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21 events you won’t want to miss | August 2019

August is the month of music and cold drinks, of living with no regrets and making no excuses! 

 Published Jul 26

It’s time to start planning your month of August, so check out all the activities offered in our beautiful region.

Here’s a sample of what’s happening in the Chaleur Region in August 2019!

1) La Promenade Waterfront

Every Wednesday to Sunday until August 24th at 7:00 pm

La Promenade Waterfront will be the stage for many local artists and band throughout August.

Listen to the tunes of your local favourites and discover new artists! Every night you’ll find a different vibe to discover, so bring down some friends, grab a lawn chair and enjoy!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/La-Promenade-Waterfront-1408220612604074/

2) La Ligue d’Improvisation Chaleur

Every Monday night, at 7:30 pm

The Chaleur Improvisation League presents their weekly improv match at “La Bibitte du CCNB” where players from all over the province will fight to take home the “Fou Rire” trophy.

The show is free and has a money back guarantee!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/Improchaleur/

3) Yoga on the beach

Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm

Be Zen! Drop in for free Yoga at the Beresford beach. Bring your yoga mat or a large beach towel along with your smile 😊

Join them around the canteen.


More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2393622944035795/

[Beresford Beach]

4) Écomarché de Beresford

Every Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

L’Écomarché Régional aims at promoting food producers in the Chaleur region and offering the population the opportunity to buy local, organic and seasonal products in one convenient place.

Visit this beautiful local farmer’s market on Saturdays and see this prime example of true eco-responsible behaviour first-hand!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/EcomarcheregionaldeBeresford/

5) Marché Centre-ville Studio 2’s downtown market

Every Saturday from 9 :00 am to 1:00 pm

Studio 2’s Downtown market is a year-long farmer’s market featuring local products in beautiful downtown Bathurst. From jewelry to pet products, a quick coffee or a full breakfast, you’ll find what you are looking for right at Studio 2’s Downtown market. Best of all? You’ll be supporting local artisans!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownMarketstudio2/

6) Belledune Days

August 1st – 4th

Early August is week #2 of festivities in honour of Belledune. Fun, friendship and family: that has always been the Belledune Days theme.

ATV Fun Run at the Supervillage Trailblazer Lodge, Country Hoedown at the Legion Branch, Laser Tag at the municipal Gymnasium, ladies night, card party, Karaoke, Family movie night, Inflatable games, Face Painting, and FIREWORKS.

Fun for all ages at the Belledune days 2019!

More info: https://www.tourismchaleur.ca/en/events/belledune-days

7) Les Ananas au Cœur d’Artishow

August 2nd at 9:00 pm

Four passionate young musicians who won the semi-finals at the “Accros de la Chanson” gala in Edmundston will be performing at the beautiful Coeur d'Artishow.

(Find their song GINETTE on Spotify and follow the band on Instagram @lesananasmusique. )

If you can’t get enough of them, they will also be performing in the Dieppe final on August 15, 2019 and at the Acadian Festival on August 9th!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1249149738588983/

[Bistro cœur d’Artishow]

8) BBPB at the Bathurst Marina

August 2nd at 10:00 pm

Did you miss this high-energy band during the Hospitality Days? You are in luck because they are back!

The Big Bad Party Band will be getting you moving and grooving to a wide variety of music from the Stevie Wonder and CCRs of yesterday to the Bruno Mars and Pitbull's of today. A true Top 40 band to make you dance ALL NIGHT!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/457550961736378/

9) Patrick Dufresne & Blondy’s

August 2nd

Join Patrick Dufresne & Blondy’s at the Camping Malybel from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm as they play some good old-fashioned Country music.

This is also the perfect occasion to grab a copy of their album “Simply Us”!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2224826930869665/

10) Festi-Plage

August 3rd – 5th

Beresford’s Festi-Plage brings you a weekend of music, free cake, games and fun for the whole family!

There will be Bubble Football, Jumpaï and bouncy castles, music by Danny Party, Les Zacoustiks, Marc Melanson and the Bandits…and free cake too!

(Did we mention the free cake?)

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/473878346751428/

11) New Brunswick Day

August 5th

The New Brunswick Day festivities in Bathurst will be happening at both Coronation Park and La Promenade Waterfront.

The day will begin with an opening ceremony and free cupcakes! There will be balloon twisting, face painting, inflatable games and much more! Musical guest will be the Windsors and Project Wednesday.

At around 7:00 pm, La Promenade Waterfront will be rocking to the music of Raglan Road!

What a great way to celebrate New Brunswick Day!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/630746244102929/

*Keep an eye on our events calendar for other New Brunswick day activities!  

