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Le Rendez-vous Acadien (Acadian Party)

Come celebrate "Le 15 août" in Petit-Rocher!

  August 15, 2022

 582, rue Principale, Petit-Rocher

The Village of Petit-Rocher will hold celebrations to mark Acadian National Day on Monday August 15.

The official schedule for the 2022 edition:

Municipal building of Petit-Rocher:

(In case of rain, everything will be transported to the Chapiteau RH Frenette)

1 p.m.: Main Street closes

  • Kiosks
  • Free tastings of Acadian pastries (first 500 people)
  • Music
  • Inflatable games for children
  • Children's face painting
  • Broadcast of an Acadian film

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Tale entitled "la fibre acadienne" told by Martine Morais Matteau

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Tap show with Les danseurs du Havre d'Argent

3 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.: Music with Ronald LeBlanc

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Registration for the most beautiful Acadian costume contest ($100 Petit-Rocher under 14 and $100 Petit-Rocher 15 and over)

4:40 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.: Music with Moyenne Rig

5:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.:

  • Protocol
  • Ave Marie Stella
  • Flag raising
  • Tintamarre, walk to the Chapiteau RH Frenette (Don't forget to make some noise!)

6:30 p.m.: Reopening of Principale Street

Chapiteau RH Frenette (behind l'école Le Tournesol):

6:20 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Music with Léo et Jeannot

8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Music with Danny Party

10 p.m.: Fireworks

What is a "Tintamarre"?

The simple explanation is: Make noise to demonstrate your Acadian pride!

This Acadian tradition takes place on the day celebrating "La Journée nationale de l'Acadie" on August 15th. People dress in Acadian colors; blue, white and red with a little bit of yellow, and make noise by means of drums, bells, trumpets or any other sound making object. All are welcome to join the celebrations and participate in them. Acadian music, dances and a joyous mood will definitely be part of the celebrations!


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