Fête de l'Acadie

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Fête de l'Acadie: Saturday, August 14th, from 5pm to 7pm at the Centre des Grands-Vents


Let's celebrate the Fête de l'Acadie together!

Join us at the Centre des Grands-Vents for a catered barbecue and tasty treats... and activities for all ages!

All are welcome.

  •  Price**:
  • FREE

On the program:

  • Barbecue
  • Tasty treats
  • Live music
  • Crafts and fun

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  • **Please note that we do not accept registrations by email or telephone. All registrations must be made directly on our website. Registration must be made before Wednesday, August 11, at 12:00 noon.

For more information: culture@acfsj.ca or call (709) 726-4900


If you wish to confirm your registration, please click on the "Registration (Individual)''  button. At the very bottom of the table.   ↓

Fete de l'Acadie


 Price :  Free 

Registration required: by Wednesday, 11 August at 12:00 pm. 

For more information and to register: culture@acfsj.ca or 709-726-4900.


Event Properties

Event Date 08-14-2021 5:00 pm
Event End Date 07-14-2021 7:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-12-2021 8:30 am
Capacity 150
Cut off date 08-11-2021 12:30 pm

What is the Fête de l'Acadie?

What is the Fête de l'Acadie?

In 1881, the Acadians gathered in Memramcook for their first National Convention and chose August 15th as the date of their national holiday. Since then, Acadians have gathered on Assumption Day to commemorate their history and celebrate their culture. Over the past forty years, this celebration has taken on a new meaning thanks to a very special event, the tintamarre. This noisy and colourful event became a central element of the celebration from 1979, on the occasion of the 375th anniversary of the founding of Acadie, and highlighted the festive side of the holiday. Acadians celebrate this day as a time to express their vitality, pride, joie de vivre, and their success, against all odds, in preserving their culture. Now, on August 15th, the tintamarre, shows, and joyful gatherings of all kinds are held everywhere where Acadians live.

Sources : The Corridor (translated from French to English)