Commemorate and revive liberation to better understand our history, imagine what the men and women who lived this historic moment could feel, this is the vocation of the D day festival.
To celebrate the victory of the Allied forces, a complete program has been put in place: it all begins in Utah Beach with the parachuting of men in period dress from a C47, followed by a Jazz concert evening from the 1940s. At night fallen a spectacle of pyrotechnics will rise in the sky.
So over the days will follow multiple animations: the new documentary film “In their footsteps” for the 10th anniversary of the Juno Beach Center, an open air cinema will set up in Arromanches, the liberation ball will make you swing on the 7th June. It’s a concert and a popular ball with orchestra: a real scent of freedom on tunes that everyone still hums.
The D day festival is also the reconstruction of a great exodus with a parade of vintage bikes in Carentan, but above all the very popular parade of military vehicles. Passionate about the Military Vehicle Conservation Group, you will discover the most beautiful pieces of their collection: Jeeps, Dodges, GMC and many others will be there, not to mention tanks, Diamonds or Wreckers. Reenactments of military camps, jeep tours, exhibitions, picnics, historic marches in the footsteps of the liberators…