International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada

Each year, the Haut-Richelieu sky is invaded by nearly 125 hot air balloons during the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. It is undoubtedly the largest gathering of balloons in Canada and offers an elaborate show during nine days not just hot air balloons but live music performances and family activities. This event is a reference in the world of Balloon with over 1.5 million square feet of activity areas and 450 000 visitors gathered around this theme. It is also a must summer event for fans of large concerts. The 34th edition of the festival will take place from 12th to 20th August 2017. This is an appointment not to be missed, just 20 minutes from Montreal.

Consejos

Bring your chairs and everything necessary to make the picnic with friends or family, it is worthwhile to live this experience in full air, so beautiful in the visual than in auditor .

You can check the schedule on the festival site.

 

The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
 12th to 20th August 2017
Municipal Airport
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC), Canada
J3B 7B5

The Loto-Québec Fire Festival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Loto-Québec Fire Festival has been held since 1985 at La Ronde, an amusement park in Montreal. In its first presentation, they had more than five and a half million spectators and since then it has become one of the most important events of the summer in Montreal. At the beginning there were two kinds of presentations of lights without and with music but since 1987 there is only one presentation where the lights are perfectly synchronized with the music. The fires are presented by different countries and they take place with good or bad weather. Apart from La Ronde, where the entrance must be paid; people stay on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge or on both banks of the St. Lawrence River to attend the event free of charge. The fires had Giovanni Panzera like artistic director, from 1987 to 2000, personality very recognized in this kind of events and he is the one who has given more and more notoriety to the lights into world level. This year 2017, it will be the 33rd edition of lights that are presented every Saturday and Wednesday. The pyrotechnic firms in competition are represented by several countries that change each year and usually there are just 3 of them that will be on the list of winners.

Tips

If you want to participate with your vote to choose the winner, go on the La Ronde site and have the chance to win the prize they announce each year.

You can buy a round passport for the entire season or just buy the ticket of the chosen evening. Several sections of the park are set up for the event itself.

Beach Club, Pointe-Calumet, Quebec, Canada

The Beach Club is the largest open club in North America where fans of electronic music dance and attend internationally renowned artists live performances and even local. It provides each year its schedule with several key events.

The club area is completely reserved to people 18 years old and plus.
Come and dance to electrifying and put you in a unique atmosphere in a festive decor of the tropics.

The complex has several restaurants available for gourmet meals and even snacks.

Tips

You have a shuttle to the Montmorency metro which offers a round trip at a very reasonable price.
You can buy a pass for the entire season. It is open daily but from Monday to Friday the schedule is reduced ( 10.00-18.00).