NATASHQUAN: FESTIVAL DE L’INNUCADIE
- This storytelling festival is generally held the second week of July. In 2012, it will run from July 4 through 8.
- This cultural event brings together well-known Québec storytellers and local participants, and is devoted to reviving the oral tradition of recounting typical tales or mythical legends.
LONGUE-POINTE-DE-MINGAN: FESTIVAL DES PASPAYAS
- Annual event that enables the “Paspayas” to celebrate their pride in their North Shore community, founded by people who originated from the Gaspé town of Paspébiac.
In 2011, the festival will run from July 14 through 17. The local cultural committee invites people from everywhere to come share in their history, cultural and natural heritage by the sea.
HAVRE-SAINT-PIERRE: FESTIVAL DE LA FAMILLE
- This festival dedicated to family reunions is becoming increasingly popular. Cayens arrive from all over to celebrate with family at a special waterfront venue, in a serene setting.
- Participants also increasingly include visitors from the North Shore region and elsewhere, who attend the festival to partake in the family and social activities.
- The annual festival generally occurs the third week of July. The 13th edition in 2012 will run from July 19 through 22.
HAVRE-SAINT-PIERRE: FÊTE DES ACADIENS
- Every August 15, Acadians worldwide celebrate their ties to a culture and history that have no equal. These include the Cayens, who cherish their Acadian roots. At Havre-Saint-Pierre, the event is not always celebrated that same day. It is actually usually held the weekend just before August 15. The Cayens will likely celebrate the event at the same time and pace as their Acadian and Cajun cousins from elsewhere in the world. Check it out!