Festival Activities

Saturday, October 12, 2019 | From 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2019 | From 10 AM to 5 PM
Monday, October 14, 2019 | From 10 AM to 4 PM
5, rue Pagé, Rigaud – Parc Chartier-de Lotbinière   |   Entrance fee : $2 per person
Free inter-site shuttles
  • Fire department and first respondants
  • Food trucks, restoration area
  • Bar under the big top
  • Bar
  • Sentiers de L’escapade Kiosk
    Dogs on a leash are allowed on the trails of L’escapade.
  • Water station for filling glasses and reusable bottles
  • Pedal go-karts – Restaurant L’Étoile de Rigaud
  • Le Nichoir, educational kiosk
    Hudson-based Le Nichoir is a wild bird rehabilitation centre that cares for 1,800 injured and orphaned wild birds each year. A biologist from Le Nichoir will be on hand at the booth to talk about Le Nichoir and Quebec’s diverse population of wild birds using taxidermy, specimens you can handle, microscopes, nests, etc. You will also be able to shop a selection of bird-friendly items for the home, from their store La Plume Verte.

Moving animation

The film directors

This duo, which gets audiences to participate in the fun, invites people to act out short scenes. The director, an eccentric Victorian aristocrat, provides the script and accessories, and transforms participants into stars, if only for a brief moment.

  • October 12th, 13th and 14th

The Drums

Offering short workshops for both young and old alike that take participants through the basics of percussion in an exhilarating atmosphere. A very popular activity whether summertime or winter; parents also welcome.

  • October 12th, 13th and 14th

The grampas… Keep an eye on your arteries!

Three octogenarians escaped from the Jean-Émard Residence during the night. Travelling together on their geriatric tandem bike, they could easily mingle with the crowds, defiantly hollering “Freedom for the old!”

  • October 12th, 13th and 14th

Workshop under the pergola

Places are limited to 15 participants per group.

Well-being, naturally!

Create your own lavender and rosemary foaming hand soap, and coconut oil, lemon and tea roll-on, plus information workshop on essential oils with demo. Material provided; activity led by Pascale Vallée.

  • Saturday, October 12
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • $2 entry fee per person

Acrylique magique – Re-Creation!

Adult workshop | A series of workshops on expression and creation (visual arts, music) given by arts instructor BONGA using materials such as paint, canvas, pencils, chalk, gouache, charcoal, water, brushes, paper, cardboard, glue and other found items, allowing participants to re-create their own unique way of expressing and communicating.

  • Sunday, October 13
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • $2 entry fee per person

Wood Decorating

Kids’ workshop | Crafts, painting on wood, construction, plus lots of other surprises… Material (wood, Bristol, paint, brushes, construction tools, mats and gloves) provided; activity led by Annie Blanchard (Chaise et Compagnie).

  • Monday, October 14
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • $2 entry fee per person

Festival Activities

Saturday, October 12, 2019 | From 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2019 | From 10 AM to 5 PM
Monday, October 14, 2019 | From 10 AM to 4 PM
321, rue des Érables, Rigaud – Mont Rigaud   |   FREE access to site
Free inter-site shuttles
Dogs on leash are allowed to Mont Rigaud, smoke-free environment (two designated smoking areas) and no cash withdrawals possible. Go to the top with the ski lift (Priority given to people with reduced mobility, seniors or pregnant)

Mont Rigaud plays a major role in our organization. Having become the major partner over the years, it attracts nearly 20,000 visitors to its site in the 3 days. The mustn’t-miss activity is ascending Mont Rigaud either by chairlift or on foot to admire the view of the fall colours and breathe in the fresh air.

  • The Mont Rigaud shop and customer service will be open for sale ski and snowboard equipment and accessories, for seasonal passes and for the ski school
  • Panoramic picnic area at the summit of the ski slopes
  • Entertainment and music
  • BBQ (hot dogs and beverages) at the summit of the ski slopes with singer Sébastien Laroche during the 3 days (11:30 am to 3:30 pm)
  • Ski lift
    (over 18 years: $7 | 6-17 years: $5 | Under 5 years: Free)
    The chairlift is designed to ascending only. Shuttle service (tractor with trailer) to go down. Priority to people with reduced abilities..
  • Mountain bikes – More than 16 km of trail
  • Horseback riding organized by the Ranch de l’amitié ($10 / person) – $* –
  • Food Truck and Bistro – $ –
    BeaverTails, ice cream, bar, coffee, soup, lemonade, candy…
  • Helicopter tours (Robinson R44) – $ -$50 per person (taxes included)
    Flight time: 8 to 10 min including 6 min in the air. 4 people on board including 3 passengers. Free for children under 2 years old (possibility to put them on the lap of a parent). Max weight 250 lbs/pers and a total of 650 lbs for 3 passengers. If the climate allows it, feeling assured by turns a little more pronounced. Departure only if the trip is full or $150 (taxes included) for a flight.

