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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.

Parc Jean-Drapeau invites you to come and dance to world beats, taste local and international cultures and immerse yourself in a realm of discovery.

Free for everyone!


Notice / Covid-19 Following the announced measures by the Institut national de santé publique and Government of Quebec prohibiting the holding of events until August 31, it is with great regret that the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau has to cancel the 16th edition of Week-ends du monde, which were supposed to be held July 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2020.

Our priority is always to ensure the safety and well-being of our promoters, artists, employees and festival-goers.

See you in 2021 for an exciting new trip around the world! News: Cancellation of summer events planned at Parc Jean-Drapeau




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, 2020
  • For promoter organizations, the deadline date for submitting requests is November 1st, 2019

2019 Program

Festival du Jasmin
Tunisien de Montréal

Saturday July 6, 2019

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Zone de l'horizon

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 Montreal Casino stage:
  • Bochra Said
  • Dj Khalilogene
  • Duo Mélodik
  • Magicien
  • Les 3 mousquetaires
  • Tabel Jerba
  • Walid Gharbi
  • Walid Tounsi

Salvadoran Festival

Saturday July 6, 2019

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Zone de la colline

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:
  • Duo guatemalteco
  • El Garrobero de Montréal
  • Guanaco King
  • Lidy Cordova
  • Los Vagos
  • Tony Dez
  • Sabor international de Montréal
  • Sharon Salazar

Mes racines

Saturday July 6, 2019

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Zone du fleuve

Discover the richness and diversity of Mexican culture through dance and musical performances, both traditional and contemporary, and through highly colourful demonstrations of open wrestling (luca libre)!

On stage:
  • Angee Wings
  • Arturo "el Turry" Macias (Pop fm)
  • Avalancha
  • Charraskin
  • Chava Colin
  • Dj Lukko
  • El Gusanito
  • Enrique Jimenez
  • Enrique Martinez
  • Eva Rose
  • Gabriel Martinez
  • Lalo el Chamako
  • Le Ballet Mexicain de Montréal
  • Los Chichas
  • Lucha libre (lutte)
  • Lucy Ortega
  • Mariachi Figueroa
  • Onzé DeVibe
  • Paolo Botti
  • Pirate Del Sol
  • Real Chicano
  • Sociedad Sur
  • Uriel Lascano
  • Yesica O

Festival péruvien
de Montréal, 47th Edition

Sunday July 7, 2019

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Zone de l'horizon

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 Montreal Casino stage:
  • Armonia Andina
  • Avalancha
  • Ballet folklorique Munay Ki Peru
  • Chichipaya
  • Danse Afro-Péruvien
  • Danzas de los Andes
  • Don En La Sangre
  • École Cirque du soleil
  • Los Tumis
  • Martin Carrillo
  • Mestizo
  • Orchestre Somos Vacilón
  • Peru Negro
  • Reinas de Marinera
  • Ruth Karina

Montréal en harmonie

Sunday July 7, 2019

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Zone de la colline

A broad range of artists will be on hand to help you discover the wonderful blending of the Creole and Indian cultures of Trinidad and Tobago. Festival-goers will be able to dance to the beats of calypso and soca music, among others, attend chutney dance performances and watch a parade of colourfully costumed people celebrating this Caribbean island's carnival.

On stage:
  • Bacchanal Time
  • Chutney Dancers
  • DJ caribbean culture mix
  • Ethel Bruneau Tap Dancing school
  • Joel Davis - Connector
  • Moses Revolution
  • Ms. Krissy
  • Rhythm Makers
  • Soca Artists Band
  • Trinidad Playboys Steel Band
  • West-Can Folk Performing Company
  • Youth Steel Band
  • Showcase of carnival costumes

Île Maurice
en Fête

Sunday July 7, 2019

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Zone du fleuve

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:
  • Bollywood Jalwa
  • Chaleur des îles
  • DJ Nad
  • DJ Noumemsa
  • DJ Parboo
  • Génération Mauricana
  • Ling Feng
  • Mauca-Danse
  • Mike B Sony
  • Priyashetra Dance Academy

Jamaica Day

Saturday July 13, 2019

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Zone de l'horizon

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 Montreal Casino stage:
  • CDR
  • Corey Don
  • DJ TLC
  • Iba Mahr
  • Jason Valentino
  • Kaisha Lee
  • King Shadrock
  • Mysta
  • Salah's Steelpan Academy
  • Sativa sound
  • West-Can Folk Performing Company
  • Zina Edwards

La grande fête

Saturday July 13, 2019

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Zone de la colline

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

On stage:
  • Abdel Kadiri
  • DJ Soufiane
  • Mikalya
  • Salimo
  • Studio Evedanz

Venezuelan Festival

Saturday July 13, 2019

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Zone du fleuve

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:
  • Churun Meru
  • DJ Javier Montenegro
  • Giselle Correa
  • JD Reggaeton
  • Lu Jayan et son Clan
  • Mambo Fit
  • Martha Benavides
  • Nandy Navas
  • Nardys D'Alfonzo
  • Rodney et son orchestre
  • Sociedad Sur

Festival indépendance
de la Colombie

Sunday July 14, 2019

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Zone de l'horizon

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 Montreal Casino stage:
  • DJ Cegupi
  • Latin Workout
  • Groupe de danse Herencia Latina
  • École de danse Quimbara
  • Sociedad Sur
  • Gaitambo
  • Mangazound
  • Orchestre Lengaïa Salsa Brava

Festival cubain

Sunday July 14, 2019

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Zone de la colline

The Cuban Festival is a festive, people-gathering event that provides Montrealers with an overview of the Cuban culture and music through a series of shows and family activities.

