Fredericton’s biggest event of the year, the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, is right around the corner. We’ve lived here for a little less than a year, which means I’ve never been to Harvest and I can’t offer any tips for the festival itself (yet!).
If you’re coming to Fredericton from out of town, though, there’s so much to do in the downtown area where Harvest takes place! Here are my top 5 spots you can’t miss while you’re in Freddy Beach:
1. The trails
The trails are a great place to work off last night’s exuberance. Bonus: you’ll get a fabulous view of Fredericton if you make sure the walking bridge is on your route!
Oh, and they’ve got coffee, too. You’ll need some of that.
Speaking of coffee, another great locally-owned spot is…
This awesome little used book store is a quirky delight, and everything a used book store ought to be.
Finally, wrap up your visit with a Saturday morning visit to the Farmer’s market. This might be the quintessential Fredericton experience.
Tip: Hit the market early (6 – 9 am) to enjoy a relatively crowd-free environment, although it’s open till 1pm every Saturday for the late risers.
Frederictonians, what would you add to my list?