• Lauren Mitchell

Rigaud welcomes back the Festival des Couleurs this weekend


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The 19th edition of Rigaud’s biggest event of the year begins October 8 and celebrates with food, music, shows, and much more.

The non-profit Festival des Couleurs is back this weekend for its 19th annual welcome of the fall season. It will be taking place three consecutive days October 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and finishing October 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The activities will be spread among two of Rigaud’s popular locations, at the Chartier-De Lotbinière Park and at the Mont Rigaud ski hill. The event features family-friendly activities for all ages to celebrate the city and its residents and the beautiful landscape.

Activities at the Chartier-De Lotbinière Park will consist of the chance to nibble on foods produced by many different local merchants, dance along to concerts, and access the skate park and merry-go-round. Le Nichoir wild bird rehabilitation will be present and many more organizations that represent what the region and the City of Rigaud prides itself on.

At the Mont Rigaud location, visitors can enjoy free activities including a picnic opportunity at the top of the ski hill, music and shows, and even horse rides. Extra cost activities include the use of the ski lift, mountain biking, trampoline bungee, and a helicopter tour of the colourful foliage.

Don’t miss out on the town’s biggest event that happens only once a year. Come have your own experience this weekend only.

For more information about specific activities, consult www.festivaldescouleurs.com.

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