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International Festival 2023 - Friday Events

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Friday, August 4th:

9am-2pm CDN – Join us at the St. Stephen Farmers’ Market, St. Croix Riverside’s premiere artisan and produce market on the St. Stephen Waterfront. Contact:

10am-11:30pm CDN - Visit the Story Tent at the Farmers' Market where St. Croix Public Library staff will be reading stories and doing themed activities. Contact for more information.

10am-5pm CDN - Permanent Friendship Bracelets at Element 506. Come celebrate your special bond with a modern twist on the friendship jewelry. Spaces are limited, ages 5+. Call 506-465-7621 or email to book your spot. Cost $30 and up.

11am-8pm CDN - Drop by the Oak Bay Snack & Dairy for an International Festival Themed Treat. See Oak Bay Snack & Dairy on Facebook for what the treat will be!

2pm-4pm CDN - Bernie's Body Blast Open Play at Bernie's Body Blast. Climb, jump, balance, move and play. $5 per child or donation to the food bank.

2pm CDN - Homecoming - Something's Brewing Cafe Patio. See for more information.

3pm CDN - Homecoming - Carmans. See for more information.

3pm CDN - Homecoming - Simply for Life. See for more information.

4pm CDN - Homecoming - Passamaquoddy Water Conservation/Arts on the Waterfront. See for more information.

4pm-8pm CDN - Drop by St. Stephen Waterfront to try your hand at axe throwing at the HaliMac Axe Throwing- Fredericton Mobile Trailer. Two participants at a time, ten throws each. Closed-toe footwear required. Participants required to sign waiver form. No age limit, children 16 and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Other terms and conditions apply. Donations being accepted for the St. Stephen Food Bank (monetary or other).

4pm-8pm CDN - ANICA pre-concert entertainment in the GCC parking lot. Come have fun with us before the doors open at 8pm

5pm CDN - Homecoming - Diner 81. See for more information.

5:30pm US - 2023 Blue Devil Alumni Classic, Calais High School. Lady Blue Devils at 5:30pm and Blue Devils at 6:30pm. Games feature Blue Devil basketball greats taking the court one more time for a great cause, while reliving some of those "glory days" with fans and former players. $4 for adults and $3 for students. Prizes, raffles, giveaways. Presented by The Blue Devil Fund with sponsorship by Dead River Oil Company & Perfect Fit Shield Wallet. 

6pm CDN - Homecoming - Pizza Delight. See for more information.

7pm CDN - Homecoming - Game Time with Live Karaoke. See for more information.

7pm-9pm CDN - Opening of the Charlotte County Jeep Nut's Annual Jeep Run. Visit the St. Stephen Courier parking lot for the Jeep Show & Shine to learn more about the activities for the weekend. Contact

7pm-Close US - DJ Kyle Metcalf and Beer Tent, Ceaser's Pub & Grill, 663 Main Street. 21+, proper ID required.

8pm CDN - Homecoming - The 5 Kings. See for more information.

8pm CDN - Homecoming - Dooly's Homecoming Dance. See for more information.

8:30pm-11:30pm CDN - Summer Hang out Night at the Charlotte County Boys and Girls Club. A fun filled evening of movies, games and play. Heading to the ANICA concert? Send us your kids for some fun. Contact

9pm-11:30 CDN - AGT and CGT artist ANICA! The International Homecoming Festival committee and Municipal District of St. Stephen are proud to bring Canada's Got Talent Golden Buzzer winner to the Garcelon Civic Center on August 4th!

ANICA VIP table of 8 (Access to private VIP only bar area, Complimentary light refreshments) - $200 + HST: SOLD OUT

ANICA General Admission floor ticket - $10 + HST:

19+ Event

Tickets are non-refundable.

Doors open at 8pm.

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