The Hottest Summer Events and Festivals in Quebec

The city of Quebec is always fun during the summer months. Once the ice and snow melt, a party mood sweeps over the entire city. There’s an event or festival for everyone. So whether you like comedy, sports, theatre or something a little different. This city has something that will keep you entertained and inspired.

Here are a few summer festivals and events to check out in Quebec.


If laughter is life’s best medicine, then this festival can cure everything. ComediHa! It is a 12-day event that features all forms of comedy. Whether you like satire, Improv or stand-up, there’s something to keep you giggling. It features the best local acts and international headliners. This city is the place for every comedy fan in June.

Festival d’été de Quebec

For over 40 years, this has been one of the world’s hottest music festivals. You’ll get treated to 300 shows on 10 stages over 11 days. It features some of the best musical acts each year from every genre. The streets also come alive each night with street performers and pop-up shows.


Getting tickets to Cirque du Soleil can be hard, but you could settle on the next best thing. Crépuscule is a free outdoor circus that takes place at L’Agora de Quebec. It lasts for six days with the magical twilight shows all culminating in a grand finale on Sunday.

Plein Art Quebec

Celebrate what the best painters and other artisans have to offer at this grand art show. It takes place every august in Espace 400e over 13 days. You will get to see arts and crafts such as paintings, sculptures, glass, and ceramics.

Dîner en Blanc

This international event is the perfect mix of mystery, fine dining and all-around fun. This surprise pop-up picnic takes place in a different location each year. The guests dress in all white and the venue is kept secret until the last moments.