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There’s something magical about autumn in a place like New Brunswick. The leaves change to a vibrant painting of red and orange, the weather is more comfortable, and there’s always something fun happening.

From food and music festivals to spooky events and everything in between - there’s sure to be something to do every week in NB!

For a full list of what’s happening this fall, check out our festivals and events listings.

Even better? The #ExploreNB Street Team will be visiting some of the festivals happening around the province this fall. Come see us to sample local NB goodies and have a chance to snag some #ExploreNB merch.

For full details about the #ExploreNB Street Team and their presence at events this fall, visit their page here.

Atlantic Ballet by the Ocean

September 2, 9, 16, 23
Grande-Digue, NB

Lose yourself in the beautiful performances of the Atlantic Ballet Academy set to the natural backdrop of New Brunswick’s beautiful Atlantic Ocean. 

Choreographed by Igor Dobrovolskiy, inspired by and created especially for the south-eastern shores of Grand-Digue. Watch the captivating performances while enjoying a hyper-local food tasting created by Chefs Emmanuel Charretier and Gene Cormier.

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Atlantic Balloon Fiesta

September 7-10
Sussex, NB

Catch hot air balloons painting the sky in Sussex from September 7-10 for the 36th annual Balloon Fiesta. Enjoy free admission with tons of free family activities, even if you’re not brave enough to go for a ride.

Take a ride on a hot air balloon during the four day festival, either at sunrise or sunset. Bookings are made exclusively on site during the festival. Be sure to show up early to snag your spot. 

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Outdoor Outdoor Film Festival

September 9
Yip Cider, Long Reach, NB

The Outdoor Outdoor Film Festival is an annual festival celebrating nature-filled films that have a focus on adventure and natural beauty. Looking to bring people together over their love of the great outdoors, OOFF wants to show that incredible adventure films are being created right here in Atlantic Canada.

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Harvest Music Festival

September 12-17
Fredericton, NB

Every year the streets of downtown Fredericton come to life as the Harvest Music Festival takes over the city. 

Featuring headliners like Joel Plaskett Emergency, David Myles, Broken Social Scene and more than 150 other performances, this week-long festival is hosted across Fredericton with six different stages placed throughout the city.

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On top of the great music, you can find vendors, buskers, food trucks and tons of activities lining the streets of downtown Fredericton.

Meet up with the #ExploreNB Street Team at the Rocket Street Experience:
Thursday, September 14 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, September 15 |  12:00pm – 8pm
Saturday, September 16 | 11:00am – 8pm

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Indulge Food & Wine Festival

October 13-15
Saint Andrews, NB

A feast for the senses set throughout beautiful Saint Andrews by the Sea - Indulge Food and Wine festival returns for the 2023 season. 

Relish the flavours of the region with the Taste of St Andrews on Friday, October 13, then sip your way through the Beer and Wine Trail on Saturday, October 14.

Enjoy lively performances each night, kicking off with an intimate and interactive Dueling Pianos show at the debut St Andrew’s Wine Mixer on Thursday.

Featuring multiple markets, dinners and tastings throughout the weekend, this beloved festival promises a fulfilling weekend of food, drinks, and good cheer!

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If you’re a ticket holder, make sure to visit the #ExploreNB Street Team:
Friday, October 13 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Grande Grouille Festival

October 5-8
Edmundston, NB

Marvel at thousands of pumpkins, all illuminated at night at the New Brunswick Botanical Garden in Edmundston.

Stop in for live music, local drinks, family-friendly activities and delicious food served on site at Café Flora.

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Meet up with the #ExploreNB Street Team 
Thursday, October 5th 

Come Along for the Ride

Be sure to stay tuned on our social media pages as we announce more visits to local festivals and events throughout the fall and winter. In the meantime, check out the Festivals & Events page on our website to learn more about what’s happening near you! 

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