Sherbrooke is the celebrations and festivals that fill summer nights, shows that resonate in heads for a long time and students from all over the world who have chosen it as a destination to learn and to flourish. Sherbrooke is also the mixture of French and English cultures which, over the years, have been tinged with the thousand colors of the cultural communities that also inhabit it now.

The Fête du Lac des Nations: six days of festivities in the heart of Sherbrooke

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Every year, from Tuesday to Sunday of the third week of July, the Fête du Lac des Nations takes place at Jacques-Cartier Park in Sherbrooke! Will you be part of the celebration this year? Since 1981, this event has been anchored in the hearts of the Sherbrooke population. On the agenda: a diverse musical program on several stages, a multitude of family activities, a selection of local food concessions and a series of pyromusical shows, not to mention the many surprises that await festival-goers!

The Sherblues & Folk Festival promises an unforgettable musical summer

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Sherblues & Folk is an urban music festival that takes place in downtown Sherbrooke in various locations. More than 50 shows presented on indoor and outdoor stages in a festive atmosphere by renowned artists who make the Centro vibrate to the sound of blues and folk. Vance Joy, Portugal.The Man, The Franklin Electric, The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Robert Charlebois and Lisa Leblanc are part of the program this year.

Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke: enter a festive global village

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Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke invites you to be amazed by the worldwide rhythms of cultures through music, dance, food, craft and more! During five days, more than 500 artists from around the globe offer 150 shows and workshops on 10 indoor and outdoor stages. Immerse yourself in the heart of cultures thanks to the unique Festival thematic tents. The Family corner awaits young and old to have fun and make memorable discoveries. Explore the 15 international restaurants to delight your taste buds and the 50 kiosks of the exhibitors and artisans to purchase exotic products.

Sherbrooke is to be tasted, to be savored...

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In the four corners of the city, the restaurants are constantly boiling and preparing, day after day, the best products of the Eastern Townships. Typical dishes, tasty ingredients and unique signatures, that’s what Sherbrooke’s good restaurants offer. And the diversity is not missing! From Asia to Europe via the Middle East, the flavors of the world follow one another, while local merchants welcome you with open arms with their delicious regional products.

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