Spring Into Summer Uptown

Start your Saturday in Uptown Saint John & check out all the activities happening all day during our Spring into Summer Uptown kickoff! Uptown businesses will have a variety of fun featured products, a few patios are open, and some great activities (start times and some qualities are limited. Check our events calendar for details). King Square will be activities, picture-perfect tulips are all along King Street, & so many other things are happening. Find the schedule below.

Spring Into Summer Uptown Kick off May 27th 2023


Many Uptown boutiques, shops, restaurants, cafés, businesses, and galleries are celebrating Spring into Summer. Click the link below to see what they are doing!

Spring Into Summer Uptown Kickoff Activities

Uptown Businesses (hours vary)

King Street Tulips all day long

  • Tulips on King Street provide a perfect photo opportunity with vibrant tulips and historic King Street in the background.  

Stonehammer Corner of Water and Duke Street, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm

Uptown Box Art Celebration King’s Square 2pm to 4pm

  • Live painting, live music, live chalk art throughout King’s Square from 2pm to 4pm
  • 2:10pm – 2:20pm – Elijah Arbeau, Piano Performance
  • 2:20pm – 2:30pm – Angelina Sparks, Highland Dance Performance
  • 2:30pm – 2:50pm – Rothesay Ballet, Ballet Dance Performance
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm – InterAction School, Music Performance
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm – Rothesay High School, Music Performance

Picture Perfect Tulip Photo Opportunity

Tulips on King – Uptown Saint John has brought 11,000+ tulips to King Street each year for over a decade in partnership with the City of Saint John. You can see them in bloom from late May to early June.

Uptown Box Art – Celebration

Join us on May 27 at King Square to celebrate the unveiling of four traffic boxes transformed with customized designs by local artists. Enjoy music, dancing, chalk art, and live painting. An Uptown Saint John Place-Making initiative.

Did you have an Uptown Gift Card that you haven’t spent yet? Treat yourself today! Click the link below to see which Uptown Retailers, Restaurants, & Businesses accept the card.