Back again for another year of all things Italian, Montreal’s Italian Week kicks off on August 7 until August 16, 2015. There is no better place than Montreal’s Little Italy to host such an event, alongside other areas within Montreal, where you can experience the Italian-Canadian culture. Indulge in the different flavours, aromas, dances, movies, and everything else that represents all that is Italian. What makes this event even better (like it can even get any better) is that most of the activities are free.
Italian Film Screenings
From August 7 to 14, 2015 in various theaters across the island, there will be free screenings of classic Italian films. Screenings will take place at Leonardo Da Vinci Center, Casa D’Italia, Ouellette Park, Cinema Beaubien, and Cinema du Parc.
Moda Sotto le Stelle Fashion Show
Moda Sotto le Stelle, which translates to “fashion under the stars,” is one of the main events each year at Montreal’s Italian Week. The fashion show is taking place August 15, 2015 at the Loto-Quebec stage. Moda Sotto le Stelle showcases the latest trends in Italian-Canadian design. If you love fashion, be sure to check it out!
Guided Tours of Little Italy
What better way to learn about the Italian community than by taking an on-foot guided tour of Little Italy. Each tour is offered in English, French, and Italian by Amarrages sans frontieres. The tour will take you to Italian businesses where you can enjoy an espresso and a cannoli, local Italian churches, and the wonderful Jean-Talon Market. The tours dates and time vary depending on the language you choose and reservations are required. The tours run from August 15 to August 16, 2015. Check out their website to get information on pricing and scheduling.
Best Baba Contest
Back for another year, all sweet lovers can enjoy this year’s pastry contest! While last year’s challenge was for the best cannoli, this year the title is for the best Neapolitan “baba.” Prepare yourself for the challenge, which takes place August 16 at 2:30pm. How can anyone say no to authentic Italian dessert?
So whether you are Italian or not, come enjoy a piece of Italy all around Montreal! You can visit the Montreal Italian Week website to get all the information for locations, activities, and schedules.