I invite everyone to visit this year`s International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, which runs from August 11th to 19th. Since the very first year, this colourful and emotionally engaging event continues to captivate young and old with its soaring, multicolored balloons and wonderful musical performances.
The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu offers many free activities for children and has become an unparalleled family event in the Montérégie. With over one hundred balloons of different shapes, and presenting nearly 200 performances on multiple stages, this event has steadily built up an international reputation.
I am proud to support the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, as it has grown into a cultural event that attracts an impressive number of tourists and visitors each year and contributes to the economic development of the Montérégie region.
The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is a concrete example of how the events industry can be an engine for wealth and a significant economic driver while still being a unique experience for festival goers.
Minister for Tourism
Minister Responsible for Montérégie