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An artistic journey to the heart of living Kamouraska

Presented by Centre d'art de Kamouraska

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Marc Larouche, he shares with us his tourist discoveries of his adopted region with passion!

Discover Kamouraska like never before this summer at Festival Archipel, a three-day celebration of live arts, culture and local heritage. From July 12 to 14, the festival invites you to immerse yourself in a world of creativity and festivities, showcasing regional talent.

Friday

This second edition kicks off on Friday in Kamouraska. The event kicks off at the Côté Est restaurant on the banks of the river. There, a storyteller and a duo of accordionists will launch the festivities, transporting you into a warm and friendly atmosphere.

 

From there, it’s on to the parade you’ll be part of, following the Orchestre continental, an Eastern European brass band, to the Centre d’art de Kamouraska, where a festive happy hour awaits, hosted by Rimouski DJ Doro. Food trucks, local beer and refreshing cocktails will be on hand, while you soak up the festive spirit.

Festival Archipel Kamouraska

The highlight of the show will be Klo Pelgag’s solo piano performance at the Église Saint-Louis de Kamouraska. A unique and memorable moment awaits you in this historic venue, where the music will resonate with a rare intensity.

Saturday

On Saturday, the festival moves to Saint-Pascal for a family day at the Expo market square. There will be activities for all ages, from circus and storytelling to music, games and, of course, food. At the end of the day, let yourself be carried away by the rousing rhythm of the drums of the 20 artists of the Mississippi Sound System. Saint-Swing-de-Kamouraska performs at Expo’s Place du Marché.

The evening continues at the Église de Saint-Pascal with a performance by singer Laurence-Anne, who will be bringing her show to her hometown. The day concludes in style with a poetry and music cabaret at the Hôtel Victoria, a recently reopened venue steeped in history.

Sunday

On Sunday, the exceptional site of the chapelle de la grève in Saint-Denis-sur-mer will host a performance by Fleuve Espace Danse and their show “Etre de bois”. The festivities continue with Innu storyteller Patrick Courtois, followed by traditional music by the Salicorne trio.

Festival Archipel is more than an event, it’s an immersive experience where every street corner becomes a living stage. Celebrate the art, community and beauty of Kamouraska by purchasing a 3-day pass for only $60. Single tickets are also available from $15 to $25, plus some free events.

Details at festivalarchipel.ca. Don’t miss this opportunity to say “I was there” at the 2024 edition of Festival Archipel.