AREA 506, City of Saint John partner for festival to remain at Water Street location for 2020


AREA 506 today announced that, in partnership with the City of Saint John, the annual festival of music, culture and goods will continue to be hosted at Fundy Quay through 2020. The location remains one of great interest, and the event will remain on that location until development work is complete.

“AREA 506 has always had the luxury of fantastic waterfront locations, whether it was at Long Wharf for our first three festivals, or our 2019 location at Fundy Quay,” says Ray Gracewood, Chair of the AREA 506 Committee. “Working with a partner who clearly understands the value of an event like AREA 506 makes the process incredibly easy, so we’re humbled and proud to once again call our city’s historic backdrop home for the province’s best party.”

The success and enthusiasm for the event to remain on Fundy Quay in the interim was immediately felt during the 2019 event, and for weeks after. As the success of the annual event continues to grow, festival organizers and City officials agreed that anchoring the event in the heart of uptown Saint John is a must.

“AREA 506 is a top destination event and showcase for our city and our province,” says Saint John Mayor Don Darling. “Our uptown was a fantastic backdrop to an amazing weekend in 2019. When the AREA 506 team came back to us to discuss the possibility of returning to the Fundy Quay location, we were more than happy to find a solution that supports the event, supports our local businesses, and keeps it in the heart of the uptown in the middle of the popular New Brunswick Day celebrations.”

AREA 506 will return to its new location at Fundy Quay to celebrate its fifth anniversary over the New Brunswick Day long weekend once again, taking place from July 31 – August 2, 2020.

“We’re putting together another amazing line-up for our fifth year,” says Gracewood. “We’re excited to share more information about next year’s event in early 2020.”

Dan Culberson - area-506-night3-IMG_0859 Photo credit: Dan Culberson - 2019 AREA 506

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