L'International des Feux Loto-Québec


June 29 to July 27, 2019

Visual arts and design
Parc Jean-Drapeau

As sparkly things go, it doesn’t get bigger or better (or louder) than Montréal’s annual international fireworks competition, an explosive choreography of music and fire set against the city skyline.

Easily one of the highlights of Montréal’s summer season, L'International des Feux Loto-Québec competition brings several of the city’s most iconic features together for 30 minutes of eye- (and ear-) popping fun, rain or shine, over the course of several weeks.

The fireworks are launched from inside Six Flags amusement park La Ronde (situated on Île Sainte-Hélène across from the historic Old Port of Montréal) and explode over the St. Lawrence River right beside the spectacular Jacques-Cartier Bridge. Attracting world-class pyrotechnics teams from around the globe, the competition marries music to this ancient fiery art in a percussive, “pyromusical” display that can be seen and heard right across the city. (Pro tip: the best place to watch the fireworks is from the grandstands in La Ronde, for which tickets can be purchased.)

The 35th edition of L'International des Feux Loto-Québec takes place from June 29 to July 27, 2019. International-caliber competitors representing the Government of Québec (Opening show, Nostalgie 1985, June 29), South Korea (July 3), Italy (July 6), Portugal (July 10), United States (July 17), Canada (July 20) and Australia (July 24) will loudly light up the summer night, and there will also be a special competition-closing finale in celebration of the Casino de Montréal’s 25th anniversary on July 27.


June 29, July 3, 6, 10, 17, 20, 24 and 27, 2019, 10 p.m.


Fees for activity

La Ronde
Île Sainte-Hélène
Montréal, QC

Parc Jean-Drapeau
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