Week-ends du monde...
the rhythm of my culture!
Touring the world for free...that is something you can do during the summer at Parc Jean-Drapeau. The Week-ends du monde event provides Montrealers of all origins with a showcase in which they can share and celebrate their culture and tradition through music, dance and culinary discoveries. The event, presented by Loto-Québec, began in 2005 and has since enjoyed increasing popularity with the Montréal population eager to learn about the cultural wealth of the diverse communities that have come here and established local roots. The fact that some 200,000 people attended the event in 2012 is a testament to its popularity.
The format is simple. The public is invited to make their way around the site, as they wish, through four main stages that have been set up for this purpose. In addition to the main stages there are satellite stages providing day-long performances, along with kiosks offering tantalizing food specialities and a cultural market where many artisans come to display their wares.
Week-ends du monde is produced by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau in collaboration with the City of Montréal. The Société du patrimoine d'expression du Québec (SPEQ) is a collaborator for the event.