Founded in 2017 by renowned acadian artist Maxim Cormier, Festival Quinzou, presented by Acadian Seaplants Ltd, is a celebration of National Acadian Day in downtown Halifax. Festival Quinzou allows Acadians to celebrate not only in small Acadian Communities but also in the city of Halifax. For non-acadians, Festival Quinzou is an opportunity to come meet and celebrate. The term “Quinzou” is a slang spelling of “Quinze Août”, which translates to “August 15th” in french. August 15th in Canada is “National Acadian Day”.
11:30 am – Raising of the Flag (presented by CCGH) Grand Parade Square / 1770 Barrington St., Halifax
12:00 pm – Tunes at Noon – Music by Route 102 (presented by Downtown Halifax Business Commission) Grand Parade Square / 1770 Barrington St., Halifax
2:00 pm – Acadian Feature Film “Zachary Richard Toujours Batailleur” – Paul O’Regan Hall 5440 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax
7:00 pm – Acadian Concert – Music by Luc D’Eon et La Relève, Charles et Monique, and Décota McNamara – Paul O’Regan Hall 5440 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax
9:00 pm – Wine, Cheese, and Jazz – Music by George Hebert Trio (19+) – Obladee Wine Bar / 1600 Barrington St., Halifax