Once again in 2017, the bars and clubs of downtown Quebec City celebrate the arrival of the summer with special evenings to highlight the opening of the terraces.
Becoming an unmissable tradition for Québec City residents, the opening of the terraces in downtown Québec City is back in 2017. Covering all sectors in the heart of the National Capital, such as Grande-Allée, Old Québec and In the Nouvo Saint-Roch district, the establishments join forces to create a lively evening with artists of all sorts, from groups of musicians to street entertainers. Again this year, you will not want to miss any of these 3 very popular events.
Opening of the Grande Allée terraces.
Grande-Allée , it is the main commercial artery of Québec City with several hundred thousand tourists passing through it Each year in addition to the inhabitants of the Quebec City region who come to enjoy the sun in a charming and friendly place. This is one of the reasons why the opening party of the terraces of Grande-Allée always gathers a monster crowd. The other reason? Several of the best restaurants and bars in Quebec City can be found here, such as the Savini, the Cosmos Grande-Allée, the Atelier and the Dagobert nightclub. For the occasion, the street is forbidden to the cars and the restorers exit their kiosks in order to make you taste their best cocktails and their best brews.
Opening of the Terrasses du Parvis (Nouvo Saint-Roch)
Located in the heart of the new trendy district of Québec City, Quartier Nouvo Saint-Roch , rue du Parvis and rue Saint-Joseph celebrate the opening of their terraces during a special evening. The boudoir, the Pub du Parvis, the restaurant La Table and the new microbrewery Noctem propose a dance evening with a stage set up at the north end of the street where artists will perform all evening long, until the end of the evening around 11:00PM.
Opening of the Old Quebec terraces.
Recognized for its heritage and history, the historic district of Old Québec gives a young and festive look for the opening evening of its terraces. Last year, the event took place on the Town Hall square at the corners of Sainte-Anne and des Jardins streets, but it’s a safe bet that it will not be held in the same place two years right now. Place Royale would be a perfect place to set up kiosks where tourists and residents alike could converge to appreciate the products of the excellent tenants of Old Quebec such as St. Patrick’s Pub, Chic Shack, Laurie Raphael and others.
The details of these evenings are not yet known, so stay tuned for the dates and artists who will perform at the opening evenings of the terraces in Quebec City.