Autumn is the perfect season for groups to visit Quebec City for incentive travel and corporate events. Groups traveling by train will see the vivid fall foliage colors. Against the backdrop of the old city inside the fortified walls, there are a number of annual festivals.
Bordeaux Wine Festival in Quebec City Sept. 6 - 8, 2012
A sister city of Bordeaux, France, Quebec City showcases Bordeaux and Quebec wines from nearly 50 vineyards for 3 days in the fall. In the Old Port, there are cocktail soirees, master classes and a wine tasting open to the public.
40 booths in the Gourmet Plaza, will offer gourmet Quebec products for pairing with wine. The Gourmet Rally, which starts in early August, continues during the wine festival. Some restaurants offer special Bordeaux menus. The daily entertainment schedule includes Opera National de Bordeaux Matthieu Arama, concert master and virtuoso violinist performing on the rare Chateau Fombrauge Stradivarius.
Quebec Celtic Festival August 30 - Sept. 15, 2012
In a celebration of Quebec's Irish, Breton, and Scottish roots, Quebec City comes alive with concerts, parades, dancing, Gaelic Football and Highland Games. The Celtic Banquet on Sept. 16th. features wild boar, rustic side dishes and live Celtic music.
Greater Snow Goose Festival October 5 - 8, 2012
Bird watching, a family zone and a range of activities mark this annual celebration of the arrival of 100,000 snow geese along the shoreline of Cap Tourmente.
Quebec Jazz Festival October 18 - 28, 2012
With 100 performances in 6 neighborhoods over 10 days, there is something for everyone. Artists perform jazz, traditional Quebec music, world music, classical music, rock, and hip-hop.
For winter and summer activities in Quebec City, consult Quebec City: Canada's Most Charming Historical Destination.
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