September means music and Fall colours at Mont Tremblant
Fall colours at Mont Tremblant – Summer is still going full swing at Tremblant where the warm weather often lingers into early fall, as nature slowly takes on its glorious fall palette. Among this month’s must-dos and must-attends: A free concert courtesy of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and its famous conductor Kent Nagano, plus a string of family-friendly activities including Tonga Lumina – the exciting night walk created by Moment Factory – the scenic gondola, hiking, cycling, water sport rentals, luging, golf, Ziptrek Ecotours and so much more! Here’s a quick preview of what to expect next month:
August 30 ‒ September 3 – La Fête de la Musique de Tremblant with Angèle Dubeau
The 20th edition of this ever-popular music festival begins the Thursday night, under the artistic direction of renowned violinist Angèle Dubeau, with over 30 free concerts to attend. Featuring emerging virtuosos as well as acclaimed artists, it includes performances by the MSO with conductor Kent Nagano, Robert Charlebois and Lorraine Desmarais, The Lost Fingers, Édith Butler, Colin Hunter, King Abid, the Quartango band and lastly, hip hop band Nomadic Massive. On Place de la famille, wonderful surprises are in store for families attending a lineup of kids’ shows.
September 8 ‒ 16 – Musical Weekends
Saturdays and Sundays at the foot of the mountain, Place Saint-Bernard resonates with music as guest artists present free outdoor shows. On the program: Will Murphy (September 8), Marc Angers et les Fils du diable (September 9), The Great Novel (September 15) and Les Jacks (September 16).
September 22-23 – Défi 808 Bonneville Challenge
This major cycling event is aimed at riders who love raising the bar yet another notch. Solo or in teams of two or four, participants must complete a 808 km circuit within 48 hours and collect donations towards la Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec.