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Fort Anne National Historic Site

Join us for special events and activities at Fort Anne National Historic Site, located in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Plan your visit today! For more information, please call 902-532-2397 or email fortanne@pc.gc.ca.

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  • Massed Band concert at Fort Anne

    Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Fort Anne National Historic Site

    Massed Band concert at Fort Anne

    July 21, 2024, from 2 pm to 4 pm

    As part of Annapolis Royal’s Band Fest, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an afternoon of fine music!

    This is a fair-weather event.

  • Acadian Commemoration Day at Fort Anne

    History
    The Acadian flag
    Time: 01:00 PM - 01:30 AM
    Location(s): Fort Anne National Historic Site
    Cost: Regular admission applies.

    Acadian Commemoration Day at Fort Anne

    Sunday, July 28

    Join Parks Canada and community partners to mark this special day commemorating the Great Upheaval.

    Starting at 1 pm, visitors are invited to join the Acadian Odyssey Commission as they unveil the Acadian monument commemorating Fort Anne as a deportation site.

    Check the Fort Anne website for more details closer to the date.

  • Encampment Days on Natal Day weekend at Fort Anne

    Location(s): Fort Anne National Historic Site

    Encampment Days on Natal Day weekend at Fort Anne

    Friday, August 2 (evening) to Sunday, August 4 (noon)

    Stroll around the encampment of the 84th Regiment of Foot 2nd Battalion (Royal Highland Emigrants) and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of black powder musketry, outdoor cooking, and life in an 18th century military camp.

    Saturday afternoon from 2 pm to 3 pm a tactical battle features 18th century military techniques, weather permitting.

  • Natal Day at Fort Anne

    Location(s): Fort Anne National Historic Site

    Natal Day at Fort Anne

    Sunday, August 4

    Visit Annapolis Royal for the annual Natal Day Parade starting at 3 pm.

    After the parade, join us in Fort Anne’s parking lot to take a closer look at the handiwork involved in creating these colourful displays.

    Who will be this year’s float winners?

    Don’t miss the excitement!

  • Fireworks at Fort Anne

    Time: 09:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location(s): Fort Anne National Historic Site

    Fireworks at Fort Anne

    Sunday, August 4, 2024, from 9:30 pm to 10 pm

    Come early, lay down your blanket and settle in on the scenic grounds. Take in the wondrous open sky and watch Annapolis Royal’s magical fireworks display.

  • Congrès Mondial Acadien (CMA)

    History
    The Acadian flag
    Location(s): Fort Anne National Historic Site | Melanson Settlement National Historic Site | Port-Royal National Historic Site
  • Celebrate National Acadian Day at Fort Anne

    History
    The Acadian flag
    Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Location(s): Fort Anne National Historic Site
    Cost: Regular admission applies.

    Celebrate National Acadian Day at Fort Anne

    August 15, 2024

    Join L’Association des Familles Acadiennes de Port-Royal for the raising of the Acadian flag, presentations and Acadian music performances.

    Discover the rich heritage and culture of the Acadian people inside Fort Anne’s Officers’ Quarters Museum. Regular admission applies for the museum visit.

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