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, September 21st

WHEN: September 21, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
WHERE: Fortress of Louisbourg, 259 Park Service Road, Cape Breton,NS B1C 2L1, Canada


The Founders’ Feast is an exclusive culinary event hosted by a guest chef within the walls of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Sit down to an impressive full-course meal made with local ingredients and paired perfectly with select wines, as described by your chef. Take the experience home with you with the purchase of a culinary history book full of recipes, stories and vignettes about cooking à la française, 18th-century style. This special dinner is followed by a concert in the Chapel. 6 p.m. at Grandchamp House (dinner) and Chapel (concert).

  • Follow Signs to Gate 2 – parking on site at 5:30pm. Meal starts at 6:00pm, Concert to follow.
  • No Refunds or Exchanges.

Tickets available here.

Buy tickets by phone:

  • Local (902) 562-5399
  • Toll Free in North America 1-855-562-5300

Phone lines open:

  • April 29–June 30: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am-4pm.
  • After July 1: Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm ADT.

Buy tickets in person:

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

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