What’s on in the Outaouais, August 14 to 20

Published on August 12 2020

It’s shaping up to be another fantastic week in the Outaouais! This week’s highlights include an urban drive-in, fireworks, an amusement park and more.

Urban Drive-In at Zibi

Drive-in movie nights in the heart of downtown Gatineau continue! This Friday and Saturday, enjoy classic films in the comfort of your vehicle. This weekend the spotlight is on Disney: the lineup includes Pirates of the Caribbean and two Avengers movies.

Where

Place des Festivals Zibi

When

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., movies start at dusk.

Cost

$30/vehicle + applicable fees. | For every ticket sold, $2 will be donated to La Manne de l’Île food bank.

Good to know

Tickets available online only.

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Illumination – Fireworks display

The largest display of summer fireworks in the country is taking place in the Outaouais! The Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light and the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival have joined forces to present a free show that will light up the sky over Gatineau.

A total of 8 city sites will be illuminated, and the soundtrack will be broadcast on 94.9 Rouge FM and on the web. In case of bad weather, the event will be postponed.

Where

Tune your radio to 94.9 Rouge FM and experience this unique event in the comfort of your back yard, porch or balcony!

When

Saturdays, August 15, starting at 9 p.m.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

Upgrade your experience with a Festive Box containing appetizers, a gourmet meal and cocktails, created by Olivia bistro-boutique. | For every box sold, $5 will be donated to the Moisson Outaouais food bank.

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Stories and legends

The Ottawa River is rich in history! This Tuesday, August 18, come and make yourself comfortable at the Quai-des-Légendes as storyteller Sébastien Lemay shares tales and legends of the river, going back to the days of our ancestors.

Where

Quai-des-Légendes, Jacques-Cartier Street

When

Tuesday, August 18 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Good to know

Spectators will be asked to respect the 2-metre physical distancing requirement. Plan to arrive early, and bring a lawn chair.

Learn more

Radio-Hull

Every Friday from August 19 to September 15, an ephemeral and interdisciplinary radio event will take place! The event is part of the Culture Trail, and each weekly episode will highlight local artistic practices.

When

Fridays, August 19 to September 15.

Learn more

Amigo Recreational Complex

Are you looking for a “one-stop shop” that offers a range of family-friendly activities? You’ll find it at the Amigo Recreational Complex! There’s something for everyone: climbing walls, Jump High bungee trampolines, beach volleyball courts, Wacky Putt, electric cars, an amusement park, and all kinds of karts (from Go-Karts to Mega-Karts).

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