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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Elsipogtog Pow Wow

August 30th – September 1st  More Details

Eel Ground (Natoaganeg) Pow Wow

Natoaganeg Pow Wow – hosted on the Eel Ground Pow Wow Grounds from July 18th – 21st.  Indigenous People come together to showcase the drumming, dancing, and regalia of the First Nation People in the spirit of peace and friendship!  You can also check out local artisans selling handmade items, food and supplies.  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. In solidarity with Jeux de L’Acadie, the Fishermen’s Pow Wow will not occur for […]  More Details

Miramichi Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival

June 27th – June 30th, 2019 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 2019 festival A nightly showing of Mama Mia at James M. Hill theatre A street dance with a […]  More Details

Miramichi Exhibition

July 16th – 20th, 2019 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, 2019 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 4th – 9th, 2019

Canada’s Longest Standing Folksong Festival The 61st Miramichi Folksong Festival will be held from August 4th – 9th, 2019 at 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 […]  More Details

Napan Agricultural Show – August 8th – 11th, 2019

The 27th Annual Napan Agricultural Show is August 8th – 11th, 2019.  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) […]  More Details

Central NB Woodmen’s Lumberjack Festival

July 23rd – 28th, 2019   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 […]  More Details

Miramichi Scottish Festival – August 23rd – 25th, 2019

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: August 23rd: The Tartan Banquet will be held at […]  More Details

Rotary Ribfest, May 24th – May 26th, 2019

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