Festivals & Events

There’s always something happening

In Sackville, our wide range of year-round festivals and events mean there’s always something going on to suit your mood.

Our music, art, nature and community festivals include Fall Fair, SappyFest, BORDERTOWN, Winterfest, the Sackville Festival of Early Music, a Handmade Assembly, and so much more.

Photo by Evan Pooley

Festivals & Events

Music, art & much more

Art Across the Marsh

Art Across the Marsh is an annual studio tour celebrating art and artists surrounding the Tantramar marshes.

BORDERTOWN

This is a three-day celebration of art, music and hospitality, BORDERTOWN is about crossing the lines that categorize our community, working together and celebrating everything our small town has to offer. Spend one spring weekend and explore Sackville’s many festivals, art galleries, local businesses and restaurants.

Concerts in the Park

The Town of Sackville sponsors free outdoor concerts every Thursday evening in July and August. Come and enjoy our talented local musicians playing in BIll Johnstone Memorial Park, weather permitting.

Farmers’ Market

Held every Saturday morning in the heart of our downtown, the Sackville Farmers Market is among the oldest in New Brunswick. Find everything from freshly grown local produce, meats and baked goods to artisanal products including pottery, hand-spun fibre, woodcrafts and more.  Stay and enjoy ready-to-eat ethnic foods including Japanese, Indian and Korean, along with live music and entertainment.

Live Bait Theatre

Founded in 1988, Live Bait Theatre is committed to enhancing the cultural life of the central Maritimes by providing entertaining and innovative professional theatre, as well as dinner theatre, comedy and live music.

Mount Allison Performing Arts Series

The Mount Allison Performing Arts Series features internationally renowned performers of music and dance, with performances usually running between September and April. Come enjoy some of Canada’s most celebrated performers across classical music, dance, folk, world music and jazz.

New Brunswick Provincial Music Festival Finals

Over 12,000 young New Brunswickers participate in their communities’ local music festivals every year. The top 100 of them are invited to compete at the New Brunswick Provincial Music Festival Finals, where New Brunswick’s top amateur classical musicians compete in nine disciplines.

OK.Quoi?! Arts Festival

This week-long festival presents a diverse program of contemporary film, video, audio, installation, community-based projects and new music by more than 20 regional, national and international artists. Screenings, concerts and public exhibitions take place across the city and on Sackville’s downtown streets. Presented by Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre, this festival is free and open to the public.

The Performers’ Company

The Performer’s Company is now in its 9th year of operation. As Sackville’s community theatre, the company stages two productions a year – one in July and one in November. Their most recent production was sold out before opening night!

Sackville Fall Fair

Celebrate autumn in Sackville at the Sackville Fall Fair, our biggest event of the year! This fair features a parade, free outdoor concerts, farmers market, huge fireworks display, Family Day at the Doncaster Farm, sandcastle building and so much more.  September 13-17, 2017

Sackville Festival of Early Music

The Sackville Festival of Early Music offers outstanding musical experiences to audiences in the Tantramar region through performance, educational outreach, master class instruction, and amateur workshops. This annual series of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque performances showcase Canadian musicians of international calibre.

Tantramarsh Blues Society

This non-profit organization is dedicated to bringing you world-class blues in an intimate setting. Tantramarsh Blues Society shows are usually presented at George’s Roadhouse, a venue recently voted one of the top 10 live music clubs in Canada.

The Music Barn

The Music Barn is one of New Brunswick’s most unique music venues, with country and bluegrass performers coming from as far as Missouri to perform. Concerts are scheduled throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Sackville Music Festival

The Sackville Music Festival provides an opportunity for music students of all ages to perform for each other and the public, get feedback from professional adjudicators on performances and develop their love of music.

SappyFest

A summer highlight for fans of independent music and culture, SappyFest brings together an exciting lineup of over 30 bands, artists and performers from across North America. Renowned for its small-town charm, friendly atmosphere and intimate venues, SappyFest is the perfect way to spend the midsummer long weekend.

Winterfest

This warming wintertime lineup of activities, meals and events is held every year and provides fun for the whole family. From skiing, sliding, sleigh rides and an outdoor BBQ, to rollicking concerts and family-friendly events during the daytime, this is an action-packed weekend you won’t want to miss.

BHP Challenge

Put your fitness to the test at the annual Beech Hill Park Challenge, featuring a 4+ kilometre course of obstacles, including a mud crawl, hurdles, climbing wall and more. This race is fun for everyone of any size, shape or fitness level, as long as you’re ready to get wet, dirty and have a good time.

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