King Melrose will be the culmination of Canada Day festivities on July 1st on the Plains of Abraham.
The author, composer and performer will perform at 8 pm, at the Edwin-Bélanger Kiosque, before the traditional fireworks show that will conclude this day of festivities at 10 pm in the area of the Dufferin Terrace.
King Melrose will pick up his repertoire and perhaps take this opportunity to make some new songs that will be featured on his third album, which will be released by the end of 2019.
The festivities surrounding Canada's 152nd birthday, as in years past, will be very family-friendly and free.
Four family scenes will be set up in the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand area, where 13 shows will be presented between 12:30 and 4:00 pm.
Children will be able to attend the shows Sing with Caillou, The perfect challenge of Atchoum and Abeille Beausoleil and the 4 seasons. Naomie Turcotte, who participated in the show The Junior Voice, will offer a benefit. There will also be circus, theater and all kinds of activities.
Public entertainers and games
There will be public entertainers, inflatable games, a mini-farm with pony rides and craft workshops, "Slime" and make-up.
It will also be possible to ride on a bike that makes bubbles while pedaling, meet Caillou and his friends and visit the float Captain Canaille.
The Dufour-Lapointe sisters, Olympic medalists, will be on site between noon and 5 pm for an autograph and photo session and to meet the people.
An area of the world will be developed, on the Plains, with activities organized by organizations that accompany immigrants in their integration.
"One of the goals was to showcase other communities. It was something that was present in the past, but not as much as this year, "said Louise Harvey, artistic director of Productions Logico, who was given the mandate to organize this day of festivities.
There will be a more formal part with a special Mass at 10 am at Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica and the raising of the flag at 11:40 am on Dufferin Terrace by soldiers of the 2nd Royal Battalion. 22nd Regiment.
The distribution of the traditional Château Frontenac cake will follow until 2 pm
► All programming is online at feteducanadaquebec.ca.