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 Old Port 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.

A vibrant Medina
From the moment they set foot on site, visitors are captivated by the buzz of activities in the “Lands of the Orient” space, recalling the effervescence of Middle East neighbourhoods. In a Medina that gives free rein to the imaginations of exhibitors and visitors alike, music, dance, precious fabrics, exotic spices, handicrafts, leather goods, sculptures, traditional costumes and musical instruments embark festival- goers on a journey to far-away lands without leaving the Old Port of Montreal.

To see the full list of events visit: www.festivalorientalys.com/en/program

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