August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick
August 10, 2019

Prince Edward Island will host the Congrès mondial acadien for the first time in 2019, and it all gets under way on August 10 in Abram-Village! To kick off the activities, there will be a discovery tour of Route 11, which runs along the Evangeline coast. Various activities will follow throughout the day: farmers’ market, craft exhibit, dancing brunch, street arts, Cajun-style cooking contest, fireworks, and much more!

The day will take on a folk festival atmosphere, with a big show in the evening on the Acadian Festival site in Abram-Village featuring Acadian and Cajun artists, including Barachois, Les Hay Babies, Arthur Comeau, and Famille Savoy.

As the day’s artistic director, Emmanuelle LeBlanc, explained, “Opening day will give people an opportunity to discover some great musical groups and meet with artists from all disciplines, including musicians, cooks, and craftspeople. It will truly be a day of discovery.”


Arts and Culture

The main cultural and tourism destination in the Evangeline area is the Village musical acadien (Acadian Musical Village). The centre organizes cultural activities for the area and includes several attractions for visitors and residents alike, including dinner-theatres, culinary experiences and more! After a significant construction project, the village was able to add an outdoor area that includes a small concert hall with an interactive learning zone and a hall of fame, a small outdoor stage, an art gallery and a beautiful terrace.

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Abram-Village has a wealth of cultural and festive experiences to offer, such as the Exposition agricole et Festival acadien de la région Évangéline (Evangeline Area Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival). The exhibition is an opportunity to educate the population on agricultural techniques and promote excellence in the area’s agriculture. The festival has something everyone: Acadian feast, race, children’s events, crafts, bingo, parade, demonstrations, exhibitions, meals, music and talent shows!

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Outdoors and Leisure

A total of 435 km along an abandoned railroad in Prince Edward Island were developed to create the Confederation Trail. When the railroad closed in 1989, Islanders seized the opportunity to create a long trail that would run from one end of the Island to the other. In the summer, people can walk, bike, hike or run along breathtaking rolling hills, picturesque villages and seascapes.

Heritage and History

Did you know?
Arsenault country is where the first Acadian provincial premier was born: Aubin-Edmond Arsenault.

A must-see during your visit to Prince Edward Island is the Coopérative d’artisanat d’Abram-Village (Abram-Village Handcraft Cooperative) where you will find a variety of craft products to bring back home as souvenirs or gifts. Discover handmade quilts and craft products from Prince Edward Island. Woodwork, knitted and crocheted items, embroidery, basketry, photography, handbags, placemats, potholders, Acadian-themed items and more. There is something for everyone!

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