The first edition of la Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste was celebrated in La Broquerie in 1897 with a special mass, games and a picnic all held on one day. According to our ancestors, the celebration was put on hold during World War I for a few years.
The first Parade was held back in 1940 and still follows that same run to this day. Through the years, the event has evolved from a family celebration into a community event that is held over the weekend to celebrate the French Canadian heritage with over 1 500 people in attendance. There is something for everyone, from kids\' games, French cuisine to local artists.
Board members and organizing committee
We are always in need of volunteers during the Fête, please contact Camille at email@example.com to find out how you can help!
|8:30AM to 10:30AM||Free pancake breakfast||
|9:00AM to 6:00PM||Baseball tournament|
|9:00AM to 2:00PM||Ball Hockey Tournament|
|10:30AM to 5:00PM||Beer gardens and Canteen|
|1:00PM to 2:00PM||Free Animated Games for Children|
|2:30PM to 3:30PM||Free Show by Damien Lussier|
|Chalet en musique - Free musical performances at Le Chalet de La Broquerie|
|1:30PM||Normandeau et cie.|
|8:30PM to 1:00AM||Social evening at Habs Bar with Daniel Desorcy|
|10:45pm||Fireworks presented by La Broquerie RONA|
|10:00AM||Mass at Saint-Joachim Parish||
Activities at the St-Jean-Baptiste grounds and Hylife Centre (free)
|12:30PM to 5:00PM||Food Trucks & Canteen|
|12:30PM to 4:30PM||Inflatable Games, Face Painting, Prancing Pony Petting Zoo and Burbota Reptile Rescue|
|1:00PM to 3:00PM||Children's Carnaval|
|2:00PM to 4:00PM||Family baseball tournament|
Main Stage Entertainment
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. - (Co-Ed = 6 males & 4 females)
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. - No registration fee
For more information, please contact Claude Moquin (204) 371-5664