Arab World Festival of Montreal

Enjoy the music, dance, cuisine, art, and culture of countries from North Africa to China. Free, varied, and unique activities for young and old!

Orientalys is a free Festival fully devoted to the meeting of Eastern and Western cultures, celebrating a diverse, avant‐garde and open-minded Montreal.

Every year in summer, the Jacques-Cartier Quay moves to the beat of bold fusions and original shows crossing three continents from North Africa to China, by way of Spain, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Cambodia, India and Japan as well as many other Eastern countries! Performances, workshops, animations, exhibitions and activities for children and adults are on the program each year – all around a veritable Oriental Medina!

In this place of sharing and exchanging, festival-goers can wander around a unique spot, enjoying the benefits of argan oil and soft soap, discovering the atmosphere of gentle evenings under a nomad tent, or negotiating for a distinctive handicraft item. And booths offering fine dishes from around the world will flatter the taste buds of food-lovers.

Event location
Jacques-Cartier Pier
Old Port of Montreal
Metro: Champ-de-Mars

Orientalys Festival is conceived and produced by Alchimies, Créations et Cultures.For more information:

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