Wendake International Pow Wow
June 30th to July 2nd 2017
The Wendake Pow Wow is a unique opportunity for Native dancers to offer an amazing display of skills. We cordially invite you to this exceptional experience. Moreover, you will be able to take part in handicraft making workshops, attend various traditional know-how demonstrations and taste authentic First Nations food. This activity will delight the whole family.
Quebec Summer Festival
July 6th to 16th 2017
Festival d’été is Québec city’s great music festival and Canada’s largest outdoor music festival event! Every year, the Festival d’été attracts over one million festivalgoers to Quebec City’s historic district for concerts by international superstars and top new talent.
August 2nd to 23rd 2017
Wednesdays & Saturdays at 9pm Duration : 25 minutes. Fireworks show on the St. Lawrence River. Thematic evenings will follow the rhythm of each event
EXHIBITIONS/ SHOWS / SPORT EVENTS
SUGAR SHACKS TIME
MID-MARCH TO MID-APRIL 2017. Location : ORLEANS ISLAND, BEAUPORT AND OLD-PORT MARKET PLACE
For a simple visit or a sweet meal, various sugarshacks are in our region : Orleans Island (La Sucrerie Blouin, L’érablière Richard Boily, La cabane à sucre L’En-Tailleur, Cabane à sucre Le Relais des Pins), l’Erablière at Lac Beauport and at the Market Place in the Old-Port of Quebec !
SPRING SKI TIME
MARCH 21st TO MID-APRIL 2017
Location : MONT SAINTE-ANNE, STONEHAM AND LE MASSIF.
Les Sommets du Saint-Laurent allows you to ski in threee different ski stations during your stay at Le Royal Champêtre B&B : Le Massif, Mont Sainte-Anne and Stoneham. Why ski at Mont Sainte-Anne ? This extraordinary mountain is renowned for impeccable snow conditions. The skiable terrain includes 69 trails and 4 snow parks spread across 3 sides of the mountain. After sundown, 19 trails remain floodlit and become the highest vertical drop for night skiing in the country.
Quebec city Saint Patrick’s Day parade
MARCH 25TH 2017
Location : Old-Québec – All day
International Quebec Book Fair
APRIL 5TH TO 9TH 2017
Location : Quebec Congress Centre
This book fair aims to attract readers and encourage them to meet with writers from home and abroad.
QUEBEC GREAT LAUGHT FESTIVAL
JUNE 7TH TO 18TH 2017
Location : Various stages in Quebec
This festival has a varied program, including headlining events, galas, the Comedy Club, international humour, the LNI Classic and street entertainment….
QUEBEC NATIONAL DAY
JUNE 23RD AND 24TH 2017
Location : Various stages in Quebec
Various activities and concerts everywhere in the Province and expecially in Quebec city in honour of the French language history.
CHANGING OF THE GUARD
JUNE 8TH TILL SEPTEMBER 6TH 2017
Location : Citadelle in Old-Quebec
Everyday at 10am, the traditional military ceremony, the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at la Citadelle de Québec.
WENDAKE INTERNATIONAL POW WOW
JUNE 30TH TO JULY 2ND 2017
Location : Wendake, Beauport
The perfect opportunity to discover traditional First Nations dances. Competitions, workshops, traditional handicrafts demonstrations, authentic native food and musical entertainment. Visit our website for the complete program of our events.
JULY 1ST 2017
Location : Various stages in Quebec. Civic Holiday.
On this day of Canada’s celebrations, we are inviting the entire population of Québec City, Canadians, and tourists visiting here from elsewhere to climb aboard and take part in the Canada Day festivities. Railways represent a key part of our history in that they ensured our survival: they were the link that united our country from coast to coast, connecting our provinces, one rail at a time. An invitation is extended to the whole family to pick up their boarding pass and come along for a day chock-full of fun.
JULY 18TH TO 23RD 2017
Location: Old-Port of QUEBEC
In a great celebration of the of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, a fleet of 40 tall ships will be sailing Canadian waters.They’ll be putting into host ports along the way, giving thousands of people in Québec, Ontario and the Maritimes the chance to admire these cathedrals of high seas. Marking the point of the celebrations, the spotlight will be on Québec City as the entire fleet of 40 tall ships and 3,000 crew members convene here. There will be ship tours, thematic activities on the docks and a host of other free family activities for the general public.
