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25 years of history

The Grands Feux du Casino Lac-Leamy were created in 1996 as a series of fireworks shows that took place for the first time in the greater Ottawa-Gatineau region. They are part of the prestigious international fireworks show circuit. Over the years, the event has become one of the top events in the pyrotechnics industry. For 25 years, the Outaouais region has welcomed the best firms in the world to compete for the coveted Grands Feux trophy.

The Grands Feux over the course of time

In 2022, the event is still in full swing and is a great success thanks to the support of its loyal participants and several select financial partners. Among them: the Casino du Lac-Leamy, title partner of the Grands Feux since the very first edition. The Grands Feux remains, without a doubt, the most dazzling and unifying torchbearer event of the summer season in the Outaouais.

The beginnings at Lac-Leamy

The event takes place on the shores of Lac-Leamy for 18 years. This is where the original concept of the Grands Feux du Casino Lac-Leamy blossomed.

Old site - Lac Leamy

The arrival of Royal Pyrotechenie

Royal Pyrotechnique, a Quebec firm originally from St. Pie, becomes the official supplier of pyromusical services for the Grands Feux du Casino Lac-Leamy.

The Grands Feux are moving

After nearly twenty years on the shores of Lac-Leamy, the event is relocating to the backyard of the Canadian Museum of History with a mission to develop a new and lasting vision. Event participants will now enjoy the Museum's charming natural settings, curved architecture and downtown location, as well as live entertainment with Parliament as a backdrop.

The new site - The Canadian Museum of History

The event is changing hands

The torch for the organization of Les Grands Feux passes to Les Fondateurs team and its President, Marc-Antoine Massicotte from Gatineau. This event follows the growing trend of entrepreneurship.

Illumination project

In response to the health restrictions brought on by the pandemic, the Grands Feux take shape under the alternative project Illumination. It is the largest display of fireworks in the country in 2020!

8 pyromusical shows from east to west of the city

The return to the official site after a year of pandemic

In 2021, in an effort to reconnect with its community and loyal participants, the Grands Feux take place under a second alternative project. Two weeks of FIREworks mark the return of the event to the Canadian Museum of History, in a more intimate format, with proximity shows.

11 nights of pyromusical shows in downtown Gatineau

The 25th anniversary of the Grands Feux

In 2022, the spirit is festive and to the revival! Participants are invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event, which will mark the next flamboyant chapter of the Grands Feux! Great pyromusical shows, culinary discoveries, entertainment and novelties for all, the Grands Feux are an adventure to be (re)discovered starting August 3, 2022.

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