Summer brings a festive air to Quebec, which is renowned for its diversity of festivities. Whether they explore music, comedy, dance, theatre or Indigenous culture, Quebec’s festivals are a celebration of art and can be enjoyed without moderation. Summer is also the time to visit country fairs and exhibits, to marvel at the art of pyrotechnics and also to attend a host of sporting events: cycling, running, soccer or car racing. Look forward to excitement and fun this summer!

The Fête du Lac des Nations: six days of festivities in the heart of Sherbrooke

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Every year, from Tuesday to Sunday of the third week of July, the Fête du Lac des Nations takes place at Jacques-Cartier Park in Sherbrooke! Will you be part of the celebration this year? Since 1981, this event has been anchored in the hearts of the Sherbrooke population. On the agenda: a diverse musical program on several stages, a multitude of family activities, a selection of local food concessions and a series of pyromusical shows, not to mention the many surprises that await festival-goers!

A busy festive calendar this summer in the Sorel-Tracy region

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In 2023, the summer will be festive in the Sorel-Tracy region! Feel the rhythm of the Régates internationales de Sorel-Tracy at the Catherine-Legardeur wharf. Taste local products at the Bières vins & terroir event in Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel. Take advantage of the Gib Fest to celebrate downtown with great music shows. And that’s just a sample of the events on the region’s calendar! (Website available in French only)


Explore Granby’s new downtown area

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Freshly renovated, the downtown area is coming alive this summer! Accessible by bike thanks to the brand-new path on Rue Principale, downtown Granby is the perfect place to discover charming boutiques, great gastronomy, a multitude of gourmet stops and a public market open every Saturday in the summer. Stay tuned for many festive events taking place downtown during the summer season! Take advantage of your visit to discover downtown Granby in a unique way, and learn more about its history and unusual places through a podcast called L’Impérial vous embauche! (Website available in French only)

The Sherblues & Folk Festival promises an unforgettable musical summer

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Sherblues & Folk is an urban music festival that takes place in downtown Sherbrooke in various locations. More than 50 shows presented on indoor and outdoor stages in a festive atmosphere by renowned artists who make the Centro vibrate to the sound of blues and folk. Vance Joy, Portugal.The Man, The Franklin Electric, The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Robert Charlebois and Lisa Leblanc are part of the program this year.


Join in on the festivities!

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All summer long, attend unforgettable festivals and events in the L’Érable region! Locals there love to celebrate and are always ready to welcome you with open arms. They invite you to join them at food festivals, music shows, cultural experiences and sporting events. If you want to get out and explore the region, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the summer program. And who knows, you might even want to return more than once! (Website available in French only)

Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke: enter a festive global village

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Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke invites you to be amazed by the worldwide rhythms of cultures through music, dance, food, craft and more! During five days, more than 500 artists from around the globe offer 150 shows and workshops on 10 indoor and outdoor stages. Immerse yourself in the heart of cultures thanks to the unique Festival thematic tents. The Family corner awaits young and old to have fun and make memorable discoveries. Explore the 15 international restaurants to delight your taste buds and the 50 kiosks of the exhibitors and artisans to purchase exotic products.

Plan a discovery-filled visit with the whole family at La Cité de l’Énergie

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This summer, a wave of new activities is sweeping through La Cité de l’Énergie, much to the delight of visitors of all ages. Don’t miss the temporary photo exhibit on climate change and the new collection dedicated to First Lady Aline Chrétien in The Prime Minister Jean Chrétien Museum. The whole family will also enjoy the magical staging and dynamic choreographies of the Le livre magique musical show, a foray into the fantastic tales from our childhood. Stay tuned for more surprises throughout the season!

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