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Acadian Day

A variety of activities for the whole family to celebrate Acadian language, culture and joie de vivre! Music, games for kids, fl ag raising ceremony, and a tintamarre (parade).

Festivities Schedule

Noon – Acadian day mass at Saint-Anne-des-Pays-Bas Church

3 pm – Family bazaar

At the Officers’ Square in downtown Fredericton: inflatable games, make-up and workshops for all family! (Minimal fees – cash only)


4 pm – BBQ (NEW: Acadian food and cash bar!*)

At the Officers’ Square (minimal fees – cash only)

6 pm – “Tintamarre” (on foot)

From Officers’ Square to City Hall. Don’t forget to bring anything that makes noise !

6:15 pm – Raising of the Acadian flag

At Fredericton City Hall (397 Queen St.)

The flag raising will take place at Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne (CCSA) only in case of thunder.

Acadian Music Free Shows
At Officers’ Square

Grou Tyme - 3:30 pm to 4:50 pm and 5:30 pm to 5:50 pm

This Acadian Francophone group offers hits of popular artists such as 1755, Suroît, Zachary Richard, Cayouche, Bois-Joli, The Hay Babies, Denis Richard, George Belliveau, Edith Butler and many others! The group is composed of five musicians and sometimes a 6th is added when he visits the Maritimes: Jenny Lyne Comeau (voice/guitar/harmonica), François d'Entremont (voice/guitar/piano/djembe), Ricky John Godin (voice/percussion), Joël Chavarie (bass/vocals), Yves Mazerolle (violin) and Julien Bouchard "honorary member" (voice/guitar/banjo/mandolin).

La Trappe - 7:30 pm

This band, from the Acadian Peninsula, has been very active since 2006. The members of the band, Martin Robichaud, Adam Robichaud, Milène Robichaud, Julien Breau, Yvan McGraw and Joline Richard, revisit in their own way, the Acadian songs that have left their marked in the last decades. They stand out with the quality of their vocal harmonies and the precision of their musical arrangements.

This schedule can be modified without notification. If it rains, all activities will take place at CCSA (except the raising of the Acadian flag).

Aug 15, 2018