La Sortie Branchée en Acadie is a three-day family festival organized to celebrate National Acadian Day in the Northwest region of New Brunswick. It highlights a wide variety of artistic disciplines and relies on the active participation of young people and everyone in the family. The event is in a way a great celebration of arts and culture in a magical natural environment, the New Brunswick Botanical Garden.
The first edition of the Sortie Branchée en Acadie took place in 2016. The objective is to provide a cultural experience for our visitors and share our Francophone and Acadian heritage. This festival takes place from the Friday to Sunday closest to National Acadian Day, held on August 15.
It is the perfect opportunity for the Botanical Garden to open its doors to the public for free, and to provide for a day filled with activities for the whole family. On the Sunday of this activity, many sites throughout the Botanical Gardens hold artistic workshops and entertainment for free. Some workshops, more technical, are aimed at adults while others are for children. Young and old patrons are able to pet the Napoli farm animals, listen to the stories of the Fairy Litout, make their own soap, make stained glass windows, paint small wooden toys or have fun in inflatable games. This is an opportunity for the New Brunswick Botanical Garden to say thank you to the entire community and to allow all people here and elsewhere to visit this gem.
In addition to the family day, a large marquee that can accommodate almost 500 people is set up in the garden to present major shows in the evening on the Friday and Saturday of this festive weekend. Famous artists who previously have graced the stage of the festival are Zachary Richard, Caroline Savoie, Dan Bigras, Suroît and Pierre Flynn. Other wonderful shows await you.
This family cultural event continues to grow in popularity. In 2019, 6,500 people participated. Join us for the next edition which will take place from August 14 to 16, 2020!