What's in the Outaouais August 9-15

Published on August 6 2019

This week, discover a festival that’s unique in Canada, be dazzled by a fireworks display (from a boat or on land), or fill your market basket with ultra-fresh local products!

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Twist Fibre Festival

Twist is a massive celebration of fibre in all its forms. As in previous years, the 8th edition of Canada’s biggest textile fibre festival will be held in Saint-André-Avellin. Five days of workshops for enthusiasts, three days of festivities for the general public, demonstrations, a market with more than 100 exhibitors, a mini farm, a food fair and many other discoveries.

Where

Saint-André-Avellin

When

August 14–18

Cost

Friday $6, Saturday & Sunday $12, 3-day pass $20. FREE for children under 12.

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Behold the Sound of Light

Look to the sky! It’s time for the annual Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light fireworks competition. This year’s magical festival kicks off August 10 with a pyromusical display from Chile, followed on August 14 by a show from Italy.

Where

Behind the Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau

When

August 10–24

Cost

$12. Free for children 12 and under accompanied by a holder of a full-price general admission ticket.

Good to know

The online box office closes at 4 p.m. on performance days. After 4 p.m. on performance days, you can buy tickets on site at the Canadian Museum of History (subject to availability).

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Papineauville Country Festival

There are many country festivals, and no two are alike! Come and applaud the talented musicians performing at the first-ever Papineauville Country Festival. They have some surprises in store for you!

Where

Behind the high school, 378 Papineau Street, Papineauville

When

August 14–18

Cost

4-day pass $55, day passes $20 to $25

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Shop your local farmers’ market

The sunny summer has been great for farmers so far. Come enjoy the abundance! Across the Outaouais, visit your farmers’ markets. For locations, visit the Table agroalimentaire de l’Outaouais website.

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Cruising down the river

Au feel de l’eau river cruises offer several great options for a memorable experience in the Outaouais. On board the Aqua-Taxi, the Cruise, Eat, Play package includes a one-hour cruise, a food voucher and a casino voucher. And if you’re looking for an original gift for someone you care about, may I suggest a very special cruise: a limo ride … on the water! The all-electric Aqua-Limo will take you on a leisurely tour past several points of interest on the Ottawa River. And why not book your cruise to coincide with the Casino’s Sound of Light fireworks competition? You’ll definitely have front-row seats!

Good to know

The Aqua-Limo has a liquor licence.

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Looking for more ideas for summer fun? Consult the event calendar on our Facebook page and read our blog post about new summer activities in the Outaouais!

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