August 5th and 6th in 2017!

There is a reason we chose New Brunswick Day weekend for this – we wanted to be the epicentre of New Brunswick pride. Area 506 is where people from across the province get together to celebrate our music, our culture and our innovative products and businesses. We wanted to create an event, and a space, where we can celebrate our pride in calling New Brunswick home. This festival is about creating engaging experiences and engaged New Brunswickers.

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you would like to be a part of Area 506 in 2017.

Cargo-tecture Event

CARGO-TECTURE is coming to Area 506 in 2017

Local architects, designers, artists, engineers, innovators and creative types are invited to submit concepts to the CARGO-TECTURE Design Competition to mark Canada’s 150 anniversary of Confederation.

Five Finalists will be chosen by Jury to create a full scale prototype to be showcased at the Area 506 Festival in 2017. The public will submit their vote at the Area 506 Festival and those votes will be tallied with the Jury score system created to determine one overall winner.

Learn more about Cargo-tecture from Discover Saint John

2016 Was Awesome!

2016 in photos:

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Area 506 2016

Summer's over. Kind of a drag. What was your summer highlight? SHARE this two minute recap if you think #Area506 will be part of your #NBDay plan next year! Special thanks to our friends at RayneMaker Productions, Horizon Aerial and the boys in Wintersleep for letting use their track!

Posted by Area 506 on Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Area 506 Site - July 24 2016

We're not done yet, but we had a pretty great weekend! Check out this aerial footage of the shipping container village - home to 40+ exhibitors on Sat/30 & Sat/31 - FREE admission for everyone during the day! Many thanks to our friends at Horizon Aerial for the clip! #Area506

Posted by Area 506 on Monday, July 25, 2016