Business Improvement Association provides free salt/sand to its membership for the winter months!

Uptown Saint John Business Inc, the Business Improvement Association has placed eight Salt/Sand boxes throughout the BIA as a pilot project.  There will be no cost to the uptown membership for the sand/salt who will also receive a hand scoop for ease of use.  This is a joint effort with the sidewalk plow operators to help keep the ice manageable during the upcoming winter season.

Below is a list with the locations of the salt/sand boxes.  These sites are approved by the City of Saint John and we look forward to expanding after this initial pilot project. 

Location of bins:

Charlotte Street – In front of Keirsteads Flowers Shop

Corner of Princess and Germain St – In front of the Union Club

Coroner of Princess and Canterbury – In front of Big Tide Brewing 

Corner of Princess and Prince William – In from of Cask & Kettle Irish Pub

Prince William Street – In front of Java Moose

Prince William Street – In front of East Coast Bistro

Canterbury Street – In front of Picaroons 

Germain St – In front of The Feel Good Store 

 

 

 

FREE Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides – Dec 7, 14, and 21

Add to your holiday experience by a shopping day in our quaint and charming city centre.  There is nothing quite like the seasonal trimmings uptown – the lights, the shop windows and the holiday feel of the city at Christmas.

Uptown Saint John Inc. and the Saint John City Market have partnered to offer FREE Horse Drawn Trolley rides around King’s Square every Saturday in December, leading up to Christmas, between 1-3pm.  The trolley stops on King Square North – so gather the kids, bring your date, or venture out on your own to enjoy a nostalgic ride around the decked out King’s Square.

Weather permitting.

Uptown Sparkles 2019

A little extra to celebrate Uptown Saint John this holiday season! We are expanding our ever-popular Uptown Sparkles one night event to two additional days and evenings!

Join the activities on Thursday (Dec 5th) evening at the newly created Night Time Market. Once again, we will open the nighttime market with live entertainment, food vendors, hot beverages, and fire and ice displays!

Our Friday evening (Dec 6th) will be the same as in previous years, kicking off the weekend with the Mayor’s tree lighting, Uptown Sparkles mascot, trolley rides, carollers meandering the streets and much more.

Saturday (Dec 7th) we will be providing some free swag very much like our springtime Shop the Block. We will be handing out fun swag and our advantage cards while quantities last from the USJI office, 17 Canterbury Street beginning at 11am. Also, with purchases from uptown businesses today, receive a ballot for a chance to win $500 in Uptown Dollars! The more ballots you have, the better your chances are.

Season’s Greetings to all – thank you for sharing your holiday memories with us at Uptown Saint John!

Please see the Uptown Sparkles website for all of the details!

Uptown Weekend Events, November 29 – December 1

Friday November 29


Black Friday – One Hour FREE Parking uptown today, compliments of Uptown Saint John Inc.
when using your HotSpot App.

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail
Every Day until December 24th

Art Battle Saint John
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm at the Sanctuary Theatre

Craft NB Christmas Festival
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Marco Polo Cruise Terminal

Retro Ski Party
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Bunkhaus Hostel with Cafe + Tap Room

Jersey Boys
8:00 pm at TD Station

Black Friday Wish List Event
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Heartbreak Boutique

Reprobate Road: A Hard Times Movie WORLD Premiere
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the BMO Studio Theatre

Christmas Small Works Show
10:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Trinity Galleries

Five Festive Fridays
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Market Square

Front Stage Sessions
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Twenty Fingers, Live on the Main Stage
10:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Live Friday Night Entertainment, featuring Bill Brayley
7:00 pm at Grannan’s Seafood & Grill

John Wing Live Comedy
8:00 pm at Punch Lines Comedy Club

Friday Night Live with DJ Travdad
11:00 pm – 2:00 am at McGill’s

Friday Night Dance Party
10:00 pm – 2:00 am at Callie’s Pub

 

Saturday November 30, 2019


Craft NB Christmas Festival
10:00 am – 6:00 pm at Marco Polo Cruise Terminal

Uptown Jazz Ball
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at The Public House

Saturday Morning Retro Cartoons
10:00 am – 12:00 pm at BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Taproom

Retro Ski Party
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Bunkhaus Hostel with Cafe + Tap Room

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Shawinigan
7:00 pm at TD Station

