Crescent Grand Prix Festival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Crescent Grand Prix Festival has been held since 1999 on Crescent Street in the days leading up to the Formula 1 Grand Prix. This street is located in downtown Montreal and is known for its nightlife, a considerable amount of bars, restaurants and shops. It becomes a pedestrian street to please tourists and thousands of racing fans who like to walk around looking at the beautiful cars on display. Several activities take place in the event such as the presence of pilots to sign autographs, performances of music, Djs that put a little more color to the festival, racing simulators, the pit stop challenge, etc. The neighboring streets collaborate to allow a little more space to the festival.

Tips

If you like cars and photos, you are at the ideal place. You will have the opportunity to approach the most beautiful cars in the world and all for free.

A nice way to participate in the festival is to settle on one of the terraces of bars and restaurants. Many have their terrace on the second floor so you will have a magnificent view of everything.

Go with family or friends, it’s a good event before the Sunday Grand Prix race.

From June, 6th to 8th 2019

Palio de Legnano, Legnano, Milan, Lombardy, Italy

The Palio di Legnano is a popular event that takes place every year in Legnano to commemorate the eponymous battle fought on May 29th, 1176 between the troops of the Lombard League and the imperial army of Frederick I ‘Barbarossa’. The territory of Legnano is divided into 8 districts of historic challenge, the last Sunday of May there’s a horse race that closes the event, each of the eight districts is governed by a captain, a Grand Prior and a Castellana. Captains gathered in the College of Captains and the district, which has the function of coordinating the activities, actions and intentions of those. This college is chaired by the Grand Master of the Order of the captains and district. During the year, the districts, organize festivals, cultural events and folklore. The organization of the Palio is run by the Judicial Council of the Palio, which is formed by the Grand Master of the Order of the captains and district president, the Legnanese family and the Chief of Justice; who is the mayor of Legnano chairing the sessions who decrets, through a contract, the official start of the Palio. The historical parade through the streets of the city is formed by more than 1,200 participants in medieval costume. The show opens with a procession formed by the municipal bands that play music of military nature. Their members wear the uniform of their belonging musical body and carry the banner of the local council and it’s the one from Legnano which closes this part of the parade. The central part of the parade consists of all districts in medieval outfits, each of which travels along a theme; the neighborhood that closes this part of the parade is the one who won the Palio the year before. The historical parade then ends with the passage of the Northern League and his entourage that consists, among others, the death knights, ending at the stadium Giovanni Mari. The winner of the horse race; the district; has the right to maintain, in the church that is referenced, the Cross of Aribert of Intimiano, a plaster sculpture reproducing the cross of medieval origin; maintained by the district winner until the next edition of the Palio.

 
Tips

In the morning, the celebration begins with a mass in Saint Magno Square, with the captains of the Palio, the benediction of horses and jockeys who will run the Palio .
In the afternoon, you can watch the parade through the streets of the city.
The race takes place in the evening. Adults pay a ticket, but children under 6 years do not pay .
On the evening of Friday before the race, the Provaccia occurs, it’s a race that takes place with the same regulations of the Palio, with the participation of emerging jockeys. The Provaccia is preceded by another race in which take part, the young jockeys who ride ponies.

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Montreal Museum Day, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal Museum Day is a day when the public can enter many museums free of charge. There are also free buses that transport people from one museum to another and each bus has a predefined circuit. You can go down and get into when you want at the museum of your choice. The departures and arrivals of the circuits take place at the Promenade des Artistes in the Quartier de Spectacles. The day begins at 9:00 am and finishes around 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm, depending on the closure of museums.

Tips

You can take the metro and disembark at Place-des-Arts station and take the Jeanne-Mance exit.

Bixi offers its service free on this day.

Check the site to get a list of museums to visit. This year, there are 30 museums participating in this special day.

Keep in mind that some museums are more in demand than others, so you can check out tat he information center or ask to the drivers to find out who has fewer people or easier access.