Family Fun In New Brunswick – Winter Festivals and Carnivals

Winter Festivals In New Brunswick

UPDATED FOR IN JANUARY FOR 2023 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. 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 from 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 (FEBRUARY 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.

Dieppe Winter Magic (FEBRUARY 3 – 5, 2023)

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

Shediac Winter Carnival (FEBRUARY 3 – 7, 2023)

The Town of Shediac, in collaboration with Bass Pro Shop, is hosting an ice fishing tournament at the Shediac Marina on Saturday, February 4. Bonhome Couèche is waiting to join you for skating at Festival Arena on February 4, from 6:30 – 7:30 p. Musical entertainment will be offered on Sunday, details here.

Sackville Winterfest (FEBRUARY 9 – 12, 2023)

Check out the 16th annual Sackville Winterfest! Snow sculpture contest for residents, scavenger hunt, Fireman’s Breakfast, Farmer’s Market, and more.

Fundy Winterfest (FEBRUARY 1 to MARCH 12, 2023)

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!
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!

Fredericton WinterFrolic (FEBRUARY 16 to 20, 2023)

Fredericton’s WinterFrolic is a Family winter fun event taking place at the NBEX Grounds, 361 Smythe Street. You can purchase Buddy Passes (5 people) ahead on the linked website.

Activities include snow tubing, a snow maze, a dog sled track, horse sleigh rides, outdoor skating, music, and more. Free event parking is available onsite via Saunders Street!

World Pond Hockey Championships, Plaster Rock, NB (FEBRUARY 16 – 19, 2023)

Moncton PolarFest (FEBRUARY 18 to 20, 2023)

The City of Moncton is hosting a Free family event on Family Day weekend this year! All activities are open to everyone for free. There will also be discounts on snowshoes and ski rentals to explore the park’s trails. Family fun, sledding, snow sculptures, skating, entertainment, food trucks, and more!

Peticodiac Winter Carnival Day (FEBRUARY 18, 2023)

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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