Brunswick (APEGNB), NBCC Miramichi and Sunny Corner Enterprises, the APEGNB Pumpkin Fling was conceived by members of the APEGNB’s Northeastern Branch as a way to encourage kids to pursue careers in science and engineering. Prizes are awarded for those pumpkins that land closest to the trampoline target in the […]  More Details

Rotary Ribfest May 27-29 , 2016

A weekend of food, entertainment and friendly competition hosted by the Rotary Club of Newcastle on the waterfront, off Ledden Street, in Miramichi. Champion Ribbers offer up savory barbecued ribs, talented local performers provide musical entertainment and teams compete in the Rotary Atlantic Washer Toss Championship and the human foosball tournament. There are children’s and […]  More Details

Miramichi Striper Cup – May 27-29, 2016

Atlantic Canada’s premiere striped bass fishing tournament attracted over 1,000 fishing enthusiasts in 2015, its first year. This “catch and release” tournament features three divisions: Team/Boat – up to 4 people ($150 registration fee); Individual/Shore ($20 registration fee) and Youth (free). A top prize of $5,000 goes to the team that with the heaviest 4 […]  More Details