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FrancoFEST brings a vibrant celebration of Francophone culture to Hamilton

Hamilton’s premier event celebrating Francophone art, culture, heritage, and community is making a multi-day comeback for 2024, and you won’t want to miss it. 

FrancoFEST – presented by Centre Francophone Hamilton – is taking place at Gage Park from June 21st to 23rd, bringing a packed schedule of live music, entertainment, food, and family-friendly activities to the city. 

Free to attend, visitors can enjoy performances by a diverse array of artists including award-winning hip-hop artist Samian, singer-songwriter Mélissa Ouimet, rapper LeFLOFRANCO, Afro-contemporary dancer Lua Shayenne, electronic artist DJ Unpier, Afrobeats artist Wesli, South African musician Lorraine Klaasen, and the circus artists of Hamilton Aerial Group among many others. 

“I’m excited about the range of music and performances from talented Francophone Canadian artists,” says Popina Muanga, artistic and community projects manager for Centre Francophone Hamilton. 

“The lineup promises to be eclectic, showcasing traditional and contemporary styles. There’s something for everyone.” 

Attendees certainly don’t have to be Francophone to thoroughly enjoy FrancoFEST, either. While it’s a lively celebration for the Franco community in the Hamilton region, the festival is just as exciting for those outside of that experience who are eager to learn more about Francophone culture, art, food, language, and traditions in an accessible, fun way. 

“The festival brings together people from various backgrounds, fostering a sense of community and unity,” adds Popina.

Perfect for all ages whether you want to enjoy some vibrant live music, eat some delicious food, or simply enjoy connecting with this bustling community in beautiful Gage Park, FrancoFEST is always a summer highlight in Hamilton and a festival you shouldn’t miss! 

See more details and a full lineup at francofesthamilton.ca, and follow FrancoFEST on social media here.

Images courtesy of FrancoFEST

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