[The Waterfront Promenade]

12) PB Rivard in Bathurst

August 7th

Performing at Studio 2, Pierre-Bruno Rivard will be bringing his new show "Ma thérapeute est morte" to Bathurst as one of his first stops after rocking Zoofest in Montreal.

Ma thérapeute est morte has been touted as “the perfect balance between heartfelt, emotional and guilty laughter”, and PB Rivard is bringing it to Bathurst using his revolutionary “pay-what-you-want-as-long-as-it’s-at-least-$5” system.

No filters, no taboos, no worries. We’ll see you at Studio 2!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1337944309688725/

13) Matt Wright – Brewery Tour(ery)!

August 8th

Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Matt Wright finally got to combine his two favourite things: breweries and laughter.

His Chaleur region stop is landing him at our very own Four Rivers Brewery in Bathurst!

Matt is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director known for his sharp, clean, observational comedy about the struggle of being a person – something we can all definitely relate to.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/318916212376735/

[Four Rivers Brewing Co.]

14) Too Broke to party

August 9th

The Too Broke to Party comedy tour featuring four hilarious comics from Toronto touring the Maritimes lands at Studio 2 in Bathurst on August 9th!

Matt Keenan, originally from Saint John, has played at this local venue before…now he’s back with a few friends to show off our legendary Chaleur region hospitality!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1078722218989998/

15) Payne’s party presents a Celebration of Music

August 9th – 10th

In honour of the original Woodstock’s 50th, this year’s Payne’s Party (of Woofstock fame) will be a celebration of music!

It will be a full weekend of great music and free camping, all the while supporting our furry friends at the SPCA.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2917379998487532/

16) Kayak Lagune Beresford Lagoon – For women by women

August 10th

Sea kayak and/or recreational kayak outing for women, guided by women for ~2 hours on the lagoon in Beresford.

Lunch break included. Basics skills required. # max. of participant: 8 with 2 guides.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2310824459187071/

17) Kayak de mer de base PC - PC Basic Sea Kayak

August 10th

Ever wanted to try sea kayaking? Do you want to feel more confident in your kayaking skills? Want to go out and enjoy a nice paddle on calm seas?

Le Camping is now offering a basic course in Paddle Canada sanctioned sea kayaking (yes, it means you get an actual certificate!).

This 8-hour course is given over two consecutive mornings and is designed for the novice paddler and introduces basic paddling skills, assisted rescue and the necessary knowledge to paddle in sheltered areas.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/326814544683376/

[Le Camping]

18) Fête des Acadiens

August 15th

Summer in Petit Rocher vibrate to the colours of the Acadian flag, and this time of year is its apex! The Fête des Acadiens is when the local music, food and culture completely takes over the town.

Activities start on the 14th with some Acadian tales and arts and crafts where you will be getting noise makers ready for the 15th main event: le Tintamarre!

The next day, on the “Quinzou”, part of the Main street will be closed while people flood the streets to celebrate and make as much noise as they can!

More info: https://www.tourismchaleur.ca/en/events/le-rendez-vous-acadien-acadian-party

You'll also find plenty of Acadian celebrations going on in Beresford, from August 14th to 17th.

Check out our complete event page to get all the details! https://www.chaleurtourism.ca/en/events/beresford-celebrates-l-acadie

19) Rough Waters Bluegrass Festival

August 16th – 17th

Back by popular demand!

Five bands, camping fun and music for all ages. Bluegrass, the American root music that is known for its great harmony and unique style.

The Rough Waters Bluegrass Festival promises to be a musical event you won’t want to miss!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/roughwatersbluegrassfestival/

20) Lip Sync Battle

August 17th

One of Camping Haché’s many fun Summer nights.

Join the lip-sync battle or just watch and cheer the performers and their special guest!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/392284811635095/

[Camping Haché]

21) Isabelle Cyr au Bistro Cœur d’Artishow

August 30th

Isabelle Cyr returns to the Bistro Cœur d'Artishow, this time to present her show from her critically acclaimed album "Brûle à mes lèvres", as well as other songs from her repertoire.

Isabelle, between her music and storytelling, shows us the world through her eyes filled with poetry, intensity and humour.

Accompanied by Yves Marchand and Nicole MacDonald, her rich and enveloping voice will mingle with piano, percussion, and cello.

Isabelle will surely charm you... and the fact that you get to enjoy it all at the amazing Bistro Coeur d'Artishow will definitely make this a night to remember!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coeurartishow/


These were (only) 21 of the events we don’t want you to miss in August… but there are always so many great adventures for you to discover in the Chaleur Region! 

Need inspiration? Visit our event section for a full list of curated events.


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