See you in july 2021!

Festival Mémoire et Racines July 21 to 25, 2021!

2021 line up coming soon…

Festival Guide


FMR “en ville” starts on Wednesday with a free outdoor concert at the Parc des Champs-Élysées in Notre-Dame-des-Prairies and continues on Thursday with another free outdoor concert in downtown Joliette. Don’t miss the intimate shows presented at different location in downtown Joliette on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

All weekend activities are held in the Bosco Park in Saint-Charles-Borromée. This large rolling meadow along the river L’Assomption contributes to the success of the FMR by offering the event a country and friendly site where it is good to take the time to listen, watch and meet the traditions of here and elsewhere. Check out the map to learn more about the location of concert venues.


We are sorry, we only accept service animals on the festival site or in the campsite.


It is forbidden to make a campfire on the festival site or in the campsite.


In order to enjoy the site all weekend, festival-goers in tents, trailers or recreational vehicles can stay at the Maria-Goretti campsite.

NEW 2020

All campgrounds will be divided and will provide 15-foot by 20-foot space. This size accommodates a medium-sized vehicle and a tent of 8 seats or less. Recreational vehicles or trailer tents that exceed this size will need to use a second adjacent lot (limit of 3 lots per customer).

  • Land 15×20 feet $35/weekend
  • Limit of three lots per customer

The Maria-Goretti campsite is accessible from Friday 12pm until Monday morning.

All campers must leave the site by 9am on Monday morning.

The campsite does not offer any services – a water point is available for the entire site.

Information: 450-752-6798 or


The FMR in a nutshell

The Festival Mémoire et Racines will take place from July 22 to 26, 2020.

The FMR in town will offer many free activities in Notre-Dame-des-Prairies and downtown Joliette on July 22 and 23.

The paid programming will be held at the Parc Saint-Jean-Bosco in Saint-Charles-Borromée from July 24 to 26.

Road Directions

  • Highway 40 (from Montreal or Quebec City), exit 122 (Joliette)
  • Take Highway 31 North
  • At the end of Highway 31, enter Joliette (Rue Dollard)
  • Cross the bridge after the stop
  • Keep Right to rue Saint-Charles-Borromeo
  • Continue until the sixth traffic light
  • Turn right on the Golf road
  • Continue to the end: Here you are at the Parc Bosco, site of the Festival memory and roots!


A free shuttle service is available between the Super C of Saint-Charles-Borromée and Bosco Park.

There are 6 stops planned:

1. Super C (Visitation)
2. Dollarama (Visitation)
3. Visitation / East Golf Trail
4. Golf Road East / Blois Street
5. East Golf Road / Jean Bosco Road
6. Voyer / Deschamps

Friday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight.
Sunday: no shuttle.


In order to speed up entry to the site, we ask you to buy your parking ticket online, before you arrive.

If you are able to print your ticket, you can place it on the dashboard of the vehicle.

If you are NOT able to print your ticket, you will only have to show proof of purchase on your mobile device and we will give you a physical ticket to place in the view, on the dashboard of the vehicle.


Friday – $8

Saturday – $8

Sunday – $8

Weekend – $18

Opening hours:

Friday from 4 p.m.

Saturday from 11 a.m.

Sunday from 10 a.m.

Closing: All vehicles must leave the parking lot no later than Monday morning at 8 a.m. Towing at your own expense.

Food court

The Festival offers a wide range of catering services on the site of the Bosco Park. Under the FMR Food court, you’ll find tasty lunches to start the day (from 7am), as well as something to cool off on hot days. The FMR’s bar and mobile bar offer beer, wine and other drinks. It is forbidden to bring your own drinks to the festival site. Identification may be required at the bar. No glass containers.

Instrument Deposit

Free for the Festival’s invited artists
$5/2 pieces for the weekend

Youth Area

The memory and roots Festival offers a multitude of activities for young and old alike. See in particular the programming of the scene “Ziguezon”!

Sustainable development

For several years, the FMR has been implementing concrete actions to reduce its ecological footprint. As every gesture counts, here’s how you can contribute:

– Bring your reusable containers to water stations and bars(water bottles, ecocups, coffee cups). Beware, glass containers are forbidden!

Properly dispose of your waste in one of our many sorting stations (composting, recycling or garbage). If in doubt, ask our Green Squadfor help!

– If possible, prioritize walking, cycling, public transport or carpooling to go to Bosco Park!


The Festival Mémoire et Racines presents acoustic concerts, thematic workshops and workshops on Saturday and Sunday during the day. The whole is done without amplification and takes place in an intimate atmosphere that allows the public to be in close contact with the artists and to better appreciate the quality of their work and the richness of their traditional repertoire. In the evening, the action moves on a large stage amplified, the scene Gilles-Cantin. This scene can accommodate more than 3000 people.



Festival Shop

Get CDs, artist merch and other cool stuff from Festival Mémoire et Racines at the FMR store!

The Rina-Lasnier library presents my reading tent

Take a reading break and dive into the heart of the pages of one of the 300 books for youth proposed by my reading tent. Independent reading, intimate story told by a moderator or reading a tale aloud, all these formulas are offered to you under the marquee of my tent to read. Offered to festival goers from 3 to 12 years: Saturday from 12pm to 8pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.


It is strictly forbidden to record or film the shows.