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TOP 6: Reasons to bring your little ones to the Festival

logoOn the Festival’s outdoor site, look for the Zone famille Rio Tinto Alcan signage to guide you wherever family-oriented activities are held.

Here are a couple of suggestions to get you started on your planning.

  1. Musical park for kids
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Photo credit: Frédérique Ménard-Aubin

A guitar as a staircase, a saxophone as a slide, arts and craft, musical awakening ateliers, an inflatable game, a sandbox, face painting and a giant piano? Why not?!

2.  Club famille Rio Tinto Alcan (NEW)

This venue, located on l’Esplanade de la Place des Arts, will include a kid-friendly snack bar, picnic area, an animation centre, and a lounge. We also offer a new service to festival-goers, children anti-noise headphone rentals.

3.  Ste-Cat


Come meet the Festival’s mascot on our outdoor site!

4.  Street entertainers 

Photo credit: Denis Alix

Our band of street entertainers stroll through our outdoor site every day for the delight of everyone!

  1. The place des Festivals fountains
Photo credit: Victor Diaz Lamich

Take a break from the heat the the largest array of interactive fountains in Canada.

  1. La Petite école du jazz

A quintet of vocal harmonies alongside our Festival mascot, Ste-Cat, is ready to welcome students back to a jazz lesson that’s perfect for the whole family! A dynamic, bilingual, interactive introduction to the music, full of smiles for young and old alike. Click here for the full schedule.