Uptown Events – Canada Day Weekend 2019!

Thursday, June 27

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Saint John Night Market

5:00PM @ South Market Street

Big Tide Joggers and Lagers

6:00PM @ Big Tide Brewing

Women of Distinction Awards

7:00PM @ Delta Saint John

Tin Pan Darlings

9:00PM @ Five and Dime

Sixteen Scandals/Sound Drown/NVN

10:00PM @ Taco Pica

Nick Gay

10:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Country Star Kickoff

8:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk


Friday, June 28

Exploring Issues Around Climate Change

9:00AM @ the Saint John Arts Centre

Yoga Fridays

12:00PM @ Connexion Works

French Conversation Lunch

12:00PM @ Saint John Free Public Library

Scrabble Fridays

1:30PM @ Saint John Free Public Library

Negroni Week

4:00PM @ Port City Royal

Make Your Own Canoe Paddle

6:30PM @ Saint John Tool Library

Flamenco Guitar

7:00PM @ Taco Pica


7:00PM @ O’Leary’s

Flora/Dash Talk

9:30PM @ Taco Pica

Saturday, June 29

Explorer Saturdays

10:00AM – 5:00PM @ the New Brunswick Museum


4:00PM @ O’Leary’s

Work Whistle Fridays featuring Shakedown Combo

5:00PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Ethel & Mary’s Pop-Up (vol 6)

6:00PM @ Visitors Shop + Gallery

Work Whistle Fridays featuring Tartan Terrors

8:00PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Dance Party

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub


Sunday, June 30

Queen Square Farmers Market

9:00AM – 2:00PM @ Queen Square

MTG Core 2020 Open House

Noon @ Heroes’ Beacon

Men of Fundy Barbershop Quartet Chorus

1:00PM @ Queen Square Farmer’s Market

Movies for Mature Viewers

2:00PM @ Saint John Free Public Library

Irish-Canadian Family Party

2:30PM @ Saint John Free Public Library

Heads and Tails Spirit Company Tasting

4:30PM @ Hopscotch Whisky Bar


5:00PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

John Muirhead

6:00PM @ Bunkhaus Hostel

Tartan Terrors

7:00PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Jill Barber

8:00PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Back and Forth RnB Party

9:00PM @ the Kent Theatre


9:30PM @ Taco Pica


9:30PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

David in the Dark

10:15PM @ the Boardwalk Stage


11:15PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Countdown to Canada Day

11:59PM @ the Boardwalk Stage


Midnight @ the Boardwalk Stage


Monday, July 1

Free Bus Service

All day @ Saint John Transit

Free Loyalist House Tours

All day @ the Loyalist House

Art in the Park

8:00AM @ King’s Square

Beach Volleyball Tournament

8:45AM @ the Boardwalk Volleyball Courts

Mayor and Clerk at the Saint John City Market

10:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Atlantic Skateboard Challenge

10:00AM @ Station One Skate Park

Charity Bingo

11:00AM – 3:00PM @ King’s Square

Saint John Night Market goes Day

11:00AM – 5:00PM @ South Market Street

Canada Day People Parade

11:00AM @ King Street

Official Opening Ceremonies

Noon @ City Hall

Saint Mary’s Band

Noon @ Market Square

Free Admission

Noon – 5:00PM @ the New Brunswick Museum

Free Historic Trolley Rides

Noon – 4:00PM @ Aquila Tours

Multicultural Performances

Noon – 3:00PM @ Market Square Atrium

Free children’s activities

All afternoon @ King’s Square, City Market, Loyalist Plaza & the Boardwalk

Bernard the Magician

3:15PM @ Market Square Atrium

Water Street Dinner Theatre Performance

Noon @ the Boardwalk Stage

Haley McMillan

1:00PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Nick & Nicole Constantineau

2:15PM @ the Boardwalk Stage


3:15PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Tartan Terrors

4:30PM @ the Boardwalk Stage


5:30PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Tartan Terrors

6:45PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Uptown Ghost Gallivant

8:00PM @ the Boardwalk Lighthouse

David in the Dark

8:00PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Scott Helman

9:30PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Grand Fireworks Finale

10:15PM @ Saint John Harbour

We’re Hiring!



Do you love Uptown Saint John? Do you have a passion for helping businesses thrive? Do you have a background in marketing, design or event-planning? If so, we might have a job for you!

The local not-for-profit Business Improvement Association Uptown Saint John Inc. is looking for a self-motivated and energetic individual to fill a full-time Marketing Coordinator position. The Marketing Coordinator is a vital role responsible for creating and organizing our signature events, as well as supporting our membership in the areas of project management, marketing, graphic design, and program implementation. This position involves collaboration with the City of Saint John, the Uptown Saint John business community, and reports directly to the Executive Director.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Promoting & marketing the Uptown area as a place to do business, via with the creation of brochures, banners, rack cards and digital media;
  • Providing a proactive approach to manage all social media platforms;
  • Creating marketing plans & maintaining budgets for each initiative;
  • Organizing and executing events for all business sectors we represent in the BIA;
  • Representing the Uptown Saint John brand through marketing collateral with the highest of standards;
  • Maintaining comprehensive project management records;
  • Remaining updated on, and implementing, marketing best practices;
  • Overseeing and working closely with the Marketing Committee; including maintaining a volunteer team and hosting regular meetings.


Skills and Qualifications:*

The Ideal Candidate should possess the following:

  • Completed post-secondary education in communications/marketing or a related field;
  • A minimum 2 years of related experience;
  • Event management and program delivery; providing goals and outcomes for each
  • Knowledge and understanding of marketing principles and practices;
  • Strong skills and experience with Microsoft Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, and social media;

Adobe InDesign, Illustrator would be considered an asset.

  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment as well as independently with minimal direction.

