Québec City at its Best
Big Weekend Fun for Québec’s National Holiday
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, on June 24th, marks both the start of a long weekend and the start of summer. In and around Québec City, you’ll find lots of ways to celebrate. Here’s how to make the most of the holiday:
Annual Saint-Jean Baptiste Show on the Plains of Abraham
Join the thousands of people heading to the Plains of Abraham for the big June 23 Show celebrating Québec’s culture, French language, and identity. The line‑up includes some veterans as well as hottest young talent of the Québec music scene: Jean-Pierre Ferland, Garou, Mitsou, Daniel Lavoie, Annie Villeneuve, Ludovic Bourgeois, Les soeurs Boulay, Corneille, and much more.
New this year: activities for the whole family will be offered from 3 p.m. on Grande Allée and in front of the Parliament building and from 8 p.m. at Place D'Youville.
Two Reasons to Celebrate at Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec
Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom
To celebrate its 85th anniversary, the MNBAQ will open for free to the public on June 23rd, 24th and 25th. On June 24, celebrate Quebec's National Day differently during the Constellation evening, an edition of the MNBAQ Nights. On the menu: music, dance and multiple artistic experiences.
More Things to Do
- At Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, classic car lovers are in for a treat: it’s the Classic Car Show at the stunning Montmorency Falls.
- This long weekend is the perfect opportunity to eat on the most beautiful terraces and discover the region by bike on the bike paths.
- Wrap up the weekend with a great pint at one of the many local microbreweries.