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Gaspésie’s Fall Events

Mark your calendars! Whether you are a sports fan, a visual arts fanatic, a music buff, or even a quad biker, fall in Gaspésie offers an event for you. 

Spontaneous Events

Gaspésia Race Series, Gaspé-Percé
August 21 to September 4, 2017Sporting events including a marathon, an ultra-trail, and a mountain bike raid. Info

Festival Quad Matapédien, Amqui
September 1 to September 3, 2017Discover the trails of the Club VTT de La Matapédia with ATV guided tours. Info

Phos, Matane
September 1st to September 17, 2017 – A visual art event dedicated to the photographic and digital image. Exhibits, shows, meetings, workshops, and much more! Info

Gaspésie International Raid, Carleton-sur-Mer
September 7 to 10, 2017Teams from a dozen countries compete in this multi-sport competition. Info

Symposium du Week-end des arts de Port-Daniel-Gascons, Port-Daniel
September 15 to 17, 2017 – Meet close to twenty professional painters and share their passion. Symposium dinner on Saturday and workshops for children on weekends. Info

Ultra-Trail du Bout du Monde – Forillon National Park
September 22 to 24 – The ultimate in trail racing! Climbs from 800 m to 135 km in the magnificent setting of Forillon National Park. Info

Traversée de la Gaspésie à bottine
September 23 to 30, 2017 – Hike 120 km between sea and mountains. An all-inclusive vacation where hiking and Gaspesian flavours and festivities await you. Info

Festival La Virée, Carleton-sur-Mer
October 6 to 8 – A festival that highlights the local living heritage: tales and legends, traditional dance, music, and shows are at the forefront, in addition to a public market and heritage tours. Info

Photo : Festival La Virée

Ongoing events

Storytelling: La Petite Grève, Carleton-sur-Mer
June 15 to September 9, 2017 – Around a bonfire, Patrick Dubois revives the Gaspésie of the 1800 through his tales. Info

Nova Lumina, Chandler
June 21 to October 9, 2017Enjoy an unforgettable experience with this nocturnal forest trail. We need your help to bring the stars back to heaven. Info

International Gardens Festival at The Reford Gardens, Grand-Métis
June 23 to October 8, 2017Located in the Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens, the festival brings together the creations of contemporary architects. These ephemeral, evolving, and interactive gardens invite participation and reflection. Info

Marché public de New Richmond, New Richmond
July 2 to September 3, 2017Fresh produce and local crafts await you at this open-air public market. Info

Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie
July 15 to September 30, 2017Photographs presented outside in 17 different locations in Gaspésie. Discover the work of nearly thirty artists from Québec and different countries. Info

Photo : Nova Lumina

In addition to this multitude of events, La Vieille Usine de l’Anse-à-Beaufils à Percé offers a show program until September 15, and Le Théâtre de la Vieille Forge à Petite- Vallée showcases programming until October. (Note that due to the recent fire, the shows will be presented at the Camp en Chansons). Several restaurants, pubs, and other public places offer shows and entertainment. To ensure you don’t miss anything, find out more once you arrive here! #gaspesielautumn

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