Joie De Vivre with the Fête

Celebrate the French language and culture in a three day workshop, shows, learning and fun, all hosted in the magnificent Rockies.

Three Days, One Unique Opportunity

Since 2012 and again this summer, the Fête will take place at the David Thompson Resort near Nordegg, so mark your calendar on July 8, 9 and 10! The Fête is three days of workshops, shows, learning and fun, all in an enchanting setting: our magnificent Rockies. For young and old alike, there is plenty to celebrate in French, the language that distinguishes and unites us at the same time. Sports activities, crafts, contests, local music, and bonfires will give everyone an opportunity to take a well-deserved break, build relationships and create memories that last for years.

2022: A Strong Comeback

After a 2021 edition that took place in a virtual format, the festival is back in force with an even more refreshing program and a very special novelty: the Alberta Francophone Market. For the first time, festivalgoers will have the chance to discover local entrepreneurs and artisans eager to share their passion. Open on July 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Alberta Francophone Market will feature some twenty exhibitors from across the province.

Best Finds And Friendly Encounters

Discover the extravagant jewelry from Madame Nadine Jewelry and Accessories or the versatile pillows from KOUSa Cushions. Be amazed by the beautiful illustrations in Colouring It Forward’s colouring books and dazzled by the colourful works of renowned painters. Get your hands on exclusive pieces and make the Fête Franco-Albertaine fun last with a lasting memory! The market promises delicious surprises and specialties that cannot be found anywhere else. What would a Francophone event be without a little bit of deliciousness? In addition, festivalgoers will discover practical goods for the home and everyday life!

It will be the perfect opportunity to buy some gems, but above all, to meet local creators and support the local economy. And why not take advantage of the moment to find meaningful gifts for your loved ones? You know, the same loved ones who could not join the fun?

In a relaxed atmosphere of gathering between friends, you will be welcomed to the rhythm of the vitality of the great Franco-Albertan family! Alberta’s French-speaking community is excited to welcome newcomers and showcase its many talents and friendliness. This summer, add an experience full of joie de vivre to your itinerary and join the party!

The two-day market has free admission and will be held in the main parking, beside the resort. Visitors will be encouraged to bring cash for logistical reasons.

The project is made possible by PrairiesCan funding, administered by CDÉA.

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