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.
Click on the photo below to view a booklet highlighting
the history of 120 years of "La Saint-Jean" in La Broquerie!
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