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

Wendake International Pow-Wow

End of June

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. 

Themed Events | Credit:  EXMURO
Credit: EXMURO

Les Passages Insolites

End of June to Mid-October

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 9 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

End of July

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

Beginning of August

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. 

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

Free Circus Show

August

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

Festibière de Québec | Credit:  Festibière de Québec
Credit: Festibière de Québec

Festibière de Québec

Mid-August

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.

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Québec City Celtic Festival

Beginning of September

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

Beginning of September

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

Beginning of September

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.  

Québec City Film Festival  | Credit:  Québec City Film Festival
Credit: Québec City Film Festival

Québec City Film Festival (QCFF)

Mid-September

Classic films and new works of all kinds and for every style are presented in one of the 6 venues of the Québec City Film Festival.

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