If you are planning to visit Quebec this summer, you may already know that Quebec is recognized for its festivals that start early in the summer and that ends when you return to school. Travel area has thought to provide you with the name and dates of the most recognized festivals and that would be susceptible to interest you.
World Beer Festival
Date: June 03 – June 07
Brewing adventure where the marriage of beers and flavors is in the spotlight. Indoor and outdoor Sites located in an enchanting setting and a festive musical ambience. Beer and cheese workshops, public beers contests, musical animation, lectures, Mbeer professional contests, not forgetting the beer and gastronomy evening.
Festival – Eureka Festival!
Date: June 12 – June 14
Montreal, science is celebrating! It’s a big, open-air party, and it’s on the quays of the old Port that it’s happening. Eureka! offers more than 100 activities for all ages: workshops, experiences, demonstrations, shows and especially inspiring encounters.
Festival – The International des bonfires Loto-Québec
Date: June 13 – August 15 (Saturdays only)
This event brings together the largest pyrotechnic companies at the La Ronde Amusement park each year, which come to present a 30-minute pyromusical show. It is the most important and prestigious fireworks competition in the world.
Festival-International Jazz Festival
Date: June 30 – July 12
Successful in success, each time attracting an increasing number of followers, the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal has become, in thirty years, the main magnet for the planet Jazz. It now offers a choice of more than 500 concerts – 350 of which are presented free of charge in the open air – featuring the best Canadian and foreign ambassadors of Jazz and its cousins music. About 2 000 artists and more than a million and a half of festival-goers converge every summer.
Festival-Just For Laughs festival
Date: July 03 – July 26
The world’s largest comedy festival invites you to celebrate its 27th anniversary in Montreal. Every summer, this Festival makes Montreal vibrate with a great laugh with its galas, its street arts, its theatre and its stand-up. It hosts some 1 700 artists from 19 countries and more than two million festival goers, and it offers 1 600 performances, including 1 200 free outdoor performances. The Festival tourism team offers personalized tourist packages that will allow you to enjoy a unique experience!
Festival-Festival International Nuits d’afrique
Date: July 14th – July 26th
International-class event dedicated to African, Caribbean and Carribean music, with more than 400 artists, where thousands of visitors attend unbeatable indoor and outdoor shows, workshops, crafts, African market and exotic gastronomy.
Festival – Fantasia International Film Festival
Date: July 16 – August 03
The most important genre film festival in North America. It showcases the best international genre films: Action, animation, martial arts, comedy, alternative documentary, Urban drama, historical film, fantasy, police, suspense or sci-fi.
Festival – International Dragon Boat Racing Festival
Date: July 25 – July 26
This festival offers many entertainments: shows, children’s drawing contests and a host of other activities. Visit its various kiosks and discover various handicraft products as well as ethnic dishes of a wide variety. With more than 200 teams from North America, this weekend promises to be unforgettable!
Date: July 30 – August 09
Under the sign of music, cultural diversity and urban animation, this great popular festival attracts more than half a million spectators and brings together no less than 1 000 artists, musicians, stars of the song and rising figures from Twenty countries.
This is only a non-exhaustive list of Festivals that will take place. You can see the complete list of festivals in Montreal on the following site.