In summer, open-air venues are particularly popular in Québec City. The largest is the Agora, in the Vieux-Port, a huge amphitheatre used for a range of productions (such as Cirque du Soleil), including a few major international draws.

A summer-long programme of activities is also enacted on open stages in the Jardins de l’Hôtel de Ville; at the Parc de la Francophonie beside Grande-Allée, just beyond the Parliament buildings; and in the place d’Youville. In place Royale and at the Kiosque Edwin-Bélanger bandstand on the Plaines d’Abraham, there are various free classical music concerts.

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