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Join us as the City of Saint John Celebrates its 233rd Anniversary


On Friday, May 18, the City of Saint John will celebrate the anniversary of our incorporation in 1785, making us Canada’s first incorporated City by Royal Charter. The celebration also marks the arrival of over 3,000 loyalists to our shores in 1783.

Join Mayor Don Darling, City councillors and provincial and federal dignitaries as we celebrate our history. 
Loyalist Day Activities
Friday, May 18, 2018

10:15 a.m. - Market Square, 1 Market Square

Ceremony begins with a concert by the St. Mary's Band. The programme includes speeches by dignitaries, a cake cutting, people in period dress and the reading of the Loyalist Day proclamation.
12:00 Noon - The Wharf, 111 Water Street 
The 3rd Field Artillery Regiment will conduct its 21-gun salute, along with an inspection of the guns by dignitaries.
1:00-4:00 p.m. - Loyalist House, 120 Union Street
Loyalist House is open to the public free-of-charge in the afternoon following the morning ceremonies.
6:30 p.m. - Union Club, 125 Germain Street 
Loyalist Day Banquet | Tickets are $45 and available by calling 832-5334.
For more information on Loyalist Day Activities, visit the Events Calendar at www.saintjohn.ca.


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