The 18th edition of the festival used to take place from 6 to 15 August 2023.
This event pays tribute to the Acadian soldiers who landed on the beaches of Normandy on 6 June 1944. It celebrates the vitality of today’s Acadia.
Some 2023 passed events
- Natasha Saint-Pier, concert « Jeanne », Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer church,
- Cooking workshop by Anne Godin, author of the cookbook “Saveurs d’Acadie”.
- The Acadian group “la Patente“, in the OMAC hall in Courseulles-sur-Mer,
- Christian-Marc Gendron, concert mixing humour, imitations and great piano performances “Piano Man”, in the OMAC hall in Courseulles-sur-Mer,
- Group Bodh’Aktan in concert, in Courseulles-sur-Mer,
- Anthony Kavanagh, Happy show, opening act, les danseuses de la Baie en Joie, in Courseulles-sur-Mer (in French),
- Arnaud Askoy in concert, in Courseulles-sur-Mer,
- Closing dinner-concert, with Christian Marc Gendron as master of ceremonies, Salle de l’Édit in Courseulles-sur-Mer,
- And many other artists from Canada !
The program also used to include commemorative ceremonies in honor of Acadian soldiers, with a special tribute to Arthur Haché, an Acadian veteran of the North Shore Regiment who died in December 2022 at the age of 98, documentary screenings, animations, workshops, a parade of vintage vehicles, a historical hike in the footsteps of the Acadians, theme days on “Life of the Acadians at the time of Fort Louisbourg“, “Life at the time of D-Day” and “Cap à l’Ouest”.
Not forgetting, on August 15, the day of the Acadians‘ national holiday, the great tintamarre that will see some 3,000 people marching along the Courseulles dike to make noise in complete freedom.