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This year’s highly anticipated 13th annual Canada Day Countdown event honours June 30th 1867. This year there will be a fireworks display at the stroke of midnight, featuring 101 shots to celebrate the arrival of our sesquicentennial.
We are kicking the festivities off at noon. Join Moosehead Breweries as they celebrate their 150th Anniversary on the Boardwalk. Moosehead President, Andrew Oland will pull the 5 o’clock work whistle to kick the festivities into high gear with giveaways, a photo booth, and your chance to win ‘Beer For A Year’! Story boards with details of where and how the Moosehead empire began and how it has grown over the last 150 years here in Saint John will be unveiled. These will be displayed on the Boardwalk for the entire summer.
Shinerama will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary of dedication to the fight against cystic fibrosis, with a gourmet BBQ, as well as activities featuring the game Wipe Out and bringing back the time honoured tradition of a Mechanical Bull!
There will be live entertainment all day and night, starting at noon and into the wee hours of Canada Day, featuring:
Ria Mae, is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her music blends pop melodies with alternative and folk.
Said The Whale-An indie rock outfit based in Vancouver, was formed by Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft. Former members of such bands as My Buddy Dave, the Millionaires, and WordsOverMusic, the two soon expanded the group’s membership to five, adding Jeff LaForge (bass), Spencer Schoening (drums), and Jaycelyn Brown.
Tartan Terrors–Tartan Terrors are their own Celtic Invasion, mixing rock’s energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor. With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles.
Figure Walking-It’s a debut that commands attention from a duo of long-time collaborators: ten songs built around Rob Gardiner’s uncompromising percussion and Greg MacPherson’s powerful and sometimes dissonant six-string. It transcends head-banging prairie rock, though it is that. The formula of drummer and singing guitarist is refreshed by MacPherson’s poignant pen and grieving guitar alongside Gardiner’s epidemic of punk drums.