February/March 2019: Montreal Events Festivals

Don’t let the winter weather get you down, there are so many incredible activities to take part in around the city! Here’s what’s happening in Montreal for the rest of February and the beginning of March.

Les Jeux D’Hiver

January 26 to March 9, 2019

The Park Olympic has set up a fantastic winter carnival for people of all ages to get active and enjoy the outdoors! They’ve set up free life-size games like a Sparta course, volley pong, crock putt, a hockey rink and more. There are also two natural ice rinks, a snow park with four practice areas and a mini slide for young ones. Warm up in the chalet space, and stop by their cafe-bistro for hot chocolate, lattes and comfort foods. When you’re ready, head back out for more fun in the snow!

Montreal en Lumiere

February 21 to March 3, 2019

It shouldn’t be a surprise that one of the largest winter festivals in the world is in Montreal – this city knows how to party! There are a lot of elements to Montreal en Lumiere, most notably the free outdoor area that’s held within the heart of the Quartier des spectacles in downtown Montréal. Music, fire pits for roasting and children’s activities are on site throughout the festival. There is also a gastronomy component which showcases some of the most celebrated chefs Montreal and beyond through workshops, tasting menus and special dinner services all over the city. Night owls will love partying into the wee hours on Saturday, March 2 as this year’s Nuit Blanche makes the entire city a 24-hour blowout. The Metro is open all night as participants discover over 200 activities spread throughout the city.

Le Mondial Des Cidres

March 1 to 3, 2019

Partnering with Montreal en Lumiere, Le Mondial Des Cidres is back for three days of food, cider, music and more. Over twenty cider-makers will be on hand to walk you through tastings of a variety of ciders including still, fire, ice, sparkling and rosé. With a new stand dedicated exclusively for IGP ice ciders, four areas that pair local-artisan producers and a chef, as well as a glamorous evening, “Chic, le cidre!” marking the opening of the event, it’s the perfect way to enjoy one of Quebec’s most delicious exports. Located just minutes away from St. Dominique Condos, the affair takes place in Grande-Place du Complexe Desjardins. Early bird tickets are on sale for only $17, which gives you admission for the entire day, as well as ten vouchers to use on tastings!

Festival G

March 7 to 17, 2019

Located around the NOCA condos in the heart of Griffintown, Les Quartier Des Canal is spotlighting some of the best restaurants the area has to offer. While the neighbouring borough Little Burgundy gets much praise for their hot spots, Griffintown is proving it should be on the gastronomic map too with its first major culinary event. Much like Happening Gourmand, fifteen restaurants in the area will take part in prix fixe services throughout the festival. Here’s what to expect:

–The Evening Service: $22, $32 or $42 ($52 exceptionally) with a cocktail or a glass of champagne offered as well as a complimentary appetizer or dessert.

– Happy Hour: $17, $22 or $32 including a complimentary cocktail or glass of champagne.

– Brunch: (2 Saturdays and 2 Sundays): $17 or $22 ($32 exceptionally) with a Mimosa or a cocktail offered and a free entrance or dessert.

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