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Festivals

2020 Festivals

Week-long festivals, celebrations of history, culture and music as well as community fairs, there is no shortage of special events along the river.

Striper Cup

Cancelled for 2020

The Miramichi Striper Cup is Atlantic Canada’s premier competitive bass fishing tournament held in the City of Miramichi each year on the last weekend of May. This “catch and release” tournament features three divisions: Team/Boat – (up to 4 people), Individual/Shore, and Youth. The shore and youth divisions will be open from May 1st until. May 24th giving participants almost a month to bag their wining bass; based on length. A top prize of $5,000 goes to the team that with the heaviest 4 fish (allowed to weigh in 2 fish/day) of the weekend competitive tournament. “We have never experienced anything like this in our lives before,”-Pete Bowman ( Fish’n Canada). miramichistripercup.ca

 

Rock n’ Roll Festival

JULY 2 – 5

This four-day Rock ‘N’ Roll festival takes includes such events as the Golden Oldie Car Show, concerts, street dance, fireworks and more. Check out the performances in the big tent on the waterfront. Get your poodle skirts and leather jackets ready because we’re gonna rock this summer! rocknrollfestival.com

 

Canada’s Irish Festival

JULY 16-19

Every year, thousands of people gather on the Miramichi for jam-packed entertainment! There is plenty of Irish music, dance, pubs, family walking parade and a play. Check out the vendors and even do a little research into your family history. When you’re ready for a break from the excitement, drop by the Irish Tea Room or enjoy some corned beef & cabbage. Explore this historic city with its breathtaking views of the famous Miramichi River. You’ll meet old friends and make new ones. As they say here on the Miramichi, “Cead Mile Failte!” (a hundred-thousand welcomes!). canadasirishfest.com

CENTRAL NEW BRUNSWICK WOODMEN’S’ MUSEUM PROFESSIONAL LUMBER JACK COMPETITION

AUGUST 22

Welcome to the World of Timbersports! Experience the smell of freshly chopped wood, swish of the cross-cuts, taste of home-baked beans, and the roar of the hot saws, ;the NASCAR of the lumberjack world! woodmensmuseum.com

63RD ANNUAL MIRAMICHI FOLKSONG FESTIVAL

August 2 – 7

Join the fun at Canada’s longest-standing folk festival! Featuring gospel concert and 6 days of authentic traditional and contemporary folk music for the whole family plus singers, fiddlers, dancers New Brunswick Day breakfast, special noon luncheons with live music, children’s show, and a boat tour with entertainment and closing dinner/concert. Weekly passes and individual tickets available online. The opening concert will feature three-time Juno award winner, singer- songwriter, David Francey and a host of entertainment all week long ending with a closing dinner at concert with Jason & Melissa Barry and the Junior Jills. miramichifolksongfestival.ca

63rd Annual Miramichi Folksong Festival

AUGUST 2 – 7

Join the fun at Canada’s longest-standing folk festival! Featuring gospel concert and 6 days of authentic traditional and contemporary folk music for the whole family plus singers, fiddlers, dancers New Brunswick Day breakfast, special noon luncheons with live music, children’s show, and a boat tour with entertainment and closing dinner/concert. Weekly passes and individual tickets available online. The opening concert will feature three-time Juno award winner, singer- songwriter, David Francey and a host of entertainment all week long ending with a closing dinner at concert with Jason & Melissa Barry and the Junior Jills. miramichifolksongfestival.ca

 

National Acadian Day

August 15

 

Miramichi Mud Fest

August 17

 

MIRAMICHI SCOTTISH FESTIVAL

AUGUST 21-23

A celebration of the Scottish heritage including Outdoor Ceilidh, Tartan Banquet, Sunday at MacDonald Farm and a memorial service. miramichiscottishfestival.com

NAPAN AGRICULTURAL SHOW

AUGUST 13-16

Promoting agriculture and community living, this popular fair features Draft and Light Horse competitions, Cattle displays, 4H exhibitors, horticulture, handicrafts, photography & baked goods. Enjoy a country breakfast or indulge with some great “fair food” There are activities for the children featuring the Wild & Wooly and musical entertainment. Come experience a day at the fair! napan.ca/show

 

POW- WOWS

Discover and celebrate Indigenous traditions this summer at a powwow. Join in and celebrate life through song and dance, ceremonies, rituals, and displays of hospitality and unity. Attend one or all throughout the summer for a unique look at each First Nation.

FISHERMAN POWW

JUNE 30 – JULY 1

EEL GROUND FIRST NATION NATOAGANEG POWWOW

JULY 16-19

METEPENAGIAG MI’GMAQ NATION POWWOW

JULY 24-26

BURNT CHURCH (ESGENOÔPETITJ) FIRST NATION POWWOW

AUGUST 21-23

 

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