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Montreal Families

Caribbean festival kicks off at Old Port

Montreal may not have many palm trees or white sandy beaches, but for one weekend in June the city will feel somewhat tropical with a family-friendly celebration of the Caribbean islands.

The Taste of the Caribbean Festival takes place from June 26 to 28 in the Old Port’s Ile Bonsecours area. The food-focused festival brings together many of the city’s top Caribbean chefs to provide cooking demonstrations and plates of food at reasonable prices. In the kids’ zone, children can learn to play musical instruments and participate in live shows under the supervision of Sumba productions.

There will also be free face painting (with optional donation) and hair braiding (for a small fee). The Ile Bonsecours area also includes plenty of green space, trees and picnic tables – an ideal vantage point for families to soak up the colours, music, costumes and atmosphere of a Caribbean street festival.

Admission is free for all from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets for the evening concerts are $5 in advance or $10 at the door, but free for children 12 and under.

For more information,  visit totc.ca.

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