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8 Summer Date Night Ideas! 

The warm weather is here, and romance is the freshest fruit in season. After several months at home re-watching your favorite series, you surely don't want to spend your summer Netflix & chilling! Whether trying things out with your newest Tinder match or finally finding time to spend with that special someone, check out these ideas for fun dates in Fredericton. 

1. Movie Night in Officers' Square

Nothing beats a date night at the movies - especially when it's outside on a beautiful summer evening! Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and cozy up in Officers' Square. Enjoy a free movie with Under the Stars outdoor films every Friday evening in July and August! Starting around dusk, you and your partner can get cozy under the beautiful night sky.

2. Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Nothing brings people together like food. This is why first-time daters and long-married couples alike relish the joy of sharing a tasty snack. Fredericton's local dessert scene has got you fully served, offering everything from funky fresh donuts at The Donut Bar, decadent desserts at Chess Piece Café, and hand-crafted frozen goodness at Delish Gourmet Rolled Ice Cream. Or, if you are looking to try something new, check out the brand-new Boulangerie Seoul for incredible French pastries! Spending time with your sweetheart has never been sweeter. 

3. Patio Hoppin'

Why spend time inside when you can enjoy the sun? Catch some rays at these fantastic restaurants that have created new chill, cozy outdoor spaces! Sit at one of our al fresco locations and have your take-out delivered to your table! Grab a cold brew at Milltown's alley patio, or check out the rooftop patios at Snooty Fox or Dimitri's! Looking for something specific? Here's a list of restaurants to fill every craving.

4. Take a Plunge

This summer, go on a date that'll sweep you both off your feet! Second Nature Outdoors can gear you up for an afternoon of fun on the Wolastoq (Saint John River). Rent a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard and discover the beauty of Fredericton's waterways together. Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience on the water? Check out Wolastoq Adventures, Atlantic Canada's first illuminated kayaking experience. What better way to explore the Wolastoq than with a transparent kayak fully equipped with vibrant LED lights and a Bluetooth speaker? Listen to your favorite tunes and light up the river with your partner.

Looking for something with a little less effort? Not a problem! Hop into an inflatable tube from one of many tubing companies and spend a carefree day floating down the Nashwaak River. Nothing beats a warm summer day, a scenic view, and great company!

5. Try a Tasty Tour

With 14 craft breweries/cideries within the capital region and counting, there's always something good brewing in town.

The recently launched Fredericton Taproom Trail makes an ideal date. The passport-style map lists and shows the locations of 11 taprooms around the city—a great way to take advantage of our excellent trail system! BYOB: Bring your own bike (or easily rent one downtown from Savage's, Second Nature Outdoors, or Radical Edge) and discover the local craft beverage scene through the FredTapTrail! That's a lot of tasty brews and many stamps to redeem for swag!

6. A Work of Art

There is nothing more romantic than browsing through beautiful art hand-in-hand. The Fredericton Capital Region's art scene is rich with incredible galleries. If you're looking to step out of the heat for a little while or an activity for a rainy day, stop by the world-renowned Beaverbrook Art Gallery to witness the fantastic exhibits, or explore the fun of Robin Hanson's Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden! 

7. Garrison Night Market

Experience a weekly explosion of food, culture, and craft together with the Garrison Night Market! Located in the Historic Garrison District in Downtown Fredericton, this summer night market takes place on Thursday evenings from June 6 to September 5, 2024, from 4:30 to 9:00pm Featuring local and imported handmade products, goods from local artisans, culinary and musical talent, and more, there are so many things to try and experience as a couple. Each week holds something unique—from different vendor pop-ups to on-street performances, there is something for everyone to discover at the Garrison Night Market. 

8. Stop by a Local U-Pick

Nothing says "I love you berry much" like a good old-fashioned berry-picking trip. Try out one of Fredericton's many berry U-picks, featuring strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. If the date's going well, try transforming your pickin''s into a delicious jam, pie, or cake!

Berries not your vibe? Take a trip to LavenHop in Arcadia, where you can pick your own lvender and hops!

There you have it! This list should start you on your way to discovering some cool spots for a date night in Fredericton! For more inspiration, check out our blog page, where you can find a few more ideas not listed here!