Area 506 Festival Site


The AREA 506 VIP ticket takes an already awesome festival experience and cranks it up to eleven. VIP ticketholders receive all the benefits of a regular weekend pass PLUS:
▪ Exclusive site entrance
▪ Dedicated washrooms & bar access
▪ Patio seating experience
▪ Closest-to-the-stage exclusive concert viewing area


Get a head start on the weekend and join us Friday at 5:00 pm for the second annual E2L Jam. Thanks to our friends on Grannan Lane (Churchills Bar & Pub, Five & Dime, and Port City Royal) for organizing this already legendary street party. At 5:00 pm, sections of Canterbury and Grannan Lane will be closed. The E2L Jam will feature selected vendors, and THREE surprise artists from the AREA 506 lineup.

Stop in and see us to SKIP THE LINE! Pre-register, pick up your wristband AND pre-purchase bar tokens and AREA 506 merch.


Thanks to our friends at Discover Saint John, our all-day, family-friendly #SaintAwesome Culture Stage is FREE for everyone.

The Culture Stage features artists and culture groups from around New Brunswick. Programming starts at 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday and runs through to 6:00 pm.


Thanks to support from Emera New Brunswick, we can offer a festival experience that’s packed with fun for 506ers of all ages.

This year’s Emera New Brunswick Family Zone is bigger and bouncier than ever and features face painting, a laser maze, a giant inflatable obstacle course, and more! We even have a space for our our tiniest 506ers (and their parents) to get some shade, freshen up, and grab some lunch.

The Family Zone is open in the Container Village from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.


The Shipping Container Village is one of the highlights of the weekend and shines a light on the diversity of our province.

Visit us from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday – or concert-goers can visit the Night Market until midnight. Here are the Vendors and Community Groups that you can expect to find this year:

  • Andrea Butler Designs
  • Beechwood Wildness Natural Wellness
  • Bern’s Beach Creations
  • Breakout Saint John
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Chenna Baree Shoes
  • Creative Rage
  • Deb Humen’s Beach Art & Photography
  • Debbie Simmons
  • Doyle & Day Designs
  • EnerQi Healing
  • Fabiz Art & Design
  • Fog Lit Festival
  • Foghorn Brewing Company
  • Forever Highland
  • Fredericton Makerspace
  • Fundy Comic Arts Society
  • Fundy Fringe Festival
  • Gypsy Junction Bohemian Boutique
  • HMCS Brunswicker
  • Hartt Shoes
  • Holdfast Mercantile
  • Holly McKay
  • Hopewell Rocks
  • I Love My Jewelry Too
  • Impact Market
  • Intuitive Candles
  • Lulujo
  • Maritime Hustle
  • Museum and Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark
  • Old Road Soap Co.
  • PENSION Clothing
  • Printworks Screen Printing
  • Provincial Archives
  • Rogue Coffee Co.
  • Rustik Soap Co.
  • Saint John Dodgeball League
  • Saint John Sewist Academy
  • Saint John Tool Library & DIY Centre
  • Saltwater Joys
  • SJ Multicultural Newcomers Resource Association
  • Sussex Beard Oil Merchants
  • Town of Sackville
  • World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
  • Uptown Vibes 571


Arrive hungry! This year’s Road of Restaurants features our widest variety of food yet. More than 10 vendors will be onsite until 1:00 am.

  • BBQ
  • The Big Cheese
  • East Coast Donair
  • The Funky Monkey Sandwich Stop
  • Fusion Express
  • The Gravy Train
  • Green’s Catering
  • Lee’s Lemonade
  • Machawi of Syria
  • Monks & Jonesie Gastro Truck
  • Rivers Edge Lemonade
  • Rogue Coffee

Safe Ride

We’ve partnered with Alcool NB Liquor, CAA Atlantic and Lancaster Mall to provide a safe and responsible ride home to 506ers in the Kennebecasis Valley and Saint John’s West Side.

The CAA Atlantic KV Shuttle will pick up at the Rothesay Arena (65 Hampton Road) beginning at 6:00 pm and run hourly until 1:00 am.

The Lancaster Mall West Side Shuttle will pick up beginning at 6:00 pm and run every 30 minutes until 1:00 am.


Recover on Monday afternoon with a little movie-watching in the dark at the NB Museum. Admission is FREE (and their theatre is air conditioned).

SHOWTIME: 2:00 pm