The Cuban Cultural Festival of Montreal is a magical and musical celebration

If you’re already looking forward to Friday’s blessed outing, let this exciting cultural festival sweeten the deal. The Festival International Cubaneando, celebrating Cuban culture and heritage in Montreal, celebrates its 11th year this weekend. Organized by the non-profit organization The Island of Cuba, the festival takes place over two days in person and a virtual session on July 29.

During the virtual festival, you can expect drum performances and cocktail workshops alongside the opening presentations of this 11th edition of Cubaneando. Once in-person activities begin on July 30, there’s even more to discover.

The two-day in-person festival will feature family-friendly activities for kids, including inflatables, face painting, and even contests (prices TBD). While the little ones are busy, you can explore the performances scheduled for day one. From clowns to DJs to performances by Cuban singers, the festival promises “unforgettable moments” of celebration to savor. And don’t forget to attend the Magos America magic show on Sunday morning!

The final day of the festival also includes performances by Colombian talent Xue Bochica – who gives an introduction to Colombian folklore – and DJ Cegupi, whose solo set will be followed by a “clash of the musical titans” later in the evening. There he will perform back to back with DJ Pinchon and DJ Willy, two other festival favorites with their own sets this weekend.

Cubaneando International Festival

When: July 30 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., July 31 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. (with virtual events on June 29)

Where: 8070 BC. Christopher Columbus, Montreal, QC

Without cost!


Darcy J. Skinner