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!

Festival SIDAnse

June 7 to 9, 2019

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 13, 2019

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

Grand prix cycliste de Saguenay

June 13 to 16, 2019

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

Saguenay 
T 418.637.6372 | 1.800.463.6565

Festival Saint-Honoré dans l'Vent

June 14 to 16, 2019

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 418.673.3405 poste 2141

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

June 20st to 23, 2019

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 22 to 23. 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 27 to 30, 2019

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 418.235.4108 |  1.866.861.4108 

Jonquière en Musique

June 28 to July 13, 2019 

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

La Noce

July 4 to July 6, 2019 

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 des Vins de Saguenay

July 11 to 13, 2019

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)
418.817.3131 | 1.800.463.6565

Festival des Bières du Monde

July 18 to 21, 2019

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 418.545.1115 | 1.800.463.6565

Festival international des arts de la marionnette à Saguenay

July 23rd to 28, 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

Expo Agricole Chicoutimi

24 au 28 juillet 2019

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 1st to 11, 2019

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.

Sur la rue Racine, Saguenay (Chicoutimi)

418.545.1115

Fête des Saveurs et Trouvailles

August 2 to 4, 2019

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 418.542.8020

Festival Gymkhana de Falardeau

August 8 to 11, 2019

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 des Artisans de Ste-Rose-du-Nord

August 9 to 11, 2019

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

Festival de la Chanson de Saint-Ambroise

August 12 to 17, 2019

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

Les Grandes Veillées - Traditional Cultural and Music Festival

August 23 to 25, 2019

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 Bouffe

October 10 to 20, 2019

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 16 to November 10, 2019

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

Saguenay en Neige

January 30 to February 9, 2020

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