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Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve open Take the subway! Aquatic Complex closed for the 2017 season Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve open
 

Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve open

August 21, 2017

The Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is accessible to pedestrians and cyclists.

Take the subway!

July 25 to September 4, 2017

The number of parking spaces is limited at the Parc due to the Enhancement and Development work. It is therefore strongly recommended you take the subway to get to Parc Jean‑Drapeau.

Aquatic Complex closed for the 2017 season

January 1st to December 31, 2017

Due to construction work near the Aquatic Complex, it will be closed to public and athletes for the 2017 season. Swimmers will still be able to come enjoy the water at Parc Jean‑Drapeau this summer at Jean‑Doré Beach.

Plan your trip and avoid unpleasant surprises by consulting often the important notices or the schedule of activities and events that are of interest to you.

Parc Jean-Drapeau
Week-ends du monde

Week-ends du monde

2018 Edition

The next edition of the Week-ends du monde will be held on July 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2018.

You represent a promoter organization or are an artist, a supplier, concession stand? Register here.

Week-ends du monde presented by Loto‑Québec is back at Parc Jean‑Drapeau for the 13th straight year!

Discover and celebrate Montréal's cultural diversity through music, dance and culinary discoveries, and through an array of family activities.

Free for everyone!

Schedule

July 8-9 and 15-16, 2017 Noon to 10 p.m.

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The best way to come to the Week-ends du monde, is by Subway!
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Shows and cultural festivals

July 8
July 9
July 15
July 16
Opening show with Ayrad and Papagroove
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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Jamaica Day
Noon to 10 p.m.
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Québec-Maghreb: La grande fête
Noon to 10 p.m.
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Festival de Jade
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
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BAM and the eXplosion show
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Belle et BUM en plein air
8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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Festival cubain de Montréal
Noon to 10 p.m.
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Mexico: Union and tradition
Noon to 10 p.m.
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Festival de Jade
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
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Mélou - Mission sourire
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Festival Afro-Monde Ngondo
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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Festival péruvien de Montréal, 45th edition
Noon to 10 p.m.
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Festival vénézuélien
Noon to 10 p.m.
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Journée Télé-Québec
Noon to 5 p.m.
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Carnaval d'été brésilien de Montréal
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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Festival national de la Colombie
Noon to 10 p.m.
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Festival du Jasmin tunisien de Montréal
Noon to 10 p.m.
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Bill Bestiole - Insects on stage
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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← Program Opening show with Ayrad and Papagroove 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Place des traditions Ayrad, Papagroove and their music combining all sorts of influences will be getting this 13 th edition of Week-ends du monde off to a rousing start. On stage Ayrad 7 p.m. Music that intermingles the cultures, shifting from Andalusian and Berber beats to reggae, Latin and Moroccan chaabi, and even the occasional flirt with rock and pop. A unique blend that attracts the curious and woos the most avid music aficionados. ayradband.com Papagroove 8:30 p.m. One of Montréal's most festive groups. Describing their music as Afro-funk, the band creates an explosive blend of Afrobeat, rock, funk and soul. They have such incredible energy on stage, your feet won't be able to resist the urge to dance, from the beginning of the concert to the end. papagroove.ca


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← Program Jamaica Day Noon to 10 p.m. Parterre / Scène Casino de Montréal Celebrate Jamaica through its dance, fine cuisine, arts and crafts and its ever-popular music. This event has been a part of Week-ends du monde since its inception, 13 years ago. On stage Mikey Dangerous & The Higher Heights Band Shaharah Sinclair & Soulvation Vernon Maytone and Juliet Nelson Salah & Family Steelpan Ensemble Catch Di Riddim Dancers Organized by the Association jamaïcaine de Montréal inc.


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← Program Québec-Maghreb: La grande fête Noon to 10 p.m. Carrefour du monde To the great delight of this large Montréal community, Québec-Maghreb: La grande fête is back at Week-ends du monde for the third time. Come, share and discover the best of these three major cultures with this celebration marking the end of Ramadan. Many artists will be on stage to get you singing and dancing, while the enticing aroma of Mediterranean food on the grill will have your mouth watering. On stage DJ Soufiane DJ Rahimus Groupe Bernanya Troupe Banat El Balad


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← Program Festival de Jade 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Place des traditions In collaboration with the Montréal International Dragon-Boat Challenge and cultural festival, Week-ends du monde is hosting musicians and singers from Shanghai to provide you with traditional Chinese music and dance performances. On stage : Shanghai folkloric dance and music academy Musical artists Wang Zhiqi and Youjia Wang


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← Program BAM and the eXplosion show 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Place des traditions BAM, is side-splitting comedy and Savage drumming virtuosity! The characters look like they just walked out of a cartoon strip, speak a language all their own. Add in transcultural humour and you have a truly universal event. The art of laughter and drum-playing.


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← Program Belle et BUM en plein air 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Place des traditions The two hosts of the Belle et Bum show, Normand Brathwaite and Mélissa Lavergne, will be part of the celebration for his great musical evening where invited musical artists will stir the passions of the audience with their stage performance. Sur scène Normand Brathwaite and Mélissa Lavergne Elage Diouf Boogat Nomadic massive Las Bandidas (Mamzelle Ruiz & Bïa) Musicians from the Belle et Bum show


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← Program Festival cubain de Montréal Noon to 10 p.m. Parterre / Scène Casino de Montréal Montréal's Cuban Festival, which has been a part of Week-ends du monde for 13 years, is a festive, people-rallying event which provides Montrealers with an overview of Cuban music and culture. On the program: many artists of diverse styles representing the varied sounds of this country. On stage Dj Jamaika Macuye de Cuba y su Rumba Sabor de Cuba Proyecto Ire et les invités : Leysi Gonzales, Bailarin Juan Perdomo et Carlos Placeres Clown Huesito Yorlys Marrero Tito Salsabor


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← Program Mexique: Union and tradition Noon to 10 p.m. Carrefour du monde Come and share the rich and diversified culture of the Mexican community. Food will featured Mexico's unique and spicy flavours. You will be treated to traditional dance and music performances, which depict a part of the folklore that exists in this multi-faced country. On stage Liraldy Yesica O Grupo Avalancha Coro DJ Grupo Folkloriko Chava Zumba Grupo Aliados Fernando Villa More details on the event


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← Program Festival de Jade 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Place des traditions In collaboration with the Montréal International Dragon-Boat Challenge and cultural festival, Week-ends du monde is hosting musicians and singers from Shanghai to provide you with traditional Chinese music and dance performances. On stage : Shanghai folkloric dance and music academy Musical artists Wang Zhiqi and Youjia Wang


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← Program Mélou - Mission sourire 2:30 p.m. tp 3:30 p.m. Place des traditions Mélou has to distribute the nice smiles that her mom has carefully crafted. Since she does not know where the Smiles Factory is located, she needs help finding her way. With her songs and funny fidgeting, will she be able to accomplish her Smile Mission?


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← Program Festival Afro-Monde Ngondo 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Place des traditions Come and celebrate Africa with this show where the bouncy beats of the music will pay tribute to an entire country. Many artists from various African countries will be sharing the stage at this time, and they will provide you with plenty of thrills that will make this a colourful and memorable evening. And this year, make way for Cameroon! On stage X-Maleya Groupe X-voix Auré Danse Organized by Racine croisée - Solidarité Sawa


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← Programmation Festival péruvien de Montréal, 45 th édition Noon to 10 p.m. Parterre / Scène Casino de Montréal The Festival péruvien de Montréal celebrates this community's culture by presenting the best of its music, folklore and cuisine, in a festive ambiance to which the whole family is invited. This terrific annual gathering is the oldest Latin-American festival in Québec and it is making its fifth appearance at Week-ends du monde. On stage Araceli Poma Groupe Avalancha Baruk show La familia SONO Les frères Viger Rojas Groupe Vivencias


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← Program Festival vénézuélien Noon to 10 p.m. Parterre / Scène Casino de Montréal Week-ends du monde will once again be welcoming the Venezuelan community to the event to do the "Rumba" with them. You will have the pleasure of listening to a musical diversity that personifies this country, where the musical influences are myriad. Entertainment for all will be featured on site, and of course, there will be arts and crafts and fine food to discover. On stage InCrescendo Sociedad Sur Sabor Internacional Gretchen Lobaina DJ Dave Groupo S Groupe Pasillaneando Soraya Benitez Organized by Association festival vénézuélien .


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← Program Journée Télé-Québec Noon to 5 p.m. Place des traditions Your kids' heroes will be appearing on stage at this Télé-Québec day. Masha and Michka, along with Bob le bricoleur will also be joining the festivities to meet, entertain and take photos with the kids. On stage Salmigondis 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Personalities from the Salmigondis show will be coming to sing and tell about their adventures, much to the delight of all the tiny tots. Les Pourquoi 2 : Le retour du grand roux 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Benoit Archambault, singer, storyteller and comedian for the family, still asks so many questions. It draws hearty laughs from the whole family, but not necessarily for the same reasons. Les Pourquoi 2 : le retour du grand roux, is definitely a fun-time for the entire family because curiosity has no age!


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← Program Carnaval d'été brésilien de Montréal 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Place des traditions Enjoy a totally festive evening through this multi-cultural performance inspired by what you would find in Brazil, a country that is one of the world's biggest cultural melting pots. So, get into the ambiance of Rio de Janeiro with this Carnival which will start off with a Parade under the theme "Montréal's 375 years in joy, colours and diversity!" Cíntia de Sá Spokesperson and Queen of Carnival Great parade Attend this great parade where samba dancers and their highly colourful costumes, musicians and athletes that practice the capoeira (Brazilian martial arts) will dazzle you with their frenetic beats produced on the Brazilian drums. Écoles Studio Energie Samba Jeri Montréal Carnival Vibration Danse Corps et âme en mouvement Djamboola Fitness Ayti Macaya On stage The party goes on all evening long on the stage, with music and dance performances. Batucada Le Bloco Capitale du Samba Bambolessé Cantelli Adriana Alves and many other artists


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← Program Festival national de la Colombie Noon to 10 p.m. Parterre / Scène Casino de Montréal Celebrate Colombia's National Day with orchestras, folkloric dances and traditional Colombian meals. On the program: the pride and hospitality of the Colombian community right in the heart of Montréal. On stage Comparsa Colombia carnaval Orchestre Sabor International Groupe Rock Sociedad Sur Show Zumba Campirinas Les amis de la musique Collectif Yambae Danse Groupe Valleson More details on the event www.aflamtl.com Facebook


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← Program Festival du Jasmin tunisien de Montréal Noon to 10 p.m. Carrefour du monde The Tunisian festivities will enable Montrealers to celebrate the culture and heritage and savour the richness of this country. A one-way trip to Tunisia. As they make their first appearance at Week-ends du monde, don’t miss this day of shows which promises to make you laugh, and get you dancing and singing from start to finish. On stage Chahrazed Hlel Mohamed Jebali Sam le magicien Tabbel Kerkneh Organized by the Association des Tunisiens aux Amériques


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← Program Bill Bestiole - Insects on stage 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Place des traditions In this interactive and musical show, you will learn how to recognize the TRUE nature of insects and other critters. With laughter and music, Bill Bestiole will ease your fears and teach you to love these unknown critters that are insects! From biggest to smallest, for people of all ages!


Culinary discoveries

Appease your taste buds at Place des Saveurs TV5 by indulging in local and world cuisine made by:

  • Boteco Brésil - Resto-Bar (Brazilian)
  • Piri-Piri (Portuguese)
  • Guru, Indian bistro (Indian)
  • Restaurant Sandhu (Italian)
  • Ay Caray (Mexican)
  • Max Gourmet (Peruvian)
  • La Sawayenne (African)
  • Saveur Soleil (Martinican and Guadeloupean)
  • Chili (Chilean)
  • Poutine chez Jean (Québécois)
  • Téquilart (Bar)
  • Limonade Montréal

Having fun together

Activities for the entire family:

  • Circus workshops
  • Face-painting
  • Drum workshops
  • Mini fiesta
  • Giant bubble-making
  • Basketball
  • Interactive sound experience

Festive and lively atmosphere

Learn the basics of Latin dances in a festive and lively setting.

La mini fiesta

Starting at noon

Dance workshops for children.


La fête québécoise Lafleur

Starting at 4 p.m.

Discover and rediscover our traditional dances because we, too, in Québec know how to get our hips swaying!


Fiesta latina

Starting at 5 p.m.

The San Tropez dance school and a DJ will provide entertainment on the dance floor throughout the evening. Let yourself be carried away by the frenetic beats and be a spectator to some totally enthralling performances.


A nod to Expo 67

1967

In 1967, Montréal hosted the Universal Exposition called "Man and His World". Millions of visitors came to discover the world by exploring different facilities set up by the participating countries.

These pavilions were places where visitors were invited to discover the best of each culture through exhibitions or technological prowess. Visitors were also able to learn about gastronomy and see shows by international artists.

Today

Week-ends du monde celebrates the 50th anniversary of Expo 67 and offers a nod to this mythical event that allowed Québec to open up to the world and discover its many cultures.

Find out more about the cultures that were part of Expo 67 and that are represented at this year edition of the Week-ends du monde, and get a glimpse of what was happening in each of their country's pavilion back in the days.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Are animals allowed on the site?
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Animals are not allowed on site (except guide dogs).

Are there any prohibited items on site?
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Yes, some items are not allowed, here is the complete list:

  • Accessories with studs or bullets
  • Alcoholic drinks that aren't from the event site
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Bottles or any other glass containers
  • Closed cans (they will be opened at the site entrance)
  • Megaphones
  • Fireworks
  • Skateboards, bicycles and in-line roller skates
  • Animals (except for guide dogs)
  • Tents
  • Laser pointers
  • Water guns and other water game devices
  • Products for promotion and/or sale that are not authorized by the festival
  • Firearms, knives, all types of weapons
  • Any item that could pose a threat to the safety of festival-goers
  • Drones
  • Chains or chain wallets

Getting to Week-ends du monde

Jean-Drapeau subway station

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Important Notices Plan your trip

Take the subway!
July 25 to September 4, 2017
The number of parking spaces is limited at the Parc due to the Enhancement and Development work. It is therefore strongly recommended you take the subway to get to Parc Jean‑Drapeau.

Purchase the novel memory album that traces the evolution of Parc Jean‑Drapeau.