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Fête Nationale de l'Acadie

Come celebrate "Le 15 août" in the Chaleur region! 

  August 15, 2023

Here's the schedule of celebrations surrounding National Acadian Day in Belle-Baie. Click HERE for activities taking place in Bathurst.

August 12 at 1 p.m. Outdoor park in Nigadoo: Formal ceremony, cake, inflatable game, mini-farm paradise and music with Broue et Boucane

August 13 at 2 p.m. Beresford Beach: Inflatable game, activities for children and music with Northern Heights

7 p.m. Salle Joseph Michel Fournier – Pointe-Verte: Music with Lucien Pelletier

August 14 at 8:30 p.m. La Croisée school grounds in Robertville: Open-air cinema “L’ordre secret” by Phil Comeau

August 15 Main Street – Petit-Rocher

2 p.m.: Craft market, music, inflatable game, activities for children, music with Léo and Jeannot, competition for the most beautiful Acadian costume and tintamarre

6:30 p.m.: Music with Ronald LeBlanc, followed by Les Gars du Nord and fireworks

All the activities offered are FREE.

What is a "Tintamarre"?

The simple explanation is: Make noise to demonstrate your Acadian pride!

This Acadian tradition takes place on the day celebrating "La Journée nationale de l'Acadie" on August 15th. People dress in Acadian colors; blue, white and red with a little bit of yellow, and make noise by means of drums, bells, trumpets or any other sound making object. All are welcome to join the celebrations and participate in them. Acadian music, dances and a joyous mood will definitely be part of the celebrations!

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