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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help!
|8:00AM to 10:00AM||Free pancake breakfast||
|8:00AM to 6:00PM||Baseball tournament|
|11:00AM to 6:00PM||Beer gardens and food trucks|
|9:00PM to 1:00AM||Social evening at Habs Bar with Under the Sun|
|10:00AM||Mass at Saint-Joachim Parish||
Activities at the St-Jean-Baptiste grounds and Hylife Centre (free)
|12:00PM to 6:00PM||Food Trucks|
|12:45PM to 5:00PM||Inflatable play structures, activities and petting zoo|
|2:00PM to 4:00PM||Family baseball tournament|
Main Stage Entertainment
|4:00PM||Mago le Magicien|
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. - (Co-Ed = 6 males & 4 females)
Tournament is full!
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. - No registration fee
For more information, please contact Claude Moquin (204) 371-5664