Labour Day in Quebec is often associated with a return to class and a long weekend with the family. After a summer full of activities with the little family, the long weekend is often one of the last moments we are offered to pick up before the sprint until Christmas presents!
This year, why not make a difference in this long 3-day holiday and go for a tour of a concert hall or a festival? Whether you are in Trois-Rivière, Montreal, Gatineau or Magog, we have found a wide range of activities to do as a lover or as a family to spend a good time away from a screen!
Trois-Rivières: Jean Pierre Ferland & American Story 2
Quebec music legend Jean Pierre Ferland presents his latest album “Tous les femmes de ma vie” at Trois-Rivière. For the occasion, the artist will be surrounded by singers who have marked the song in Quebec: Isabelle Boulay, Luce Dufault, Laurence Jalbert, Florence K, Yama Laurent, Julie Anne Saumur, Mélissa Bédard, Diane Tell and Nanette Workman. Needless to say, you will spend an evening in good company on August 30, 2019 at 8 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.) at the Cogeco Amphitheatre.
If you're more of the musical magazine type, check out American Story 2, The Woodstock Years, presented on the boards of the J.-Antonio-Thompson Hall in Trois-Rivière. In this show, the highlights of the gathering that transformed the face of Rock'n Roll, from Richie Havens to Janis Joplin, Crosby Stills and Nash and Metallica. The musical worlds of American Story 2, The Woodstock Years take you to the epicenter of history. As if you had been a part of it! Join them on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from August 1 to 31, 2019.
Laval: Nature Centre & Family Day
Looking for a little family outing? On August 31, from 10am to 6pm, it is in Laval that it takes place at the Centre de la nature et la fête de la famille . Known for its many family activities (game modules, walking trails, tropical farm and greenhouse, skatepark, canoe, kayak and rabaska on the lake, etc.), the Nature Centre is transformed into a vast entertainment area.
This outdoor event will allow younger children to attend performances by artists they know well, such as Ari Cui Cui and Annie Brocoli. The characters of the show Salmigondis, as well as Théo, will also be part of the festival. The less young can enjoy an introductory skateboarding session and urban dance workshops. A ton of activities that will appeal to everyone, of all ages.
Magog-Orford: Harvest Festival
Visit Magog for the Magog-Orford Harvest Festival, September 5 to 7, September 12 and 13, the ultimate event for the development and discovery of Quebec viticulture. More than 130 producers from the region present their products to make you discover them (and taste!), all in the enchanting environment of Lake Memphremagog.
Discover more than 300 Quebec products at the Pavillon des Tastings, learn the ABC of wine with our professional sommeliers, Take a drink at Bistro SAQ and enjoy the many shows such as Tocadéo, Zébulon, Alain François, Annie Blanchard and more! There is even a place for children in the area of P'tits grapes: animations, makeup, inflatable games and scientific cuisine.
Gatineau: 32nd Hot Air Balloon Festival
The 32nd Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, September 3-7, is 5 days of festivities, nearly 100 colorful hot air balloons and thousands of people gathered to create one of the most popular events in Eastern Canada. Attend great music shows including Alex Nevsky, Karim Ouellet and Les Trois Accords, and funny comedy shows including Peter MacLeod, François Massicotte and Mariana Mazza, on stage at Casino Lac-Leamy and Scene Hydro-Québec.
Amusement park, public entertainers, craft marquee, graffiti contests and of course balloon tours will be offered to visitors. A must-see event in the Bas-Saint-Laurent for 30 years now. Don't forget the caravan estate in the heart of the site!
Mont-Tremblant: Music Festival
On the stages of the pedestrian village at the foot of the mountain and the Village and Downtown sectors of the City of Mont-Tremblant, it is an appointment from September 4 to 7 at La fête de la Musique de Tremblant. For all the eternal lovers of jazz music, big names, as well as emerging artists, in the enchanting scenery of the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding mountains.
Under the artistic direction of violinist Angèle Dubeau, more than 30 concerts by Canadian musicians are offered free of charge. The main purpose of the event is to promote and democratize the music of our home, with performances of musical genres for all tastes with the only common denominator: the pleasure of sharing the love of music.
Chambly: Beer and Flavours
Are you a beer lover and you are the kind who wants to taste and test new products and encourage artisans in your region? The Chambly Beer and Saveurs Festival is the perfect place to spend the long Labor Day weekend.
Becoming a summer must-see, the festival brings together more than 110 microbreweries, cider houses, vineyards and restaurateurs from all over Quebec on the Fort Chambly site. Shows, beer conferences, culinary demonstrations and activities for the whole family await you. Pleasure guaranteed!For
your part, what are you doing for the long Labor Day weekend? Will you be with family or will you spend time with friends? Tell us as a comment!