Festival La Virée Trad

774, boulevard Perron
Carleton-sur-Mer (Quebec) Canada
G0C 1J0
+418-364-6822, ext. 3

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“Gaspésie’s top fall event!” [translation] – Le Soleil newspaper

For those who wish to feel the pulse of Québécois, Gaspesian and Acadian cultures, Festival La Virée Trad in Carleton-sur-Mer is the place to be! Enjoy this fun fall festival, between sea and mountains!

Festival La Virée Trad in Carleton-sur-Mer is a family-friendly event that offers about 30 activities showcasing traditional arts, including indoor and outdoor concerts, an evening of traditional dancing, storytelling events, the largest public market in the region, workshops, an exhibition, talks, an installation focused on Mi’gmaq traditions and children’s programming.

Take advantage of Indian summer in the heart of the Chaleur Bay area to attend the intergenerational Festival La Virée Trad! Young and old alike will enjoy this festival featuring over 30 traditional cultural activities.

The 22nd edition of the festival will take place from October 6 to 8, 2023!


October 6 to 8, 2023


Carleton-sur-Mer (Gaspésie)


$5 to $35, depending on the show; about a dozen activities are free. Various packages are also available.

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • American Express  American Express
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash
  • Discover  Discover


Required for some shows


  • Childrens playground
  • Picnic area
  • Bar
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Free parking

How to get there

Take Route 132 to the village of Carleton-sur-Mer.

Festival-goers can camp between sea and mountains at the municipal campground with services.

Affiliations and distinctions


  • Association of Independent Regional Arts Festivals (REFRAIN)
  • Festivals TRAD Québec network (a network of traditional music festivals)
  • Regional Network of Event Organizers (ROSEQ)
  • Culture Gaspésie
  • Independent Network of United Performing Arts Presenters (RIDEAU)
  • Québec Council for Living Heritage (CQPV)
  • Tourisme Gaspésie


  • Nominated for the Arts Presenter of the Year prize at the Bourse RIDEAU (2016)
  • Named Arts Presenter of the Year (via Maximum 90) from among the mid-sized arts presenters that are members of ROSEQ (2007)
  • Regional winner of a Québec Tourism Award in the "Tourist Event – Operating Budget under $1 Million" category (2003)

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