I've said it before, and I'll keep on saying it- Montreal is a massive melting pot packed full of so many incredible cultural heritage.\nThe diversity in Montreal is always on display, but in summer the exposure of all our diverse cultures is much higher. We have a festival or event for everyone.\nWe've already told you about the Caribbean food festival this year, that Montreal is also getting a new Indian food festival, and a wicked African-Asian food festival, too\nREAD ALSO: The Massive YUL EAT Food Festival Is Taking Over Montreal This Summer\nView this post on Instagram Belle lumière, sans tonnerre ✨ Matsuri s'approche à grand pas, êtes-vous inscrits en tant que bénévole? 🍡🎏 。 Festive nights, festive lights ✨ matsuri is slowly approaching, have you signed up as a volunteer yet? 🎎🏮 。 PC: Erlisa Riconalla Falardeau #matsurijapon A post shared by Matsuri Japon (@matsurijapon) on Jun 3, 2018 at 8:25am PDT\nAnother great display of culture popped up on my radar today, and this time the focus is on Japan!\nMatsuri Japon will hold the 17th edition of their Japanese cultural day this summer at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal.\nThis one-day summer festival will bring together music and dance, souvenirs, food and much more as you will be transported to Japan for the day and take in all the cultural heritage in Montreal.\nThe best part, it's totally free to attend!\nView this post on Instagram Des takoyakis délicieux et frais faits par nos bénévoles merveilleux. Il 🐙(tako)yaki qui viendra déguster ces fameuses boules de pieuvre? 😏 Whatchu tako'bout?! Yummy freshly made takoyakis made by our lovely volunteers. Come try the octopus balls everyone's been 🐙(tako)ing about 😏 PC: Erlisa Riconalla Falardeau #祭りジャポン #matsurijapon A post shared by Matsuri Japon (@matsurijapon) on Jun 6, 2018 at 9:38am PDT\nJapanese food and drink will be all over the site, with classics like Takoyaki (octopus stuffed pancake balls), Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake), Yakiniku (grilled beef), Yakisoba (sauteed noodles), Cold Udon (cold noodles), Ikayaki (grilled squid), Yakitori (grilled meat skewers), J-dogs (Japanese hot dogs), Onigiri (rice balls), and many more!\nIf this wasn't enough to get your mouth watering, classic Japanese desserts like Kakigori with fruity flavors (cherry, strawberry, lime, orange, blueberry) or matcha flavor with azuki beans, and matcha biscuits will also be available.\nMatsuri Japon delivers a stellar collection of performance and entertainment every year as well. The schedule and lineup of performances have yet to be announced, but you can bet that you will be treated to some great displays of athleticism through martial arts, and a personal favourite of mine, classic Japanese dance and Kabuki theatre.\n@matsurijaponembedded via\nHere's all the information you'll want to remember:\nWhat? 17th Edition of Matsuri Japon in Montreal!\nWhen? August 11, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.\nWhere? The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal\nHow much? FREE!\nThe site is accessible by public transport: Take the bus 193 east from Métro Jarry. Limited free parking available Follow Matsuri Japon on their official Facebook page for more information, and keep yourself in the know for event updates on the Facebook event page right here.\nYou can also find more details on their official website right here.