Outdoor site

The Village des Nuits d’Afrique

at the Parterre du Quartier des spectacles and Esplanade Tranquille

From July 18 to 23, 2023 – FREE



An unforgettable cultural and festive experience !


JOIN US AT THE VILLAGE DES NUITS D’AFRIQUE you’ll find the Festival’s Village at the Parterre du Quartier des spectacles and on the Esplanade Tranquille, between Ontario St. and St-Catherine St., just a stone’s throw from the St-Laurent metro station. So, come and experience African, Caribbean and Latin American music and cultures through an exciting array of free concert events and family friendly activities! The Village will be buzzing with activity every day, starting from 3 p.m. on weekdays and 1:30 p.m. on weekends, and you are invited to take part in the open-air dance workshops! During the daytime, concerts will be presented in turn on the two large outdoor stages: the TD – Radio-Canada stage, located at the Parterre du Quartier des spectacles and the LOTO-QUÉBEC stage, on the Esplanade Tranquille. Check out the cultural and hands-on activities, at the CABARET NUITS D’AFRIQUE or the CHILDREN’S VILLAGE, for example, then head over to the PROMENADE DES SAVEURS to savour some exotic foods from distant lands or, if you want to quench your thirst, to the BISTRO SAQ. And be sure to take a stroll around Nuit d’Afrique’s famous TIMBUKTU MARKET, just bursting



Opening hours of the outdoor site



MAP : download the map and free outdoor program






Easy acces


Active transport and soft mobility

We encourage festival-goers to use active modes of transport such as walking or cycling; numerous BIXI stations are located in the vicinity of the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique outdoor site. We also encourage the use of less polluting modes of transport such as public transport, car-sharing or electric cars.


The Parterre du Quartier des spectacles and Esplanade Tranquille is next to :

– Metro station : St-Laurent
– Metro station : Place des Arts
– Bus stop 55 South – De Maisonneuve / St-Urbain
– Bus stop 55 North – St- Laurent / De Maisonneuve
– Bixi Bike Station : Clark / Ontario
– Bixi Bike Station : de Maisonneuve / St-Laurent (St-Laurent Metro Station)


See the map



The Parterre du Quartier des Spectacles drop-off point for people with reduced mobility is located at 1600 rue St-Urbain.



For electric car users, we invite you to consult Circuit Électrique’s interactive map to find a free electric terminal closest to the concert hall or the Quartier des Spectacles site.




To find a car pool to come to the Festival, please consult the Amigo Express website under the Festival Nuits d’Afrique event heading or via the following link




Parterre du Quartier des spectacles
Esplanade Tranquille, Montreal, QC H2X 1Z7