Since its revival in 2002, the Bathurst Hospitality Days have attracted crowds averaging 25,000 to 30,000 over the period of the festival. Our fireworks display has become a covetedSince its revival in 2002, the Bathurst Hospitality Days have attracted crowds averaging 25,000 to 30,000 over the period of the festival. Our fireworks display has become a coveted event in Northern New Brunswick with people coming from as far as Caraquet and Miramichi to assist to its showing. Other popular events, such as the parade, Hospitality Idol, and the concerts generate some of the larger crowds our area has seen.
Hospitality Days were created to bring out the best of our community through manifestations and celebrations. In actual fact, our locality has shown unparalleled friendliness and welcome to its guests by using our greatest asset, each other. It is an opportunity to celebrate family, friends and community pride. Hosting an event such as Hospitality Days also creates a positive economic impact, this being evident through our tourist operators who offer our festival program to thousands of patrons and visitors from across the country and around the world. The positive marketing impact that it offers our region in provincial organizations should also not go unnoticed.