The summer season is the most festive of all: the weather is nice and warm, it's vacation time and a range of activities are organized to please everyone, from June to September.

Among other things, dozens of festivals or sporting events are organized each summer and attract thousands of tourists alone, leaving significant economic benefits for the region and the restaurants located nearby.

In fact, they take advantage of this traffic to do good business. Festival-goers first meet in local restaurants to kick off their festive evening. Out-of-town visitors staying overnight at the hotel may be attracted by the most popular delivery menus local restaurants. The next day, they will also take the opportunity for a brunch at the restaurant.

And as the weather is nice, many people take advantage of the appearance of the warm rays of the sun to get outside and look for a [restaurant with a patio]. Is this also your case?

Regardless, if you are looking for activities for the upcoming summer vacation and, at the same time, restaurant ideas to go with your outing, here is a list of the most important festivals presented in Quebec during the summer of 2024.

Montreal Formula 1 Grand Prix: June 6 to 9, 2024

The start of the summer festivities coincides with the presentation of the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix. With the festivities surrounding this car race, both at Parc Jean-Drapeau and on Crescent Street or de la Commune Street, the restaurants open during the Montreal F1 Grand Prix are doing good business.

The Francos of Montreal: June 14 to 22, 2024

This festival, which is in its 35th edition this year, has the simple objective of celebrating French-speaking music, one show at a time, with artists from all over the world.

There really is something for everyone, with the presentation of around 50 free shows in the heart of downtown Montreal. The headliners are Francis Cabrel, Quebec Redneck Bluegrass Project, Souldia and Pomme. A tribute show to Jean-Pierre Ferland is also planned for Tuesday June 18.

There are also around 100 indoor shows for which you need to get tickets.

Discover the restaurants located near the Francos de Montréal and the Quartier des Spectacles.

The Montreal Jazz Festival: June 27 to July 6, 2024

This other music festival taking place in Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles has been attracting international artists for 44 years now, while giving pride of place to local musicians.

Just like the Francos, the Jazz Festival offers certain shows free of charge while others require the purchase of tickets. This year you can see André 3000, Norah Jones, Hiatus Kaiyote, Laufey, Robert Glasper, Orville Peck and many others.

Grab a bite to eat in a restaurant near the Montreal Jazz Festival site between two free concerts!

FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières: June 27 to July 7, 2024

The streets of downtown Trois-Rivières teem with people and shows at the start of each summer, as a sign that the vacation period has officially begun! For more than 15 years, this festival has offered free outdoor shows and others that require a fee, mainly focusing on local artists.

This year, Salebarbes, Marc Dupré and Michel Rivard, among others, will be the Quebec headliners. Cypress Hill will also come for a ride.

Don't miss visiting the city center and the restaurants open during the FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières from June 27 to July 7.

Quebec Summer Festival: July 4 to 14, 2024

Expected year after year, whether to see popular artists from all over the world or local stars, the Quebec Summer Festival is a victim of its success. Everyone is snapping up tickets. However, more than 90,000 people can attend the biggest evenings on the Plains of Abraham!

This year, 50 Cent, Offspring, Karkwa, Post Malone and Mötley Crue will perform on the Plains.

Before the show, stop at one of the restaurants near the stages of the Festival d'été de Québec and Plaines d 'Abraham.

Valleyfield Regattas: July 5 and 6 and July 11 to 14, 2024

This unique event in North America features the best regatta pilots, these racing boats that race at high speed in the Saint-François Bay of the Saint-Laurent River.

But in addition, music shows also attract crowds, including performances by Ludovick Bourgeois, Jay Scott, Souldia and Les Trois Accords.

Between two races, take the opportunity to refuel in the [restaurants near Parc Marcil and Régates Valleyfield].

Sherbrooke Lac des Nations Festival: July 16 to 21, 2024

Sherbookois impatiently await their lake festival which promises shows for music lovers, rides for thrill-seekers and fireworks for pyrotechnics enthusiasts.

For the 43 edition of the annual event, the organizers have scheduled Jérôme 50, Clay and Friends, The Planet Smashers, Billy Talent, Smash Mouth, Matt Lang and Talk to name just a few.

