Insight on the Festival

July 26 and 27, 2013, gather your friends and family and join Kafé-Karamel Festival on the pedestrian path of Laval Street, in Vieux-Hull, Gatineau. It’s free!

Kafé-Karamel is an animated street festival showcasing African, Latin, and other cultures. Enjoy dance workshops and percussion performances, musical entertainment by top DJs, live bands and kafé-karamel flavours presented by the bars and restaurants on Laval Street.

Organized by Salsa Loca Social Club, with the support of Vision Centre-Ville, Ville de Gatineau and several businesses, including Piz’za-za, Bar le 4 jeudis, le Troquet, and many more.

Kafé-Karamel Festival is designed as an open space to feature cultures and to give visibility to culturally diverse artists while allowing them to contribute to the downtown core revitalization efforts. The festival focuses on African and Latin cultures, but other cultures are invited to join the party.

Cost: The Festival is a family event and it’s free! Bars and restaurants also offer activities, but some charges may apply.

Participation: If you want to participate as a volunteer, artist, group or sponsor, please contact us.

Location: The festival takes place on Laval Street, between Wellington and Wright, which is reserved for pedestrians for the second time in two consecutive years. Thanks to significant investments this year, Laval Street has turned into a beautiful site, making it a prime location for the event, in the heart of the National Capital Region, just minutes from the bridges.

Food: Restaurants and bars on the street offer special menus during the festival (e.g. pizza Kafé-Karamel, or Cocktail Karamel-Kafé).

Fair and Sales: City regulations prohibit outdoor sales on the site of the festival. However, information kiosks are allowed.


1. – City regulations prohibit sales on the site of the festival.

2. – Children (age limit to be confirmed) are not allowed in bars after 8 p.m.


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