13th Edition of the Week-ends du monde - Another Cultural Fun-Filled Weekend at Parc Jean-Drapeau

MONTRÉAL, July 13, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Week-ends du monde presented by Loto-Québec invites you to Parc Jean-Drapeau on July 15 and 16 for a second and last weekend of cultural festivities that will astound you. This free event gathers communities from around the globe on île Notre-Dame to celebrate Montréal's cultural diversity through dance, music and culinary discoveries.

For a final festive weekend
Following a successful first weekend, the party will continue on Saturday, July 15, with the Festival vénézuélien and the 45th edition of the Festival péruvien de Montréal. Discover the music and folklore of these two communities in a festive atmosphere where the whole family is invited. Kids will also be entertained as the Week-ends du monde welcome their favorite Télé-Québec heroes, including the shows Salmigondis and Les Pourquoi 2 : le retour du grand roux, and the mascots Bob le bricoleur, Masha and Michka. At 7 p.m., the Festival Afro-Monde Ngondo will take on the Place des traditions stage to offer visitors a show where the bouncy beats of the music will pay tribute to an entire continent.

On Sunday, July 16, the Festival national de la Colombie and the Festival du Jasmin tunisien de Montréal will entertain the crowd that came to dance and celebrate the richness of these two cultures. The Carnaval d'été brésilien de Montréal will close the 13th edition of the Week-ends du monde with a multicultural and colorful evening inspired by those of Brazil, one of the world's biggest cultural melting pots.

Daily at the Week-ends du monde
Flavours to discover
Every day at Place des Saveurs TV5, the epicurean visitors will be happy to taste a variety of savoury and exotic dishes. Appease your taste buds by treating them to local and international food and take advantage of this unique opportunity to discover an array of new flavours. 

Festive vibes
Festival-goers are invited to learn the basics of Latin dances in a festive and lively setting! This year, the popular Fiesta latina has been further enhanced by the addition of two segments: the Mini fiesta, which is offering dance workshops for children, and the Fête québécoise Lafleur, which will allow audiences to rediscover Québec's traditional dances.

Have fun together
Again this year, the Week-ends du monde are presenting a family-oriented program. This weekend, in addition to the Journée Télé-Québec, Bill Bestiole will be at Parc Jean-Drapeau to teach kids in attendance how to love these unknown critters that are insects. Moreover, there will be a wide range of activities for the entire family, including circus workshops, face-painting, drum workshops, basketball, an interactive sound experience and much more! 

Thank you to our partners
The Week-ends du monde presented by Loto-Québec are produced by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, which benefits from the financial support of the City of Montréal, Tourisme Québec and Tourisme Montréal, in collaboration with Coca-Cola, Molson Coors, Breyers, Parks Canada, Lafleur, CKOI, The Beat, Journal 24 heures, Journal de Montréal, TV5 and Télé-Québec.  

"Because it's programming shares and celebrates a variety of traditions through dance, music and food, Week-ends du monde at Parc Jean-Drapeau represents perfectly Loto-Québec's mission as a provider of entertainment. We support events in the four corners of Québec, generating to important social and economic spinoffs in a number of regions and enabling festival-goers to experience a world of entertainment," stated Lucie Lamoureux, Director of Social Commitment at Loto-Québec.

The mandate of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau is to manage, administrate, develop, protect and animate Parc Jean-Drapeau. Since the Parc is located just a few minutes from downtown Montréal, the best way to get there this summer is by using public transportation. For any information on Parc Jean-Drapeau's activities please visit the parcjeandrapeau.com.



For further information: Véronique Caissie, Social Media and Media Relations Advisor, vcaissie@parcjeandrapeau.com, 514 872-6679

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