What's on the Outaouais 24-30 May

Published on May 22 2019

This week, we’ve got some beautiful activities lined up for you! Let yourself be inspired by bustling farmers’ markets, original artworks, fine food and drink, and family entertainment.

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

See the world’s first-ever exhibition devoted to Paul Gauguin’s portraiture. The National Gallery of Canada is the sole North American venue to host this exhibition of some 60 works by this important painter.

Where

National Gallery of Canada

When

May 24 to September 8

Cost

$27,12 (tax included)

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Brewery Creek Market

Local farmers’ markets are just starting to poke their noses out (if markets have noses, that is). Every second Saturday until the end of September, Brewery Creek welcomes one of them. It opens next Saturday!

Where

80 Hanson – AXENÉO7

When

May 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine

Cost

Free!

Good to know

Free parking on Hanson and at 200 & 211 Montcalm

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Art in Val des Monts

Make way for art! Under the big top, meet more than 40 local artists and artisans. This annual exhibition showcases works in a wide range of media, from painting and sculpture to jewellery and woodworking. An inspiring start to spring!

Where

Claudette Lavergne Park – 1733 Route du Carrefour, Val-des-Monts

When

May 25 & 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Free!

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Come see the Musical Ride!

A Pontiac institution meets another one that’s famous around the world. The Pontiac Agricultural Society and Shawville Fair (which turns 163 this year!) welcomes the RCMP Musical Ride. Come and watch a troop of 32 riders and their magnificent horses perform intricate figures and drills choreographed to music. A bouncy castle for the kids, a BBQ and live entertainment are also on the program!

Where

Shawville Fair – 215 Lang Street, Shawville

When

May 25 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Cost

Free!

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Véronique vs. The Staff

This annual event is more than a competition: it’s a battle for honour and respect. Can the all-star team of sommeliers at Soif Wine Bar beat Véronique Rivest? The evening includes a four-course meal, each course accompanied by two wines: one selected by Véronique and one by the sommeliers–servers. You will then be the judge, and decide which wine is the better match!

Where

Soif Wine Bar – 88 Montcalm Street, Gatineau

When

May 28 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Cost

$110 + tax and tip

Good to know

For reservations, call 819-600-7643.

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Looking for even more things to do with family and friends? Check our Facebook calendar regularly or read our blog post about what’s new in the Outaouais this summer!

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