D-Day Festival
On May 6, 2021

Each year, between late May and mid-June, the D-Day landing beaches host many events in tribute to the Allied soldiers who liberated France on 6 June 1944.


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June 6, 2021

Each year, between late May and mid-June, the D-Day landing beaches host many events in tribute to the Allied soldiers who liberated France on 6 June 1944. Developed by the tourist offices of the D-Day beaches, the D-Day Festival programme is rich and varied and offers daily activities including guided hikes, commemorative gatherings, fireworks, parachute drops in period attire, historical re-enactments, bagpipers' parades, an exhibition and parade of military and civilian vehicles, tours of the installations and German bunkers, concerts and various activities on the theme of liberation.

A total of over 80 events take place at Bayeux, Longues-sur-Mer, Arromanches, Sainte-Mère-Église, Carentan, Utah, Isigny-sur-Mer and Omaha. On 6 June, an important commemorative day takes place at Arromanches, with a ceremony in tribute to the veterans and a big air show with a parade of vintage aircraft.