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Events in Quebec City

Festival d'été de Quebec (Summer Festival)
Established in 1968, the Festival d'été is Canada's largest outdoor music Festival. The Festival takes place over a 10 day period in July on 12 stages in the heart of Vieux-Québec. With artists from all over the world, you can hear reggae, blues, rock music, world music, and more. The whole city turns festive with magicians, jugglers and stilt-walkers performing on the streets.

Quebec City Jazz Festival
One of Quebec's newer autumn Festivals, the Quebec City Jazz Festival brings some of the most exciting Quebec jazz musicians together with international jazz stars. The Festival was established in 2006 by Gino Ste-Marie, whose goal was to revive the jazz scene in Quebec City, which was quiet for almost 20 years.

Quebec Winter Carnival
Known as the world's snow capital, Quebec City truly becomes a winter wonderland, and the Québécois do a lot to celebrate it. Traditionally, the people of New France got together to drink and celebrate in the deepest part of winter, from the end of January to mid-February. The Winter Carnival was established in 1894 and has progressed to include many winter sports, snow sculptures, parades, and dogsled races. It is the largest winter carnival in the world.

Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec (Quebec Fireworks Competition) Loto-Quebec, as it's popularly known, will mesmerize you with color, movement, and sound set against one of the world's most spectacular waterfalls, Montmorency Falls. Pyrotechnic teams from various countries compete to display their skills in this ancient art form.

Must-see attractions
Enjoy the beauty and history of Quebec's fortifications – the only fortified city in North America other than in Mexico. As you wander through the charming cobblestone streets of the old city, stop off at Chateau Frotenac, and find out for yourself why it is the most-photographed hotel in the world. Some of the true beauty of the city lies along the Saint-Lawrence River, a major trading port, and the Gateway to America. Along the way, stop off and speak with the farmers or catch lunch at the Marche du Vieux-Port and visit the Gare du Palais train station. You will really feel like you are in old Europe.

Quebec City has superb museums, the most famous of which is the Musée de la Civilisation (Museum of Civilization). It is very large, and suitable for all ages. A samurai exhibit, extensive interactive exhibitions of Québécois history, and a children's exhibit are some of the highlights. Also, take time to visit the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (National Fine Arts Museum) on the southwest corner of the Plaines d'Abraham (Battlefield Park). It holds the largest existing collection of Québécois painting and sculpture, from 17th century to present.