Experience Vibrant Acadian Culture With The Congrès Mondial Acadien 2024

Experience Vibrant Acadian Culture With The Congrès Mondial Acadien 2024

The gateway to Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia is set to host The Congrès Mondial Acadien 2024. Taking place in the South West of the province, from 10 – 18 August 2024, the international event will celebrate over 400 years of Acadian culture over nine days of festivities featuring outdoor concerts, culinary experiences, family reunions, music, and heritage.

Discover opportunities to celebrate Acadian joie de vivre. Enjoy a bonfire overlooking the beach or a lively kitchen party where everyone is not just welcome but encouraged to join in the celebration. Immerse yourself in the heritage of the area by exploring local museums, join a walking tour, or savour the authentic flavors of the region featuring lobster and traditional Acadian dishes. Come discover the warm and welcoming people of this rural corner of Nova Scotia, as well as the tastes and traditions of the region.

Ways to experience the Congrès Mondial Acadien 2024 :

Flagship Events:

August 10, 2024 – Opening Day Festival (Université Sainte-Anne, Clare)
August 15, 2024 – National Acadian Day (Yarmouth Airport, Yarmouth)
August 17, 2024 – Saturday Night Party (Mariners Centre, Yarmouth)
August 18, 2024 – Closing Ceremony Concert (Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Wedgeport)
Culinary Experiences: Savour Acadian flavours across the region! Enjoy culinary demonstrations, join a kitchen party or taste rappie pie, a traditional dish from the region, and enjoy the freshest seafood, from lobster to scallops.

Explore the Region: Discover the warm and welcoming communities of the Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley as well as Yarmouth and Acadian Shores of Nova Scotia, where the spirit of Acadian hospitality comes to life. Immerse yourself in the tastes and traditions unique to this region, featuring museums, a living history village, stargazing, culinary experiences showcasing local flavours and beautiful coastal scenery.


The Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos, Le Village Historique Acadien and the Wedgeport Tuna Museum each highlight different aspects of local culture, celebrating the resilience, traditions, and history of the Acadian people.

Explore the night sky at Deep Sky Eye Observatory or join a guided evening hike under some of the darkest and clearest skies in North America on a La Nuit Stella Night Hike. The region is so perfectly suited for viewing the night sky that The Acadian Skies & Mi’kmaq Lands, located within the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores region in southwestern Nova Scotia is the first destination in North America to receive a Starlight certification by the Starlight Foundation, an organization supported by UNESCO.

Choose from a variety of diverse restaurants, craft breweries, and local markets offering everything from traditional Acadian dishes to the tastiest lobster. Splash in the waters of a sandy beach, or hike one of the many trails featuring breathtaking vistas, picturesque lighthouses, and rugged shorelines.

Family Reunions: Family gatherings are a highlight of the event, with dozens across the region, including the d’Entremonts, the Belliveaus, the LeBlancs and the Thibodeaus. Organized by host families across the region, family reunions are integral to the Congrès Mondial Acadien and an opportunity to meet cousins from all over the world and to celebrate family connections.


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