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QUEBEC MUSIC FESTIVALS

1- Montreal International Jazz Festival
This wonderful festivals usually takes place from end of June through July, the Montreal International Jazz Festival has become, in the space of twenty five years, the jazz rendezvous of the world. Today, visitors can choose from among over 400 concerts - some 300 of which are presented outdoors, free of charge - that showcase the talents of the world's finest performers of jazz music and its spin-offs.

Some 2000 artists and over 1.5 million festival-goers converge upon Montreal each summer.

2- Les Francofolies de Montreal
Les Francofolies de Montreal This Festival takes place from July through August, for the sixteenth consecutive year, the world's second largest French-speaking city hosts the largest musical event in the French-speaking world.
The FrancoFolies de Montreal! This popular event, reputed for its cultural diversity and cheered up by music and street art, attracts over half a million spectators and some 1000 artists, musicians, singing stars and budding talents from approximately twenty countries.

This one-of-a-kind event, which takes place in the heart of downtown Montreal, offers 50 indoor performances and some 150 outdoor shows--the latter free of charge.

3- Quebec City Summer Festival
This event takes place on July, in the summer; Quebec City is transformed into a huge open-air stage. Enjoy more than 400 shows put on by hundreds of artists from all over the world presenting a mixed program of francophone song, world beat, classical music, new trends, street performances and more!

4- Festival de Lanaudiere
Festival de Lanaudiere Festival de Lanaudiere recognized as one of the most prominent classical music events in North America, this festival boasts the participation of nationally and internationally renowned soloists. The concerts and recitals are held at the Amphitheatre of Lanaudiere, located in Joliette, as well as in churches throughout the region.

CULTURAL EVENTS

1- The Montreal World Film Festival
Montreal Film Festival August - September
The World Film Festival main goal is to promote support cultural diversity and understanding between nations, foster the art of cinematography from around the globe by stimulating the development of quality cinema, promote cinema d'auteur and innovative film and discover and encourage new talents.

2- Mondial des cultures de Drummondville
This is a unique opportunity to discover and to learn more about the cultures of 45 countries through dance, music, traditional dress and crafts. Take in more than 350 shows, interactive presentations and exchanges presented both indoors and out at 11 different sites. An invitation to discover the peoples of the world, take part in a marvellous celebration of the cultural mosaic, and enjoy a cultural communion of peace and friendship.

3- Festival de theatre des Ameriques
A biennial event celebrating international experimental theatre, the FTA brings together amateurs and professionals alike and hosts the most innovative companies of the moment. Since its founding, it has presented 155 performances from 26 countries to over 250 000 spectators.

4- Le Carrefour international de theatre
One of Canada's foremost festivals, the Carrefour is a prestigious event that takes place in an exciting city. It offers theatre lovers, neophytes and adventurers a comprehensive program drawn from the most innovative international contemporary creations: 90 performances and accessible artistic activities. A cultural experience that's a must!

5- International Garden Festival
International Garden Festival The International Garden Festival provides a venue for the creation of contemporary gardens. An annual event, it features garden created by designers from Canada and abroad. Open to designers, architects, landscape architects, and artists the world over, the festival is the first of its kind in North America.

6- Just for laughs Festival
Over 2,000 shows, including more than 1,300 free events in the heart of the Latin Quarter, by artists from around the world

In the heart of Old Quebec City, Le Grand Rire Bleue comedy festival brings together nearly one hundred comedians for ten days, during which you can take in a number of original shows in auditoriums and outdoor venues. Many galas are held throughout the week, providing plenty of opportunities for the next generation of comedians.

 



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