QUEBEC CELTIC FESTIVAL 2018 Preliminary programming launch

QUEBEC CELTIC FESTIVAL 2018 Preliminary programming launch

QUEBEC CELTIC FESTIVAL 2018 Preliminary programming launch Quebec City, April 6, 2018 – On this Tartan Day, The Quebec Celtic Festival (FCQ) is pleased to unveil the preliminary program for its 13th edition!

We are delighted that the event will again take pace at the Domaine de Maizerets but this time, from September 7 to 9, 2018.

A positive wind of change is blowing on the largest French-speaking Celtic Festival in North America this year!

In addition to the new dates chosen to please festival-goers and artists; we would also like to announce the arrival of a new general manager! The FCQ is excited to welcome Cynthia Hovington as Executive Director, taking over from Valérie Chabot. Owner of Kamaï Events, her event management expertise will help to further improve the experience of festival-goers. With her team’s support, Cynthia will bring a new vision to the constantly growing Festival.

Let’s go back to basics: the highly appreciated Highland Games, the musical gigs, the craftsmen’s village, the gourmet zone, cultural presentations and family events are all back in one place! And because the things that last are those that are constantly renewed, we would like to announce that a great banquet will also be held!

Readers of Asterix comics and epicureans of all kinds will be expected on Friday evening! A bard, I mean, excellent musicians will provide the entertainment.

Details for this immersive activity will be available shortly. Stay tuned!

DAYTIME ACTIVITIES – September 7th to 9th The daytime entertainment will offer a little something for everyone: discover the various booths, visit the Viking village and enjoy the Celtic mysteries on the island! On the stage, a varied program awaits visitors throughout the weekend: dance, traditional music, bagpipes, etc.

HIGHLAND GAMES – September 8th and 9th On Saturday, the Highland Games will bring together several competitors who are recognized on the international circuit to compete for the title of champion.

These men will dazzle spectators with their prowess in all four official events: the 17-pound stone, the 56-pound shot put, the 120-pound caber toss and the 56-pound weight over bar.

On Sunday, the amateur section will be open to all, ladies and gentlemen alike! Registration can be done online.

The schedule will soon be finalized and available on the website

We also invite festival-goers to follow our Facebook page!

Finally, the Quebec Celtic Festival would like to thank its public and private partners whose support makes this event possible: Domaine de Maizerets, the City of Quebec, Heritage Canada, McAuslan Brewery and others.

We also cannot forget the exceptional contribution of the organizing committee, who is working hard, on a volunteer basis, to offer you a different festival every year!

Can you feel your Celtic roots shake?



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