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Festival 506 Coming to Miramichi this October

Miramichi will be the place to be this October as Festival (506) comes to the mighty river for the very first time! Thirty-eight bands and solo artists from all across New Brunswick will meet in the ‘Chi October 13th to 16th to take part in this event which has something for all music fans. The eclectic […]

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Poem – Northumberland County

Northumberland County Northumberland County there’s a River Its waters run deep and wide The many tributaries that feed it Where friendly people do abide Fish its waters at your leisure I am sure that you’ll agree If you leave it will be with memories Of time you’ve spent on the Miramichi Boat tours, landmarks, and […]

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Words on Water welcomes Authors Josh O’Kane & Zev Bagel

Lovers of words and music will not want to miss Words on Water’s next event at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel on Tuesday August 9th. Two new books by New Brunswick authors, Josh O’Kane and Zev Bagel, will be featured along with a live musical performance and an Open Mic reading. Doors will open at […]

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59th Miramichi Folksong Festival July 31st – August 5th

by Susan Butler Tickets sales are brisk for the Miramichi Folksong Festival, with the closing Country Tribute Dinner/ Concert having completely sold out! Never in my 34 years as director of this festival have we sold out this far in advance. Set for Sunday July 31st to Friday August 5th, the 59th annual festival will […]

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Summer Happenings at Middle Island

Photos & Story by Anthony McLean, Contributing Reporter The Middle Island Historical Park is just minutes away from Downtown Chatham/ Miramichi East at 2345 Water Street. It has had great significance to Miramichier’s for nearly 170 years. When you pay a visit to the island, there is much to see and do. Follow the gravel […]

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Burnt Church Midsummer Festival

Burnt Church is a small community located on Miramichi Bay. It is separate from the native community Esgenoôpetitj but good relations prevail. The Burnt Church/ New Jersey community is made up of mainly Scottish settlers. The area has a rich heritage of shipbuilding, canning and other industries besides a strong fishing tradition and tourism in […]

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2016 Rogersville Country Festival

The 2016 Rogersville Country Festival happened over the weekend on Friday June 24th and Saturday June 25th. Country music lovers from across the province flocked to Rogersville to spend the weekend camping on the festival grounds. Perfect weather accompanied a weekend filled with talented country entertainers including Ivan Daigle, Flo Durelle, Joan Kennedy, Brian Mallery, Tristan Horncastle, and many others. Click […]

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Music Musique NB AGM

The city of Bathurst hosts the 2016 Music Musique NB AGM June 24th to 26th, 2016. The weekend includes two songwriters’ circles, one taking place in Miramichi, a series of free information sessions about the music industry, and the Annual General Meeting (AGM). 2016 Music Musique NB AGM Events Schedule Two Songwriters’ Circles featuring Andy Brown, Danny Boudreau, Matt Boudreau, […]

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Writers’ Federation of NB WordSpring Festival

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB) held their annual WordSpring writing festival at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel in Historic downtown Chatham last weekend, May 27-29. Writers from all over the province enjoyed a weekend filled with workshops, readings, book launches, awards, musical entertainment, and more. Continue Reading

Jalloo – Festival of Animation and Games June 9-11th

Every year there is a “little gem” festival that attracts professionals all over the world to Miramichi. It is not fish, music or sports. It is all about animation and games. From June 9th-11th we will host Jalloo, a festival that features some great games by Atlantic companies including our own Eggroll Digital Studios.

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