Festivals & Events

Fun times and celebrations!

In Saguenay, we love to entertain and have fun! A wide variety of events are available throughout the year offering something for everyone: Aviation, cinema, dancing, fine dining, music, painting, sports and so much more!

Événement Mode Panache

September 21-23 2017

Panache is a major fashion event in Saguenay. Fashion shows, runway presentations and glamour: One week of authentic fashion-infused events!

Saguenay (Chicoutimi)

Salon du Livre Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

September 28 to October 1st, 2017

A not to be missed book fair held every fall in Saguenay! Its mission is to promote the joy of reading. 375 authors from Québec and abroad will be present,in addition to academic literary-oriented activities.

Saguenay (Jonquière)

T 418.542.7294

Symposium Villages en Couleurs

October 6 to 8, 2017 

For over 20 years, artists province-wide have been gathering in the charming towns of Petit-Saguenay and l’Anse-Saint-Jean during the Thanksgiving weekend for painting and displaying their works of art. Discover their spectacular talent and admire the fjord's beautiful landscapes accented by the phenomenal fall colours!


T 418.272.2661

Saguenay en Bouffe

October 12 to 27, 2017 

Don’t miss the city’s largest gathering of foodies and gourmet connaisseurs! Take a culinary world tour during Saguenay en Bouffe. Participating restaurants offer a themed menu from different countries and introduce you to a variety of delicious dishes.

Saguenay (Chicoutimi, La Baie, Jonquière)
418.698.3167 | 1.800.463.6565

Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay

October 18 2 to November 12, 2017

Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay is a celebration of photojournalism from around the world. Photography enthusiasts are in for a visually stunning experience with over 15 exhibitions, including the World Press Photo exhibit presented at La Pulperie de Chicoutimi—Musée Régional. Workshops, conferences and projections will be held during the only photo festival in Canada dedicated exclusively to photojournalism.

Saguenay (Chicoutimi, La Baie, Jonquière)
T 418.698.3167 | 1.800.463.6565

Salon des métiers d’art du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

November 7 to 12,  2017 

Discover exclusive hand-crafted works of art by artisans from here and abroad. Year after year, artisans are delighted to present their latest creations. A perfect occasion to shop for your holiday gifts!

Saguenay (Chicoutimi)
T 418.698.3167

Saguenay en Neige

February 2 to 17, 2017

A festival dedicated to sculptures and winter activities presented in an authentic outdoor museum. There's also many original activities, special events and surprises. Fireworks, parent-child Olympics, slides and live entertainment are also on the menu!

Saguenay (Jonquière)
T 418.695.1769

Les Hivernades

February 25 to March 5 2017 

A program jam-packed with a variety of fun and entertaining activities is offered at Les Hivernades during spring break. Inflatable games, dog sledding, horseback riding, a sugar shack, Jumpaï (bungee trampoline) and so many more family-friendly activities for visitors of all ages!

Saguenay (Chicoutimi)
T 418.698.3888

Expo Habitat

March 2nd to 5,  2017

A home improvement exhibition dedicated to construction, renovation, design and home decoration unites professionals in the fiels at the Pavillon sportif a UQAC.  Discover the region's newest products and services!

Pavillon sportif de l'UQAC (Chicoutimi)
T. 418.549.8046

REGARD - Saguenay International Short Film Festival

March 15 to 19, 2017

Short film producers and film enthusiasts gather in front of the big screen for the best in this year’s short films. Enjoy an array of activities including a discussion forum with the producers. Visit their website to find out where the films are playing.

Saguenay (Chicoutimi)
T 418.698.5854 | 418.698.1026

Festival Jazz & Blues de Saguenay

April 4 to 9, 2017

Dance to the rhythms of the Saguenay Jazz & Blues Festival. An event offering a host of entertaining evenings infused with jazz and blues for great music and unforgettable moments.

Saguenay (Chicoutimi)
T 418.817.4529

Salon Expo Nature

April 6 to 9, 2017

Expo Nature is an event dedicated to outdoor adventures, hunting and fishing and the perfect place for meeting like-minded enthusiasts!

Pavillon sportif de l'UQAC (Chicoutimi)
T 418.977.2431

Festival de la Bernache

May 5 to 7, 2017

Festival de la Bernache is an activity for the entire family for observing thousands of geese at the Saint-Fulgence migration stopover in the mud flats.

T 418.673.1714 | 1.800.463.6565

Festival des Musiques de Création

May 18 to 27, 2017

Don’t miss an extraordinary sound and light show at the Festival des Musiques de Création! More than 50 artists will present their unique compositions to the audience. Explore the universe of experimental music with talented musicians from around the globe.

Saguenay ( arr. Jonquière)
T 418.547.2904 | 1.800.463.6565

Grand prix cycliste de Saguenay

June 8 to 11, 2017

This professional cycling event reunites teams from Québec, Canada and North America, in addition to South America and Europe.

T 418.579.1205 | 1.800.463.6565

Festival SIDAnse

June 9 to 11, 2017

SIDAnse is a dance-oriented festival that reunites dancers and an important cause: raising awareness and funds to help in the fight against AIDS. Admire the talent of internationally renowned dancers and attend the live performances!

Saguenay ( arr. Chicoutimi)
418.602.4001 | 1.800.463.6565

Festival des couleurs de Saguenay

June 10-11, 2017

Saguenay's Festival des couleurs is a great way to celebrate the arrival of summer! Do not miss the shows and, most of all, the 4 km trail color-run!

Saguenay, arr. de Chicoutimi

1000 km departure of the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie

June 15, 2017

An impressive event, watch the cyclist start their 1000-km journey through Quebec at the Bagotville Wharf. On site: animation, activities for kids, and more! 

