The Sea Shanty Festival
, one of the biggest maritime festivals in Eastern Canada, is an annual event during which poetry born from the sea is made available to the eyes and ears of all. Held in the magnificent village of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, the Sea Shanty Festival
is a unique place to hear and learn about maritime culture in all its shapes and forms. The festival promotes popular arts and traditions that relate to the St. Lawrence River. During this event, you can take part in many activities, including shows, workshops, conferences, discussions, meals, regatta, literary activities, the “Joyeux naufragés” race, a market in the port and much more.