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Festivals & Events : Outaouais

Festivals & Events: OutaouaisThe Outaouais region presents numerous concerts year round. Attend the numerous colourful festivals like the Canadian Tulip Festival, the Festival Franco-Ontarien, or the Gatineau Hot Air Ballon Festival at the end of the summer. The festivals and events in the Outaouais region are a great place to meet and exchange with the inhabitants of the region as well as to discover Quebec's culture.

Region of Outaouais

Buckingham en Fête Festival
Canadian Tulip Festival
Come admire more than 3 millions tulips of all colours. The cities of Ottawa and Gatineau put on their best-looking colours and offer you all kinds of great activities for the entire family to celebrate the beginning of the warm season.
Cantley’s Village fantome
The biggest Halloween event in Quebec.
Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light
This is a unique pyrotechnic contest. You can watch the show from the Musée Canadien de l'histoire or from the Casino. The firework bombs are placed on a platform directly on the lake and are thus reflected on the water. A unique and original show.
Festival de l'Outaouais Émergent
Local artists of the Outaouails region will have the opportunity to gain popularity during this festival. Various disciplines will be represented, such as music, comic arts, visual arts, theater, and street performances.
Festival des couleurs du Mont Sainte-Marie
Mont Ste-Marie isn't just a pretty mountain, although it is that too. We also boast the highest vertical in the area. So you can appreciate the scenery as you speed down our slopes. And with a great mix of runs ranging from easy to expert, there is no shortage of ways to get down our mountain.
Festival Franco-Ontarien
Young and old will love this festival dedicated to the French culture in Ontario. Numerous shows and concerts are presented, such as singers, humorists and circus performers, among others. The entire family is invited!
Festival Western St-André-Avellin Rodéo Professionnel
During a week long western festival in Saint-André-Avellin come out and let us bring the inner cowboy out in you.
Gatineau Beerfest
The Gatineau BeerFest marks the arrival of warmer weather and family outings in nature. The Outaouais region is a strategic place to access all kinds of specialty beers. The tasting experience is based on the idea that quality prevails over quantity. The Gatineau Beerfest is fully committed to this philosophy by encouraging people to «Drink less, drink better ».
Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival
This event celebrates the end of the summer and the time to go back to school for the region's inhabitants. During Labour Day weekend, many hot air balloons take over the sky with their different shapes and colours, for the joy of young and old. Numerous other activities are also offered throughout the weekend.
Gatineau Loppet
Ski at the heart of the Gatineau Park on our two NEW classic courses from Lac Philippe.
L'Outaouais en fête
Five days filled with an astounding programming of varied artists await you during the festival L'Outaouais en fête.
Le rendez-vous des saveurs Casino du Lac-Leamy
You are invited to take part in a feast at the amazing Casino du Lac-Leamy. There will also be terroir products prepared by local producers.
Les Courses en folie de Gatineau
The Gatineau Crazy Races are the only eco-friendly, family-oriented car race festival in Gatineau and Ottawa—in fact, they’re unique in all of Quebec.
Musiqu'en Nous
Petite-Nation Rockfest
More than 60 shows and loads of activities are featured during the Petite-Nation Rockfest in Montebello, Outaouais.
The Maniwaki Summer Festival
Intimate show, fun kids activities, variety shows and music concerts for all.
Upper Gatineau Whitewater Festival
The Upper Gatineau Whitewater Festival is one of the most important events of its kind in North America.
Wonders of Sand
Come and live a whole new sand sculptures exhibition realised by world-famous sculptors during the event Merveilles de Sable.

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