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Abundance of snow: closure of the South Shore Bike Link Two-way traffic on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve Traffic tie-ups on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve Abundance of snow: closure of the South Shore Bike Link
 

Abundance of snow: closure of the South Shore Bike Link

November 17-22, 2018

Due to the abundance of snow on the Route-Verte, the South Shore Bike Link is closed and will reopen on Friday morning. The bike link between the South Shore (Saint-Lambert) and Parc Jean-Drapeau will be closed from December 1, 2018 to April 15, 2019.

Two-way traffic on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

November 17, 2018 to April 15, 2019

The portion between the Cosmos bridge and the Pavillon du Canada is two-way for motorists. The bike path of the circuit is not maintained during winter season. Please use caution and share the road.

Traffic tie-ups on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

November 17, 2018 to April 1st, 2019

Due to construction work, all users of Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in the Paddocks and Jean-Doré Beach sector, can expect possible traffic tie-ups.

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

The Week-ends du monde event, presented by Loto-Québec, provides Montrealers of all origins with the opportunity to celebrate and share their culture and traditions with the entire population, through music, dance, culinary discoveries and family activities.

Free for everyone!

Schedule

July 7, 8 and 14, 2018 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
July 15, 2018 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

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

Registration

The next edition of the Week-ends du monde will take place on July 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2019.

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

Register here.

  • For food concessions, the deadline for applications is March 31, 2019
  • For promoter organizations, the deadline date for submitting requests is November 30, 2018

Shows and cultural festivals

Saturday July 7, 2018

Jamaica
Day

12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Parterre de l'île Notre-Dame

A Week-ends du monde classic, Jamaica Day returns for the 14th straight year. Come celebrate and discover Jamaican culture through music and dance. This is a people-gathering event with activities and shows that are sure to delight the entire family.

On stage:

DJ TLC & G flex, Taurus Chanelle, Ija Ibah, Fitz-Patrick Sisters, Catch Di Riddin Dancers, Kaya Laflamme, Tuggras, Kayla Allen & CDR, Blessed, King Shadrock et Dan Fiyah Beats

Organization:

Association jamaïcaine de Montréal inc.

Québec-Maghreb
La grande fête

12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Carrefour du monde

Come and indulge in the best of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria at this festive event which marks the end of Ramadan. In this uplifting ambiance, you can be sure you'll be swept up by the rhythmic sounds of Maghreb.

On stage:

DJ Soufiane, Yazid, Défilé de mode, troupe de danse Funky masters, troupe de danse Evedanz, Amel Zen, Ayrad et Animation par Oum Salama Houem et Ahmad Aissioui

Organization:

Festitam

Discovering
Mexico

12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Place des traditions

Discover the richness and diversity of Mexican culture through its dance and traditional music performances.

On stage:

Rodrigo, Marisol el sol de espana, Chava Colin, Humano, Lucina Monroy, Tropica Bravo, Navi, Gustavo Sanchez, Liraldy, Jorge Gamiz, Leonarqui, Yesica O, Mulato et Avalancha

Organization:

Fondation Frères Unis par le monde

Sunday July 8, 2018

Montréal
Salvadoran Festival

12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Parterre de l'île Notre-Dame

Central America is in the limelight at this event where you will be able to discover one of Montréal's largest Latin-American communities. Get together to share a great time with friends or family.

On stage:

Mike Roach, groupe de folklore Xochil, école de danse SOY SALSA, Le Garrobero de Montréal, groupe Vagos Rock, Jordi, Son del pacifico, Walex Cotete, Makano et La Republica

Organization:

Festival salvadorien de Montréal

Jade Dragon
Cultural Festival

12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Carrefour du monde

This year, for the first time, Week-ends du monde is playing host to the Chinese community. Shows and activities will enable the Montréal public to be immersed in the wealth and great diversity of this culture.

On stage:

Shandong opera and danse Drama theatre of China

Activities:

Calligraphie, broderie Manchu, sculpture de sucre, éventails traditionnels, création de cerfs-volants et bien plus

Organization:

Fondation des arts et de la culture chinoise de Montréal

Île Maurice
en Fête

12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Place des traditions

The Mauriciens, who have been deeply rooted in Québec for many generations, descend on Week-ends du monde. This Indian-, Chinese- and African-influenced culture is an example of the exhilarating blend in everything it has to offer. Come and discover the best of this island community situated near Madagascar in the heart of the Indian Ocean and learn all about this piece of paradise.

On stage:

DJ Noumemsa, spectacle de danse Indienne, atelier de Ravanetamil, chinoise et sega, Orchestre Metisaz, Dj Lindsay, Orchestre Ti-Lamok, DJ Nad et Orchestre Génération Mauricana

Organization:

Association Québec île Maurice

Saturday July 14, 2018

Festival péruvien
de Montréal, 46th Edition

12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Parterre de l'île Notre-Dame

The Festival péruvien de Montréal is the oldest Latin-American festival in Québec! This exciting gathering celebrates the culture of this community by offering the best of its music and folklore, in a festive ambiance to which the entire family is invited.

On stage:

Sinjalin Show, Andrea Pareja (la peruanisima), ballet folklorique Munay Ki Peru, Un Don En La Sangre, Barra Peruana, Ricardo Llerena, Eros Mirez, New Flow, Solo Cajon (Luis Arbulu), Avalancha, Erick Elera, Gaby Zambrano et Tono Sosaya

Organization:

Association canado-péruvienne

Venezuelan
Festival

12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Carrefour du monde

Come and do the "Rumba" with the Venezuelan community. Watch the shows and dance to the variety of beats drawn from this country's many musical influences.

