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!

Saguenay en Neige

January 31 to February 10, 2019

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

Festi Frette

February 1st and 2nd, 2018

Prepare yourself for THE outdoor winter party in Saguenay! Festi Frette is the coolest event in town!

Saguenay (arr. de La Baie)

Les Hivernades

March 2 to 10, 2019

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

2019 dates to be announced

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 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.

Saguenay (Chicoutimi)
T 418.698.5854 | 418.698.1026

Salon du vélo et de la course à pied

Dates de 2019 à venir

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)

T. 418-548-2603

Salon Expo Nature

2019 dates to be announced

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 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.

Saguenay (Chicoutimi)
T 418.817.4529

Festival de la Bernache

2019 dates to be announced

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.

Saint-Fulgence
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

Festival SIDAnse

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)
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
T 1.800.918.8368

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.

Saguenay 
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)
T 418.677.3073

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!

Tadoussac
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)
418.693.5126 | 1.800.463.6565

La Noce

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!

Saint-Ambroise
T 418.672.1144

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!

Anse-Saint-Jean

T 418.272.2661

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).

L'Anse-Saint-Jean1.800.463.6565

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!

Saguenay (Chicoutimi)
418.545.8597

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.

Saguenay (Chicoutimi)

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!

Saguenay (Jonquière)
T 418.820.7848

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!

St-David-de-Falardeau
T 418.673.4158

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)
T 418.542.5521

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.

Saguenay (Chicoutmi)
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!

Ste-Rose-du-Nord

T 418.975.2250 # 2607