Family Fun In New Brunswick – Winter Festivals and Events

Winter Festivals In New Brunswick

UPDATED FOR WINTER 2024 EVENTSAre you looking for the scoop on Family Winter Festivals in New Brunswick? We have you covered with all the details as they become available for family-friendly festivals in New Brunswick.

While you browse this list and are making your plans, you may also want to check out the Winter Weather Roadtrip Checklist we have prepared for all your winter travel. If you enjoy taking photos and also have your phone on you most of the time, we also have some tips on how to protect your electronics in cold weather. Do you take your dog with you on all your adventures? Here are tips for winter travel with your dog as well.

Here’s a list of some of the New Brunswick Winter festivals taking place in 2023/2024. If you know of any other winter activity festivals & carnivals we can include, please let us know!

Fredericton FROSTival (JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 4, 2024)

FROSTival is back from January 18 to February 4, 2024! More details to come.

Shivering Songs  (Fredericton, JANUARY 17 to 21, 2024)

A midwinter celebration of songwriting and storytelling, and flagship partner of Fredericton FROSTival, Shivering Songs hosts internationally renowned artists in historic and intimate spaces throughout Downtown Fredericton, on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik people.

Riverview Winter Carnival (FEBRUARY 2 – 11, 2024)

Riverview Winter Carnival is a 10-day festival held every February. It’s filled with fun, affordable activities that help you and your family celebrate winter wellness in Riverview. This is a long-running festival that started in 1975.

Polar Fest (FEBRUARY 17 – 19, 2024)

  • Turbocharged Slide: Race down the enhanced sliding hill.
  • Skating Bliss: Glide to the beat of the music on the Muskrat Skating Trail.
  • Winter Wilderness: Explore snowshoe and ski trails amidst stunning scenery.
  •  Wagon Rides: Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides and immerse yourself in the magic of winter.
  • Tasty Delights: Relish diverse flavours from food vendors and let winter’s wonder awaken your senses.
  • Snow Sculpting: Unleash your creativity with snow sculpting activities.
  • Craft Beer Garden: Sip delightful local beer in a cozy setting, adding warmth to your PolarFest experience. Provided by Happy Craft Brewing.

Dieppe Winter Magic (Jan 12 – Feb 18, 2024)

Winter Magic is back in Dieppe this January and February with family friendly activities such as bonfires, snowshoeing, skating, music shows, crafts, and much more.

Shediac Winter Carnival (Jan 25 to Feb 18, 2024)

Details to come.

Sackville Winterfest (2024)

February 8- 11, 2024 will mark the 17th Annual Winterfest here in Tantramar! 

Winter Frolic (Fredericton, FEBRUARY 10 – 11 & 19-19, 2024)

Wintet Frolic takes place in the heart of New Brunswick at the in-field track of the New Brunswick Exhibition grounds and is offering exhilarating outdoor winter activities of tubing, snow maze, outdoor skating (not longer available), exciting dog sled track, draft horse sleigh rides, fire pits, food trucks and a tent with treats and drinks to energize your soul, social time & help recapture the winter enthusiasm.

Fundy Winterfest (FEBRUARY 1 to MARCH 10, 2024)

The 6 communities of Rothesay, Quispamsis, Hampton, Saint John, Grand Bay-Westfield, and St. Martins welcome you to participate in winter initiatives that empower everyone to be active in winter!
Details to come.

Shippagan Ice Carnival (FEBRUARY 1 – 4, 2024)

The Shippagan Ice Carnival offers a variety of outdoor winter activities!

World Pond Hockey Championships, Plaster Rock, NB (FEBRUARY 15 – 18, 2024)

We love winter, and we know that sometimes it is hard to get out and enjoy it so we have created some resources to help if you are looking for Sleigh Rides in New Brunswick or Winter Skating options in the Greater Moncton area, we have you covered! We are expanding these resources this winter with more activities and locations that we will keep updated each year.
By the time these festivals are wrapping up, it will be time to start thinking about maple syrup! You can find a list of New Brunswick Maple Sugar Camps and Maple Producers here as well.

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