Montreal’s Italian Week is a cultural festival unfolding throughout the city, celebrating the beauty and diversity of Italy. This celebration offers more than half a million festival-goers a wide variety of shows and activities featuring art, music, gastronomy, fashion and Italian folklore. The events of the 26th edition of the festival will take place from August 9th to the 18th.
As part of Montreal’s Italian Week, activities will be offered to festival-goers in several neighborhoods throughout the city. There will be concerts, a theater performance, opera, car shows, a film festival and many other events.
On Saturday August 10th from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm, at Georges-Saint-Pierre Park, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce will host soccer and bocce tournaments, as well as various exhibitions, including Fiat cars. Entertainment will also presented throughout the day, with several artists taking to the stage including Enzo De Rosa and Isabelle Metwalli, Alexander d’Alesio, Pino Gioia and Joe Cacchione.
Also on August 10th at Saint-Laurent Park and Aimé-Léonard Park, from 10:30 am until 10:30 pm, boat rides will take place on the Rivière des Prairies, as well as concerts by Vanessa Piunno, December Rose and Daniela Fiorentino, to create a truly Italian atmosphere in Montreal-North.
On Sunday, August 11th, you are invited to Laval’s De Lausanne Park for a day of activities for the whole family from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be Inflatable bouncy houses for the kids, a Fiat car show and numerous concerts will be presented by Marco Sanelli, New Voices, Alexander D’Alesio, and Pino Gioia.
Throughout the weekend, from May 10th all the way through Monday August 12th, in Rivière-des-Prairies at Maria-Auxiliatrice Parish, there will be games and entertainment for all, featuring a circus, comedy shows, music and fireworks.
Lasalle’s Ouellette Park will be the site of festivities on August 11th and 13th with performances by singer Pino Gioia and comedian Joe Cacchione, as well as the Fiat car exhibition.
Wilfrid-Bastien Park in Saint-Léonard will feature a bocce tournament, Fiat car exhibition and several musical performances, including the SophistOccasion Showband on Thursday, August 15th from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
During the festival’s final weekend, from Friday August 16th through Sunday, August 18th on Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Little Italy, there will be a host of cultural and gastronomic activities with exhibitions, a dessert contest, car show, the Moda Sotto le Stelle fashion show, as well as many shows, including performances by Peppe Voltarelli and Marco Calliari. To close the 26th edition of Montreal’s Italian Week, Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci, accompanied by the symphony orchestra led by Maestro Gianluca Martinenghi, will take place on Sunday.