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What to do in Québec City in August

Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography

August Event Calendar:

Free Circus Show

Free circus in Québec City Credit: Emmanuel Buriel Zoom

Attend this spectacular show featuring world-class circus artists. July 16 to September 1 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Plein Art (Craft Fair)

Plein Art Credit: Plein Art Zoom

Meet with over 120 professional artisans at this craft fair. Admire the creativity and talent that went into producing an interesting selection of unique decorative or everyday items. July 30 to August 11

Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec (Fireworks)

Grands Feux Loto-Québec Credit: Jasmin Brochu Zoom

Watch this brilliant and free pyrotechnical show from the bank of the St. Lawrence River near the Château Frontenac. July 31 to August 24 (Wednesdays and Saturdays).

The New France Festival

New France Festival Credit: Audet Photo Zoom

Experience life as it was in New France during the French Regime in the 17th and 18th centuries: shows, gourmet activities, storytelling and re-enactments. August 1 to 4

Le Festibière de Québec (Craft Beer Festival)

Festibière de Québec Credit: Étienne Dionne Zoom

The summer event for beer lovers that are eager to discover new variants of their favourite brew. Enjoy tastings of some 50 exhibitors from across the province of Québec displaying their wares: craft breweries, local food producers, cider makers and more. August 15 to 18

UCI Mountain Bike World Championships

Velirium Credit: Svein Martin Zoom

More than 700 athletes representing 50 countries will be competing for the Championships. Several other amateur competitions, long-distance raid races, children's races, live music and parties make the Vélirium the world's ultimate moutain bike festival. August 21 to September 1.

Bordeaux fête le vin à Québec (Bordeaux Wine Festival)

Bordeaux in Québec City Credit: OTQ Zoom

Discover a match made in heaven—Bordeaux wines and Québec City cuisine—at this lavish celebration of Epicureanism!  August 22 to 25

This Month's Suggestions:

Guide to Québec City's Perfect Picnic Spots

Québec City Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom

Check out our favourite outdoor sites to sample the food from nearby restaurants and groceries.

The Ultimate List of Best Neighbourhood Restaurants

La Planque Credit: André-Olivier Lyra Zoom

These are the trusty favourites that regulars don’t want you to know about!

9 Awesome Family Restaurants 

Restaurants Québec Credit: Céramic Café Studio Zoom

Discover these family-friendly restaurants and share some special family time while in Québec City.

For more inspiration, see also the events calendar and our summer activity suggestions.

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