The massive Italian community in Montreal will be celebrating it’s 25th annual Italian Week from August 3 to 12.
Where better to celebrate the festival than in Little Italy?
The festival aims to promote the Italian culture through music, fashion, cars, shops and obviously, food. Anchored primarily on Boulevard Saint-Laurent between the streets Jean-Talon and Beaubien, the festival also branches out to Laval, Lasalle, NDG and Saint-Leonard.
You can’t have an Italian festival without the food, it’s a no-brainer. The street’s restaurant terraces will be in full swing, local outlets will be on site and there will be a dessert contest that festival-goers will be able to sample.
As if trying heaps of tiramisu isn’t enough to entice you, Italian Week will also showcase a slew of vintage Italian cars.
Italian fashion will also be celebrated as Italian-Montreal designers showcase new trends at various outdoor fashion shows throughout the week.
Italian musicians will also be on hand to add to the authentic atmosphere with the likes of Marco Calliari, Jérome Charlebois, Giorgia Fumanti and the Borrkia Big Band.
Several Italian films will be screened throughout the festival and there will be a free outdoor opera (Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème) that will cap off the festival on August 12.
When: August 3 to 12
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Boulevard Saint-Laurent between Rue Jean-Talon and Beabien
Price: Free admission