Courtesy Festival D'ete de Quebec

Quebec City’s 11-day Festival d’été de Québec offers 300 concerts (and more than 1,000 artists) on 10 indoor and outdoor stages at venues throughout the French Canadian capital — from Beaux Arts–style theaters to the historic Plains of Abraham. Attend the festival, and you’ll see some of the world’s hottest acts set against the backdrop of romantic architecture and European street ambience — plus enjoy scrumptious French cuisine and the joie de vivre of the café-and-club-lined Grande Allée, which never seems to sleep. This year’s acts include Rush, Bruno Mars, The Joy Formidable, Belle & Sebastian, Madeleine Peyroux and more.

Individual show tickets range from free to $15.
Other options include $30 day passes and $76 festival passes.
VIP front-stage passes are $525 to $642 and provide the best seats and separate, no-line entrances.