*An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Compensation commensurate with experience.


Application Process:

Applicants are asked to forward a cover letter and curriculum vitae clearly demonstrating their relevant skills and experience. Please include “Marketing Coordinator” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted via email to admin@uptownsj.com.

We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for consideration will be contacted.

Weekend Events: June 20-23, 2019

Thursday, June 20th:

Community Fair
4:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station
Saint John Night Market
5:00PM-10:00PM @ South Market Street
Summer Solstice Memorial
5:30PM @ King’s Square
Jones Gallery Night
7:30PM @ Jones Art Gallery 1 Charlotte St
Script Happens
7:30PM @ BMO Studio Theatre
Jazz Loyalty Program
9:00PM @ Five and Dime
Nick Gay
10:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday, June 21st:

National Indigenous Peoples Day at the NBM
9:00AM-5:00PM @ the New Brunswick Museum
Yoga Fridays
12:10PM @ Connexionworks
Community Fair
2:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station
Annual First Day of Summer BBQ
5:00PM @ Merket Square
National Indigenous Peoples’ Day
5:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk
Port City Music Awards
6:00PM @ Kent Theatre
Board Game Night
6:00PM @ Catapult Coffee
Summer Solstice Kundalini Yoga
7:00PM @ the Yoga Studio
Matt Andersen with Bobby Bazini
8:00PM @ Imperial Theatre
Community Fireworks
Dusk @ Market Square Boardwalk

Saturday, June 22nd:

Over The Edge 2019
11:00AM @ Hilton Saint John
Holi – Festival of Colors
11:00AM @ King’s Square
Community Fair
12:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station
A Night of Arts
5:00PM @ Taste of Egypt
First Annual Port City Music Awards
6:00PM @ The Kent Theater
Last Clash Bash
6:00PM @ Saint John Trade and Convention Center
Writers Pub Crawl
6:ooPM @ Big Tide
Bollywood House Party!
8:00PM @ Callahan’s Pub
Dance Party
10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub
A Very Magical Drag Night- Adult Edition
10:00PM @ 9 Sydney Street

Sunday, June 23rd:

Queen Square Farmers Market
11:00AM-12:00PM @ Queens Square South
THIRD SHIFT + Harbour present “Taking Inventory” with KC Wilcox
12:00PM @ the Saint John Arts Centre
Community Fair
12:00PM – 5:00PM @ Harbour Station
Gin and Tonic Tastings
4:00PM @ Hopscotch Whisky Bar

Weekend Events: June 14-16, 2019

Friday, June 14

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Loyalist City RibFest

11:00AM-11:00PM @ 333 Water St

Noon yoga Fridays

12:10PM @ Connexionworks

Community Fair

2:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30PM @ Saint John City Market

Uptown Saint John Walking Tour

3:00PM @ the New Brunswick Museum

Social Media 101: Business Edition

6:00PM @ the Wheelhouse of Waterloo Village

Knight Fight

6:00PM @ Harbour Station

Golden Dog Beer Tour

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music

7:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday Night Entertainment

7:00PM @ Grannan’s Seafood

Hard Charger// Little You Little Me// Baltimore

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

Friday Night Live with DJ Travdad

11:00PM @ McGill’s


Saturday, June 15

Patio Day 2019

9:00AM ’till late @ Various Locations Uptown

Loyalist City RibFest

11:00AM-11:00PM @ 333 Water St

Community Fair

12:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station

Enso Launch Party

3:00PM @ Picaroons

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

3:00PM @ Saint John City Market

Live at the Matinee Open Mic

4:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Golden Dog Beer Tour

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Art Battle Provincial Finals

7:30PM @ Sanctuary Theatre

Port City 5 – Tonic – Music and Cocktails inspired by the Prohibition Era

8:00PM @ the BMO Studio Theatre

Shrimp Ring// Young Satan in Love// Maztradamus

10:00PM @ Taco Pica

Alter Ego

10:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Dance Party

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub



Sunday, June 16

Queen Square Farmers Market

9:00AM @ Queen Square


Loyalist City RibFest

11:00AM-6:00PM @ 333 Water St

Community Fair

12:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station

Is the Writing on the Wall? Cursive Writing in Today’s Society

2:00PM @ the New Brunswick Museum

BOGO and Board Games

9:00PM @ Saint John Ale House

Uptown Mug #87 – Jon Wiseman

Uptown Saint John is very lucky to have Jon Wiseman working with us for his Business Administration and Marketing work practicum with NBCC. He is passionate about filmmaking, and in his spare time enjoys providing videography services and watching movies.

Jon has become an integral part of the team during his time at Uptown SJ, and his diverse skill set will be a huge asset to future employers. Let’s get to know him!


Where were you born/Where are you from?

I’m from Kennebecasis Valley

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?

I’ve been going Uptown my whole life but have only started truly experiencing the best of Uptown since turning 19.

Name one or two people who you look to for inspiration?

Some people I look up to for inspiration are Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg, and Ron Howard who are all movie directors which I aspire to be one day. I also am inspired every day by my mother and father and everything they have done to give me the best life they could.

What is your favorite season, and why?

My favourite season is summer because I get to hang out with my friends the most, have bonfires and enjoy patio season!

What is your ultimate favorite snack food?

My favourite snack food is BBQ chips (even though I feel terrible after I eat them every time).

Any pets?
I have two cats named Pepper and Newt. They are extremely adorable and devilish. Mostly Pepper is the devilish one.

Worst habit? 
My worst habit is procrastination, I am occasionally way too laid back.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?

$3.50 highballs at Port City Royal on Saturday nights are the best!


If you want to hear more from Jon, you can find him on:

Instagram: @wisemanjon

YouTube: Jon Wiseman

Email: jon.wiseman28@outlook.com