Saguenay, arr. de La Baie

Festival Saint-Honoré dans l'Vent

June 16 to 18, 2017

Imagine the sky filled with colourful creatures floating on the wind... Among the attendees will be professional kite flyers and international guests. The festival includes activities for children, flightseeing tours, entertainment in the evenings, introduction to kite flying and a variety of kiosks. 

Aéroport de Saint-Honoré
T 1.800.918.8368

Symposium international de peinture et de sculpture du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

June 22nd to 25, 2017

This international painting and sculpture symposium reunites painters, sculptors and glassblowers. A large display of visually stunning works of art from the talented artists from around the globe.

Saguenay ( arr. Chicoutimi)
T 418.678.9032 | 418.543.5282 | 1.800.463.6565

Bagotville International Air Show

June 24-25, 2017

Enjoy a spectacular show from the skies! A variety of live presentations, exhibitions and a wealth of information surrounding the aviation world in the military are presented during the event.

Saguenay (La Baie)
T 418.677.3073

Jonquière en Musique

June 28 to July 15, 2017

Groove to the rhythm of Jonquière en Musique, a large-scale music festival in the province of Québec! Come to the Parc Rivière-aux-Sables in the heart of the downtown and enjoy the free outdoor shows! Discover up-and-coming artists and a wide variety of renowned musicians from the province and beyond!

Saguenay (arr. Jonquière)
T 418.542.2101 | 1.800.

Festival de la Chanson de Tadoussac

June 29 to July 2nd, 2017

Tadoussac’s largest festival invites you to four days of celebrations where you can meet authors, composers, performers and musicians from Québec and around the world. The entire village moves in rhythm to the beat of this major event!

T 418.235.2002  |  1.866.861.4108 

Festival des Vins de Saguenay

July 13 to 15, 2017

A unique opportunity to savour wines and spirits from all over the world! In addition to discovering new vineyards and harvests, you'll have the chance to learn more about the wine making process and enjoy the wine tastings offered by our exhibitors.

Saguenay ( arr. Chicoutimi)
418.693.5126 | 1.800.463.6565

FestiZen en Folie

July 14 to 16, 2017

A new festival held in L'Anse-St-Jean where yoga and meditation balance perfectly with the magnificent surrounding mountains and the Saguenay Fjord. Get your pass before arriving on-site (limited number of passes available).


Festival des Bières du Monde

July 20 to 23, 2017

With over 60 exhibitors and more than 55,000 visitors each year, the Festival des Bières du Monde returns once again with new regional varieties of beer and products to please your palate. Attendees can also enjoy numerous shows on the charming Zone Portuarire (port area) in Chicoutimi, custom-built for the event.  No charge for admission.

Saguenay (Chicoutmi)
T 418.698.3167 | 1.800.463.6565

Festival international des arts de la marionnette à Saguenay

July 25 to 30, 2017.

A festival dedicated to the art of puppetry for visitors of all ages and an event full of surprises and fun for everyone!  The program showcases live performing arts, outdoor activities, artists from here and abroad for a truly spectacular presentation. 

Saguenay (Jonquière, Chicoutimi, Parc de la Rivière aux Sables)
T 418.542.5521

Expo Agricole Chicoutimi

July 26 to 30, 2017

Chicoutimi's agricultural exhibition offers numerous activities for the entire family: Fair rides, mini-farm, dog show, country dancing and western competition! On the agricultural side, there will be cattle contests, a junior herder day, fair and  farm machinery presentations.  Come and discover the exciting world of agriculture!

Saguenay (Chicoutimi)

Fête des Saveurs et Trouvailles

August 4 to 6, 2017

The Fête des Saveurs et Trouvailles will take place at Nikitoutagan Square and at the Rivière-aux-Sables Park in the District of Jonquière. The perfect occasion for discovering regional agricultural small-scale producers and a variety of organic products. Treat your tastebuds and discover something new!

Saguenay (Jonquière)
T 418.817.0365

Festival Gymkhana de Falardeau

August 10 to 13, 2017

A family festival that includes a gymkhana competition (horse race), family activities such as Jumpaï (bungee trampoline), small farm tour, pony rides, inflatable games, line dancing, kiosks and much more!

T 418.673.4158

Festival de la Chanson de Saint-Ambroise

August 14 to 19, 2017

The Festival de la Chanson de Saint-Ambroise is a large-scale singing contest and an excellent starting point for young artists' careers. Listen to singers of all ages from across the province of Québec!

T 418.672.1144

Rendez-vous Musical de Laterrière

August 13, to 20, 2017

The Rendez-vous musical de Laterrière is THE gathering for enthusiasts of classical music. The presentations surpass the expectations of its many classical music fans and the professional artists perform a selection of works from famous composers in the small Laterrière heritage church with astounding acoustics.


T 418.678.9995

Festival des Artisans de Ste-Rose-du-Nord

August 11 to 13, 2017

This festival presents many local artisans in the astoundingly panoramic village of Ste-Rose-du-Nord. Live shows and demonstrations are presented to ensure that visitors enjoy their stay while visiting this charming village!


T 418.975.2250 # 2607

Les Grandes Veillées - Traditional Cultural and Music Festival

August 25 to 27, 2017

Three days offering the best that the fjord has to offer! On the agenda: Over a dozen live presentations of  traditional music from both professionals and amateurs alike. The street comes to life with many activities and regional artists' kiosks. An event that's not to be missed!

Saguenay (La Baie)

T 418.306.8723

Saguenay en Feu

September 2-3, 2017

The first festival in Quebec dedicated to hot sauce. Sample cocktails, desserts, appetizers prepared by local producers!

Saguenay, arr. de Jonquière

La Fou'art

2017 dates to be announced.

La Fou'art is an outdoor event where music, circus, dance, and street art are presented. Prepare yourself for an original experience!

Saguenay, arr. de La Baie