Grands Feux Loto-Québec: a festive 28th edition full of new features in August

The Capital’s sky will light up again this summer with the return of the Grands Feux Loto-Québec which will begin on August 1st.

On the occasion of this 28th edition, fans of pyromusical shows will be entitled, every Tuesday and Thursday evening in August, to numerous free shows under themes such as “Rio Carnival” on August 1, “Return to the 60s » on August 13 and “Summer Christmas” on August 22. Country fans will also be served with the “Yeehaw!” evening. August 15th.

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The grand finale, with a funfair theme, will be presented on Saturday August 24. For the occasion, Place des Canotiers in Quebec and Quai Paquet in Lévis will open from noon to allow families to enjoy a multitude of free activities.

Once again this year, the public will be able to enjoy entertainment on all sites, including music provided by a DJ, food trucks and bars which will also be on site to satisfy cravings and thirsts.

Several new features

Several new features are also planned this year, including the addition of large-scale ambulatory activities linked to themes to entertain the public.

“The participants present will not be bored with the presence of a photo booth with accessories, make-up workshops associated with the themes, including a flower bouquet throwing competition and the classic mechanical bull,” explains Jean-François Archambault. , event director.


On the occasion of this 28th edition, fans of pyromusical shows will be entitled, every Tuesday and Thursday evening in August, to numerous free shows with “party” themes according to what the organization explained during the unveiling. of the programming Wednesday in Quebec | Credit: Nicolas St-Pierre

Among its new features is also the introduction of a new visual effect technology for the last week of festivities, namely the appearance of lasers in the sky.

No RTC shuttle

Furthermore, after a deficit of $10,000 during the event in 2023, the Capital transport network (RTC) made the decision not to set up a shuttle service this year.

“We are in a context of optimization and we have criteria that are established to determine whether or not an event is served by a shuttle service. […] In the case of the Grands Feux, the sector is already very well served,” explains RTC spokesperson Raphaëlle Gagnon.

Users are therefore invited to use regular routes if they wish to use the network to get to the event. However, additional buses will be ready to be deployed if necessary if ridership warrants it.

THEMES

  • August 1: Rio Carnival

On the program: artistic and musical performances from the land of samba, flamboyant parade.

  • August 6: Wedding evening

Live wedding will be expected during this evening including the bouquet toss, a wedding cake and several other activities emblematic of the celebrations of love.

Evening featuring the LGBTQ+ community with a performance drag queen and makeup workshops.

  • August 13: Back to the 60s

The return to the 60s will offer several kiosks and areas with varied activities for a complete immersion in the state of mind of the time.

This will be an opportunity to show off your agility and talents with country dance classes and performances as well as the invincible mechanical bull.

  • August 20: Sports celebrations

Climbing walls, balance boards and straps as well as inflatable sports games will be on offer during this evening.

  • August 22: Summer Christmas

It will be Christmas before its time during this evening where several mythical characters will invite themselves.

  • August 24 (Saturday): Funfair

This day of activities will end this 28th edition when a multitude of fairground games will be installed at Place des Canotiers and at Quai Paquet.

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