Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. "Culture — having fun together — it's important for our society," said Legault. First Canadian dog tests positive for COVID-19 in Ont. On Thursday, Legault said Culture Minister Nathalie Roy and Tourism Minister Caroline Proulx were already looking at ways to support those industries, once the crisis has passed. During the festival days, the city turns to an artistic center where all the coffee houses and bars offer shows of jazz music, world music, electronic music, etc…. "So when the time comes, we'll help them financially. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. The tourism board is able to help finance organizations like the FEQ, Pigeon said, thanks to the three-per-cent accommodation tax hotels charge tourists. On Wednesday, Premier François Legault hammered the last nail in the coffin for most of Quebec's large summer gatherings, predicting that the two-metre physical-distancing rule would likely be required for "several months.". He is also concerned cancelling this summer's edition could have a domino effect on future events. "So we hope there will be programs available to allow us to continue keeping those organizations alive.". By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Refunds for FEQ-related purchases will be made automatically to the credit cards used for purchase within the next 30 days, organizers said. People who have already purchased a festival pass will get a full refund. With fewer visitors to Quebec City, the board will have less income to help those large events financially. While we wait to meet again, we hope you will make culture an important part of your life with the many activities available online. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), the details of the event are subject to change. Votes 2020: Live results for all 61 constituencies, 10 Sask. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Organizers of Quebec City's largest music festival are cancelling the 2020 edition, as the government predicts several more months of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time in more than 50 years, there will be no summer music festival in Quebec City. "We kept our hopes up for a long time," said Hudon. In a statement, organizers said it would be "neither prudent nor realistic for the organization to continue its efforts" to organize this year's festival, which was set to take place from July 9 to 19. More than 80,000 tourists visit the Quebec City region to attend the festival, bringing $30 million in economic spin-offs to the region, according to the city's tourism board, l'Office du tourisme de Québec. "But these are extraordinary circumstances, and there isn't much we can do," said Pigeon. Next year’s FEQ will run from July 8 to 18. are the latest in a long line of events to cancel their activities for the summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic. MONTREAL -- The Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ) and the Baie-Saint-Paul Festif! The Joy atmosphere attracts thousands of visitors, locals and tourists. Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) Suite 1400, Four Bentall Centre 1055 Dunsmuir St./Box 49230 Vancouver, BC V7X 1L2 Canada, Le Carnaval de Quebec – Winter Carnival 2021, New France Festival – Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle France 2021, Copyright 2009 - 2020 © "Carnifest Online" - All rights reserved, Our website uses cookies in order to give you a better user experience, by continuing to use our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our, McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F Fest) 2021, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2020.

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