Make way for the Grand Opening of the 25th anniversary of Les Grands Feux, this Wednesday, August 3rd! 

Gatineau, August 2, 2022 — The anniversary edition promises to be a unique multi-sensory experience and participants can prepare to experience a completely transformed site, offering 4 hours of entertainment starting at 6:00 p.m. every night. Arriving early is therefore the watchword for the entire population, in order to be able to live all the entertainment experiences that Les Grands Feux has prepared, in addition to the pyromusical shows loved by all!

All you need to know

The program of the evening

  • Site opening: 6:00 p.m.
  • Various entertainment: multi-sensory experiences, play area, artistic performances, culinary experiences and many other surprises from 6:00 p.m. to 9:20 p.m.
  • Deadline to enter the event site: 9:00 p.m.
  • Start of the grand pyromusical show: 9:20 p.m.
  • Closing of the site: 10 p.m. 

The main themes of the pyromusical shows

  • Wednesday, August 3, the Grand Opening, Les Grands Feux presents: Flame in the heart
  • Saturday, August 6, France presents: Musicals
  • Wednesday, August 10, Canada presents : Big Hair 80’s
  • Saturday, August 13, Mexico presents : Burned
  • Wednesday, August 17, USA presents: Tie-Dye Sky
  • Saturday, August 20, the Grand Finale, Les Grands Feux presents : Voilà: an ode to art

Tickets on sale online only

Tickets are going fast and people are invited to buy them while they last at

Attention! New official site entries

As of 2022, the main entrance to the Canadian Museum of History will no longer be accessible to enter the site. The general public is invited to use the two new main entrances to the site, at the corner of Laurier-Victoria and Laurier-Alexandra Bridge.

Les Grands Feux encourage sustainable transportation

Participants are encouraged to give a little love to the planet and to come to the event by active transportation or by public transit! In fact, two initiatives have been put in place thanks to the National Bank, sustainable development partner of Les Grands Feux: free bicycle parking set up in front of the Maison du Citoyen, and public transit with the STO is included in all tickets, every night of the fires.

Other good news: Ottawa residents and other pedestrians will be able to use the Alexandra Bridge as of 9:45 p.m. following the fireworks! 

Soundtrack and voting for pyromusical shows online

Starting this year, the participants will be the judges of the great pyromusical shows. Les Grands Feux invites participants to evaluate the show they saw for a chance to win a pair of reserved seat tickets for the next show via the virtual platform XFEU.CA powered by Bell.

New: For the first time, the soundtrack is 4 hours long, and created exclusively for the event. It will transport the participants from 6 p.m. until sunset, progressing throughout the evening and the transformations that will take place on the event site. For those who can’t make it to the event site and enjoy the full experience, the soundtrack will be broadcast exclusively via this same platform, every night starting at 6 p.m.

The event takes place rain or shine

As usual, the event will take place rain or shine. Participants are invited to check the weather forecast to plan their outing accordingly! 

Beware of umbrellas! 

Umbrellas are not allowed not to block the view of nearby spectators and for everyone’s safety. In case of rain, Les Grands Feux recommends bringing a raincoat!

For more information, consult the frequently asked questions on the website.

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