Twenty Fingers, Live on the Main Stage
10:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Christmas Small Works Show
10:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Trinity Galleries

Live at the Matinee
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Jason Ogden – Live at the BMO Music Series
8:00 pm at the BMO Studio Theatre

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail
Every Day until December 24th

Community Skate
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm at TD Station

John Wing Live Comedy
8:00 pm at Punch Lines Comedy Club

Saturdays with DJ Del & Friends
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Callie’s Pub

 

Sunday December 1, 2019


Discovering New Worlds with the Saint John String Quartet
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at the Saint John Arts Centre

Craft NB Christmas Festival
11:00 am – 4:00 pm at Marco Polo Cruise Terminal

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Blainville-Boisbriand
3:00 pm at TD Station (Harbour Station)

Saint John String Quartet
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Five and Dime

Houses in the Fog Book Launch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Kent Theatre

Speakeasy Sundays
9:00 pm – 2:00 am at Five and Dime

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail
Every Day until December 24th

 

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail 2019

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail has become a very special holiday tradition uptown.  From November 25 to December 24, view hand-made gingerbread creations at various businesses uptown.  Perhaps try to see every one and pick your favorite!  This is a perfect time to enjoy a relaxing day uptown with all of the seasonal sights and sounds.

See the 2019 Gingerbread Creations here:

Pomodori Pizza .  34 Canterbury Street
Peace of Mind Management .  107 Charlotte Street
Heroes’ Beacon Comics .  25 Charlotte Street
Bubbles & Balms – Saint John City Market
Corn Crib Natural Foods . 88 King Street
Vogue Optical . 75 King Street
Partners Global .  70-72 Prince William Street
InteliSys . 75 Prince William Street
Wild Flours Sweets & Treats .  91 Prince William Street
Scheherazade Books & Music .  97 Prince William Street
Creative Connections .  95 Prince William Street
Hope Grant Ltd .  127 Prince William Street
Cobalt Art Gallery .  111 Prince William Street
Lawtons .  39 King Street, Brunswick Square, Level 1
Saint John Art Club .  Brunswick Square, 2nd Level
Big Brothers, Big Sisters .  Brunswick Square Level 3 (across from Print 3)
Brunswick Square Dental .  Brunswick Square Level 3
Church Street Steakhouse .  10 Grannan Street, 2nd Floor
Chapman Group .  117 Germain Street
Mahogany Manor B&B .  220 Germain Street
Byers Boutique . 38 Water Street
Fundy Engineering .  71 Wellington Row
Angus Miller .  Market Square
Barred Rock Chicken .  Market Square
Crosby’s Molasses .  Market Square Atrium
Grannan’s Seafood & Grill .  Market Square
Hilton Hotel
Inspire Collections .  Market Square
Lemongrass Thai Fare .  Market Square
Manchester Shoe Salon .  Market Square, Level 2
McGill’s .  Market Square
NB Museum .  Market Square
Saint John Ale House .  Market Square
Saint John Free Public Library . Market Square
Samuel & Co.   Market Square, Atrium Level
Tim Horton’s .  Market Square
Taco Toro .  Market Square
Walsh Luggage .  Market Square

Paw Party 2019

This years Paw Party was a HUGE success! We loved celebrating International Dog Day with all kinds of dogs and their friendly owners! Thank you to the SPCA, Global Pet Foods, Saint Martins Dog Boarding Kennels/ABC Dog Training, Saint John Seadogs, 97.3 the wave and Counselor David Hickey for leading our dog parade! We can’t wait to see all the dogs and owners again next year to celebrate International Dog Day with us at our Paw Party for 2020!

Uptown Weekend Events! August 1st – 4th 2019

Thursday, August 1st 2019

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Saint John Night Market

5:00PM @ South Market Street

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Big Tide Joggers and Lagers

6:00PM @ Big Tide Brewing

Live Music at O’Leary’s

7:00PM @ O’Learys Pub

Country Star Kickoff

8:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk

Nick Gay

10:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday, August 2nd 2019 

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Area 506

6:30 @ Water Front Saint John

Live Music at O’Leary’s

7:00PM @ O’Learys Pub

T.G.I.F PARTY WITH DEL

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

Saturday, August 3rd 2019

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Area 506

6:30 @ Water Front Saint John

DANCE PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

Sunday, August 4th 2019

Queen Square Farmers Market

9:00AM @ Queen Square

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Sunday Jazz Night!

8:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk

Uptown Weekend Events! July 18th – July 21st 2019

Thursday, July 18th 2019

Buskers on the Bay

All day @ Market Square Boardwalk

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Saint John Night Market

5:00PM @ South Market Street

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Big Tide Joggers and Lagers

6:00PM @ Big Tide Brewing

Live Music at O’Leary’s

7:00PM @ O’Learys Pub

Much Ado About Nothing

7:30 @ BMO Studio Theatre

Country Star Kickoff

8:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk

Nick Gay

10:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday, July 19th 2019

Buskers on the Bay

All day @ Market Square Boardwalk

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

A Night of Arts

5:00PM @ Taste of Egypt

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music at O’Leary’s

7:00PM @ O’Learys Pub

Much Ado About Nothing

7:30 @ BMO Studio Theatre

New Design // June Body // Dash Talk

10:00PM @ Taco Pica

T.G.I.F PARTY WITH DEL

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

Saturday, July 20th 2019

Buskers on the Bay

All day @ Market Square Boardwalk

Outdoor Yoga Meet-Up

10:00AM @ Lole

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Dangerous Beasts & Domestic Friends

5:00PM @ Buckland Merrifield Gallery

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Moonlight Bazaar

7:00PM @ Canterbury Street & Grannan Lane

 

 

Much Ado About Nothing

7:30 @ BMO Studio Theatre

pomes // Mingjia // WROTE

8:00PM @ Taco Pica

Free Concert – Ethan Ash

8:30PM @ the Saint John Public House

Moonlight After Party

10:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

DANCE PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

Sunday, July 21st 2019

Buskers on the Bay

All day @ Market Square Boardwalk

Queen Square Farmers Market

9:00AM @ Queen Square

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

South End Sunday Recycling

1:00PM @ Queen & Carmarthen

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Ladd & Lasses Live

7:30PM @ the Sanctuary Theatre

Sunday Jazz Night!

8:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk

Uptown Weekend Events – July 11-14 2019

Thursday July 11th 2019

First Birthday Party

All day @ Bunkhaus Hostel

Buckland Merrifield Gallery “My Mind’s Eye” – Don Pell

10:00AM-5:00PM @Buckland Merrifield Gallery

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Saint John Night Market

5:00PM @ South Market Street

Music of Ireland Drinks + Info Session

5:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Big Tide Joggers and Lagers

6:00PM @ Big Tide Brewing

The North Atlantic Right Whale By Joann Hamilton-Barry

6:00PM-8:00PM @ New Brunswick Museum

The Moto Social

7:00PM @ Saint John Tool Library

Live Music at O’Leary’s

7:00PM @ O’Learys Pub

Country Star Kickoff

8:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk

Nervous Tick + the Zipper Lips / Frig Dancer / Sheik

9:30PM @ Taco Pica

Youngtree and the Blooms / Catherine Kennedy

10:00PM @ Five and Dime

Nick Gay

10:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

 

Friday, July 12th 2019

Buckland Merrifield Gallery “My Mind’s Eye” – Don Pell

10:00AM-5:00PM @Buckland Merrifield Gallery

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Jennifer Power Scott & Adrian Thornton

7:00PM-9:00PM @ Taco Pica Restaurant

O’Learys Pub

7:00PM @ O’Learys Pub

DJ Hawk

9:30PM @ Five & Dime

T.G.I.F PARTY WITH DEL

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

 

Saturday, July 13th 2019

SJ Pet Expo

10:00AM-6:00PM @ Marco Polo Cruise Terminal

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Dinner Music with Pegasus

7:00PM @ Taco Pica

O’Learys Pub

7:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

DANCE PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

Foreign Moon x Sun Junkies/Burgundy Drive

10:30PM @ Pepper’s Pub

 

Sunday, July 14th 2019

Queen Square Farmers’ Market

9:00AM @ Queen Square

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Sunday Jazz Night!

8:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk

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

Twentyfingers

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

Twentyfingers

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

Merimac

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

Botfly/Blessing/Loveover/Rival

9:30PM @ Taco Pica

Partner

9:30PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

David in the Dark

10:15PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Partner

11:15PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Countdown to Canada Day

11:59PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Beaches

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

Merimac

3:15PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Tartan Terrors

4:30PM @ the Boardwalk Stage

Merimac

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