Paint Your Face at Tintamarre

Canada’s only constitutionally bilingual province celebrates its Acadian tradition with this annual celebration, drawing tens of thousands of revelers to the town to Caraquet. Costume up, add some face paint, and make a jolly old racket with whistles, drums, pots and pans. It is the climax of two-week long Acadian Festival, featuring hundreds of music concerts, step-dancing, art, competitions and food. From humble beginnings, Tintamarre has evolved into a vital expression of Acadian history, culture and pride.


Length of Trip : The festival typically runs 2 weeks. Your visit can range from a few hours to several days or more.

Cost : Various parades and events are free but shows, performances and workshop ticket prices range from $5 to $50.

Best time to go : The festival typically takes place in the first two weeks of August.

Wheelchair friendly : Yes

Family friendly : Yes

Where to eat : Le Caraquette 89, Saint-Pierre Blvd East Caraquet N.-B. Ph: 506-727-6009 Restaurant Maribel 3, du Portage St. Caraquet N.-B. Ph: 506-727-4747 Le Crapet Resto-Bar 41, du Carrefour Ave. Caraquet N.-B. Ph: 506-727-5051

Official Site : Festival Website Email:

Where to Stay : Chalets de la Plage of Bas-Caraquet Gîte L’Isle-du-Randonneur Super 8 Motel – Caraquet Camping Caraquet

Getting There : The town of Caraquet is a about a 3-hour drive from Moncton, and 3 and half hours drive from Fredericton.



Photo: Tourism New Brunswick


Photo: Tourism New Brunswick


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