Winter Festivals In New Brunswick – Family Friendly

Winter Festivals In New Brunswick

Are you looking for the scoop on Winter Festivals in New Brunswick? We have you covered with all the details as they become available for family-friendly festivals in New Brunswick.

We will also share our Winter Family Bucket List (coming soon) to help share more ideas for winter, family-friendly activities 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. If you know of any other winter activity festivals & carnivals we can include, please let us know!

Fredericton FROSTival (JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 5, 2023)

FROSTival is back January 19 to February 5, 2023! More details to come.

Shivering Songs  (January 19 to 22, 2023)

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 (Feb 3 – 12, 2023)

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.

Sackville Winterfest (February 2023)

Details to come when available.

Fundy Winterfest, Saint John region (February 1 to March 12, 2023)

All the details are to come when available!
Campbellton Sno-Fest (February 16 – 23, 2023)
Sno-fest offers fun family outdoor activities, entertainment, snow sculptures and so much more. Visit the Sno-Fest Village to see many snow sculptures created by local artists. Take part in the sleigh rides, tube sliding, ice-skating, family games and so much more. Let’s not forget the on-site entertainment!

Shippagan Ice Carnival (February 16 to 20, 2023)

The Shippagan Ice Carnival offers a variety of outdoor winter activities, from ice sculptures and washer toss tournaments!

Dieppe Winter Carnival (No Update for 2023)
For over 40 years the residents of Dieppe have celebrated winter at the Dieppe Winter Carnival, including activities like sleigh rides, skating, music shows, and an array of other activities.

Shediac Winter Carnival (No Update for 2023)

World Pond Hockey Championships, Plaster Rock, NB (No update yet for 2023)

The World Pond Hockey Championship event began and continues to this day to be a fundraising activity for a new arena facility for the people of the Tobique River Valley.  The World Pond Hockey Championships began in 2002, the first annual event featured forty participating teams from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Maine, USA. 
Annual growth has seen the number of teams grow 120 teams worldwide. They now have teams representing every province in Canada; 35 U.S states and a total of 15 countries from around the globe.

Bathurst Snow Bear Winter Carnival (No Update for 2023)

Hartland Winter Carnival Winterfest (No Info for 2023)

There is currently no information about this year’s Winterfest, we will update when they become available.


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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