Two amazing cultural festivals to discover away from the city !
Do you wish to get away from Montreal, but still wish to enjoy festivals that promote arts, culture, parties and more?
Check out the SHAZAMFEST and FOSE Opera Festival below to get your cultural fix for the summer:
QUEBEC’S PREMIER OUTDOOR CARNIVAL IS BACK TO ELECTRIFY THE SUMMER!
ShazamFest 2022 Features an Eclectic Mix of Music, Circus, Burlesque, Dance, Wrestling, Camping & Much More in the Picturesque Eastern Townships Countryside of West Barnston.
Running JULY 7–10, 2022
This family friendly 4 days festival presents a bevy of musical talent, stage numbers, circus performances, puppets, curiosity, comedy and burlesque shows as well as on-site camping – A carnival for the whole family!
For the complete ShazamFest 2022 lineup, click here.
“ShazamFest is like a giant house party,” says Founder/Director Ziv Przytyk, whose picturesque organic family farm will once again serve as the setting for the festival’s summertime cabaret of mirth, merriment, and controlled chaos. “It’s the gathering of the tribes. Times have been tough for a lot of people, so we’ve created a space where everyone can leave their woes behind, be entertained, and begin to dream again.”
For those bringing their kids:
KidzZone also offers 3 daily meals + snacks throughout the entire run of the festival for a modest $25 per child, with discounts offered for multiple children — in addition to free unlimited spring water tapped right at the source, free festival access for children under the age of 13 and free camping!
Find out more about KidzZone services & programming here.
Day & Weekend & Family Passes available Free entry for children 13 years & under Free admission all day Sunday
Round-trip & one-way shuttle service to/from Montreal available here
This summer festival , now in it’s 13th edition, is fully dedicated to opera !
It is presented annually in mid July in the heart of the historic setting of Vieux-Saint-Eustache only a 40 minutes drive away from Montreal.
With numerous concerts presented in enchanting settings including various local churches and gardens , the FOSE Festival wishes to offer to a large audience unforgettable moments of opera and to allow the beauty of lyrical voices to shine while also promoting young operatic talents.
To close the festival , a spectacular FREE concert will be held in the gardens of the Globensky manor this Sunday July 10th :
Featuring the talents of :
Sarah Dufresne, soprano
Rose Naggar-Tremblay, mezzo
Emmanuel Hasler, tenor
Dana Nigrim, pianist
Choir of the FestivalOpéra de Saint-Eustache des Grandes Laurentides
Alain Nonat, Director- and Artistic founder of the JAL Program
Leila-Marie Chalfoun, narrator
GRAND CONCERT – FREE ENTRY LES JEUNES AMBASSADEURS LYRIQUES DU CANADA in the Gardens of the Globensky manor next July 10th at 2: 30 Special guest : ANNIE DES GROSEILLIERS, writer HOSTED by ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: LEILA-MARIE CHALFOUN, SOPRANO