Where is the festival?

On the Racine Street, downtown Chicoutimi. The address to use in your GPS is as follows:

459 Racine E,

Chicoutimi, QC

G7H 1T5

Can I bring my dog ​​to the Festival des Rhythmes du Monde de Saguenay?

No animals are tolerated ont the festival site, among other things because of the high crowd density during the event.

Do I have the right to smoke on the festival site?

Within the limits of the respectable, the smokers are tolerated on the site of the festival. We ask that you be lenient and away from the crowd if possible to avoid inconvenience to non-smokers. Thank you for your understanding.

Are the shows canceled in case of rain?

The performances will only be canceled in case of extreme violent and electric storm. Otherwise, everything will happen.

Can I propose artists for the festival's programming?

Of course! We are always on the lookout for emerging artists. Write us on Facebook or send us an e-mail with your suggestion to [email protected] However, please note that our 2017 programming is complete.

Are there any prohibited items on the site?

Any dangerous object that could put at risk the lives of festival-goers, artists, merchants or Festival employees (weapon, knife, rifle, etc.). Also, any glass container is prohibited for security measures imposed by the City. Alcoholic products purchased outside the site are prohibited, the International Rhythms of the World Festival offers you kiosks selling alcoholic products that are authorized at all times on the Festival’s websites.

Can I bring my chair?

No it is not possible, for reasons of security and space

What types of installations and services can I find on the field of the Festival du Rythmes du Monde ?


You can find many catering services and accommodation, for information or booking, see the page Recommanded places. Also there will be:

  • Washroom
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Drug Store
  • Hotel
  • Alcohol Store
  • Bank

Is the site accessible for people with reduced mobility?


Yes, please contact a security guard for more details or contact us at [email protected] 

Is there a service of lost items at the festival?


Yes, contact us :

459 rue Racine Est, Chicoutimi (QC) G7H 1T5

418 545.1115

[email protected]

Where can I park my car?

The closest parking spaces are :

  • Stationnement de la gare
  • Auto-Gare on Racine Street
  • Zone Portuaire de Chicoutimi (8 min of walk)

Can I bring my own alcoholic drinks?

No, alcoholic beverages purchased outside of the site are prohibited according to municipal regulations. Also, please note that it is forbidden to consume alcohol outside the Festival site under penalty of a fine. Please note that many stands will sell  beer and other alcoholic or non-alcoholic products on the site of the FIRM. 

Can we drink alcohol on the Festival site?

Yes, there will be several stands that will sell alcoholic beverages such as beer and other alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages such as soft drinks, water, etc.

Are bottles of water allowed on the site?


Yes. But, please remember to throw them in the garbage bins and places provided for this purpose. We wish to keep our site clean for the happiness of everyone.

Will Racine Street be reached by car?

No, the Racine Street will be blocked for the Festival period from Sunday July 30th to Monday August 14th inclusively.

Will the stores on rue Racine remain open during the Festival?


Yes. The FIRM strongly encourages the development and turnover of businesses during the festival. Come visit them and encourage local businesses! To find out more, visit the Recommanded Places section of our site.

What are the opening hours of the festival?


Racine Street : 12:00 AM à 11:00 PM August 3 to 13.

Place du Citoyen : 01:00 PM à 04:30 PM August 5, 6, 12 and 13.

Are there any novelties this year?

Yes, there is the special show for Éric Lapointe’s 25-year career, which will take place on Wednesday, August 9, at the Port area of ​​Chicoutimi. The opening of the doors will be at 7 pm and the show will start at 8 pm.

Also, there will be activities at Place du citoyen on August 5-6 and August 12-13 from 1 pm to 4:30 pm. On site you will find numerous activities by the Tantalou troupe and the gang of the Fous du Roi, music and dance shows, inflatable games, stands and many more.

Another novelty is the Off Festival! Free shows on Form 5 to 7 on Racine Street on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday!

Does he have paid concerts at the Festival des Rythmes du Monde?


Yes, the special show for Éric Lapointe’s 25-year career, which will take place on Wednesday, August 9, at the Port area of ​​Chicoutimi. The opening of the doors will be at 7 pm and the show will start at 8 pm.

The tickets are available on reservatech.net

I would like to be a volunteer, is that possible?

Of course! You must send your request to [email protected] to become a volunteer.