Summer is far from over and among the activities you can do to fully enjoy it, the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu deserves a prime spot on your summer bucketlist! If you’re crazy about the carnival atmosphere, if you would’ve liked to see more shows this summer and if you want to ride a hot air balloon like in Cappadocia but for a fraction of the price, it’s the ideal opportunity!
From August 11th to 19th, the festival celebrates its 35th edition in the gorgeous town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu! With the opening of the panoramic field, you can be part of the action and have the most spectacular view of the region for a romantic evening with your lover! If you want to #treatyourself and live the ultimate journey, you can book your flight in one of the beautiful hot air balloons at 6 in the morning or in the evening! To complete this unique experience, you can literally spend a magical night during the illuminated show where hot air balloons and Chinese lanterns meet. By sharing the #montgolfieres on your social accounts, you could even see the content of your publication on a balloon!
The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is also a musical and a comedy rendez-vous. If you’re feeling nostalgic of the 2000s (or when Musique Plus was really a music channel), you can go to Simple Plan show and sing I’m just a kid and I’d do anything at the top of your lungs during their prestation on Saturday. On our side, we will certainly attend Loud’s performance, because we can’t stop listening to its insanely good music. While humming the lyrics while working or drinking a beer on a terrace, seeing him live is surely the ultimate experience! If you missed him last weekend at Osheaga, this is your chance before he leaves for his european tour! Finally, what’s better than a good dose of Les Grandes Crues to end the weekend in style? It’s the same price as a bottle of wine, but it’s a lot more refreshing! Otherwise, among the other headliners not to be missed, you’ll find Yann Perreau, Hubert Lenoir and Les Trois Accords, Alfa Rococo, Philippe Bond and Kevin Parent.
A little carousel ride, a cotton candy in hand while listening to amazing shows and pure happiness, this is what awaits you from August 11th to 19th in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu!