* NATIONAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL June 23rd 2019 Free Admission

Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook is proud to host the 2019 National holiday festivities!

Coaticook, May 31st 2019 – The team at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook presents an attractive program that will certainly appeal to all visitors during the large gathering of this year’s National holiday on June 23rd.

It will be under the theme « A world of traditions » that many activities will take place at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook. « We are extremely proud to have been chosen to host this regional gathering which is continuously very popular. We have a very charming site and it is a pleasure to organize this major event, “says Jean-Yves Caron, vice-president of the Board of Directors at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook. For the occasion, the organizers chose KAÏN as major headliner. “The assigned National Festival grant has allowed us to add this well-known music group to the program in order to gather the crowds. They will be on stage at 10 pm and we are convinced that the atmosphere will be sparked by their presence” says Caroline Sage, General Manager of Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook.

The site will open its doors at 3pm to the enjoyment of young and older guests. On site, we will find the FAMILLY VILLAGE which will include INFLATABLE GAMES, GIANT BABYFOOT AND DECK HOCKEY, a MAKE-UP ARTIST, PONEY TOURS AND CARRIAGE. The radio team from 96.7 CIGN will animate the crowds without forgetting the animation duo CIRKOLLEY. This outgoing animation duet with orange cone colors basically praises the countless road works, a tradition of our home!

As for our GOURMET VILLAGE, this section will open its doors at 3pm. In addition to the LOCAL FLAVOR BBQ, the SWEETS kiosk and SNACK BAR menu, the addition of food trucks this year (LAITERIE DE COATICOOK, PAIN VOYAGEUR, BOUCANIERS EN CAVALE, MICROBRASSERIE COATICOOK) offering a wide variety of menu choices which will appeal to all.

During the evening, the FOUS DE LA VALLÉE troop will be heating up the stage before KAÏN with a wide variety of Quebec music. Their presence will be followed by a PATRIOTIC PRESENTATION and TRIBUTE TO THE QUEBEC FLAG, a superb BONFIRE and outstanding PYROMUSICAL FIREWORKS by Royal Pyrotechnie.

During the entire evening, festival goers will be able to travel with FREE ACTI-BUS SHUTTLES. The organization was awarded “Artisan of the National Holiday” prize on May 31st, 2019 by Étienne-Alexis Boucher, President of the Eastern townships National Society and Mouvement national des Québécoises et des Québécois. This award recognizes an individual or organization each year through its contribution towards the promotion of national pride.

This National Festival is made possible due to its numerous partners: Québécor, SAQ, Rythme FM, Ville de Coaticook, la Fête nationale du Québec, Mouvement national des Québécoises et Québécois, Société nationale de l’Estrie, Hydro-Québec, ACTI-BUS, Desjardins, Laiterie de Coaticook, Caisse des Verts-Sommets de l’Estrie, Geneviève Hébert, député de Saint-François, Carbone graphique, 96,7 CIGN, Dupuis et fils, Gestion Madore, Constructions Lessard Lajeunesse er Immobilier signé Marise Viens.

In addition to the festivities surrounding the National Festival, Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook and its « Little brother », Parc Découverte Nature organizes other surrounding events that enhance the many regular activities.
Foresta Lumina’s opening night at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook ( June 14th )
Fishing festival at Parc Découverte (June 8th) Father’s Day (June 16th)
About us

Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook (gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca) is a non-profit organization that welcomes more than 300,000 visitors annually. A major tourist player in the Eastern Townships, it offers outdoor activities within all seasons: Foresta Lumina, hiking, camping, mountain biking, fat bike trails and many other winter activities.
Parc Découverte Nature (decouvertenature.qc.ca) is a non-profit organization that welcomes more than 9,000 visitors annually. The activities are abundant: pond and river fishing, on-site barbecues to cook your freshly caught fish, exposure to wetlands, bird watching. In winter season, ice fishing is a must!
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Source and information
Josée Petit, Marketing & Animation Manager
819 849-2331 ext. 230 / jpetit@gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca
400 St-Marc Street, Coaticook, Québec J1A 1M2