You’ve got to love fireworks because this post is all about the bang!
Although the paragraph above is a complete BS I made up, but let’s be honest, everyone enjoys a good blow up every now and then. Nothing makes a celebration more festive like a firework.
We’re well trained to translate a firework scene in the 90s when nudity in movies was still very much verboten as a celebratory metaphor of an orgasm. We have accepted that a good orgasm is just like a great display of fireworks.
Where I grew up, fireworks that actually makes sparks were rare, it considered as a luxury, even. What we had were those firecrackers that produce nothing but a lame pop and stinky smokes. From times to times tho, on birthdays or New Year Eves, my parents bought a few sparklers, and it was our bonfire!
Grand Feux Loto Quebec
The idea of this festival is a pyro-musical show, combining music and visual impact. Every show has a different theme and music genre, ranging from country, Latino, classical, to disco. No night is the same but all nights are awesome, guaranteed.
And for once, I would like to make this post none like my other posts; informative and educative.
My favorite are Crossette, Chrysantenum, and Brocade. It just sooo festive. They light up the sky entirely!
When to watch
Where to watch
Most people come to watch the show from the Chateau Frontenac boardwalk, the Terrasse Dufferin, or the plaza directly below the Chateau; the Place des Canotiers.
Our favorite spot is to watch it from the park right next to the Levis ferry terminal, across the river, opposite the Chateau Frontenac. We watch the bangs with beautiful Chateau as background. We’d bring a throw and some snacks, and just have a picnic while waiting for the show to start. The music that the fireworks play to are broadcasted on the radio.