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.
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.
You can take the metro and disembark at Place-des-Arts station and take the Jeanne-Mance exit.
Check the site to get a list of museums to visit. This year, there are 43 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.
During the commemoration of the 375th anniversary of Montreal; we could see the Giants (puppets) walking in the streets of Montreal and the huge crowd that accompanied them on their journey. These Giants came from France, were presented by a large street theater troupe, Royal de luxe, who did not want any barriers to separate the Giants from the public. They delimited their way just by ribbons of paper which the integrators of the troop themselves rolled and unwound as they passed. They presented the Little Giant and her dog, the man in diving-suit, the boat with the waves and a band of musicians. The event took place May 19th to 21st, 2017. Thousands of people of all ages took part in this unique experience. Everything went perfectly and if there was a little delay Saturday morning was just for safety because of the number of people present. The crowd completely covered the course of the Giants, which opened and closed in their passage, this approach with the public made the spectacle even more charming. The Giants woke up in the morning, they made two courses a day and they went to bed at about 6:00 pm with the buzzer of the man in diving-suit. They had stops in which the troop showed various movements of the giants. The final part of the course of the Little Giant, showed her sitting on a large boat; propelled by a truck of 53 feet, with the movements of the waves which were so real thanks to the presence of water ejected on the boat. A completely free attraction that was a real success.
If you have not been part of thousands of lucky ones who have followed their route, you will find on the net several articles and videos of this magical event.