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

Wendake International Pow-Wow

June 24 to 26, 2016

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. 

Transat Québec / St-Malo | Credit:  Xavier Dachez
Credit: Xavier Dachez

Transat Québec / St-Malo

July 2 to 10, 2016

Some of the world’s best crews will gather in Québec City, ready to take on the 9th edition of this colossal challenge in an ocean race held to mark Jacques Cartier’s first crossing in 1534 from his home town of Saint-Malo to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Free circus show in Québec City | Credit:  Alexandre Galliez
Credit: Alexandre Galliez

Crépuscule: Free Circus Show

July 22 to September 4, 2016

Crépuscule is back this year with an all-new concept. For a second year in a row, audiences will be able to attend this spectacular show featuring world-class circus artists.

Les Passages Insolites | Credit:  EXMURO
Credit: EXMURO

Les Passages Insolites

July to November, 2016 (dates to be confirmed)

As you wander through the Old Port district, Quartier Petit Champlain and Place-Royale keep your eyes peeled for unusual and surprising art. Les Passages Insolites invites 12 professional artists to create temporary yet unique pieces scattered throughout, just waiting to be discovered.

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

Québec Opera Festival

July 26 to August 6, 2016

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 Québec | Credit:  Boutiques métiers d'art du Québec
Credit: Boutiques métiers d'art du Québec

Plein Art Québec

August 2 to 14, 2016

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. 

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Festibière de Québec

August 18 to 21, 2016

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.

Québec City Celtic Festival

August 19 to 21, 2016

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.

Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec | Credit:  Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec
Credit: Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec

Québec City Pride Festival

September 2016 (dates to be confirmed)

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.

Envol et Macadam | Credit:  Envol et Macadam
Credit: Envol et Macadam

Envol et Macadam

September 8 to 10, 2016

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.  

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