National Acadian Day

Dates:
Aug 15

The star of the Acadian flag shines brighter than ever on August 15, when Acadians all over the world celebrate their rich culture and heritage.

From the Acadian Peninsula to the southern part of the province and all the way to Acadia of the Land and Forests in the northwest, New Brunswick’s Acadian communities – big and small – get decked out in blue, white, red and yellow to celebrate National Acadian Day.

In 2019 there is even more reason to celebrate as Southeastern New Brunswick co-hosts the world’s largest Acadian gathering at the Congrès Mondial Acadien, with tons of activities being held all over the region from August 10 to 24.

A host of festive activities take place to mark the occasion, including music, concerts and the Tintamarre, a merry parade where crowds march and dance to the sound of bells, horns, pots, wooden spoons and other noisy devices to show their pride and their legendary joie de vivre.

Come celebrate Acadian culture with us!

Dieppe Congrès Mondial Acadien – Acadian Day Celebrations
Moncton -- Acadie Rock Festival and Extrême Frontière Space (Aug. 16-23)
Caraquet -- Festival acadien de Caraquet (Aug. 2-15)
Bouctouche Shellfish Festival (Aug. 14-18)
Le Goulet – Sand Castle Festival (Aug. 15-18)
Petit-Rocher -- Rendez-vous Acadien (Aug. 14-15)
Beresford – Beresford celebrates l’Acadie (Aug. 14-17)
Atholville – Summit Festival (Aug. 9-15)

And more Acadian Day fun in…

Memramcook
Cap-Pelé
Shediac
Fredericton
Saint John
Miramichi
Tracadie
Shippagan
Lamèque
Bertrand
Pointe-Verte
Campbellton
Kedgwick
Rogersville