On stage:

Dj Dave, Mambo Fitness, Silvia Models, Venezuelers dance cardio Sweat, DJ Marrufo, Nardys Hernandez Dance, Arpegio Llanero et Danzas Venezuela, Grupo Gaita Nuestra et Martha Benavides et Grupo A-Tempo

Organization:

Association festival vénézuélien

Festival Afro-Monde
Ngondo

12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Place des traditions

Come and celebrate Africa at this event where the musical beats are a tribute to an entire continent. Many international artists will be taking to the stage and will have you swaying to the beats. This year, Cameroon and Congo will be featured.

On stage:

DJ chocolaté, Cheza (DJ Viibz), DJ Leezo Licious, DJ Sam, EKinoxx, Kevin Boy, Roga Roga et Extra musica, Franko et Guy Bilong

In the parade:

Ayiti Makaya et Baham

Organization:

Racine croisée - Solidarité Sawa

Sunday July 15, 2018

Colombia
National Festival

12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Parterre de l'île Notre-Dame

Celebrate Colombia's National Festival in grand style. Orchestras and folkloric dancers will take to the stage to showcase their artistry. It's a one-of-a-kind celebration of Colombian pride in the heart of Montréal.

On stage:

Zumba tropicale, Coco Carnaval, Groupe Son Vallenato, Groupe Bumaranga, Orchestre Lengaïa Salsa Brava et DJ Cegupi

Organization:

Fierté Latino-Américaine. AFLA

Festival du jasmin
tunisien de Montréal

12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Carrefour du monde

Take a one-way trip to Tunisia at this festival which allows Montrealers to celebrate the culture, heritage and richness of this country. It's a day of shows you won't want to miss, featuring local and international artists who will have you laughing, singing and dancing from start to finish.

On stage:

Kattam et ses Tam-tams, Sanaa danse, Yass Hachem, Olfa Ben Romdhan et Nour Chiba

Organization:

Association des tunisiens aux Amériques

Montréal Brazilian
Summer Carnival

12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Place des traditions

Well-known for its highly colourful carnival, the Brazilian community will awe you with its array of activities. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of Rio de Janeiro with this full day of music and dancing. Watch the big parade, where samba dancers in their flamboyant costumes, musicians and capoeira (Brazilian martial arts) athletes will treat you to the beats of Brazilian percussion instruments.

On stage:

Banda Carrapicho et Baianeiros

In the parade:

Capitale du Samba, Adriana Santos et Cantelli

Organization:

Carnaval d'été brésilien de Montréal

2018 World Cup of Soccer

Much to the delight of "round-ball" fans, Week-ends du monde will be showing the World Cup of Soccer final on a giant screen (17' x 10'). This will be an ideal opportunity to get all the communities together and celebrate the biggest international sports event of the year. Watch the final match live in an outdoor setting that will be charged with emotion.

July 15, 2018 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Flavours to Discover

Each of the cultural festivals will have you discover the typical meals of their respective countries. From Salvadoran pupusas to Mediterranean grills and the unique and spicy flavours of Mexico, you will enjoy a gourmet experience like no other.

Place des saveurs TV5

Enjoy a snack at this food court that has a variety of offerings, from local to international. Take a trip around the world in a couple of bites and treat your taste buds to new flavours from every part of the world.

  • La Sawayenne (West Africa)
  • Piri-Piri (Portugal)
  • Guru, bistro indien (India)
  • Ay Caray (Mexico)
  • Boom J'cuisine (Jamaica)
  • Saveur Soleil (Guadeloupe)
  • Paella Marisol (Spain)
  • Restaurant Sandhu (Italy)
  • Chili (Chile)
  • Beers & cocktails

Free Activities for the whole Family

Children's shows

The very young ones will be dazzled by zany and interactive circus shows. Comedy and acrobatics will be a big part of these shows, which are sure to be an eyeful for tiny tots.

Géo Circus 2
July 7-8 2 p.m.
Cirque insolite
July 14-15 2 p.m.

Family zone Journal de Montréal

The children can let loose in this area which has been set up especially for them and their family. With participatory hip-hop workshops by Bboy Dvd, graffiti writing on caps by Lebel, and making musical instruments and wax hands, you can bet the children won't want to leave.

Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Live graffiti

Come and watch the live creation of some unique works of art by the artist Deps of the Café graffiti; the works are inspired by the communities who are on the site each day. The works will then be exhibited throughout the duration of the festival.

Percussion workshops

Let yourself be carried away by the beats of the percussion instruments in this participatory workshop presented by the Baratanga percussion school. Four times a day, animators will have you try out the various instruments and learn the rudiments of music so you can follow the cadence with them.

Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fiesta Latina Météomédia

Watch some astounding performances by the San Tropez dance school. Let them guide you in your dance steps with basic workshops of the most popular Latin dances, including the salsa, merengue, bachata and the cha cha. From professional to novice dancers, everyone is welcome to join the party on the dance floor!

Saturdays and Sundays 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Beauty caravan

Visit the LaRousse mobile caravan where make-up artists, barbers and hairdressers will spruce up your style with a make-up retouch, a temporary tattoo or an express hairstyling.

Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Giant Lafleur games

The Lafleur team is waiting for you to try out giant Lafleur's games! Bring the entire family and be up to the challenge!

Saturdays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

TV5 game tables

TV5 offers a playful and entertaining moment, thanks to its game tables: ping pong, chess, tic-tac-toe, shuffleboard and scrabble.

Saturdays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are animals allowed on the site?
Answer+

Animals are not allowed on site (except guide dogs).

Are there any prohibited items on site?
Answer+

Yes, some items are not allowed, here is the non-exhaustive 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)
  • Balls
  • Flag on stick
  • Megaphones
  • Noise-makers
  • Fireworks
  • Smoke bomb
  • 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

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