Top Events Canada TOP 10 EVENTS AND FESTIVALS IN QUÉBEC CITY CANADA

This page of Top Events Canada highlights the top 10 events and festivals taking place in Québec City each year.

A couple of the top 10 events in Québec City are the Québec Winter Carnival, recognized as the world's largest winter carnival for more than half a century, and the Québec City St-Patrick Parade, Canada's first-known celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

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Québec Winter Carnival
Carnaval de Québec
end January to mid February
Québec City, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada – Winter Events and winter festivalsRecognized as the world's largest winter carnival for more than half a century, the Québec Winter Carnival lasts for more than 2 weeks and attracts thousands of visitors to take part in a host of activities for all ages, including snow baths, night parades, snow slides, giant foosball, snow and ice sculptures, shows, sleigh rides, and skating, a microbrewery beer festival, two Magical Night Parades, a 400-foot-long Ice Slide, a Day Parade, and an outdoor stage with dance and music shows every Friday and Saturday night.

For more information about the Québec Winter Carnival visit:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/Quebec-QC-Quebec-Winter-Carnival.html
or take a look at the official web site at
http://carnaval.qc.ca

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The Québec Winter Carnival is one of the Top 20 events in the whole of Canada







Québec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament
mid February
Québec City, Québec (QC)

Established over 55 years ago, the increasingly popular, 11-day Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament showcases the talents and skills of close to 2,300 of the best 11- and 12-year-old hockey players from over 15 countries including Canada, United States and all over Europe. The Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament takes place every February at the Pepsi Coliseum in Québec and attracts more than 200,000 fans, every year.

For more information about the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament visit:
www.tournoipee-wee.qc.ca





Québec City St-Patrick Parade
mid March
Québec City, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada – St Patrick's DayCanada's first-known celebration of St. Patrick's Day was held in Québec City in 1765, and while the event was short-lived and not really pursued again until 2010, the Quebec City St-Patrick Parade today is now an increasingly popular event offering everything from music, song and dancing in the street, street artists, horses, and everything Irish in a lively and colorful family atmosphere.

For more information about St. Patrick's Day in Québec City visit:
http://st-patricks-day.com/st_patricks_day_parades_canada_quebec.html





Sélections mondiales des Vins Canada
late May – early June
Québec City, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaStarted thirty years ago, the Sélections mondiales des Vins Canada event set to recognize the skills of the main Canadian wine-producing houses is now an international wine championship held each year in Québec and is recognized to be one of the most important wine competitions in North America. Attracting more than 1800 wines from over wine 600 producers all over the world – over 35 wine producing countries – the Sélections mondiales des Vins Canada showcases a wide variety of wines including sweet, still and sparkling, whites, reds and rosés.

For more information about the Sélections mondiales des Vins Canada visit:
http://www.smvcanada.ca/en/






Festival d’été de Québec
Québec City Summer Festival
mid July
Québec City, Québec (QC)

Just one of Québec City’s great music festivals with more than 1,000 artists highlighting 300 shows in many venues in the city, the Festival d’été de Québec lasts for eleven days and features a wealth of new talent, up-and-coming bands, and already famous stars. Music includes everything from popular rock, French songs, hip-hop, electro, jazz, and classical music and world music greats.

For more information about the Festival d’été de Québec visit:
http://www.infofestival.com/





Festival d’opera de Québec
late July to early August
Québec City, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada Classical MusicA popular new event for 4 years, the Festival d'opéra de Québec now showcases even more performances than before in various locations all over Québec City each summer. Appealing to audiences of all ages, even families with children, this increasingly popular event presents a wide range of activities celebrating opera from traditional to unexpected productions.

For more information about the Festival d’opera de Quèbec visit:
http://www.festivaloperaquebec.com/





Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec

August
Port of Québec – Québec City, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada - fireworksSix popular fireworks events from the beginning to late August in the Port of Québec showcase firework events based on a variety of themes from Festival d’Opéra de Québec to Festival Jazz Etcetera. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, this popular event features fireworks set off in the middle of the St Lawrence River.

For more information about Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec visit:
http://www.lesgrandsfeux.com






Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France
SAQ New France Festival
mid August
Old Québec City, Québec (QC)

A popular attraction for almost 2 decades, the annual SAQ New France Festival takes place throughout the streets of Old Québec and attracts thousands of festival enthusiasts every year offering 5 days of very different and exciting events beginning with the opening parade featuring more than 500 characters in costumes, percussionists, a folkloric music band and even Giants adding to all the good spirits as well as the concluding fireworks display. Still more fun includes a variety of street entertainments, art troupes, characters in historical costumes and epicureans offering a wide range of local products. The SAQ New France Festival is an historic celebration of Québec City, one of North America’s most historic cities, and the lives of the first European settlers in Old Québec.

For more information about the SAQ New France Festival visit:
http://www.nouvellefrance.qc.ca/index.php/en/





Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec – Quebec City Pride Festival
late August – early September
Québec City, Québec (QC)

Gay Pride in CanadaTaking place in the historic and romantic Quebec City over Labour Day weekend every year, the Fête Arc-en-ciel is a french social and arts Pride Festival. Come show your colors through a colorful and exciting program: free outdoor music and drag queen shows, Community Fair, March, family picnic, parties, etc.

For more information about the Quebec City Pride Festival visit:
http://arcencielquebec.ca/activites/fete-arc-en-ciel/programmation/







Québec International Sacred Music Festival
early to mid September
Québec City, Québec (QC)

With the aim of bringing sacred music, but without religious or linguistic restrictions, to as many people as possible, the Québec International Sacred Music Festival, a popular event for 17 years, offers a wide range of spiritually inspired music from all over the world presented by a host of internationally renowned performers.

For more information about the Québec International Sacred Music Festival visit:
http://www.quebecgetaways.com/international-des-musiques-sacrees-de-quebec



 

Québec City Lights Festival
late December
Québec City, Québec (QC)


Beginning on December 21st, the shortest day of the year marking the beginning of winter, the Québec City Lights Festival celebrates the arrival of winter and the holiday season by bringing Québec City alive with lights in the heart of Old Quebec. From Place D’Youville and Grande Allée, lovers of the Québec City Lights Festival can enjoy a flood of playful light shows.

For more information about the Québec City Lights Festival visit:
http://festivaldeslumieresdequebec.com/en/









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