Kick-off of the 36th edition of L’International des Feux Loto-Québec
The new edition of L’International des Feux Loto-Québec (IFLQ ) will be launched on Saturday evening on the La Ronde website. The show will start from 9:45 p.m. with a demonstration of drones.
From June 25 to August 6, Montreal skies will light up again on Saturdays and Wednesdays, after a two-year hiatus due to the health crisis.
The opening event entitled “I remember” will be dedicated to the past. The pyrotechnic show will feature songs by Quebec artists, from Jean-Pierre Ferland to Leonard Cohen, including Cœur de Pirate and Marie-Mai, according to the IFLQ.
The summer programming will notably include a tribute to singer Prince (July 2) and the group Genesis (August 6) during the Loto-Québec Stars final.
Six countries will be featured, including Hungary, which will take part in this colorful event for the very first time. “We are extremely delighted to bring back one of Montrealers' favorite summer traditions,” said Sophie Emond, president of La Ronde, last April.
Quebec supports the International Fireworks Loto-Quebec
The Government of Quebec announced on Saturday the allocation of $661,500 to L'International des Feux Loto-Québec through its Financial Assistance for Festivals and Tourist Events program.
This meeting is a “ unique visual and sensory experience, presented with an expert hand by the greatest pyrotechnicians in the world”, declared Caroline Proulx, Minister of Tourism.
This aid program supports initiatives that encourage the development of a “diversified and attractive tourist offer” across the province, said the government.
Closure of the Jacques-Cartier bridge
Due to the fireworks, the Jacques-Cartier Bridge will be completely closed from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., according to Les Ponts Jacques-Cartier et Champlain inc.
The closure of the ramps Access to the bridge is scheduled around 8 p.m. However, access will be maintained for emergency services.
Only pedestrians, strollers and people with reduced mobility will be able to access the bridge, specifies the state company.