– 2019 edition –
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.
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!
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.
Le Palais de l'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!
Music and Dance Zone
Experience our rich and dynamic programming on our largest stages.
This large outdoor stage will make you live intense moments with colorful shows of artists from here and elsewhere!
This indoor stage offers shows with great deployment to carry you on an incomparable journey filled of music and dance!
Take a seat to enjoy shows, while savoring amazing wines and refreshing cocktails!
Talks and Workshops ZoneS
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.
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!
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!
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!
In this area reserved for families, a giant closed tent offers parents and their children a shaded, losed-off area with a few accommodations
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.
Strøm spa nordique lounge corner
This relaxation area invites you to take a break in its hanging chairs, to try the guided meditation and to take advantage of exclusive discounts.
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 Zones
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.
For the sheer pleasure of cultural diversity and epicurean discovery, 17 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.
FTMS Reusable water bottle
FTMS reusable water bottle will be on sale at $ 8 in our various bars.
Make your visit even more memorable by taking advantage of a number of courtesy services offered to our festivalgoers.
You’ll find our brand new water stations at number of different spots throughout the Festival site. Don’t forget to bring your reusable water bottle!
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 $25 for 5 days.
By purely meandering about, you’ll come across a number of different entertainment spots that are sure to catch your eye!
Chapiteau Jeunes musiciens du monde
Come discover with Jeunes musiciens du monde of traditional music from Quebec and elsewhere performed by young people from Sherbrooke, experiment with them and live a musical adventure without borders!
Chapiteau Rivières de Lumières
The Théâtre des Petites Lanternes is back with its lantern-making workshop, open to all. Come and make a lantern for the Rivers of Light night-parade to celebrate the start of Autumn. This year, the guest of honour is Latin America!
Virtual reality with Mont VR
Mont VR Sherbrooke offers you a virtual reality encounter enabling you to live a multisensory adventure. Using cutting-edge technology, the experience is bound to impress all ages.
#LaFab en 360
Put on a VR headset, and explore First Nation’s story – Le 5e rêve – in a way you’ve never experienced before at Télé-Québec / La Fabrique culturelle’s zone.
There are activities for all the family at TV5’s relaxation area. Get creative with mandala colouring books, test your general knowledge and take the time to catch up on TV5’s large variety of shows.
École de cirque de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke’s Circus School)
The circus troupe is here to surprise you with a variety of different acts, including hoop, trapeze, silks and others!
Dare take flight and experience the Festival (and Sherbrooke!) from a bird’s-eye view. 60$ per person, payable on the spot. No reservations. Available from Friday to Sunday, weather permitting.