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Festivals year-round

Festivals are a celebration of life, and the people of Québec love to celebrate by expressing their creativity and contagious joie de vivre that have given rise to an eclectic year-round festival circuit. Music, comedy, food, film, art, culture and sports—the depth and richness of the offering guarantees fond these electric events, held in summer or winter, memorable souvenirs you’ll find yourself revisiting again and again.

  • About 500 festivals of all kinds

  • 12 months a year

  • Montréal has its own Place des Festivals

Find your kind of festival

  • Welcome to the Nouveau Western Festival Western de St-Tite

    Saint-Tite is where it’s at. Dust off your cowboy hats and boots for this internationally renowned hoedown. Stay for a day, or park your RV all week for country music, parades, rodeos, and everything Western.

    Mauricie © TQ/C.Savard
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    Festival Western de Saint-Tite © TQ/B.Cecile
  • Float into the atmosphere Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

    This isn’t your grandpa’s hot air balloon festival. Check out hundreds of balloons of all shapes and sizes from all around the world. Bring the whole family. This world-renowned festival is the perfect way to wrap up the summer.

    Gatineau © Tourisme Outaouais
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    Gatineau © Tourisme Outaouais
  • Tune in. Turn on. Eat lunch. Piknic Électronik

    Discover DJs from all over the world. This is electronic music with a view of Montréal. One of Montréal’s biggest happenings, it’s the perfect way to laze or dance away a Sunday, and if you’re lucky, under crystal blue summer skies.

    Montréal © TQ/C.Savard
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    Montréal © TQ/A.Quenneville
  • Rock your world Abitibi-Témiscamingue Emerging Music Festival

    Tune into the latest of the greatest from around the world. Over 60 acts. From heavy duty to dark and moody—they've got whatever you're into. So whether it's rock, metal or hip-hop, this is the place to get your groove on.

    Abitibi-Témiscamingue © FME/C.Leduc
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    Abitibi-Témiscamingue © FME/D.McGraw