* Cash only. Information and booking directly from the helicopter company and the Ranch de l’amitié.

Entrance fees to the Parc Chartier-De Lotbinière are not valid to Mont Rigaud.

Shows at Mont Rigaud

Patrick Gemme

  • Saturday, October 12
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Blush

  • Sunday, October 13
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Jean-Michel Soudre

  • Monday, October 14
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Animation by Dominic and Simon Larivée

  • October 12th, 13th and 14th
  • 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Michel Huot magician

In case of rains, postponed to Monday

  • Sunday, October 13
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Festival Activities

Saturday, October 12, 2019 | From 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2019 | From 10 AM to 5 PM
Monday, October 14, 2019 | From 10 AM to 4 PM
85, chemin Bourget, Rigaud – Arbraska Rigaud
Free inter-site shuttles

For the 21st edition of the Festival des Couleurs, Arbraska has joined the Festival’s two main sites to offer an even better experience to festivalgoers and become a top draw during your visit to the Festival des Couleurs de Rigaud. Whether you head to the Village Arbre-en-Ciel for childish wonder, get your fill of thrills as you zoom along our zip lines or enjoy a peaceful walk along a suspended bridge path, you will find a varied choice of activities suitable for every age. A great time for all, for an even more unforgettable Festival des Couleurs de Rigaud.

  • Arbre-En-Ciel Village
    Our Village Arbre-en-Ciel promises a fun time for the whole family! An immense playground where the only limit is one’s imagination, young adventurers can wander from treehouse to treehouse by crossing netted bridges, observatories and slides. They can also explore an suspended nets courses, an aerial course and ground games. $5 individual entry fee gives visitors unlimited access. A picnic area will also be available.
  • Come and meet our mascot KiKl and have your photo taken with her.
  • The Mega Zip Line Course
    Fly from platform to platform and live a one-of-a-kind experience. A circuit made up of 5 mega zip lines, as high as 500 and 700 feet above ground, awaits you! $5 entry fee to participate; open to anyone 5 years of age or older and at least 1.3 metres tall. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Closed shoes mandatory and hair must be tied back in a ponytail.
  • ARTEMANIA
    Stroll along our suspended bridge path and discover the universe of ARTEMANIA. Take a moment to unwind, admire the colours, get back to nature surrounded by bird songs and the burbling of a stream, and reach for the sky on a swing. A picnic area will also be set-up.
  • Animation and music
  • Various family entertainment activity
  • Inflatable games
  • Picnic area
  • Come and enjoy ‘Smores’ around the campfire – $ –
  • Refreshments and catering – $ –
  • Regular courses
    Regular courses at regular price are also available – $ –

Entrance fees to the Parc Chartier-De Lotbinière are not valid to Arbrask Rigaud.

Shows

Come and meet the artists at the Parc Chartier-De Lotbinière!

David Portelance

A shelter against the wind, an old family shack deep in the woods, at the edge of a river. The door opens with the taut, drawn-out sound of a spring uncoiling: patches of linoleum, pastel colours, a table, four chairs, instruments, glasses that fill up and empty. A show by David Portelance in a cozy setting bathed in interior and exterior landscapes. An intimate evening with friends filled with emotion and music.

  • Saturday, October 12th
  • 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM
  • $2 entry fee per person
  • Big Top Infografilm

Elvis | 5 musicians, 3 vocalists

Surrounded by a family of Elvis fans, Sylvain Leduc’s connection to Elvis took root at a tender young age. Originally from Valleyfield, he and his family moved to Massachusetts in the U.S., where, at the age of 3, his adventure started. Today considered one of the best Elvis tribute artists in the country, Sylvain gives performances across Canada the U.S., paying homage to the King of Rock and Roll.

  • Saturday, October 12th
  • 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM
  • $2 entry fee per person
  • Big Top Infografilm

Michel Morissette Fingerstyle Trio

Michel Morissette, accompanied by Maurice Boyer on the harmonica and Paul Parent on the bass, performs his arrangements for fingerstyle (instrumental) guitar of hits by The Beatles, Pat Metheny, Robert Charlebois, Django and more… A wide repertory, featuring mainly rock and popular classics, infused with a jazz or blues vibe.

  • Sunday, October 13th
  • 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM
  • $2 entry fee per person
  • Big Top Infografilm

Nulle Part Nord

Nulle Part Nord is the logical outcome of a few frigid winters spent shut away, hibernating with longtime friends. Born from moments, long kicking around in the shared musical imagination of the group, endlessly discussing careers, love and forming a band, and discovering what it means to be part of an extended family!

  • Sunday, October 13th
  • 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM
  • $2 entry fee per person
  • Big Top Infografilm

Les Jacks

The Les Jacks trio was born during a backpacking trip to Hawaii, when the three young music lovers let go and embraced life. They now entertain audiences with 3 hours of acoustic and vocal covers of popular English and French pieces from yesterday and today.

  • Monday, October 14th
  • 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • $2 entry fee per person
  • Big Top Infografilm