Festival d’été de Québec: a short festival-goer’s guide

How to get there ? What time to arrive at the sites? What items are permitted or prohibited? After two years without a Summer Festival, it is understandable, dear festival-goers, that you are a little rusty. Before the first notes, here is a guide to refresh your memory.

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Quebec Summer Festival

  • Doors openning : 6 p.m.
  • Start of the shows: 7 p.m.
  • Entrances (2): Cross of Sacrifice, Cap-Blanc
  • Passes required for all and strollers prohibited for the Rage Against The Machine concert


  • Doors openning : 5 p.m. (week), 4 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Start of the shows: 5:50 p.m. (week), 5:15 p.m. (Sat. and Sun.)
  • Entrance (1): access via a waiting area that begins at the corner of D’Artigny and Jacques-Parizeau streets.
  • Passes required for all and strollers prohibited for the SUM 41 concert


  • Doors openning : 3 p.m.
  • Start of the shows: 6 p.m.
  • Entrance: Via Honoré-Mercier, in front of the Tourny fountain
  • Youth series (Sat. and Sun.): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. animation, 11 a.m. shows


  • Doors open: 10:30 p.m.
  • Start of shows: 11:30 p.m.
  • DJ Set: 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.


  • Full: 125,000 passes sold and no day tickets will be sold.


  • Honoré-Mercier: 4:30 p.m. to midnight on weekdays, from 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Grande Allée, between rue de la Chevrotière and rue d’Auteuil: from 6 p.m. on weekdays, from noon on Saturdays and Sundays


Quebec Summer Festival

  • Fountains and refreshment points at all sites
  • Crinkle or rigid plastic bottles allowed.
  • Glass or metal containers prohibited.


  • Alcohol, cannabis and its derivatives, cans, portable chairs, umbrellas, inflatable objects, coolers
  • Full list of permitted and prohibited items www.feq.ca


  • $5. Available at both entrances to the Plains, at Parc de la Francophonie and at the Armory


Quebec Summer Festival

  • Go : of 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.every ten minutes
  • 410: Lebourgneuf, from the Hydro-Québec parking lot (rue de Celles)
  • 420: Sainte-Foy: from the Aquarium parking lot (avenue des Hôtels)
  • 430: Charlesbourg: from the parking lot of the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune, with the Atrium/4e Avenue Ouest stop
  • 450: Beauport: from the Promenades Beauport parking lot (rue du Carrefour)
  • Return : from 9:30 p.m.in the uphill areas on René-Lévesque Boulevard East


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