Historic Garrison District

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history and culture at the Historic Garrison District, a cherished National Historic Site in Downtown Fredericton. With its scenic riverside location and storied past as a garrison town, this captivating destination offers a glimpse into Fredericton’s heritage through a blend of attractions, tours, and daily entertainment. Explore cobblestone streets lined with historic buildings, indulge in local artisanal offerings at the bustling Garrison Night Market, and be enchanted by free live concerts and outdoor films.

Whether you're discovering hidden gems in the gift shops or losing yourself in the magic of live performances, the Historic Garrison District promises a life well crafted journey through time, culture, and community in the heart of New Brunswick's capital city.

Looking for the summer schedule programming in the Historic Garrison District this summer? 

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Garrison Night Market

The Garrison Night Market showcases the diversity of Fredericton and the surrounding area. The market features local and imported handmade products, goods from local artisans, culinary and musical talent and more. 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.

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Under the Stars Movie Series

Under the Stars, one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the summer season, invites you to into the enchanting world of outdoor cinema in the historic Officers’ Square. Join every Friday evening at dusk (9:00pm) in July and August for a mesmerizing film screening experience that promises to captivate audiences of all ages.

Stay up-to-date by visiting our Calendar of Events page.

Calendar of Events

Outdoor Summer Concerts Series

Step into a world of music as Officers' Square comes alive with free weekly live concerts every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00pm, running until Labour Day. From soulful roots music to upbeat rhythms to relaxing jazz, immerse yourself in the diverse sounds of local talented musicians amidst the historic charm of Officers' Square.

Plan ahead by visiting our Calendar of Events page.

Calendar of Events

Creative Casemates

Looking for unique handmade treasures and a glimpse into New Brunswick's vibrant craft scene? Look no further than the Creative Casemates! Located at 457 Queen St. on the bottom exterior floor of the Barracks (in the Historic Garrison District), the Creative Casemates highlights an incredible array of fine craft and design products from local makers. Organized by the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, this is a go-to destination to support local artisans and immerse yourself in the world of craftsmanship.

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Groove in the Garrison

Introducing Groove in the Garrison, a brand-new addition to the weekly lineup that promises to get you moving and grooving like never before! Every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm, the stage at Officers' Square comes alive with the infectious beats of live music and community dances. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just looking to let loose and have a good time, Groove in the Garrison welcomes all to participate in the joy of movement and music. With a diverse range of dance styles and talented musicians, each Wednesday promises to be a unique and unforgettable experience.

Featured attractions: 

New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

Appealing to visitors of all ages, the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame offers an immersive journey through New Brunswick's sporting history. Whether embarking on a group tour or simply stopping by for a visit, guests are greeted with captivating exhibits that pay homage to the triumphs and tribulations of local sports heroes. Test your skills on the Virtual Sports Simulator, unravel the intricacies of athletic performance at the Biomechanics and Sports Discovery Centre, and delve into the stories of Hall of Famers in the Virtual Locker Room and gallery shrine exhibits.

Fredericton Region Museum 

Nestled within the historic confines of the one-time Officers' Quarters, visitors are transported through time as they explore the captivating narratives of the Fredericton Capital Region. The rich tapestry of history unfolds through a series of curated exhibition spaces, offering insight into the lives and legacies of Indigenous peoples, Acadian settlers, Loyalist inhabitants, and more.

From hands-on activities to thought-provoking displays, the museum offers something to ignite the curiosity of every young mind. Among its treasures is the legendary 42-pound Coleman Frog, a symbol of local lore and history. Visitors are invited to uncover the stories behind iconic artifacts as they travel through the museum's halls, adding another layer of intrigue to their immersive experience within the historic Officers' Quarters.

Fredericton Public Library

As the heart of Downtown Fredericton's community, the Fredericton Public Library offers over 150,000 books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and public computers. Conveniently located in downtown's Historic Garrison District, it's a welcoming space to relax, explore, and connect. From engaging kids' programs to captivating adult workshops, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

Officers' Square Stage 

Located within the Historic Garrison District, the Officers' Square Stage hosts various events, concerts, movies, and more throughout the year. From lively summer concerts under the open sky to FROSTival skating parties, there's always something exciting happening at the Officers' Square Stage.

No matter the season, the Officers' Square Stage is a bustling hub of activity and entertainment, with options for everyone to enjoy. Check out our Calendar of Events page for upcoming concerts, movies, and special performances.

Summer events 

Officers' Square stands as the heart of summer entertainment, offering a diverse array of activities—from outdoor concerts to dancing lessons to outdoor movies and headlining festivals—ensuring there's something for everyone in this well crafted experience.

Whether you're enjoying live music, watching movies with your family, mastering new dance moves, or immersing yourself in major festivals, Officers' Square guarantees an unforgettable summer where the magic of community, creativity, and connection flourishes.