Fête nationale du Québec 2023 in Sutton: here are the activities that await you!

We’re proud to present the official program of activities for our big summer gathering. Activities will be held on June 23 and June 24 at various locations in our village.

Once again this year, the Corporation de développement économique de Sutton (CDES), the Sutton Encore cultural organization and the team of the Recreation, Community Life and Cultural Services have worked hard to make the Fête nationale du Québec 2023 a festive and unifying day.

June 23 – Opening night of Les Nocturnes at the École d’art de Sutton

Activities kick off on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. with the opening night of Les Nocturnes, asummer-long series of film screenings under the stars by Quebec auteurs, hosted by the École d’art de Sutton. Discover or rediscover the enchanting setting of the École d’art where, every Friday evening from June 23 to September 22, you’ll be treated to some great surprises before the screenings: popcorn, bar, snacks, euphoric thrift shop, children’s art exhibition and musical performances. Quebec films will be screened in the presence of the author, director, actors or any other person involved in the production of the film. The opening evening on June 23 will be devoted to the Festival Prends ça court, a selection of short films from Quebec, in the presence of its director, Danny Lennon, and the filmmakers.

Here is the list of short films that will be presented:

  • À MORT LE BIKINI! de Justine Gauthier (16 minutes)
  • LA TRILOGIE DES TÊTARDS de Léonard Giovenazzo (21 minutes)
  • SUMMER NIGHTS de Virgile Ratelle (14 minutes)
  • CINQ OCTOBRE de Élise Labelle (12 minutes)
  • ENTRE-DEUX de Clara Prévost (24 minutes)
  • ASKA de Clara Milo (14 minutes)

Bring your own chair and blankets !

In case of bad weather or rain, the event will be held indoors.

To find out more about Les Nocturnes program, click here.

To keep up to date on all activities of the École d’art de Sutton, sign up for their newsletter on their website (form at the bottom of the home page).

June 24 – In the heart of the village

Throughout the day on June 24, you can enjoy our beautiful village by taking one of our ten active or heritage tours. The active circuts, which can be done on foot, by bike or at a walking pace starting from the village, will take you on beautiful routes through Sutton. The village heritage tours lets you learn more about the history, architecture and nature of the buildings in our village heart. A great way to explore Sutton with family and friends.

To obtain the itineraries, you can download the map of the active circuits or consult the heritage tours online, or come to the Tourist Information Office, located at 27 rue Principale Nord, which will give you a paper map of the circuits as well as information on the historical routes offered by the Town of Sutton.

June 24 – Goyette-Hill Park

Starting at 1 p.m., the park will be teeming with activities for the whole family. In the Family Zone, you’ll find :

  • inflatable games set up for the occasion,
  • our usual water games and the municipal swimming pool, open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m;
  • make-up for children to decorate their faces with creations of their choice;
  • a circus workshop by Damkko;
  • a smoothie-bike where you can create a delicious fruity beverage, if you pedal hard enough!
  • line dancing offered by the FADOQ between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on the deck hockey surface: come and stretch your legs while having fun and discovering new dance steps!

At 5 p.m., you’ll witness the raising of the flag and official speeches by the mayor and councillors.

Immediately following, the musical part of the festivities begins: the Sutton Encore organization will present three concerts to liven up the evening:

  • from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the opening act, the Chorale Vox Manifesta, will stimulate your ears by singing French songs in harmony;
  • from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., you’ll have the chance to dance to the sounds of Tom Chicoine;
  • from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the party’s in full swing, with Mon Doux Saigneur, the evening’s headliner, sure to win your heart.
  • From 10:00 to 11:00 p.m., DJ Fred le Disco Brasseur will have you dancing to popular francophone music.

At 9:30 p.m., our traditional fireworks display will light up our city’s skyline and enchant the fans.

To download the program for the Fête nationale du Québec in Sutton, click here.

Food and beverages

Several businesses will be on hand to offer food and beverages for the occasion. Enjoy fried onions, oktoberfgest hot dogs and blue cotton candy from Mountain View Bloomimg Oignon, poutines from Pizzeria Resto Cantine 139 and crêpes from Boîte à crêpe. You can quench your thirst with fresh lemonade from Mountain View, beers from Auberge Sutton Brouërie and Brasserie À l’Abordage, unless you prefer a margarita from Le Gato, white or red wine from Vignoble Domaine Bresee or a good Ungava gin. Important: you must pay cash, so bring some change!

Please note: the Town of Sutton is now a certified Blue Community, which means that no plastic water bottles are permitted for sale on the Fête nationale du Québec site. We therefore invite you to bring a reusable bottle to fill up at the drinking water fountains available in Goyette-Hill Park.

Would you like to volunteer for the event?

Like every year, we rely on the invaluable help of volunteers to ensure that the day runs smoothly. Do you have a little time to offer? Fill in the form to indicate your availability and preferences. We’ll give you an event T-shirt and a meal. Thank you so much!

We would like to thank our sponsors and partners

The Town of Sutton, the CDES and the Sutton Encore organization would like to extend a special thank you to the event sponsors who enable us to offer you varied, high-quality activities: the Town of Abercorn, the Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste Richelieu/Yamaska, the Fondation Boulanger-Bédard, the MNA for Brome-Missiquoi Isabelle Charest and local businesses: Huttopia, BMR, Kubota Max Gagné and Jardins Paquette.

We’d also like to thank our event partners: École d’art de Sutton, Moment Factory, Auberge Sutton Brouërie, À l’Abordage, dépanneur Bonisoir, Le Gato, IGA H. Després Ltée, Rumeur Affamée: épicerie fine Sutton, Pizzeria Resto Cantine 139 and Vignoble Domaine Bresee. Després Ltée, La Rumeur Affamée épicerie fine Sutton, Pizzeria Resto Cantine 139 and Vignoble Domaine Bresee.

In case of rain

Goyette-Hill Park: Inflatable games and pool will be closed.
The FADOQ line-dancing activity and circus workshop will be cancelled.
Face painting and smoothie-bike will be under the gazebo in Goyette-Hill Park.
The flag-raising and speeches will take place under the big tent.
In the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms, they will be moved to the Alec and Gérard Pelletier Hall at 4C Rue Maple.
Fireworks will be postponed until the following day.