Upcoming Events

D-Day 75th anniversary

June 6, 2019, is the 75th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy, France. Visit www.ddayfestival.com for info on special events, including the following:

June 1-9 — Reconstructions of the US camps Camp Geronimo (Sainte-Mère-Église) and Camp American (Viervelle-sur-Mer) will be open to the public.

June 2-9 — Civilian reenactors portraying American and German forces will be on Omaha Beach outside Viervelle-sur-Mer. The beach-entry fee of Ä7 (near $8) includes entry to Musée D-Day Omaha.

June 5 — Skydivers in WWII-era C-47s and with authentic military equipment will reenact the dropping of paratroopers behind enemy lines in Carentan-les-Marais and Sainte-Mère-Église. Sainte-Mère-Église will exhibit military vehicles on that day.

June 7 — Bayeux will hold a “Liberty Ball” with a live brass band playing WWII-era music, while Port-en-Bessin will have a parade of military vehicles and costumed reenactors.