Happiness is Being in the Front Row of a Parade – The Festival of New France, Quebec City

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!

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2 responses to “Happiness is Being in the Front Row of a Parade – The Festival of New France, Quebec City

  1. I would love to go to Quebec City. My husband’s been there and says he has to take me. We have a dream of driving from Virginia to see our kids in Boston then driving up to Quebec. I know it’s a long drive, but we love road trips and it would be so worth it. Love you pictures.

    • Do it! We have done the road trip 3 years in a row. We usually stay overnight in Vermont to break the trip. Quebec City is amazing. There are so many activities during the summer. We just came back from the free show that Cirque du Soleil does all summer. We typically rent an apartment because the accommodations are amazing and better priced then the hotels.

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