Even more spectacular Great Fire

Even more spectacular Great Fire

Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec (GFLQ) will celebrate the return of major events to the old capital even louder and in an improved format.

The bonfires will take place on Thursdays for seven consecutive weeks starting July 21st.

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The bonfires will take place on Thursdays for seven consecutive weeks starting July 21st.

The GFLQ calendar has eight evenings, two more than the previous edition.

The fires will take place on Thursdays for seven consecutive weeks starting July 21. On Sunday 7th August a ‘Special Edition’ on Aboriginal roots will be presented with a soundtrack by Innu artist Florent Vollant.

Simon Clément, President of Pyro Creations

Photo courtesy of Marc-Antoine Hallé

Simon Clément, President of Pyro Creations

“We decided to reinvent ourselves. We looked for the best in the Grands Feux, the intensity of the show,” says Simon Clément, President of Créations Pyro, the organizer of the Grands Feux.

The topics

“We will start the opening night strongly, highlighting the emotions that each of us has felt over the past two years, which are at the same time humor, fear and love,” adds François Brunet, program director.

On July 28, Cœur d’enfant takes up the musical themes of children’s programs of the past decades. Diva, the following week, will feature the voices of great singers from Quebec and around the world.

Gilles Lehouillier, Mayor of Lévis, Simon Clément, President of Créations Pyro, Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Prime Minister, Mélissa Coulombe-Leduc, Municipal Councilor of the Cap-aux-Diamants district, Éric Meunier from Loto-Québec and François Brunet, Event Director, during the press conference to launch the Grands Feux Loto-Québec program on Monday at the Quebec City Cruise Terminal.

Photo courtesy of Marc-Antoine Hallé

Gilles Lehouillier, Mayor of Lévis, Simon Clément, President of Créations Pyro, Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Prime Minister, Mélissa Coulombe-Leduc, Municipal Councilor of the Cap-aux-Diamants district, Éric Meunier from Loto-Québec and François Brunet, Event Director, during the press conference to launch the Grands Feux Loto-Québec program on Monday at the Quebec City Cruise Terminal.

Disco and hippie music take center stage at the 70s party on August 11th. Superheroes and their film music follow, then Popcorn, a retrospective on 100 years of international and Quebec cinema. Drag ends on September 1st by bringing the extravagant side of drag queens to the fore.

Animated docks

The Place des Canotiers in Quebec and the Quai Paquet in Lévis are the focus of activities. There will also be food trucks. “Local artists and DJs will accompany each other with musical melodies on the themes of the evening from 18:00,” says Mr. Brunet.

GFLQs are always free except for two reserved seating areas.

The topics

  • July 21: Emotions
  • July 28: Heart of a child
  • August 4: The Divas
  • August 7*: Special Edition – Origins
  • Aug 11: 70s
  • August 18: Superheroes
  • August 25: Popcorn
  • September 1: Pull

* Occurs on Sundays.