Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
A trip across the world, a celebration of literature, a shower of stars, a country fair and a relaxing yoga session on the shores of a lake. There’s nothing ordinary about this coming weekend in the Townships!
Sherbrooke’s Festival des traditions du monde gives a taste of the many cultures around the globe and it featuries almost 150 performances of dance and music. Don’t miss the opening show with singer-songwriter Zachary Richard, renowned for his blend of lively Cajun and Zydeco melodies!
August 7-11 │ Sherbrooke │ Buy your tickets online
Are you an avid reader? The Correspondances d’Eastman, an annual literary festival in Eastman, will be right up your alley! Literary cafés, interviews with famous authors, writing workshops and several other literary-themed events are on the agenda - everything, in short, to make bookworms very happy!
August 8-11 │ Eastman │ Buy your tickets online
During Perseids Evenings at the ASTROLab du Mont-Mégantic you’ll be able to observe the showers of sparkling stars that are common at this time of the year – spectaular celestial shows that run over several nights.
From August 9-13 │ L’ASTROLab at the Parc national du Mont-Mégantic │ Call to make a reservation
L’exposition agricole de Bedford (Bedford Agricultural Fair) is back for a 196th year! Farm animals, magnificent horses, stalls selling agricultural produce and fairground rides for young and old. In true country fair style, there will also be a demolition derby, tractor pulls and ride-on lawnmover races.
From August 8-13 │ Bedford │ Check here for entry fees
What could be more relaxing than a yoga session on the shores of Lake Magog? (cours de yoga avec vue sur la plage) It’s aimed at all levels of ability and participants need only bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Namaste!
Saturday, August 10 │ Deauville beach │ Buy your tickets online
Looking for ideas? We get it: Weekends are precious. Make the most of your off-duty time by exploring the Eastern Townships Weekend Guide befor setting out for our beautiful region. Enter the contest and and become eligible for a chance to win one night in a ready-to-camp tent for four + a special activity in each of our four national parks (Yamaska, Mont-Orford, Mont-Mégantic and Frontenac) Valued at $650 + taxes!