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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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.  In solidarity with Jeux de L’Acadie, the Fishermen’s Pow Wow will not occur […]  More Details

Miramichi Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival

June 28 – July 1, 2018 Grab your poodle skirt and blue suede dancing shoes, this four-day Rock ‘N’ Roll festival takes place in Miramichi, New Brunswick.  Some of the many awesome events coming up for the 2018 festival A nightly showing of Mama Mia at James M. Hill theatre A street dance with a […]  More Details

Miramichi Exhibition

July 17 – 21, 2018 From old favourites to new attractions, you will find something for the whole family with free admissions to the exhibition grounds every day.  An afternoon will fly by as you wander through the market place. Both the kids and the kids at heart will love the thrills of the amusements […]  More Details

Canada’s Irish Festival

July 19th – 22nd, 2018 People can’t stop talking about what a success the 2017 festival was! Big crowds, awesome entertainment, warm 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 61st Miramichi Folksong Festival – August 5-10, 2018

Canada’s Longest Standing Folksong Festival The 61st Miramichi Folksong Festival will be held from August 5-10, 2018at the 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 […]  More Details

Napan Agricultural Show – August 9-12, 2018

The 27th Annual Napan Agricultural Show is August 9-12, 2018.  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: Ultimate Supreme Draft Horse Qualifying Show Wild ‘n Woolly (Kids Events) Draft Horse […]  More Details

Central NB Woodmen’s Lumberjack Festival

2018 Dates TBA The Central NB Woodmen’s Museum is getting ready for another year of exciting axe wielding competitions and family fun! The Central NB Lumberjack games hosts the only Masters Division in the province where past champions compete in sports such as Cross-Cutting, Kettle Boiling and Axe Throwing as well as a Lumber Jill […]  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

Rotary Ribfest, May 24 – May 27, 2018

A weekend of food, entertainment and friendly competition hosted by the Rotary Club of Newcastle on the waterfront, 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 family activities, fire […]  More Details

Miramichi Striper Cup – May 25-27, 2018

Atlantic Canada’s premiere striped bass fishing tournament attracted over 1,000 fishing enthusiasts in 2015, its first year and has only gotten bigger & better since then. Now going into its fourth year, this multiple award winning tournament hosts competitive and amateur fishermen from throughout Eastern Canada and includes not only a professional team division but […]  More Details

Tabusintac Old Home Week

    Coming again in 2020  Tabusintac Old Home Week – Held every five years, the festival reunites family and friends in the small community of Tabusintac. Come join the fun at special events like the Blessing of the Fleet and Fireworks, the Old Home Week Parade, Family Day, Classic Car Show, Quilt Show, talent […]  More Details