On stage:
  • Adan de Dios
  • Association Danse pour la vie
  • Eleganza Tropical
  • Frank Gomez
  • Los Anormales
  • Oscar Fuentes
  • Proyeccion Sonera
  • Rubi Quintero
  • Rusdell Nunez

Festival culturel
du dragon de jade

Sunday July 14, 2019

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Zone du fleuve

Enjoy the experience of the genuine and age-old Chinese culture through songs and the very distinctive sound of the traditional chord instruments (Erhu and Pipa), and through dance demonstrations. Electro-pop artists will also be there to lend a modern touch to the festivities.

On stage:
  • Benfa Zhang
  • Han Zhang
  • Sophie Chen
  • Vivian Yang Li
  • Yajing Zhuo
  • YangLiya Dance Troupe

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

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.

  • Ay Caray (Mexico)
  • Boom J's Cuisine (Jamaica)
  • Athena (Greece)
  • La Sawayenne (West Africa)
  • Paella Marisol (Spain)
  • Piri-Piri Hochelaga (Portugal)
  • Saveur Soleil (Guadeloupe and Martinique)
  • Queue de castor
  • Ol'Sweet (Hungarian and Romanian desserts)
  • Lemon Heaven
  • Crème mobile
  • Beers & cocktails

Free Activities
for everyone

  • Fiesta Latina

    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!

    18 p.m. to 22 p.m.
  • 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.

    2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • TV5 Relaxation Area

    Let your creativity run wild with mandala colouring books, test your general culture and watch TV5 programs at the viewing stations.

    2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Montreal Impact Soccer Schools

    Children aged 4 to 14 are invited to enjoy a 100% soccer experience with professional training sessions. Fun and discovery abound, in the international language of the round ball.

    2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Parks Canada Camping Village

    The Parks Canada team invites you to play in spikeball or pocket games, take a rest in the hammocks and indulge in the fascinating world of the great outdoors.

    2 p.m. to 6 p.m.



Frequently Asked Questions

Are animals allowed on the site?

Animals are not allowed on the site of the classical music concert (except guide dogs).

Are there any prohibited items on site?

Yes, some items are not allowed, here is the non-exhaustive list:

  • Alcoholic drinks (that are not from the site)
  • Glass containers
  • Closed cans (they will be opened at the site entrance)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Balloons or flag on a stick
  • Megaphones and other noisy items
  • Fireworks and smoke-producing apparatus
  • Skateboards, bicycles and inline roller skates
  • Tents and umbrellas
  • Laser pointers
  • Waterguns and other water games
  • Products for promotional and/or sales purposes that are not authorized by the festival
  • Arms/weapons of any kind
  • Drones
  • Accessories with studs or with rifle bullets
  • Chains or wallets that have a chain
  • Any item that could be a risk to the safety of the clientele


Week-ends du monde: An eco-responsible event!

Parc Jean-Drapeau has set an objective of attaining Level 2 of the BNQ 9700-253 standard for event management.

The Parc will be prioritizing local suppliers, promoting the reuse of all residual materials, implementing a residual materials management system and water- and energy-saving measures and reducing the production of waste material by setting a maximum amount of 150 grams per person/per day of materials destined for burial.

Simple things to do help us achieve this objective:

  • Bring your reusable bottle
  • Respect the on-site sorting of residual materials
  • Make public and active transportation a priority

Getting to Week-ends du monde

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!

Subway schedule
STM promotions

River shuttle

During the summer season, Parc Jean-Drapeau visitors can use the river shuttle as a means of transportation, from the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Jacques-Cartier pier) and the city of Longueuil.

Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.

Covid-19 - The river shuttle service will not be operational for the 2020 summer season.

Schedule and rates
Location of the landing spot at the Parc

STM shuttle

Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.

767: During the summer season, the 767 shuttle stops at Jean-Doré Beach and the La Ronde amusement park.

777: Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.

Routes and schedules

Bike / BIXI

Parc Jean-Drapeau is part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Route verte and is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

From Montréal: take the Lachine Canal bike path, near the Vieux-Port de Montréal, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

From the South Shore: take the Bike Link, between Saint-Lambert and Parc Jean-Drapeau, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

BIXI : there are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.


People can enjoy many of the cycling paths to get to or pass through the Parc Jean-Drapeau, either running or walking.

With more than 25 kilometres of trails and pathways, the Parc is a pleasant spot for hiking, all year round.


Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).

Covid-19 - In order to comply with the instructions of the City of Montréal in connection with public health directives, no parking is currently accessible to the general public.

Rates and parking areas

  • Subway Station
  • River shuttle
  • STM shuttle
  • Bike / BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking

For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.