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!
REGARD - Saguenay International Short Film Festival
March 13 to 19, 2019
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.
T 418.698.5854 | 418.698.1026
Salon du vélo et de la course à pied
March 23 and 24, 2019
Le Salon du Vélo et de la course à pied a comme mission de favoriser le développement de saines habitudes de vie; de permettre aux citoyens du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean de rencontrer les intervenants du milieu du cyclisme et de la course à pied; d’échanger sur les nouveautés, les événements, les clubs; d’assister à des conférences et des démonstrations; d’encourager la cohésion, la complémentarité et le partenariat entre les exposants.
Hangar de la Zone portuaire (Chicoutimi)
Salon Expo Nature
April 4 to 7, 2019
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)
Festival Jazz & Blues de Saguenay
April 23 to 27, 2019
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.
Festival de la Bernache
Mai 3rd to 5th, 2019
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 16 to 20, 2018
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
Fête estivale d'Arvida
June 1st and 2nd, 2018
This family-oriented event has lots of activities and also has major shows with established artists!
Saguenay (arr. de Jonquière)
T. 418 698.3000 poste 5681
June 8 to 10, 2018
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)
T 418.602.4001 | 1.800.463.6565
1000 km departure of the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie
June 14, 2018
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 14 to 17, 2018
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
Jonquière en Musique
June 28 to July 14, 2018
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. 463.6565
Grand prix cycliste de Saguenay
June 21 to 24, 2018
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
Symposium international de peinture et de sculpture du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
June 21st to 24, 2018
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
*The Air show will be back in 2019!*
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)
Festival de la Chanson de Tadoussac
June 28 to July 1st, 2018
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 12 to 14, 2018
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)
T 418.693.5126 | 1.800.463.6565
July 5 to July 7, 2018
La Noce is a one-of-a-kind event with a festive vibe. Do not miss the chance to hear upcoming and established artists from here and abroad!
Saguenay (arr. de Chicoutimi)
Festival de la Chanson de Saint-Ambroise
August 13 to 18, 2018
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!
Symposium Villages en Couleurs
2018 dates to be announced.
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!
FestiZen en Folie
*Back in 2019*
A 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).
Expo Agricole Chicoutimi
25 au 29 juillet 2018
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!
Festival international des Rythmes du monde
August 2nd to 12, 2018
A world-class event that takes its place among the major events of Québec, positioning itself as the most important event specialized in world music and rhythms in Quebec and the third largest in Canada.
Fête des Saveurs et Trouvailles
August 3 to 5, 2018
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!
Festival Gymkhana de Falardeau
August 9 to 12, 2018
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!
Festival international des arts de la marionnette à Saguenay
*Back in 2019*
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)
Festival des Bières du Monde
July 19 to 22, 2018
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.
T 418.698.3167 | 1.800.463.6565
Festival des Artisans de Ste-Rose-du-Nord
August 10 to 12, 2018
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