What's on in the Outaouais July 19-25

Published on July 16 2019

This week in the Outaouais, festivals rule! World music, rodeo, jazz, wine, Indigenous culture, and even ice cream are celebrated at unique events in every corner of the region. On your own or with family and friends, it’s time to get out there and have fun!

Activities and Events!

Saint-André-Avellin Western Festival

Yee-haa! Saddle up for the 19th annual Saint-André-Avellin Western Festival. Professional rodeo, country music, horse shows, family fun zone, car show, parade, souvenir shop, cowboy race … there’s lots to do during this 10–day festival!

Where

530 Charles-Auguste-Montreuil Street, Saint-André-Avellin

When

July 18–28

Cost

Various tickets and passes available for purchase on site, by phone or on line.

Good to know

Most festival passes include the fee for a free campsite near the festival! Reservations required.

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Festival Kafé-Karamel

Old Hull will vibrate to the beat of African, Latin American and Creole music this weekend during the 7th annual Kafé-Karamel Festival. A lively, colourful atmosphere and rhythms that make you want to dance—no wonder this free event is so successful year after year!

Where

Laval Street, Old Hull, Gatineau.

When

Thursday, July 18 from 6:30 to 11 p.m.; Friday, July 19 from 5:45 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, July 20 from 5 to 11 p.m.

Cost

Free.

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Le Salon des Assoiffés

Soif – Wine Bar’s annual wine show invites you to discover hundreds of unique wines and products during an informal afternoon celebrating the excellence of terroir-driven products. Winemakers, sommeliers, distillers, and brewers of cider and beer will be on hand to chat with visitors at the various tastings.

Where

Canadian Museum of History – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau.

When

Saturday, July 20 from 1:30 to 6 p.m.

Cost

$70

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Ice Cream Festival

Summer’s favourite dessert is the star at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! Kids can learn about ice cream’s journey from cow to cone, and help make ice cream with an old fashioned manual ice cream maker. Educational workshops, family activities, demonstrations, tastings and lots more are on the program during this festival. Sweet!

Where

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum – 901 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa.

When

Sunday, July 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Included with museum admission.

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Algonquin Medicine Walk

This Sunday, immerse yourself in Algonquin culture with healer Pauline Ratt. During a walk in the forest and an exclusive workshop, you’ll learn how to identify plants and their medicinal properties, and discover the healing powers of local plants.

Where

Fairbairn House Heritage Centre – 45 Wakefield Heights Road, Wakefield.

When

Sunday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Forest walk at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

Presentation in English, followed by a bilingual Q&A period.

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Aylmer Jazz Festival

The City of Gatineau’s summer programming features more than 400 free activities in every part of the city. This week, it’s all happening in Aylmer! Jazz buff? I have the perfect plan for you: bring your chairs and blankets and stake out your spot at the Aylmer Marina to enjoy free live jazz performances, with the beautiful sunset over the river as a backdrop.

Where

Parc de l’Imaginaire (Aylmer Marina) – Front Street, Aylmer.

When

Wednesday, July 24 to Saturday, July 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Cost

Free.

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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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