The Creole Market

At Pavillon d’Iberville on the Grand Quay of the Port of Montréal. – On September 16 and 17


On September 16 and 17, the irresistible charm and festive spirit of the Caribbean will be on display at Martinique Gourmande’s Creole Market at Pavillon d’Iberville on the Grand Quay of the Port of Montréal. Admission is free. The market is the place to be for food and fun over the weekend.

Martinican specialties prepared by three renowned chefs from the island, friendly competition between professional mixologists to determine the official cocktail of the 2023 Festival with the collaboration of Rhums Trois Rivières, culinary sculptures demonstrations, domino tournament, Maré tèt headwrap workshop, family cooking workshops, introduction to zouk, Bèlè and Biguine dances demonstrations, closing party with musical entertainment and DJ and many other surprises await visitors!

During the two days of festivities, Martinican specialties prepared by guest chefs from the island will be available to enjoy on-site or to go. A new “Accras en folie” stand will be dedicated to these delicious appetizers.

More than twenty exhibitors will be on-site with Creole products and information about Martinique, including how to get there, what to do, and where to stay.


Discover Martinique, its food, its legendary AOC rum, and its culture over two consecutive days of programming! Come enjoy a festive atmosphere, plus enter for a chance to win a trip to Martinique! All activities are free.

12 p.m.Grand opening of the Creole Market
12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.Drum call and Vidé Carnaval (carnival parade)
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.Food carving demonstration
1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.Animation mascot
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Family cooking workshop – Martinican tartlet
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.Domino tournament
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.Animation mascots
3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.Maré tèt headwrap workshop (traditional headdress)
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Bélé and beguine dance demonstration
5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Vidé Carnaval (carnival parade)
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.Musical entertainment and DJ
7 p.m.Closing of the Creole market
11 a.m.Opening of the Creole Market
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.Vidé Carnaval (carnival parade)
12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.Animation mascot
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.Food carving demonstration
12 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.Mixology competition
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.Family cooking workshop – Creole rice salad
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Domino tournament
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.Maré tèt headwrap workshop (traditional headdress)
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.Animation mascot
3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Zouk music workshop
4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.Vidé carnaval (carnival parade)
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.Musical entertainment and DJ – Closing party
6 p.m.Closing of the Creole market

Family cooking workshops with
C’est Moi le Chef !

Little chefs aged 3 and up are invited to discover Creole cuisine. Free workshops. Duration of 30 minutes in the afternoons. Kids and their parents will make quick recipes created especially for the event. Book your place quickly: families with a reservation will have priority access to the activity.

Thanks to the participating artists:

Philippe Mainville, Host
Franck Muhel, Artistic Director & Choreographer
Jean-Christophe Germain, Master violinist, author, composer

Kazo (Tambouyé master of the legendary Eugene Mona)
Mia Bureau, multidisciplinary visual artist
Gwoup Miel and l’Association Les Antillais de Montréal and Mrs. Zou, mascot animation

Would you like to make a donation?

Do your part by donating to La Tablée des Chefs.