La Virée Trad Festival
An immersion in Québec’s living heritage
Take the pulse of Gaspé, Acadian and Quebec cultural identity at the La Virée Trad Festival in Carleton-sur-Mer, Quebec.
Since 2001, the La Virée Trad Festival has been showcasing and broadcasting cultural practices stemming from the Quebec tradition with traditional song and music performances, a public market bringing together Gaspesian producers and artisans, an evening of storytelling, conferences, workshops, programming for young audiences, etc. Unable to hold a dance night for the public this year, we organized a dozen school dances in which students from the same class will be able to dance. Several hundred students will dance from October 4 to 8. Often enjoying the warmth of Indian summer in the heart of the Baie-des-Chaleurs, our event offers a colourful fall environment nestled between the sea and mountains!
An intergenerational event, the La Virée Trad Festival is a bit like a popular university where it is possible to discuss with tradition bearers from all over and high-level artists, who are essential models in the advancement of our cultural heritage.