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Beyond those events taking place in Montréal and Québec City, here is a selection of 16 more events and festivals taking place in the province of Québec.

Two of these events are the Canadian Ski Marathon which is recognized as North America's longest and oldest Nordic ski tour, and the Festival Western de Saint-Tite that is now Canada’s second largest rodeo.

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Canadian Ski Marathon – Canadien de Ski
early February
Gatineau, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada – Winter Events and winter festivalsRecognized as North America's longest and oldest Nordic ski tour, the Canadian Ski Marathon (CSM) is a two-day, 160 kilometre ski event that is divided into 5 sections each day, with an average of 16 kilometres per section. Passing through the picturesque western Laurentian mountains, this event is not about winning or losing, but about personal challenge and personal victories!

For more information about the Canadian Ski Marathon – Canadien de Ski visit:
http://www.csm-mcs.com/index2.html





Festival Beauceron de l'Érable
mid March
Saint-Georges, Québec (QC)

Celebrating maple syrup and the world’s largest producer of the popular nectar, the Festival Beauceron de l'Érable is one of the premier maple syrup festivals in Québec. Started in 1990 the Festival Beauceron de l'Érable attracts more than 50,000 each year to enjoy a wide range of activities including music, sports, cultural events, fine cuisine, family and school activities featuring maple products.

Visit the Festival Beauceron de l'Érable web site at:
www.festivalbeaucerondelerable.com





Canadian Tulip Festival
May
Gatineau, Québec and Ottawa, Ontario

Flower Festivals CanadaRecently been named as one one of the Top 10 Events to visit in Canada, the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over North America, Europe and Asia and has become the world’s largest Tulip Festival, with events covering more than 18 days, showcasing over 3 million tulips throughout Canada’s Capital Region.

Learn more about the Canadian Tulip Festival at:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/Quebec-QC-Canadian-Tulip-Festival.html
or visit the official web site at http://www.tulipfestival.ca





Saint-Honoré dans l'Vent Kite Festival
mid June
Saguenay Region, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada – Kite FestivalsAn attraction appealing to the whole family, the international Saint-Honoré dans l'Vent Kite Festival, the biggest of its kind in Quebec, showcases professional kiters and guests from around the world and offers a wide selection of aviation-related activities, including an introduction to kiting, on-site entertainment, evening shows, and a variety of local artists and exhibitors.

For more information about the Saint-Honoré dans l'Vent Kite Festival visit:
http://www.bonjourquebec.com/qc-en/events-directory/festival-special-event/saint-honore-dans-lvent-kite-festival_104245079.html





Bagotville International Air Show

late June
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada – Air ShowsThis increasingly popular aerial event includes spectacular acrobatics performed by various teams such as SkyHawk, the Canadian Army parachute team, and Snowbirds, the Royal Canadian Air Force Air Demonstration Team, as well as special presentations like trucks equipped with three jet engines, precision flying, and demonstrations of military and civilian aircraft of all types, ten minute helicopter rides and an exhaustive display of aircraft on the site. There is also a popular Kraft Zone for Children with inflatable games and animations.

For more information about the Bagotville International Air Show visit:
http://www.saibagotville.com/english/





Mondial Choral
late June
Laval, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada Classical MusicAn annual event since 2005, the Mondial Loto-Québec de Laval, also known as Mondial Choral, one of the largest gatherings of choruses and vocal ensembles in the world, attracts more than 500.000 fans each year to enjoy the talents of over 12,000 chorus-singers and hundreds of artists partaking in more than 300 performances that include some free outdoor events. Among many prizes and accolades, the Mondial Choral has won first prize of the "Grands prix du tourisme Québecois".

For more information about Mondial Choral visit:
http://www.mlql.ca/en/





Festival International du Domaine Forget
late June to late August
Charlevoix, Québec (QC)


Showcasing a wide selection of classical music concerts, jazz performances, dance productions, musical brunches, masters’ courses and student concerts, the Festival International du Domaine Forget program features a variety of styles and periods in the world of the arts with well-known local and international stars and artists from all over the world demonstrating their talents in a wide selection of each of the fields of the arts. Most of the events over this two-month period take place in Le Salle Françoys-Bernier, a 600-seat concert hall constructed in 1996 by Le Domaine Forget and which has now become known and highly respected for its amazing acoustics.

