Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral | Credit:  Daniel Abel
Credit: Daniel Abel

Notre-Dame de Québec's 350th Anniversary

Until December 28, 2014

In addition to the many organized activities surrounding its 350th jubilee, Notre-Dame de Québec will be honoured with the first Holy Door outside of Europe. The Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral was the first cathedral built in North America, making it the first Catholic parish founded north of the Spanish colonies.

Rendez-vous naval de Québec

Rendez-vous naval de Québec

June 13 to 15, 2014

Canadian and foreing sailors are invited in Québec City for the Rendez-vous naval de Québec to remind the importance of the maritime presence in the area. This edition will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

Native tourism (Norma Joseph) | Credit:  Jean-Louis Regis
Credit: Jean-Louis Regis

International Pow Wow of Wendake

June 27 to 29, 2014

First Nations of here and beyond compete to the beat of drums during a palette of top-level dance competitions in their traditional regalia. Handicraft making workshops, various traditional know-how demonstrations and authentic First Nations food tastings are also part of the program. 

Festival d'opéra de Québec | Credit:  Festival d'opéra de Québec
Credit: Festival d'opéra de Québec

Québec Opera Festival

July 23 to August 4, 2014

Two weeks of pure summer wonderment, accompanied by creators and exceptional lyric artists, in a profusion of events that showcase international and Québec artists of today and tomorrow.

Plein Art, le Salon des métiers d'art de Québec

Plein Art, Salon des métiers d'art de Québec

July 29 to August 10, 2014

Meet with over 120 professional artisans at this craft fair. Admire the creativity and talent that went into producing an interesting selection of unique decorative or everyday items. 

Theme Events

Festibière de Québec

August 14 to 17, 2014

The Festibière beer festival is the summer event for beer lovers that are eager to discover new variants of their favourite brew. Enjoy tastings of some fifty exhibitors from across the province of Québec displaying their wares: microbreweries, local food producers, cider makers and more.

Festival de magie de Québec

Québec City Magic Festival

August 28 to September 1, 2014

Some forty magicians from across Canada and around the world will put on shows in the revitalized St-Roch district. The program also includes magic conferences and free workshops.

Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec

Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec

August 28 to Septembre 1, 2014

This social and arts festival celebrates gay pride with a colourful and exciting program: community days, free music and drag queen shows, parties, street theatre, LGBT rights conference and more.

Québec City Celtic Festival

Québec City Celtic Festival

September 3 to 7, 2014

Come celebrate the celtic roots and culture of the ancient Celts, especially those from Brittany, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Galicia and the Isle of Man.

Envol et Macadam

Envol et Macadam

September 4 to 6, 2014

Envol et Macadam is a urban festival featuring concerts that showcase the best new and established alternative music bands from here and around the world.  

Tall ship | Credit:  OTQ
Credit: OTQ

Québec - Prince Edward Island 1864-2014

September 5 to 7, 2014

Prince Edward Island's tall ships will be the stars of this gathering, which will highlight a special time in our history. Charlottetown and Québec City were the first major players in the signing of the Confederation, and the three-day event commemorates this important moment in time.

Québec International Sacred Music Festival | Credit:  Québec International Sacred Music Festival
Credit: Québec International Sacred Music Festival

Québec International Sacred Music Festival

September 6 to 14, 2014

The Quebec International Sacred Music Festival presents internationally-renowned artists who perform music inspired by human spirituality from all over the world. 


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