Montréal © TQ/R.Ouellet
Québec ©TQ/F.Gagnon

Festivals year-round

At any given time during the year, festivals and other events are taking place across Québec, because Quebecers never miss an opportunity to celebrate! Each region is alive with artistic, cultural and sporting events, many of which are internationally renowned. A diverse offering awaits people of all tastes. Music, outdoor activities, gastronomy: everything is reason to celebrate and to share unforgettable moments and to showcase Québec’s legendary joie de vivre and creativity.

  • About 500 festivals of all kinds

  • 12 months a year

  • Montréal has its own Place des Festivals

Discover the festive side of winter

  • Outdoor dancing in the middle of winter IGLOOFEST

    Electronic music fans flock to this Montréal festival which has become one of winter’s main events. With its outdoor programming, ice bar and light show, it is one of the trendiest scenes in the country!

    Igloofest © TQ/P.Ryoux-Larsen
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    Montréal © TQ/B.Destombes
  • Celebrate the joys of winter QUÉBEC CARNIVAL

    Québec City is home to the largest winter carnival on the globe, recognized worldwide for its unique atmosphere. It is one big celebration of winter, inspired by Québec folklore.

    Québec © TQ/J-F.Hamelin
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    Québec © TQ/B.Cecile
  • Go with the wind FESTI-VOLANT GRANDES-PILES

    In a region where wind rules, the Saint-Maurice River comes alive during this winter family event. Colourful kites take to the sky, to the delight of children, traction skiers and paramotorists.

    Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean © TQ/J-F.Hamelin
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    © Festi-Volant
  • Try a singular winter activity ICE FISHING FESTIVAL

    In the 500 huts erected on the iced-over Sainte-Anne River each winter, a Québec tradition endures: tomcod fishing. This festive gathering includes other fun activities such as skating, sliding, and animation.

    Mauricie © TQ/S.Deschênes
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    Chaudière-Appalaches © TQ/A.Rider