August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick

Opening Day – August 10, 2019

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Prince Edward Island will be kicking off the Congrès mondial acadien on August 10 right here in Abram-Village. The day will take on a folk festival atmosphere, with a big show in the evening on the Acadian Festival site in Abram-Village.

The first of the CMA’s major events will provide you with literally 24 hours of fun! The day will begin in full force at midnight with the Run Under the Star event on the Confederation Bridge and will only end at 1 a.m. on the next day after the Opening Show.

Artists from all over Acadie will share the stage: The East Pointers, Arthur Comeau, La Famille Savoy, Lennie Gallant, Vishtèn, Les Hay Babies, Suroît, Cajun Country Revival, and of course, the ones you’ve all have been waiting to see, the legendary Barachois who will be reuniting on stage for one time only, just for the CMA!

In addition, groups like l’Enchantement des abeilles, Marcella Richard, Menoncle Jason, Carnaval en Promenade and DOC will offer music and entertainement all day long on the site!

Click here to see the complete program schedule for Opening Day

Things to know


  • To access the Abram-Village Opening site, you will need to purchase the CMA 2019 pin. For the low price of $20, you will not only be able to see the Opening Show, but also the Closing Show (August 24) as well as 7 evening shows at the Extrême Frontière Space (August 17-23).
  • The Major Event shows and the evening shows at the Extrême Frontière Space are free for children 11 and under (no need for a pin or ticket to get into the sites).
  • To buy your pin, click here. 


Site - Exposition agricole et Festival Acadien (1745 Route 124, Wellington, PEI)

  • There are parking spaces available at Évangéline School, in a field  across the street from the school (1596, route 124) and along Wendell-Gallant Road.
  • The CMA 2019 provides areas for people with reduced mobility (bleachers and area for wheelchairs). At your arrival on site, someone at the information kiosk will be able to guide you.
  • Click here to see the site maps. 



  • The shows will only be cancelled in the event of a lightning storm or if the participants’ safety is at risk. Please plan accordingly.
  • It is prohibited to bring folding chairs on event sites. There will be picnic tables in the food area.
  • Click here to see a complete list of allowed and prohibited items. 

If you have any other questions, please refer to our FAQ or contact us at (506) 859-2019 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.