JULY 16TH 2017
Location: Mont Sainte-Anne
The most challenging Gran Fondo (cycling race) in Eastern North America’’ with over 8389 vertical feet of climbing, (2557 meters)….
PLEIN ARTS QUEBEC
AUGUST 1ST TO 13TH 2017
Location: Old-Port at the Espace 400th Anniversary Building of Quebec
Exhibition of handcrafts in the Old Port of Quebec City : Great ideas for souvenirs made in Quebec ! Free access.
AUGUST 4TH TO 6TH 2017
Location: Mont Sainte-Anne
UCI World Cup Mountain Bike created in 2003, Vélirium is an international mountain bike festival built around the UCI World Cup, featuring a host of amateur races and sports, family, and cultural events. An event not to be missed !
AUGUST 2ND TO 23RD 2017
Location: Between Quebec and Lévis
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9pm. Duration : 25 minutes. Fireworks show on the St. Lawrence River. Thematic evenings will follow the rhythm of each event.
NEW FRANCE FESTIVAL
AUGUST 9TH TO 13TH 2017
Location: Various stages in Old-Quebec and Old-Port
Old Québec transforms for a while into New France. Experience what life was like during the 17th and 18th centuries: local food products, plays and concerts, street entertainers, parades and much more…
ARTS ET REFLETS
AUGUST 11TH TO 13TH 2017
Location: Ange-Gardien, Côte-de-Beaupré
23nd Edition of the biggest outdoor exhibition of painting in Quebec. Outdoor painting symposium featuring 150 artists from the four corners of Québec and from New-Brunswick and Belgium.
BEER FESTIVAL OF QUEBEC
AUGUST 17TH TO 20TH 2017
Discover the many different beers made in the Québec City area or across the province. Over 500 products from 50 breweries. Sample a number of local food products that go well with beer. This year, explore a variety of local and foreign beer styles offered by nearly sixty exhibitors. You may also discover various terroir and cider products, as well as savor dishes from local restaurateurs. In response to an increased number of patrons from year to year, our team has expanded tent sizes and added a third tent which features a unique Oktoberfest ambiance. As such, the organisation has replaced the taste glass by a beer mug. The Festibière de Québec team has also devoted Sunday entirely to the discovery of the brewing world.
GRAND PRIX CYCLISTE DE QUEBEC
SEPTEMBER 8TH 2017
Location: Quebec city and surroundings.
UCI WorldTour event presented in North America, is a major step on the way to fulfilling one of the primary objectives of the UCI WorldTour: the globalization of élite cycling. This tour stop in Québec City joins the list of existing officially sanctioned events in Europe, Oceania and Asia.
TENNIS CUP BANQUE NATIONALE
SEPTEMBER 9TH TILL 17TH 2017
Location: PEPS of University Laval, Quebec city.
WTA Women’s International Tennis Tournament.
MONT SAINTE-ANNE’S GREAT COLOUR ADVENTURE
SEPTEMBER 16TH TO OCTOBER 9TH 2017
Location: Mont Sainte-Anne
With its magnificent fall colours, Mont-Sainte-Anne’s treats you to breathtaking panoramas, along with a host of outdoor activities celebrating good living and the outdoors! With its magnificent fall colours, Mont-Sainte-Anne’s treats you to breathtaking panoramas, along with a host of outdoor activities celebrating good living and the outdoors! A great celebration of autumn and its spectacular colours, with sport challenges, kids’ entertainment, a pumpkin hunt and much more! A colourful autumn program, open to all!
HALLOWEEN AT THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM
OCTOBER 1ST TO NOVEMBER 1ST 2017
Location: Plains of Abraham, Old-Quebec.
Throughout the month of October, ghosts and mysterious characters will be haunting the Plains of Abraham hoping to come across courageous visitors. Beginning October 1, the National Battlefields Commission invites the population to take part in this feast, as amusing as it is terrifying. The young and not so young will enjoy all kinds of activities: haunted tower, gruesome lantern tour, family lantern tour and gloomy decor.
QUEBEC JAZZ FESTIVAL
Location: Various concerts in Quebec and surroundings.
The Festival international de jazz de Québec 9th edition will be held in Fall 2015 (dates to be confirmed). Devoted entirely to jazz music, the festival features some 80 shows performed in auditoriums, bars and restaurants in downtown Québec City. Many hotels will propose packages including accommodation and reduced price tickets for jazz events. This event is now considered to be one of the most significant jazz festivals au Canada.