The D’Autray regional municipality has a large number of tourists every year. However, some of these tourists don’t just visit the area to get enchanted by its beautiful scenery; they come to enjoy the culture and events held throughout the year (See interesting facts about D’Autray).
These events usually attract people from around the world. Some of them have been held for over 20 years and have become a huge part of D’Autray’s culture.
Here are 4 annual events in D’Autray that you can’t afford to miss whenever you’re in the area.
“Repentigny’s Oktoberfest is one of the most anticipated events in the whole of D’Autray and the wider Lanaudière region”
Held in October every year, Repentigny’s Oktoberfest is one of the most anticipated events in the whole of D’Autray and the wider Lanaudière region. During this event, locals and visitors alike are invited to sample some of the best beers brewed by the finest breweries in the Quebec region.
Furthermore, you also get to indulge in the culture of the locals. Given that the event was borrowed from its German counterpart, you also get to have a feel of German culture as well.
It also features a number of shows, food delights and amazing art exhibitions. This is one event that you’ll remember for the rest of your life!
Festival De Lanaudière
This is an annual musical event that has been held every summer since 1978. It is a highly prestigious classical musical festival with wide acclaim in the whole of North America. The first concert of its kind was organized by Fernand Lindsay, the cleric of Saint-Viateur at the time. It went on to become a great hit and inspired the organizers to make it a permanent summer event every year.
Nowadays, the event is usually held at Joliette’s Amphitheatre. Other areas that it’s hosted include; the Salle Rolland-Brunelle as well as churches throughout the region.
Each year, the festival usually has a theme and invites the best artistes from across the world. It also showcases the talent of young upcoming artistes. If you like music, then the festival de Lanaudièreis something you can’t miss!
Trois-Rivières En Blues
This event is usually held during August of every year. It is an event about pure rhythm and blues. It was reconstituted in 2009 after being out in the cold for several years. It is usually a 4-day event during which listed bars and restaurants in the Trois – Riviéres give a platform to several artists to perform. There is also a grand stage, where major artists get to perform on.
If you are a fan of rhythm and blues, then this is a great event that you can’t afford to miss. Furthermore, you’ll also get to interact with both locals and people from around the world who frequent this event.
Festival Western St-Tite
“Largest western attraction in the whole of Eastern Canada”
This festival has been held for over 50 years in the city of Saint-Tite. You’ll have one of the most exhilarating experiences during this rodeo show. It features 10 professional rodeos who entertain the crowds with their riding skills. There are also several music events held as well which will guarantee you unlimited pleasure.
It’s a great event for a family excursion and is touted as the largest western attraction in the whole of Eastern Canada. As Emily Carr once said;
“It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw.”
Did you know? This regional county is made up of 15 municipalities and covers an area of more than 1240 square kilometers.