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Hawkesbury Multicultural Festival

From June 30 to July 3 2022, in Hawkesbury, Ontario


This year, the activities surrounding Canada Day will be different from the festivities of previous years. The town first has opted for a new location to hold the festivities this year. In partnership with the Welcoming Francophone Communities project, the festivities surrounding July 1, 2022, will take place as part of the Multicultural Festival which will be held over several days. More than a hundred artists, some of whom are internationally renowned, will perform on two outdoor stages and in cultural stops in the heart of the town.

For the 2022 edition, our festivities are moving to Pioneers’ Park. This site, which is more central and within our town centre, will allow festivalgoers to get there more easily. The move also ensures better public safety since visitors will no longer need to cross the bridge, a major artery that leads to Chenail Island. In previous years, wind, rain, stage placement, and traffic jams all contributed to a major risk of security issues, especially after the Canada Day fireworks.

The Pioneers’ Park, which was built to be a gathering place and a place of recreation for the entire community, is an ideal location to hold such a festival over several days. Thus, our new multicultural festival at Pioneers’ Park is perfectly for fulfilling this need and desire while ensuring better safety for festivalgoers.

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Pioneers Park on Main Street, Hawkesbury.

Two stages: Desjardins and Kevin Assaly Stages.

All shows are FREE.

A bar with beer and snacks is on site.

Walk through all of our free cultural stops, from Main Street to Confederation Park.


  • Main Street will be closed to traffic between William Street and Race Street from June 30 at 7 a.m. until July 3 at 10 p.m. for the festivities.
  • Chairs will be permitted in designated areas only. There is an accessible section with chairs and tables.
  • Backpacks are permitted but we reserve the right to check the contents to ensure that there are no alcoholic beverages.
  • The consumption of alcohol is prohibited, except beer purchased at the bar, but must be consumed within a clearly identified perimeter for this purpose.
  • In case of rain, the shows will take place. No umbrella will be allowed, you will have to wear a raincoat.
  • For safety reasons, the boat launch at Cyr-de-Lasalle Park will be closed all day on July 1st.

2022 Schedule

Thursday, June 30 2022

The Box 40e Anniversaire

Desjardins V1

The Box - 8:00 p.m.

Presented by TOYOTA

Friday, July 1st, 2022

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Assaly V2

Bresil Brise (Brazilian Jazz) - 1:00 p.m.

Clifford Breau (New Brunswick) - 3:00 p.m.

Les Roadies - 5:30 p.m.

Desjardins V1

Skarazula (Ancient, Medieval) - 7:00 p.m.

This show offers the general public a musical journey to the Middle East. The group celebrates the diversity of world traditions with music from Turkey and the Arab world, via Europe and Africa. With a multitude of instruments, Skarazula will make you travel thousands of kilometers during this magical concert.

One Love (Bob Marley Tribute) - 8:00 p.m.

This group is made up of exceptional musicians like David Segreti on guitar and vocals, Pascal Tirapani on bass, more guests on drums, back vocals, and keyboards as well as Dano Peace on vocals. The latter is also one of the most energetic people you will see on stage. According to rumor, each appearance of this group remains an unforgettable event for the spectators!


Fireworks - 9:45 p.m.

Hey, Wow (Folk, Funk & Rock) - 22:45 p.m.

Hey, Wow creates a festive and totally danceable experience by integrating folklore, funk, rock and disco with a good dose of humor. It's a journey into a parallel dimension where the accordion is the ultimate rock instrument, Jean-Marc is its prophet and Hey, Wow is acclaimed by all as the best Franco-Ontarian the entire galaxy!

Presented by MAYLAN

Saturday July 2, 2022

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Assaly V2

Prospect Nelson (French Punk Rock) - 12:00 p.m.

Prospect Nelson was born in 2017 in Hawkesbury, Ontario. The group is made up of 3 experienced guys who are also pretty good musicians. They all have different musical influences and their songs are a happy mix of rock, punk, metal, folk and alternative. A 5-song EP titled Faces has just been recorded and is due out in August 2022.

The Madafakaz - 2:00 p.m.

Janie Renée (Brazilian Jazz) - 5:00 p.m.

Grouyan Gombo - 6:00 p.m.

The Quebec sextet Grouyan Gombo has a sound inspired by the Cajun and Creole traditions of Louisiana. For several years, this group is at the heart of the evolution of French-speaking American music, from old ballads to country, Cajun, pop and zydeco sounds. The group's founder, Harlan Johnson, studied with accordion masters in southwest Louisiana. “Betsy Stomp” is Grouyan Gombo’s first album and it received the award for the best record made outside of Louisiana by the Cajun Music Association and their second record, “Pouyaille”, received a nomination at the Lys Blues gala.

Desjardins V1

Surprise part one - 7:30 p.m.

Corneille - 8:30 p.m.

Presented by LAUZON

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Assaly V2

Flamenco VKH - 1:30 p.m.

Desjardins V1

Voyage en musique vers l'Afrique (for kids) - 12:00 p.m.

Board flight 2022 to Senegal! With Sadio Sissokho, Valérie Ivy Hamelin and Thierry Arsenault, you will take a musical, percussive, dancing and festive journey through West Africa!

Mi'gmafrica (African/Micmac) - 3:00 p.m.

Mi'gmafrica is the mystical encounter between two cultures connected to mother earth and the spirit of the ancestors, the melodies, songs, tributes to the elders and prayers come together in power to bring you into the heart of the history of mankind. Two traditions, two continents, which draw their inspiration and strength from the same source, the roots of the Earth.

Ari Cui Cui - 4:30 p.m.

Ari Cui Cui invites the little ones to enter her magical, gourmet and educational universe! Friendly and comforting, this cook loves to have fun! Everything she touches turns into a game, into madness for the greatest pleasure of children from 0 to 10 years old!

Presented by THE BRICK

Kawandak (Algonquin Jazz) - 7:00 p.m.

The Kawandak quartet, which means white spruce in the Algonquin language, established by jazz bassist Normand Guilbeault, aims to be a union between Western music and traditional native music from North America (the United States, Canada, Quebec).