Near Jacques-Cartier Park in Sherbrooke, the [restaurants and the Fête du Lac des Nations] go well together!

The FESTIF! from Baie-St-Paul: July 17 to 21, 2024

With both Quebec and international programming, the FESTIF! invites you to discover shows in completely unusual places all over Baie-St-Paul, this magnificent town in Charlevoix, until the early hours of the morning.

See the performances of Émile Bilodeau, Alaclair Ensemble, Half Moon Run, Marie-Annick Lépine and Yves Lambert.

All restaurants near the FESTIF stages! de Baie-St-Paul then put themselves in festival mode and await you with special menus.

Lévis Festivent: July 31 to August 4, 2024

In the Quebec region, it’s not just the Summer Festival that attracts its share of music lovers. On the other side of the river, there is the Festivent de Lévis, a festival that has been well established for 40 years.

To celebrate the 2024 edition in style, the organizers are expecting, among others, Bryan Adams, Simple Plan, Daniel Bélanger and the Brothers Osborne.

The restaurants near Festivent and Champigny Park in Lévis are ready to receive visitors.

Grandes Fêtes TELUS in Rimouski: August 1 to 4, 2024

The Grandes Fêtes TELUS enliven the Beauséjour park in Rimouski and are the shows not to be missed at the beginning of August in Bas-St-Laurent. On the menu, the Black Eyed Peas, Bryan Adams, SUM 41, Bleu Jeans Bleu and even Louis-José Houde.

With the river as a neighbor, the restaurants located around the Grandes Fêtes TELUS in downtown Rimouski will amaze you.

OSHEAGA of Montreal: August 2 to 4, 2024

One of the most emblematic festivals in Quebec, which appeals to all tastes, is OSHEAGA. Each edition, several international stars take the stage to impress you. Other stars, these from Quebec, attended the event and lined their social networks with their presence.

This year, Green Day, Noah Kahan, Martin Garrix and the Smashing Pumpkins will take to the stage at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

The foodie in you will find something to his or her taste among all the restaurants ready for OSHEAGA, whether at Parc Jean-Drapeau or in the restaurants of downtown Montreal.

National Bank Tennis Open in Montreal: August 3 to 12, 2024

This other annual sporting event is one of Montreal’s finest traditions. The National Bank Open attracts thousands of spectators and the best tennis players in the world every year. As it is an even year, it is the men who will bear the brunt of this tournament.

Whether before or after the matches, the restaurants near the Omnium Banque Nationale are ready to to accommodate you.

Galas ComediHa! from Quebec: August 9 to 14, 2024

Comedy galas are another great tradition of our summers. For just a few hours during an evening, you have the chance to see and hear the latest comedians in Quebec as well as the most promising.

The ComediHa galas! take place for six evenings at the Grand Théâtre de Québec and are hosted, this year, by Fabien Cloutier, Martin Petit, Korine Côté, Laurent Paquin, Florence Longpré and Pascal Cameron as well as Billy Tellier.

Before dilating your spleen, take care of your stomach by visiting the restaurants near the ComediHa! Galas site, the Grand Théâtre de Québec.

The St-Jean-sur-Richelieu International Hot Air Balloon Festival: August 9 to 18, 2024

A grandiose site, rides, shows and of course hot air balloons! This is the traditional menu of the international Montgolfières de St-Jean-sur-Richelieu which will be presented for the 40th time this summer.

This time, Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams, Charlotte Cardin and Simple Plan will be on the stage. It is also possible to see the flights every day around 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The restaurants near the International balloon site and the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu airport are also ready for the lift-off.

St-Tite Western Festival: September 6 to 15, 2024

Is this the best-known festival in Quebec? The St-Tite Western Festival transforms this small town in Mauricie into a true metropolis for two short weekends only.

During this great gathering, watch for cart decorating competitions, dance classes, rodeos and shows by Manon Bédard, David Jalbert, the Merle Marlow Band and Salebarbes.

Of course, all the restaurants of the Festival Western de St-Tite put on their best hats in order to welcome you as they should. must!