For more information about the International du Domaine Forget visit:
http://www.domaineforget.com






Mondial des Cultures de Drummondville

early July
Centre-du-Quebec, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada – Folk FestivalsA much anticipated event for more than 32 years, the Mondial des Cultures is a folk festival showcasing folkloric ensembles from around the world! Held every summer, this event showcases the skills of more than 15 very well-known folkloric ensembles from around the world, from Africa to South America, from Europe to Asia.

For more about the Mondial des Cultures de Drummondville visit:
http://www.mondialdescultures.com/accueil







Tremblant International Blues Festival
early to mid July
Laurentides, Québec (QC)

Featuring more than 140 free concerts showcasing local and international talent and renowned artists, the 10-day Festival International du Blues de Tremblant with performances on several indoor and outdoor stages located throughout the Tremblant pedestrian resort Village has been a popular event for more than two decades.

For more information about the Tremblant International Blues Festival visit:
http://www.tremblantblues.com/en/





Le Festival de Lanaudiere
early July to mid August
Lanaudiere, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada Classical MusicOne of the largest classical music festivals in Canada for almost 40 years, the Festival de Lanaudière features a wide range of talents in a series of events and concerts in the outdoors, at the Amphitheater Fernand Lindsay which is only 30 minutes away from the tip of Montréal, and in some of the churches of the region. Each year, this increasingly more attended event showcases over 55,000 entries in a whole range of performances from classical music concerts to outdoor movies and a wide range of special food offerings.

For more information about Le Festival de Lanaudiere visit:
http://www.lanaudiere.ca/en/members/4737/activities





Traversee Internationale du Lac St-Jean
late July
Saguenay, Québec (QC)

This event in Saguenay, Québec is one of the world’s most respected open water swimming festivals that features both international competitions and amateur events. Beyond the swimming contests, highlights of the outdoor events include shows and other music entertainment, firework displays and the famous Loto-Québec Supper in the streets of Saguenay that each year attracts more than 10,000 guests to gather around one giant table that is over a kilometer long.

For more about the Traversee Internationale du Lac St-Jean in Saguenay visit:
http://www.traversee.qc.ca





International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
mid August
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada – Hot Air Balloon eventsA popular event for more than three decades, the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is recognized as the biggest gathering of balloons in Canada in what has become a major event for all the family. Attracting more than 450,000 visitors each year, the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, showcases more than 125 hot air balloons, including those of special shapes in major shows.

For more information about the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu visit:
http://www.ballooncanada.com



 

Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival
late August – early September
Gatineau, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada – Hot Air Balloon eventsAn increasingly popular hot air balloon festival for more than a quarter of a century, the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival in Gatineau, now attracting more than 200,000 visitors each year, showcases dozens of hot air balloons taking off in the mornings and evenings, offers hot air balloon rides as well as featuring a wealth of live music, the fun of amusement rides and more than 40 different food concessions.

For more information about the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival visit:
http://www.montgolfieresgatineau.com/en/




 

Festival Western de Saint-Tite
mid September
Saint-Tite, Québec

Top Events Canada RodeosCanada’s second largest rodeo, the ten-day Festival Western de Saint-Tite in Québec is recognized as one of the world Top 10 rodeos by the Toronto Sun. Often referred to as the “Woodstock of Rodeo” the ever popular Festival Western de Saint-Tite attracts more than 450,000 visitors and some of North America’s top athletes to the village of Saint-Tite for 10 days each year. Highlights include everything from bull riding and barrel racing to team roping.

For more information about the Festival Western de Saint-Tite visit:
http://www.festivalwestern.com/en/





Reves d’automne, Festival de peinture
Reves d’automne, Festival of Painting

late September to early October
Baie-Saint-Paul – Charlevoix, Québec (QC)

The richness and beauty of the Charlevoix landscape in Québec is captured by a host of local artists each Autumn in this ten-day event that includes everything from live art and creation, to art classes and exhibitions. This major attraction for over 24 years includes painters displaying their talents in the streets, as well as giving lessons. There is even a wealth of gourmet food and many other entertainments.

For more information about Reves d’automne, Festival de peinture visit:
http://www.revesdautomne.com










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