A massive fireworks show is taking over Old Montreal this summer

Apr 13 2018, 12:32 am

Old Port is about to get lit up.

There’s nothing better than summertime fireworks in Montreal and the official schedule for L’International des Feux Loto-Québec (IFLQ) has just been released.

The celebrations will take place from July 7 to August 8 and will be held each Wednesday and Saturday.

This year’s competition will feature shows from Austria, Canada, China, the US, Australia, and for the first time — the Philippines. 

Check out the full 2018 schedule and themes below:








Royal Pyrotechnie

Saturday, July 7

Tribute to ABBA

An invitation to relive the 70s pop-disco era with this pyro-musical show dedicated to the music of ABBA.



Wednesday, July 11

Let’s Dance

Take a fanciful trip through the world of dance. Music is transformed into motion, emotional expressions and interaction with spectacular fireworks.


Dancing Fireworks Group

Saturday, July 14

The Butterfly Lovers

The inspiring story of the Butterfly Lovers, a Chinese Romeo and Juliet.



Wednesday, July 18


A unique journey down memory lane featuring the music of immortal artists who have passed away, but left wonderful legacies.


Dragon Fireworks

Saturday, July 21

Of Games and Thrones

This original pyro-musical creation features musical themes from favourite movies, video and arcade games, with a twist of royalty from various imaginary worlds.

United States


Saturday, July 28

Rock Loves…Redux

Rock Loves… Redux! takes the 2008 award-winning display to a whole new level. This full-throttled, energy-filled performance is sure to be the encore performance of the decade.


Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics

Wednesday, August 1


A pyro-musical performance inspired by mythology, folklore and fiction dazzles and amazes with a dazzling display of shapes, lights and fireworks.

Finale des Étoiles

Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks-Panzera

Wednesday, August 8

Tribute to James Bond movies:

For Your Eyes Only

“My name is Bond… James Bond.” Travel dangerously through the life of everyone’s favourite spy, Agent 007, featuring music from Dr. No to Spectre with songs by Paul McCartney, Adele, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Madonna and more.

“L’International des Feux Loto-Québec attracts over three million people annually, making it one of Quebec’s most highly attended events,” said La Ronde park president, Janine Durette, in a release.  “La Ronde is honoured to be the host site for this long-standing tradition beloved by Montrealers and tourists alike.”

Tickets go on sale today and can be purchased online.

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec

Where: La Ronde

When: July 7 to August 8 and will be held each Wednesday and Saturday

Tickets: Available online, $55.99

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