MONTRÉAL, July 14, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - This is the last weekend to take in Week-ends du monde, presented by Loto-Québec at Parc Jean-Drapeau, a popular cultural event that unfolds from 2 to 11 p.m., on July 16-17. The free event celebrates Montréal's cultural diversity through dance, music and culinary discoveries that are designed to please people of all ages.
For a final festive weekend
On Saturday, July 16, get ready for some Latin American heat! The Festival péruvien de Montréal, Festival salvadorien de Montréal and Mexico: Union and Tradition will be illuminating the stage with their folkloric music and Latin dances. Meanwhile, the free edition of the Piknic Électronik event is providing the popular website Music is my sanctuary with a free rein to do its thing, and the popular worldwide website has invited Montréal DJ Lexis for the occasion. To cap off the day, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Festival Afro-Monde Ngondo is putting on a tribute show to a great continent, and featured guests include Toto Guillaume and Aladji Touré.
On Sunday, July 17, the spotlight turns to Colombia's national festival, Montréal's Cuban festival and to Triniday – Montréal en harmonie, as they take part in the festivities in a cultural celebration that includes a wide array of guest artists. For the finale, at 6 p.m., the Brazilian Summer Carnival will put on a dazzling display with samba dancers and their colourful costumes, all to the beat of percussionists, which is destined to be an absolutely stunning show.
This Saturday, Télé-Québec is coming to Parc Jean-Drapeau! In a premiere event, the Salmigondis show with Baragouin, Végane and Djingo is presenting its debut show at 2:30 p.m. Then the stage is turned over to Martin Carli, the host of the French-language program Génial! who will attempt to demystify science with his fascinating experiments. On Sunday, children will be enthralled by the Ari cui cui show and its cooking theme. Added to this, the Family Zone, near the Jean-Drapeau subway station, has an impressive array of things to do and see, including the soccer workshop presented by the Montréal Impact soccer schools, the modules and games in the Zone Télé-Québec, the Montréal fire safety department's inflatable structure, the interactive obstacle course, make-up workshops for children, and much more!
Every day at Week-ends du monde
Again this weekend, festival-goers can attend percussion workshops and dance classes. And throughout the festivities, you won't want to miss the giant solar balloons in the shape of a butterfly or parrot, or the colourful characters that enliven the trails along the site! Meanwhile, every day at Place des Saveurs, visitors can enjoy a variety of tasty and exotic dishes that are sure to please the palate of food lovers.
Thanks to our partners
Week-ends du monde presented by Loto-Québec are produced by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, which receives the financial support of the City of Montréal and Tourisme Montréal, in collaboration with Coca-Cola, Molson Canadian, Breyers, Parks Canada, CKOI, The Beat, Rythme FM, Journal 24 heures, Journal de Montréal, Télé-Québec, l'École de soccer de l'Impact and Piknic Électronik Montréal.
The mandate of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau is to manage, administrate, develop, protect and animate Parc Jean-Drapeau. For any information on Parc Jean-Drapeau's activities please go to the website: parcjeandrapeau.com.
SOURCE PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU
For further information: Martine Venne, Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, 514 977-3330, or [email protected]