Summer brings a festive air to Quebec, which is renowned for its diversity of festivities. Whether they explore music, 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!

Concerts with a variety of genres in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

In addition to offering a high-quality creative venue, the CEM, a centre for musical experimentation located in the heart of Chicoutimi-Nord, presents weekly shows to suit all tastes. From improvised music to contemporary music, modern jazz, electroacoustics, performance art, experimental metal and current songs, there’s sure to be plenty of variety!

Festivals in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

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Discover the effervescence of Abitibi-Témiscamingue's festivals, where culture and joie de vivre come together to bring you a thrilling experience. From music and visual arts to comedy and rodeos, each festival celebrates the vibrant soul of the region. Explore the diversity of festivals across the vast territory of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, where each event is a unique celebration of culture and local art of living. Let yourself be seduced by the region’s legendary hospitality and passion for celebration! 

Get ready for a summer of festivities!

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Summer is synonymous with festivities in the Haut-Richelieu region, starting with “A summer SHOW” in July. Enjoy concerts by emerging artists, musical picnics, and yoga sessions. Then, the highlight is the International Balloon Festival in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in August, featuring concerts by stars like Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams, and Charlotte Cardin, in a festive atmosphere complete with fairground rides and diverse food trucks. Don’t miss the magical experience of watching the balloons light up the sky. The season wraps up with the joyful “La Boom de l’été.” Experience an unforgettable summer along the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain!

Cultural events this summer in Portneuf

Portneuf is dynamic, creative and forward-looking, and the locals love showing what they’re made of. The region is proud and its craftspeople, artists, entrepreneurs and businesses work synergistically to develop an unrivalled array of cultural activities. This summer, a host of festivals, symposia, events and themed days will dazzle your eyes and ears with music, comedy, visual arts and much more. Here’s a taste of what’s in store this summer.

Experience a historical village renewed and more alive than ever!

Discover the new world of the Village Québécois d’Antan. Although you are back in the 19th century, there is no shortage of innovations. Its festive atmosphere touched with humor, its new folkloric characters and its fun and educational activities all bridge the gap between traditions and technologies!
Be ready for a unique evening experience commencing this June! Discover the new after-dark experience created by Moment Factory. Immerse yourself in a universe where multimedia will reveal the unsuspected dimensions of the Village, thus offering magical and surprising moments.

Discover the authenticity of Cree culture

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Inhabited since time immemorial by the Cree, the Eeyou Istchee Baie-James region lends itself perfectly to the discovery of an ancestral way of life that is firmly rooted in the present. During a visit to a cultural centre, a chat with an artisan or a stay in a community, you'll experience the customs, language and age-old practices that continue to enrich this vibrant culture. Don't miss out on the excitement of pow-wows which, although not traditionally Cree, have become an integral part of communities' cultural calendars.

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