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Explore the Festival

The Festival at a Glance

An overview of the magic…

To take part in the FTMS is to be immersed into a wildly unique and festive atmosphere. A true world village, the Festival takes you on a special trip to the encounter of other cultures. Whether it be by yourself, with friends, as a couple or with the family, discover our 9 indoor and outdoor stages as well as a myriad of other zones and activities.

Immerse Yourself

Created to offer an unforgettable immersive experience, this unique concept of the Thematic Tents invite you to discover shows varied and colorful, typical activities and tastings, all in a unique atmosphere!

Le Shack d'Amérique

Come celebrate music and cultures from Quebec, Acadia, First Nations Peoples and New Orleans. With its old-looking surroundings made of barn wood, lanterns and solid tables, The Shack d’Amérique will make you travel through cultures and ages!

discover this UNIVERSE!

Le Pub irlandais

It is an unmissable thematic tent for so many of the festivagoers who come back years after years! The Pub irlandais invites you to party with live performances and typical activities, all in a warm and memorable Celtic ambiance.


Les Portes de l'Asie

Be dazzled by the enchanting atmosphere of the Portes de l’Asie. We promise a journey through an eclectic collection of music and dance.

Discover this universe!

Espace Orient

Experience an authentic immersion straight to the heart of oriental culture. Traditional costumes and rythmic percussions will transport you to a land most beautiful. Enjoy it!

Discover this universe!

Music and Dance

Experience our rich and dynamic programming on our largest stages.

Scène Loto-Québec

This large outdoor stage will make you live intense moments with colorful shows of artists from here and elsewhere!

Scène Desjardins

This indoor stage offers shows with great deployment to carry you on an incomparable journey filled of music and dance!

Scène Bistro

Presented by Jean Coutu – M. Mongeau & K. Gagné

Take a seat to enjoy shows, while savoring amazing wines and refreshing cocktails!

Talks and Workshops

Take part in a wide range of workshops, conferences and exhibitions and get to meet and greet our Festival artists.

Carrefour multiculturel Loto-Québec

Come and talk with artists who will introduce you to the basics of their art through a variety of workshops and demonstrations, as well as conferences.


Presented by Carrefour de l’Estrie

Rendez-vous under the Préau, presented by Carrefour de l’Estrie, for our traditional tasting activities and a variety of workshops to make you dance!

Family COrner

Soak up the fun with the kids in this area. We have a huge variety of activities and entertainment on offer.

Chapiteau des merveilles

Wonderful, funny or educational … It is under this marquee that our diverse shows await young and old at the Family Corner!

Play area

Kids will be in their element here, as they’ll find Inflatable games, a Euro Bungy and our infamous Pedal Boat Pool. Adults, be warned: there is no extra cost for these activities!

Baby's corner

In this area reserved for families, a giant closed tent offers parents and their children a shaded, losed-off area with a few accommodations

Let’s relax

Reset your batteries in these areas that have been specially designed for some good ole rest and relaxation.

Jardin du monde

Presented by Global Excel and realized in collaboration with the Serres St-Elie, this garden with Asian and Tropical atmospheres invites you to relax while admiring its generous vegetation.

Bistro Spiritueux Ungava

Open night and day, the Ungava Spiritueux Bistro has a large open terrace with your name on it.. Enjoy a cocktail while enjoying the shows..

Food and Drink

Tantalize your taste buds with 17 restaurants all representing a different type of international cuisine. Don’t forget to try our delicious cocktails and other traditional drinks.

Gastronomic corner

For the sheer pleasure of cultural diversity and epicurean discovery, 15 restaurants owners of the region offer you the gastronomy of their countries of origin.


With a plethora of bars on site, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to taste our much-loved FTMS beer, as well as our variety of cocktails, wine and other traditional drinks.


A variety of food booths will be on site to satisfy both sweet and savoury cravings.. Ice cream, beaver tails and donuts await you!


A visit to the FTMS is also an opportunity to purchase a new treasure! 70 exhibitors and artisans await you with their gorgeous creations as well as local and international produce.

Halles du monde

Come discover the outdoor public market of products from here and beyond, a true window onto wonderful local delicacies.

Foire internationale des exposants

For those who love shopping, the Craft Show is just the thing! Find innovative gifts at the exhibitors kiosks that offer various exotic products from here and abroad.



Make your visit even more memorable by taking advantage of a number of courtesy services offered to our festivalgoers.

Water stations

You’ll find our water stations at number of different spots throughout the Festival site. Don’t forget to bring your reusable water bottle!

Information stall

The information stall can be found at the heart of the Festival site. There are also two other information areas at each of the Festival Site Entrances. Our teams are there to help you with any of your questions. Go and have a wander!


Trailer (caravan) enthusiasts, come to live one of the most beautiful multicultural experiences in Quebec! Take advantage of locations for caravans situated in front of the Festival’s site for only $30 for 5 days.


By purely meandering about, you’ll come across a number of different entertainment spots that are sure to catch your eye!

Chapiteau Parcours migratoire

Participate in these activities and learn about how immigrants integrate, and the services offered by the Service d’aide aux Néo-Canadiens (SANC).

Chapiteau Rivières de Lumières

Le Théâtre des Petites Lanternes is excited to be back with its lantern-making workshops. Come prepare for the 8th edition of the Rivières de Lumière Festival!

Main partners

Logo du partenaire: Loto-Québec
Logo du partenaire: Ville de Sherbrooke
Logo du partenaire: Canada
Logo du partenaire: Québec
Logo du partenaire: Desjardins
Logo du partenaire: Destination Sherbrooke
Logo du partenaire: Simple Malt
Logo du partenaire: La Vieille Ferme
Logo du partenaire: Epoxy Pro
Logo du partenaire: Ungava
Logo du partenaire: STS
Logo du partenaire: Carrefour de l'Estrie
Logo du partenaire: Jean-Coutu
Logo du partenaire: Baillargeon
Logo du partenaire: Terminix
Logo du partenaire: RCGT
Logo du partenaire: Boulangerie Georges
Logo du partenaire: Laroche
Logo du partenaire: Le Groupe A&A
Logo du partenaire: Portes Mackie
Logo du partenaire: Global Excel
Logo du partenaire: NRJ
Logo du partenaire: N4 mobile
Logo du partenaire: Val Estrie
Logo du partenaire: Amecci
Logo du partenaire: Ecolo Boutique
Logo du partenaire: Groupe Luc Fauteux
Logo du partenaire: Serres St-Elie
Logo du partenaire: Rainville
Logo du partenaire: Yep
Logo du partenaire: Plav
Logo du partenaire: Contruction Touche Finale Gilles Lapalme
Logo du partenaire: CV Construction
Logo du partenaire: Energie 106.1
Logo du partenaire: Rouge 102,7

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