The Festival International des Rythmes du Monde de Saguenay


This one-of-a-kind multicultural event brings together more than 950 musicians, dancers and craftspeople from around the world who thrill audiences with percussion music and dance. The shows on the outdoor stages are free and presented continuously every day.

The 18th edition will take place in August 2020 and the activities will occur on two different sites (Racine Street and the Zone Portuaire de Chicoutimi).

Gold winner of the 2005 “Grand Prix nationaux du Tourisme Québécois” and seven time winner of the “Grand Prix du Tourisme régionaux” in 2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009 and 2010, the event has become the most important festival of music and rhythm of the world in Quebec.


… A prestigious appeal’s product

The Festival International des Rythmes du Monde (FIRM) has become a prestigious appeal’s product for Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. By its original character, the festival greatly enhances the regional’s tourism offer and accentuates the attraction exerted by the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean to the extra-regional population. It generates a high rate of activity that the downtown merchants and the restaurant and hotel industry can benefit from.

It’s a member of the « Regroupement des Événements Majeurs Internationaux » (REMI) of Quebec.


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