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Seashore festivals

A festival is fun, but a festival with both feet in the sand is even better! In Gaspésie, the sea is omnipresent and one can take advantage of it even during the big events of the summer. Come sing, dance, and enjoy the summer on the beaches of Gaspésie. Change of scenery guaranteed!

Festival en chanson
Festival en chanson Photo: Village en chanson

Festival en chanson, Petite-Vallée

Deploying in a mythical place recognized for the close proximity between the public and the artists, the Festival en chanson welcomes more than 15,000 festival-goers annually. It takes place this summer in two huge marquees: one in Petite-Vallée, on the edge where the Théâtre de la Vieille Forge was located, by the sea, and the other in Grande-Vallée. A talent finder, the Festival will introduce you to promising emerging artists and great talents in Quebec song. This festival is canceled for 2020.

Festi-Plage de Cap-d'Espoir.
Festi-Plage de Cap-d’Espoir. Photo: Festi-Plage

Percé: Fête de la Saint-Jean and Festi-Plage de Cap-d’Espoir

The arrival of summer is highlighted with a national holiday on a magnificent seaside site. Imagine a gigantic natural amphitheatre between the wharf and Percé Rock, with three bonfires, storytellers, and musicians. Happy Saint-Jean! This event is canceled for 2020.

Imagine a performance stage facing the sea. The crowd of spectators gathers on the beach and, with feet in the sand, sings and dances to the sound of their favorite bands. There is another reason why the Festi-Plage de Cap-D’Espoir attracts crowds. In addition to music, the schedule includes a host of family activities for Sunday, to enjoy the seaside to the maximum. It is a music festival the Gaspésie way! This event is canceled for 2020.

Fête du Vol Libre
Fête du Vol Libre. Photo: Corporation du tourisme Mont-Saint-Pierre

Fête du Vol Libre, Mont-Saint-Pierre

Hang gliding and paragliding pilots from all over America come together and present a colorful air show at Fête du Vol Libre. Feet in the sand and by the mountain side, contemplate this show or let yourself be tempted by a tandem initiation flight! Panoramic hike, animated music, artisans, and local products complement the programming perfectly. This event is canceled for 2020.

Fête du bois flotté
Photo: Fête du bois flotté

Fête du Bois flotté, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

By the sea, over 4 days, the Fête du bois flotté (driftwood festival) celebrates the sculpted and retold folklore. Sculptors at work, traditional music shows, family entertainment, fair, and diverse programming. This event is canceled for 2020.

Éole en Musique
Photo : Festival Éole en Musique

Festival Éole en Musique, Matane

Become a must in the region, this popular music festival Éole en Musique takes place in the Parc des Îles, in the heart of downtown Matane. It stands out with its very affordable passes for high caliber shows! The event also includes comedy shows and several activities for children in its programming. This festival is canceled for 2020.

Festival Musique du Bout du Monde
Festival Musique du Bout du Monde. Photo: Roger St-Laurent, photographe

Festival Musique du Bout du Monde, Gaspé

It is true that the Festival Musique du Bout du Monde is an urban festival with its shows under a big top and the lively Rue de la Reine. But its show at sunrise in Cap Bon-Ami, while the Forillon cliffs and the sea gradually turn orange, makes it a must in the summer. Magic moments and chills guaranteed. This festival is canceled for 2020.

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