What to do this weekend – May 26 to 28

Published on May 22, 2023

The sound of music fills the air….

The OFF Festival (part of the Sherbrooke en musique event) gives local artistes the opportunity to show off their talents to the public. They play all genres of music - retro, Motown, jazz, folk, alternative, blues (to name a few) – at public spaces throughout downtown. During Sherbrooke en musique, there are hundreds of free performances! You can find the complete program online.

Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 | Downtown Sherbrooke and Promenade du Lac-des-Nations | Free

Clean off your mountain bike!

It’s finally time to get back in the saddle…With nearly 400 km of mountain bike trails in the Eastern Townships, cyclists with varying levels of ability have a wide choice. Among the trails that are now open are those in Parc de la Gorge (Coaticook), Mont Hatley Park, Parc du Mont-Bellevue (Sherbrooke), Mont Orford National Park, Parc des Sommets (Bromont) and Circuits Frontières (East Hereford).

Local brews in Victoria Park

During Festibière, a beer festival in Sherbrooke, Victoria Park is transformed into a veritable German-style beer garden! Close to 30 microbreweries and a number of food trucks add an authentic touch and attendees can sample a selection of ciders and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as locally-produced beer. There will be musical entertainment and roasted marshmallows by the campfire. Don’t miss this opportunity to soak up the ambience of a European beerfest, brew in hand!

May 26. 27 and 28 | Parc Victoria, Sherbrooke | Program and tickets online

Discover life on the road!

Curious about the nomadic lifestyle? Maybe you’re already planning to hit the road in an RV or a camper trailer? The second edition of Vanlife Expo is being launched this weekend at Mont Orford and there you’ll be able to learn all about life on the road. Attendees will include designers of converted vehicles, manufacturers of van accessories and people giving workshops and there will be food trucks onsite. Don’t miss this event if you want to learn more about a way of life close to nature, packed with adventures and surprises!

May 27 | At the foot of Mount Orford | Online Ticketing

A healthy way to spend the day!

The Grand Défi de Granby is an event to encourage people of all ages to accept a challenge to ride their bikes along routes of different lengths - 2.5km, 15km or 45 km – depending on their level of ability. It’s a great way to spend a day enjoying a healthy activity. All you need is tons of energy and the ability to have fun!

May 28, from 9:30am | Parc Daniel-Johnson |Granby | Online registration

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