Mural Festival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Mural Festival is an event that takes place in Montreal in June since 2013. It is an art expression that met American artists who make urban art. This expands on the Boulevard St- Laurent ( street that separates the city of Montreal in two (east-west) between Sherbrooke Street and St. Joseph Boulevard. You can meet real-time artists and watch how they perform their art at the same time there are music shows, conferences, gourmet places with different terraces to eat in the area and even other activities that change day by day. There are both day and night activities.

Tips

To better enjoy this event, visit their website for a schedule. There are some activities or shows you must pay like guided tours, concerts, etc, but to walk in the street and see the creations, there is no ticket to buy.

Les FrancoFolies de Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Since 1989, Les FrancoFolies de Montreal is an appointment with the francophone world music. Some artists from all over the francophone world come to show their music. This year it will be the 29th edition and there will be more than 175 indoor shows and open-air concerts; lots of them completely free. This event shows us the quality, diversity and vitality of a rich music programming. These are 10 days in a great festival of music! This happens at the Montreal entertainment district, in the heart of downtown. Montrealers and tourists throng the site to celebrate safely. French music from around the world and it is in Montreal that it happens. There are several scenes outdoor presented by sponsors and in case of rain these shows happen in reserved spaces for the occasion. Bars, restaurants, street posts, are also at the rendezvous for a drink or a snack. Everything happens in order and peace of the Francophone world. There are many choices of artists in the same day but the main scene takes place every day at 21:00 in the center of the entertainment district. The big show takes the stage last Saturday at the closing of the festival and usually it is a great artist who comes to make the crowd enjoy the party.

Tips

Generally it is hot at this time of the year then drink water, wear cool clothes and sneakers or comfortable shoes. Outdoor shows means to stand up and there are not many opportunities to sit but you can always bring a folding chair.
If you do not watch programming at home, you will find hostesses everywhere that will give you the complete program of the entire event.
There are many other activities around the festival site in bars or discos.

2017 edition June, 08th to 18th

Grand Prix Formula 1, Little Italy, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

During the weekend of the Grand Prix Formula 1, Little Italy is celebrating too. You will find games and free activities including a mini-karts Ferrari courses, restaurants and cafes with terraces on the streets that are completely closed for the event, automobile clubs kiosks, racing and vintage cars exposed, inflatable games, face painting and of course all the shops in the area open. The event runs from Friday to Sunday in the afternoon until 23:00; culminating on Sunday, day of the Grand Prix, at 22:00.

Tips

To go, it's suitable to arrive by subway; stations Jean Talon and De Castelneau, blue line, since many streets are closed and parking is difficult.
It's an activity to share with family or friends.
The evening will end with a show where there will be the opportunity to buy tickets to see it sitting.
It is possible to attend the Grand Prix on Italian cafes screens after 13h00.