6 Festivals and Festivities That You Won’t Want to Miss in June in Quebec City
The festival and festivity season is officially open. Put on your most comfortable clothes, get out, and move to the rhythm of the city!
La Fête de la Musique de Québec (Quebec City’s Music Day)
Present in more than 340 cities in over 100 countries, Music Day has been highlighted in Quebec City since 2008. It is a celebration of love for music. The festival brings together amateurs and professionals of all musical genres in order to popularize all forms of musical expression. The best part is: it’s free for the whole family! Hurray!
When: June 14 to 16, 2019
Where: 5 stages all over rue St-Jean in Old Quebec
More info: http://fetedelamusiquedequebec.com/ (website in French only)
BBQ Fest Rickard’s
For its 8th edition, the BBQ Fest Rickard’s invites you to discover and taste new products from local producers. Hugo Girard, proud spokesperson for 2019, will be there to give cooking demonstrations and meet the public. Access to the site is free and the whole family is welcome. Located near the Grand Marché de Québec, the BBQ Fest Rickard’s festivities are happening during the same weekend as the grand opening of the market. You’ll be able to enjoy the fresh produce of local merchants and producers. All the more reason to go there!
When: June 14 to 16, 2019
Where: Place Jean Béliveau at 250 Boul. Wilfrid-Hamel, near the Videotron Centre
More info: http://bbq-fest.com/ (website in French only)
Water Lantern Festival
Mix it up and participate in the first edition of the Water Lantern Festival in Quebec City. Decorate your lantern especially for the occasion and when the time comes, let it float away. You will be able to admire the dimmed lights of hundreds of lanterns reflected on the water. Activities, entertainment and food are available on-site to the delight of the whole family. To ensure a sustainable event with zero impacts to the environment, the festival cleans up all the lanterns following the event.
When: June 15, 2019
Where: Baie de Beauport, 1 Henri-Bourassa, Quebec City
More info: http://www.waterlanternfestival.ca/index.php
Quebec Jazz Festival in June
There is a new festival in town much to the delight of jazz lovers. With performances in various establishments throughout Quebec City, the festival is going all out for its first edition by offering you a varied and impressive program. Local emerging talents will be performing in addition to welcoming well-known headliners such as Nanette Workman, the Brad Mehldau Quintet, Sheila Jordan, and many others.
When: June 20 to 30, 2019
Where: All over Quebec City
More info: https://www.jazzenjuin.com/home (website in French only)
When in Quebec on June 24, one must celebrate Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day. This larger-than-life event is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of our beautiful province, so go out and celebrate with family and friends.
The program has not been released yet, so stay tuned for scheduled activities and headliners to be announced.
When: June 23 and 24, 2019
Where: The Plains of Abraham
More info: https://www.fetenationale.quebec/ (website in French only)
Festibière de Lévis (Lévis’ Beer Festival)
End June in style with the Festibière de Lévis. Admission to the site is free for the whole family. Take the ferry and you will arrive directly where the event is being held. Your day on the site will be full: beer tasting, food trucks, giant Twister and Jenga games, conferences, and more. Fun guaranteed!
When: June 27 to 30, 2019
Where: Quai Paquet in Lévis
More info: https://infofestibiere.com/levis/ (website in French only)