The Festival of New France runs from August 3-7, 2011 in Quebec City. For the last 2 consecutive years we visited Quebec City and we missed the festival by one day. We would watch Quebec City set up, but then we would have to say goodbye because of our vacation was over. This year we were able to make arrangements so that we would be able to stay for the festival and we are so happy!
There was an hour-long grand parade the evening of August 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Quebec City. The parade showed the history of Quebec and New France. Many of the visitors and marchers were in full costume. The music came in all forms from drummers, to bag pipers to full marching bands.
What made the parade even more amazing was that we scored front row viewing! Below I have included highlights of the parade. I hope you will be able to enjoy a parade soon!