Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Quebec Trip :: The Mondial

Here in Drummondville, arguably the largest and most anticipated yearly summer event 
is the Mondial des Cultures. 
It's a weeklong celebration of cultural music and performance held in the largest city park downtown.
Huge tents, little shops, kids activity center, and a mainstage are set up throughout the park.
The days hold all sorts of fun activities for kids, like inflatable castles for bouncing, face painting, music that the kids get to participate in, a kids train, petting zoo, and a Native American village complete with teepees and campfires and a display of furs, tools, and clothing.
The evenings hold large performances on the mainstage, all put on by performers coming from all over the world. 
Some of the musicians and dancers we saw came from Taiwan, Dominican Republic, Finland, and many more. 
The costumes and music were just beautiful!

A person Shawn works with bought us tickets, and we visited the majority of the days it was open, often meeting friends there too!
It was a great experience.

flags from the countries represented at the Mondial

the main stage with South American performers (I can't remember which country)

Eli, our little music lover, clapped through the entire shows

the performers mingled with the crowds between shows

native american performer

there are always little shows going on throughout the park

banners and lights strung from the trees

celene begged for about a week for cotton candy. she finally got it. :)

the native american village

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