L'Outaouais en fête unveils exciting program for 2023 edition: a celebration of Francophonie and unforgettable moments
The highly anticipated 2023 edition of the L'Outaouais en fête festival is set to captivate attendees with four days of music, discovery, fun, and unforgettable moments. With a clear mission to celebrate the Francophonie, the festival's team has unveiled an exciting program that promises to deliver an extraordinary experience.
Against the stunning backdrop of the Ottawa River and its magnificent sunsets, the festival will showcase impressive musical performances and an outstanding lineup of artists, night after night. On June 22, attendees can enjoy performances by D-Track, Good Child, and Blue Jeans Blue. The following day, the stage will come alive with the talents of Koriass, FouKi, and Marc Dupre. On June 24, the spotlight will be on Louis-Jean Cormier, Bodh’aktan, and the legendary Robert Charlebois. Finally, on June 25, Melissa Ouimet, Dan Bigras, and The Three Accords will take the stage. In addition to the incredible music, festival-goers can look forward to some cherished traditions. On June 23, the traditional St-Jean bonfire will illuminate the night sky around 11:30 p.m., creating a magical ambiance. The excitement continues on June 24 as the fireworks light up the sky following Robert Charlebois' captivating performance, delighting all attendees.
The festival continues its tradition of supporting emerging French-speaking talent through artistic creation competitions organized by Impératif français. These competitions encompass various categories, such as writing, videography, creating posters, and painting, with scholarships awarded to winners in each category. Detailed information about the competitions can be found at imperative-francais.org, offering aspiring artists an excellent opportunity to showcase their skills during the national holiday celebration.
A special stage dedicated to emerging artists, called the "Springboard of Talents," will be presented in collaboration with AdoJeune. This platform aims to nurture the skills of young artists through their first stage experiences, helping them grow and develop their artistic abilities.
The festival will also bring back the highly anticipated National Day parade, which will be held under the theme "In Quebec, diversity is experienced in French." This eco-friendly and vibrant parade will allow participants to showcase their creativity by choosing their preferred mode of transportation, whether on foot, bicycle, tricycle, unicycle, pram, soapbox, stilts, or even an ecological combustion-free vehicle. Organizers encourage the community to unleash their creativity and join the parade by donning vibrant costumes, makeup, and flamboyant animations to create an atmosphere of excitement and celebration. Music, dance, circus activities, and sports demonstrations will animate the procession, allowing everyone to showcase their unique talents.
The parade will commence its journey from Galeries Aylmer on Saturday, June 24, at 12:30 p.m., leading towards Parc des Cèdres. The first 100 attendees to join the parade will receive a complimentary pass to the spectacular evening shows on June 24. The organizing committee will also recognize the best animations in a contest divided into five categories: colors, movement, creativity, sound atmosphere, and adherence to the theme.
For the complete festival program and to purchase passports and daily tickets, visit the event's website at festivaloutaouaisenfete.com or follow the Outaouais en fête Facebook page.
Photo caption: Family waving flags
Photo credit: Aylmer Bulletin archives: L’Outaouais en fête : une autre édition réussie, June 28, 2017