5 Ideas to Celebrate Saint John the Baptist

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It's not always easy to find an interesting last minute activity to celebrate Quebec's national day: La St-Jean!

In order to help you with your research, Outgo offers you 5 activities not banal to feast as it should on this national holiday. Whether it's with friends or family, don't stay at home for Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

Official opening of the backyard of the Festibière

saint jean baptiste Ouverture officielle de la cour arrière du Festibière

The backyard of the Festibière is not just a terrace among many others; it is THE best place to relax in the enchanting scenery of the old port for the St-Jean. Install your feet well in the water, enjoy a pint of Quebec micro-brewery beer available on site!

On the occasion of the official opening of its terrace for the National Day weekend, the backyard invites you this Friday to a full moon party theme: Black light, fluorescent paintings and sangria will be on the menu for the festivities!

Opening of the terraces on Rue du Parvis for the St-Jean

saint jean baptiste Ouverture des terrasses de la rue du Parvis pour la St-Jean

It is not only in the Old Port that the opening of the terraces promises to be marked this weekend of St-Jean! The restaurateurs of Rue du Parvis in the heart of the Saint-Roch district will launch their summer season with several DJs in performance and 4 outdoor bars operated by the Pub du Parvis, the London Jack, the Noctem Artisans Brasseurs and the brand new Phoenix of - Forvis!

Le Pub du Parvis is the perfect place for a good, friendly food in a sporting atmosphere , while its new sister establishment at the Phoenix du Parvis will welcome several songwriters with a menu of grilled and seafood.

Right across the street, Le London Jack welcomes you with its typical atmosphere of London pubs. Served with a pint of cask beers, savour English cuisine with their famous fish 'n' chips. Also available on site, a beer fridge with countless choices where you are invited to choose your own bottle before going to the counter. Perfect to discover new flavors on this national holiday!

For those who prefer Italian cuisine to the flavors of London, Le Birra & Basta, located a stone's throw from Rue du Parvis, will welcome you. Discover the reinvented classics of Italian gastronomy for St. John 's in a festive New York atmosphere! Established in the former premises of the late Champagnerie, Birra et Basta is the new tavern to discover on Rue Saint-Joseph.

Whiskey Tasting at St Patrick's Pub

saiont jean baptiste Dégustation de Whiskey au Pub Saint-Patrick

A suggestion of whiskey tasting in an Irish pub for the Saint John weekend is something to surprise many. And yet! Located in the heart of Old Quebec, the Pub Saint-Patrick de Québec is 250 seats in historic vaults, a singing corner and the most famous terrace in the neighborhood.

Enjoy a walk between the walls of the Old Town and stop at the pub for a Whiskey tasting! Less than 10 minutes' walk from the Plains of Abraham, this is the perfect place to have a drink in Old Quebec before the evening Saint-Jean-Baptiste festivities.

Celebrating Saint John the Baptist on the Plains of Abraham

saint jean baptiste Fêter la Saint-Jean-Baptiste sur les plaines d’Abraham

The must-have of Saint John! With artists such as Ariane Moffatt, Pierre Lapointe, Alex Nevsky, Loud and Coeur de pirate, there is no doubt that the festivities will be on the evening of June 23 for the Saint John show on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec. From 3pm, the public will be invited to head to the plains to enjoy the rehearsals and the 7 restaurant trucks available on the site. Free for all, the St-Jean show will begin around 7:30pm with rap artist Sarahmée and will be broadcast live on Télé-Québec.

For young families, George V Square will be transformed into a Metro Family Zone from 12 pm to 7 pm. Giant Board Games, Makeup, balloon sculptors and marching bands will be present on site to animate young and old!

For the most patriotic of you, the national movement of Quebecers will raise the official flag on June 24 at noon at the Parc de l'Amérique-Française. On this occasion, the fleurdelisé will be deployed to the rhythm of the words of the author David Goudreault. The singer-songwriter of Lac-Saint-Jean, Émile Bilodeau, will also perform for the event.

Rent a chalet in the domain Pourki for Saint-Jean

saint jean baptiste Louer un chalet au domaine Pourki pour la Saint-Jean

For those wishing to leave the city to enjoy the outdoors, Domaine Pourki de Saint-Anne-De-Sabrevois is the ideal resort to welcome you for St-Jean. Located on the banks of the Richelieu River, just 35 minutes from Montreal, live a country-style relaxation experience made to measure. Whether in a chalet, camping, Tipieaux (tipis) or huts on the water, live a nature getaway that goes off the beaten track!

Access to Domaine pourki also includes all sports and water activities available on the Richelieu River. The gift package for 4 people is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the national holiday with friends in the Quebec forest.

Here are 5 ideas to spice up your national holiday this year with Outgo! And you, tell us in comments: What are you doing for St. John's?

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