1705783362 8 winter and music festivals across Quebec

8 winter and music festivals across Quebec

In Quebec there is the famous carnival and in Montreal there is the big dance event Igloofest. The rest of Quebec doesn't miss out when it comes to celebrating winter with music and cultural activities. Proof of this are these 8 festivals with musical components that take place across the province.

Laval in white

Outdoors and under a heated tent, the activities of this 17th edition will delight festival-goers young and old. On the program: skating library, light and Brazilian percussion show, pyromusic show, ViBZ band show, Colombian fiesta, children's show with Les Petites Tounes and more. From January 26th to 28th at the Laval Nature Center.


Saguenay in the snow

Eleven days of free activities and ephemeral art on ice: this is what this 40th edition of the Saguenay en Neige Festival offers. Among the concerts we can see 2Frères “solo”, Ari Cui Cui, the Latin show of Étienne Drapeau and Luce Dufault. From February 1st to 11th in Saguenay.


8 winter and music festivals across Quebec

Photo Alexandre Caputo

Saint-Côme on ice

Now in its 42nd year, this festival brings together 150 artisans and a series of ice sculptures along Principale Street. In the performance: Sara Dufour, Galant, tu perds ton temps, Disco des neiges, Les Chauffeurs à pied, Réveillons, Something New (Tribute to the Beatles), Ô Renard, Veranda and Michel Pagliaro. February 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th in Saint-Côme.


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This electronic music and culture festival returns for the second time to the port of Trois-Rivières. The outdoor lineup includes local and international DJs such as DVBBS, SNAILS, Tizi, Whipped Cream, Dirtyphonics and Sam Lamar. “Afters-Artik” are also planned in various bars in the city center. From February 15th to 17th in the Trois-Rivières harbor park.


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Fire and Ice Festival

Celebrating its 21st edition, this festival presents performances by Yelo Molo and GnuckSquad (light and electronic music), light percussion by Baratanga, a magic show, Royal Pyrotechnie, Mic Bourgouin, Fuso and a pyromusic show in collaboration with Feux Orion Fireworks. February 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th in Repentigny.


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Jazz below zero

The winter part of the Festi Jazz international de Rimouski returns for an 8th edition. The shows are offered at 5 venues around the city. Among the guests we find Ariane Racicot, Kuna Maze, Le Winston Band, Joyce N'Sana and Carl Mayotte. From January 24th to March 16th in Rimouski.


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Montreal in the light

Montréal en Lumière celebrates its quarter century with its dining component, its free outdoor activities and its numerous indoor concerts, including Pierre Flynn, Alex Nevsky, Lady Blackbird and Emilie Simon. The famous Nuit blanche (art, poetry, dance, games, music, cinema, etc.) takes place on March 2nd. From February 29th to March 10th in Montreal.


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The little fish of Chenaux

Why not combine one of Quebec's typical winter activities with festive moments full of music? This is possible from February 3rd to 18th in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade with Ti-Lou and André Thériault, the singers invited to the festival of small fish from the canals.


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