Fredericton set to celebrate Canada 150

Fredericton is set to celebrate the nation's 150th anniversary of Confederation with two free days of music, family entertainment and fun activities for kids this weekend.

The celebrations begin Friday night with a concert in Officers' Square featuring headliners I Mother Earth, Fredericton's Ross Nielsen and the Big F'n Band, and other artists.

The big party kicks off Saturday with a full day of entertainment, the return of the Canada Day parade and, if the weather co-operates, the city's largest fireworks show over the St. John River at around 10:40 p.m.

Measha Brueggergosman, The Glorious Sons and Les Hay Babies will headline the Canada Day performances.

Street closures

There will be several street closures in place, starting later Friday.

Carleton Street at Queen Street, going towards the Officers' Square parking lot, will be closed from 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday.

St. Anne's Point Drive will be closed from Regent / Queen to the Westmorland Street Bridge overpass from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday.

On Saturday, Carleton Street at Queen Street, going towards the Officers' Square parking lot, will be closed from 5 p.m. to midnight.

St. Anne's Point Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. until 1 a.m., and St. Anne's Point Drive / Queen Street Loop will see traffic interruptions from 4 to 5 p.m. during the parade.

Queen Street will be closed from the Cenotaph to St. John Street from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

And the Westmorland Street Bridge will be closed from 7:30 p.m. until around midnight for the fireworks display.

Boaters are reminded that access to the St. John River on Saturday will be restricted to below the Carleton Street piers or past the Small Craft Aquatic Centre from 7:30 p.m. to midnight.

You can find more details on the city's website.

With files from Brad Perry