35 activities to make the most of your summer


Adèle Manseau | Desjardins Group

Hey history buffs, music fanatics, sports fans, thrill-seekers, farming enthusiasts, nature lovers, beer aficionados and foodies! How do you want to spend your summer? In the water, on land or in the air?

We put together 35 events that will give you wings or whet your appetite in the coming months. Get inspired and check out the events in your neighbourhood and beyond.

For culture, music and shows
1- Francofolies de Montréal - June 8-18
2- Domaine Forget International Festival - June 17 to August 20 in Saint-Irénée
3- Festival de l'humour de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue - July 4-9 in Val d'Or
4- Des Airs d'été Desjardins de Boucherville - July 5 to August 2
5- Festival d'été de Beloeil - July 6-9
6- Festival d'été de Québec - July 6-16 
7- Mondial des cultures de Drummondville - July 7-15 
8- Saguenay International Rhythm of the World Festival - August 3-12 in Chicoutimi
9- Festival international de la chanson de Granby - August 16-26
10- Le Show de la rentrée Desjardins d'Acton Vale - August 17-19
11- Fiesta des Cultures de Saint-Rémi - August 18-20
12- Festival de musique émergente - August 31 to September 4 in Rouyn-Noranda
13- Théâtre de la Dame de Cœur - all summer long

For beer and good food
14- Festival de la Curd (cheese curds) - August 16-20 in St-Albert (eastern Ontario)
15- Foire gourmande de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue - August 18-20 in Ville-marie
16- Bières et Saveurs de Chambly - September 1-4
17- Festival de la bine - September 15-17 in Plantagenet (eastern Ontario)

For sports and competition
18- Mardis cyclistes de Lachine - June 6 to August 15
19- 32e édition Coupe soccer internationale de Laval - June 24-25
20- Rendez-vous Naval - June 30 to August 20 (international course of tall ships sailing around 35 Canadian cities as part of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation)
21- Gran Fondo Ottawa - July 15 (one-day bike ride)
22- Traversée internationale de Lac-Mégantic - August 10-13
23- Challenge cycliste des bleuets - September 3 in Dolbeau-Mistassini
24- Festival Western de St-Tite - September 7-17

For farming, markets and nature
25- Festival Eau grand Air - July 6-9 in Baie-Comeau
26- Exposition agricole de Calixa-Lavallée - July 7-9
27- Exposition agricole de Saint-Hyacinthe - July 27 to August 5
28- Twist Fibre Festival - August 19-20 in Saint-André-Avellin in the Petite-Nation (glimpse of the textile world)
29- Upper Gatineau White Water Festival - August 25-27 in Maniwaki 
30- Écomarché de l'île Saint-Bernard - August 26-27 in Châteauguay

For thrill and wonderment
31- Bagotville International Air Show - June 24-25
32- Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival - August 31 to September 4

For history and people
33- La Grande Tournée du 375e de Montréal - until September 17 (19 borough parties, 19 weekends)  
34- Fêtes du 350e de la Ville de La Prairie - August 10-13
35- Les Fêtes du 375e de Sorel-Tracy, including the Rendez-vous Naval - all summer long

Have fun!

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