Montreal, Wednesday, May 13, 2020


The Montreal Italian Week Festival sends its thoughts to all those affected by the COVID-19. Since we care about the safety and health of our festival-goers, employees, volunteers and all festival exhibitors, we have decided to produce a virtual event this year so that everyone can enjoy the programming in the comfort of their own homes.

From August 7 to 23, Montreal’s Italian Week will offer you for its 27th Edition Live concerts, shows and activities for all ages.

“This is a first for our festival. This innovative approach keeps us motivated and positive. If all our festival-goers follow us on the web, we could have an equally successful festival. We hope you enjoy the 3-week event. If so, we plan to repeat virtual events to add them to our regular programming in the future.” — Me. Antonio Sciascia, President of Montreal’s Italian Week.

“With the primary goal of celebrating the beauty and diversity of the Italian-Canadian community, we are working hard to offer fun and diverse programming that will bring joy to every home. We are living in difficult times and for the first time, the whole world shares the same concerns. We have made it our duty to create virtual gatherings and to provide an entertaining experience.” — Josie Verrillo, Executive Director of Montreal’s Italian Week.

Montreal’s Italian Week is always looking to reinvent itself and this year, it will be part of the large-scale festivals to become virtual.


Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and the website to stay on top of all the programming.

The complete program will be unveiled in early summer.
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