Looking for things to do in Quebec? During your stay with us, discover the various events as unique as each other!
Throughout the year, Quebec City receives many unique events such as the famous Carnival of Quebec, Quebec City Summer Festival, the New France festival and much more. Discover in winter the Snowboard Jamboree, the Pentathlon, Quebec winter carnival and the International Hockey Tournament Pee Wee. In summer, nothing better than to celebrate the National Day Quebec (fete de la Saint-Jean), discover the different styles of music at the Quebec City Summer Festival and Envol & Macadam or take a journey into the past with the New France festival.
Join the party and discover, or rediscover, these activities that make the National Capital a great place!
JANUARY – FEBRUARY
– Quebec Winter Carnival
Discover the largest winter carnival in the world in the Capital of snow! Quebec’s carnival holds the third position among the major carnivals, closely following the famous carnivals in Rio and New Orleans. On the menu: winter sports, snow sculptures, canoe races, dogsled racing and much more.
– Winter Pentathlon
Largest outdoor winter event in Canada, the Pentathlon offers a challenge that combines cycling, running, skiing, ice skating and snowshoeing that delights every winter, the participants and spectators alike gathered on the Plains of Abraham.
– Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament
The International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament of Quebec takes places during a period of 11 days, attracting crowds totaling 200,000 people every year. The most popular sporting event began back in 1960 and has never ceased to grow in importance.
– Snow Jamboree & Fashion Jam
Quebec annually hosts the World Cup snowboarding. In the program: competitions in big air, snowboard, halfpipe, parallel giant slalom, stairs and the Masters for professionals and amateurs alike. The Snow Jamboree is also a ton of events including the Fashion Jam, the largest fashion and urban music in Canada!
– Carrefour International de Théâtre
The performances at the Carrefour are all located on the border of the theater and other artistic disciplines. The widely diversified programming, both internal and external, will transport you to a parallel world!
– National Holiday (Saint-Jean-Baptiste)
Every year on June 23, on the eve of St. John the Baptist, it is party time in Quebec. The Plains of Abraham are invaded by thousands of people who attend the show set up to celebrate the anniversary of the province. Folklore Québécois is honoured with performances by several artists that come from here!
– Quebec City Summer Festival
Largest outdoor arts festival in Canada, the Quebec City Summer Festival is more than 300 musical shows in 11 days! Major performances for all tastes are presented by big names in rock, jazz, classical music world as the Francophonie.
– Loto-Quebec International Fireworks Competition
Be dazzled by this great competition of fireworks that takes place each year at the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. During these three weeks, five countries will compete in order to be declared winner in the Grand Final Loto-Quebec will be presented at the closing of the event.
– New France Festival
Keep your eyes open, perhaps you will come across a character that played an important role in the development of the city! Musicals, dance and parades are on the menu. Join the party as some 30,000 festival goers each year, suit up!
– Expo Québec
Agricultural Fair Expo Quebec offers a variety of rides and games for young and older children. Meet a variety of farm animals and make a thousand and one discoveries at the culinary food fair. Do not miss the various musical performances and the sand sculpture contest!
– International festival of military bands
An amalgam of rhythms for four days of music and animation to taste the military traditions FIMMQ! Indoor and outdoor concerts, a welcoming ceremony, a parade and activities for the whole family are scheduled not to mention the popular spectacle of the Military Tattoo Quebec presented at the Pepsi Coliseum.
– Envol & Macadam festival
Held annually and dedicated to new musical trends, the Envol & Macadam Festival is part of the circuit of major events in Quebec City as the only event dedicated to alternative music.
– Quebec in All Letters (Website in French only)
Literary event theme presented in Quebec City offers the general public with audacious, discoveries, challenges of writing and reading, a density of literary events under the banner of the curious and unusual.
– Jazz festival
A musical event dedicated to jazz in the National Capital, the Jazz Festival is an event of prestige and importance in the heart of Saint-Roch. It allows artists to offer all of Canada, an opportunity to perform in public and widely display their talent.