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).


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.

Saturday, July 20th

July 20, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Fortress of Louisbourg, 259 Park Service Road, Cape Breton,NS B1C 2L1, Canada


Described as one of Canada’s leading musical voices, award-winning singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett proudly hits the quay at the Fortress of Louisbourg to celebrate 300 years of history. Plaskett’s only Cape Breton appearance in 2013 includes a show-stopping, choreographed cannon-fire finale, complete with fireworks. This show will feature the band Bella Rebellion as the opening performance.

  • Event begins at 7:30 p.m. on the Fortress of Louisbourg waterfront.
  • Start parking & ticket taking at the Visitor Reception Centre at 5:30pm Bused on to site.
  • Music Starts at 7:30pm. Fireworks to follow.
  • On-site concessions.
  • Open air – bring your own chair! Wear comfy footwear and warm clothes.
  • No Refunds or exchanges – Rain or Shine.

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