What's on in the Outaouais, August 17-23

Published on August 16 2018

When it comes to culture, the Outaouais is spoiled for choice. This week, we take the opportunity to discover some events that highlight the creativity and talent of people from our region and beyond!

Festivals and Events!

Twist Fibre Festival

For fans of knitting and fibres of all kinds, the Twist Festival is an absolute “must” in Canada! There’s lots to interest the general public as well, with many exhibitors, demonstrations, animals connected to the world of fibre, and a local food fair!

Where

Whissell Complex – 530 Charles-Auguste Montreuil Street, Saint-André-Avellin.

When

Thursday, August 16 to Sunday, August 19.

Cost

Adults: $10 + tax per day; 3-day pass $15 + tax | Children: Free for children 12 and under.

Good to know

Textile craft workshops for younger visitors are offered all weekend.

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Festival du Vieux-Aylmer

For an entire weekend, Principale Street in Aylmer becomes an exhibition ground for two dozen giant, illuminated, inflatable works of art! Besides this one-of-a-kind display, the festival offers many activities for the whole family.

Where

Principale Street, Aylmer.

When

Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

A music and light show featuring the inflatable structures will be presented on Friday and Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.

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2018 Bon-Fire Music Festival

Bon-Fire (formerly the Arboretum Festival) is an annual end-of-summer music event. Held on a farm, the festival presents regional music alongside national and international artists, while showcasing outstanding regional food and drink.

Where

Rideau Pines Farm – 5714 Fourth Line Rd., North Gower.

When

Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18.

Cost

Adults: $29.99–$59.99. | Children: Free for children 10 and under.

Good to know

Admission includes shuttle service to and from downtown Ottawa.

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Araignée du soir – Récits et anecdotes

The Association des auteurs et auteures de l’Outaouais (Outaouais Writers’ Association) invites you to an unusual literary event at Bistro Le Troquet. Seven local authors will present an evening of storytelling—spontaneous, intimate and unscripted.

Where

Bistro Le Troquet – 41 Laval Street, Gatineau.

When

Sunday, August 19.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

The evening will be recorded as a podcast by Transistor Media for the series Tesselles.

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Public archeological digs at Leamy Lake Park

Aspiring archaeologists of all ages are invited to participate in public digs at Leamy Lake Park, a site that was occupied by the First Nations between 1,000 and 2,000 years ago. Did you know that this site contains the largest pre-contact (i.e., prior to the arrival of Europeans) archaeological site complex in the Outaouais?

Where

Leamy Lake Park – 100 Atawe Street, Gatineau.

When

Tuesday, August 21 to Sunday, August 26.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

Advance registration recommended. Suitable for adults and children 10 and older.

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Now playing!

17
August

Comedy

Dominic Paquet

Salle Odyssée (Maison de la culture de Gatineau)

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17
August

Other

Écran de lune (outdoor movie series) – Sherlock Gnomes

Salle Desjardins — Carrefour Culturel ESTacade

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17
August

Music

Hopped and Confused Music Festival

Knock On Wood

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17
August

Other

Burlesque Butterflies

Propulsion scène

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17
August

Music

Concert: Boulay-Hamel Duo

Marché public de la Petite-Nation

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18
August

Other

Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light - Grand Finale

Canadian Museum of History

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18
August

Other

Karine Forand AKA Lk Atix – Exhibition

Aux 4 Jeudis

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19
August

Other

Projections (concert video screenings): Lady Gaga + Elton John

Aux 4 Jeudis

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20
August

Comedy

Cinéterrasse 36th edition – Darkest Hour

Aux 4 Jeudis

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22
August

Comedy

Ève Côté and Marie-Lyne Joncas | Les Grandes crues

Salle Odyssée (Maison de la culture de Gatineau)

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23
August

Comedy

Fusion des crescendos

Place de la Cité

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