Celebrate Francophone music and culture at this spring festival in Metro Vancouver

Feb 28 2020, 11:07 am

A festival celebrating diverse French-Canadian and Francophone inspired music and dance is returning to Coquitlam this spring, and there is so much to be excited about.

The 31st annual Festival du Bois takes place from March 6 to 8, at the Grand Chapiteau and other locations in Mackin Park in Coquitlam.

Highlighted with live music, dance, and a wide range of traditional and global food choices, it’s the perfect place to celebrate Francophone and French Canadian Culture.

Not to mention, the weekend will have plenty of fun activities for attendees of all ages.

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Festival du Bois

The festival opens in Mackin Park on Friday night, March 6, with an all-ages Contra Dance in the Grand Chapiteau (Big Tent) on site, with live music from The Sybaritic String Band, Vancouver’s premier contradance band, featuring caller Maureen Collier.

On Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, the festival presents an eclectic and diverse showcase of artists that span geography, culture, and musical styles.

Performing on the Grand Chapiteau’s Main Stage and at various weekend workshops are Trio Lambert, of Quebec, offering a fresh, vibrant and creatively ingenious interpretation of Quebec’s traditional songbook.

francophone festival

Festival du Bois

Other notable names that will be taking the stage include: Tipsy 3, Cristian De La Luna, Flo Franco, Beauséjour, Blackthorn, Roger Dallaire, Daniel Jervais, and Jeremiah McDade.

Another featured part of the festival this year is The Métis Experience, which offers festival-goers an opportunity to learn more about BC Métis history, culture, and tradition from Métis elders, artists, and craftspeople.

francophone festival

Festival du Bois

The festival also has the children’s tent, Petit Chapiteau — a place for kids and families. Performers include Madame Diva, Isabel la Wonderful, Wanda Jemly, Griotte la Polyglotte, and others.

Festival-goers can attend interesting workshops, enjoy robing performers, shop, eat maple taffy on snow, and more.

For more information, or to buy tickets, check out the festival website.

Festival du Bois

When: March 6 to 8, 2020
Where: Grand Chapiteau, Mackin Park — 1046 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam.
Tickets: Available online

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of Festival du Bois