With its theme, Imagine the Americas, the 20th New France Festival will be an opportunity to celebrate during large festive gatherings in the evenings at the magnificent Artillery Park, where the rich architectural and historical elements will put you in the ambience of the old times. You can expect traditional music, First Nations’ music, paramilitary music and many other genres throughout the festival. There will even be a show of pop folk starring the charming Sally Folk on Thursday August 4. Get ready to dance!
The New France Festival is also an event where you can discover foods inspired by recipes that would have been used during colonial times. Each day will feature a grand barbecue of sizzling grilled foodstuffs inspired by the traditions of the Huron-Wendat Nation, the Celts and the Acadians. Simply tantalizing! The fan-favourite Gourmet Market will also be back this year. On August 5, celebrate Francophonie Day by popping by Acadia for some lobster rolls.
The historical reenactments set up here and there around the site are key features at the event that help create the festival’s unbelievable atmosphere. Add to that: workshops to take part in, period trades to try out, arts demonstrations and many other activities and you’ll be catapulted to New France in a fantastic fanfare!