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Get ready for a celebration three centuries in the making. Join us in 2013 for Louisbourg300, a grand fête marking the 300th anniversary of the founding of Île Royale — known today as Cape Breton Island — and its capital, Louisbourg. There has never been a better time to experience history coming to life at North America’s largest historical reconstruction.

SuperFête de Saint-Louis

More festive than ever with Louisbourg300 celebrations! To mark 300 years of history, the Feast of Saint Louis (la Fête de Saint-Louis) has become a two-day SuperFête! Each day a special concert complements traditional Feast of Saint Louis activities: Saturday August 24th, rock on at the LouisRocks concert with JP Cormier and Matt Andersen at 7:30 pm ($30); and Sunday August 25th, dance to the Fiddles for the Fête with Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy and 300 fiddlers at 3 pm (regular entry fee to the site, FREE with a fiddle that you can play). Other activities include buskers (Fri-Sat), vendors (Fri-Sat-Sun), culinary demonstrations (Fri-Sat), a garden party with our Governor for a day (Sat), fireworks (Sat. 9:30pm), dance demonstrations and workshops (Sun), and military demonstrations (Sat-Sun).

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Préparez-vous à célébrer trois siècles d’histoire! Soyez des nôtres en 2013 pour célébrer Louisbourg300, une grande fête marquant le 300 anniversaire de la fondation de l’Île Royale (île du Cap-Breton aujourd’hui), et de sa capitale, Louisbourg. Il n’y a jamais eu de meilleur moment pour vivre l’histoire dans la plus grande reconstitution historique en Amérique du Nord.

LouisRocks! A Musical tribute to Louisbourg’s legacy, June 30

WHEN:
June 30, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
WHERE:
Fortress of Louisbourg, 259 Park Service Road, Cape Breton,NS B1C 2L1, Canada

FEATURING SPRAG SESSION, LIVELY YOUTH, SQUID, SONS OF MEMBERTOU, MI’KMAW AND ACADIAN DANCERS AND THE FORTRESS OF LOUISBOURG DRUMMERS

Music genres merge on the night of June 30th as an eclectic mix of local and national performers take to one of the most phenomenal stages in Canada – the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. This multicultural concert and historical tribute ends with a memorable finale of cannons, muskets and 18th-century fireworks.

  • Music starts at 7:30 p.m. on the Fortress of Louisbourg waterfront
  • On-site concessions
  • Open air – bring your own chair! Wear comfy footwear and warm clothes
  • No refunds or exchanges
  • Rain or shine Tickets – $30

By phone:

  • Local: 902-562-5399
  • Toll-free in North America: 1-855-562-5300

In person:

  • Cape Breton Curiosity Shop, 296 Charlotte Street, Sydney
  • Louisbourg Playhouse, 11 Aberdeen Street, Louisbourg
  • Les Trois Pignons, 15584 Cabot Trail, Chéticamp

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