Published on Jun 21, 2021

What to do this weekend – June 25-27

Yippee - summer is finally here! To launch the start of what is, for many, their favourite season, here are some suggestions for things to see and do this weekend.

The soothing sounds of the Orford Music Festival

Festival Orford Musique is a cultural experience par excellence! This weekend kicks off with the 5 à 7 Orford, a program of free outdoor concerts performed during the cocktail hour on Friday evenings, at the Parc de la Rivière aux Cerises (Cherry River Park). On Saturday night, in the Salle Gilles Lefebvre, there will be a performance by a classical ensemble, headed by Ali Kian Yazdanfar. One of the leading double bass players of his generation, Yazdanfar will also be giving master classes during the Festival. The classical (and jazz) concerts run until mid-August. Take a look at the lineup.

June 26-August 13 | Lineup details.

Float and fly at Bromont, montagne d’expériences

As its name suggests, Bromont offers a ‘mountain’ of experiences and this summer is no exception! The water park and the mountain open this weekend and visitors can enjoy a dazzling array of attractions – giant waterslides, heated pools, a new slackline, a climbing wall, luge, cable car, disc golf, bungee trampoline and hiking trails.


A showcase for local chefs and restaurateurs

This year’s Sherbrooke t’en bouche un coin – a food fest showcasing local chefs and restaurateurs – is featuring Printemps Rosé wine, served with tasty tapas. Some 20 restaurateurs designed the menus, which are on offer from 4pm-7pm (until June 27). The food festival is also running a Pur Vodka and Romeo’s Gin mixology workshop (Saturday, June 26 at the Boefish Restaurant), as well as a ‘veggie’ day on Sunday, June 27. In addition to brunch, a number of participating restaurants will offer non meat-eating diners a choice of vegetarian dishes.

Reservations required | See the list of participating restaurants

Go with the flow (in both senses of the word!) along the Saint-François River

Canot-Kayak Richmond, a long-established canoe and kayak operator on the Saint-François River, offers visitors a couple of river runs that let you get up close and personal with this historic waterway. The company offers two routes : Richmond-Ulverton (10 km) and Windsor-Richmond (17 km) and in each case, a shuttle bus takes you back to the departure point. If you’re lucky, you might even spot some of the wildlife that lives along the shores, such as bald eagles and white-tailed deer!

Plan a trip (or better still, several trips!) in search of gourmet fare…

Our region is renowned for its high quality cuisine and locally produced wines, ciders and beers and if you’re a dedicated foodie, you certainly won’t be disappointed! This summer, your taste buds will go into overdrive as you try these 14 gourmet townships outings. Vineyards, gourmet restaurants, cheese makers, farmers markets, microbreweries…here you go!

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