5 Events to Celebrate Labour Day
Celebrated the first Monday of September, Labour Day is the perfect time to get away and enjoy the last days of summer before fall takes over. With family, friends or alone, Quebec City is the place to be to make the most of this long weekend. Choose between several activities organized for the occasion and hit the road.
Go and meet with indigenous peoples from August 30 to September 2 during the amazing event that is KWE!. It is the perfect opportunity to discover the 10 First Nations and Inuit in Quebec. Learn more about their realities, cultures and challenges in a festive atmosphere. Shows, entertainment, films, workshops on traditional knowledge, craft demonstrations, and much more await you!
When: From August 30 to September 2, 2019
Where: At Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale in Quebec City
Fête Arc-en-Ciel (Rainbow Festival)
Come show off your values of equality and justice at the 15th edition of the Fête Arc-en-Ciel in downtown Quebec City. This LGBT+ pride socio-artistic festival attracts more than 35,000 people each year. What you can expect from the 2019 edition: shows, a karaoke night, an escape game, conferences, and more.
When: From August 29 to September 1, 2019
Where: In downtown Quebec City, but mainly at Place D’Youville
Let me see what’s in store for 2019 (website in French only)
Chococourse de Stoneham (Stoneham’s Chocorun)
During Labour Day weekend, why not combine fun and health on Saturday, August 31? Satisfy your sweet tooth while completing a 5 km walk or run in Stoneham! All along the way, you will be able to enjoy delicious chocolate treats at various chocolate pit stops. A DJ and various entertainments will be on site to ensure that you have the best day. What a great way to motivate the whole family to move!
When: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Where: 325 Chemin du Hibou, Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury
Count me in! (website in French only)
Join the MondoKarnaval festivities from August 31 to September 2 at Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site in Limoilou! Women of the world are in the spotlight for this 6th edition. During 3 days, several free activities will allow you to discover and celebrate the cultures of more than 40 countries around the world. Shows, parades, dancing, and much more are on the agenda!
When: From August 31 to September 2, 2019
Where: Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site in Limoilou, a neighbourhood of Quebec City
Let me check out the program for 2019 (website in French only)
Circus Show—Féria l’attraction By Flip Fabrique
Take advantage of the long weekend to see the last performance of the free circus show Féria l’attraction presented by Flip Fabrique. The 55-minute show begins at 8:30 PM at Place Jean-Béliveau. You will witness the performance of a group of freewheeling young idealists storming an abandoned amusement park to defy gravity and take risks. It is the free outdoor event of the summer that you do not want to miss!
When: From Tuesday to Sunday, at 8:30 PM, until September 1, 2019
Where: At Place Jean-Béliveau on the ExpoCité site (250 boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel, Quebec City)