If you love the hustle and bustle of the city, summer in Montreal is most likely a time you anticipate all year long. With festivals, street fairs and terraces finally popping up all over the island, it’s in the heart of Montreal you’ll find the best events all season long. Here are just a few reasons why you should buy a condo in downtown Montreal, so you don’t miss out on all of the exciting summer activities!
Festivals At Quartier Des Spectacles & Places Des Arts
While Montrealers enjoy events at Quartier Des Spectacles all year long, it’s in the summer it really kicks into gear. Those lucky few who have snagged a spot at the Humaniti build will have the central hub of all festivals, Places Des Arts, as their backyard playground. It’s no surprise Montreal is ranked 6th among 48 cities around the world!
Jun. 14 – 22
Since 1989, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal has hosted top acts alongside new and exciting Francophone, world music artists. Admission is free to the main FrancoFolies area, located within Quartier Des Spectacles, along with most of its shows too!
Jun. 27th – Jul. 6th
Montreal’s Jazz Fest is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, with a jam-packed line up of the biggest and the best artists in the industry. While most of the big names have a ticket price, ongoing free shows are happening within the Quartier Des Spectacles area. Places Des Arts is where the main outdoor stage is located, where the yet to be revealed final act will close out the festival.
This internationally acclaimed 13-day festival showcases the sounds of Africa, the West Indies, the Caribbean and Latin America. Everyone is invited to six days of free outdoor events, unique concerts, and delicious food to enjoy in and around the Quartier des spectacles.
July 10th – 28th
Synonymous with Montreal culture, people from around the world come to catch some of the best acts in the comedy industry. Enjoy the infamous Galas, surprise guests and a full free outdoor area located at Place Des Arts. During the festival, there are also a wide array of food trucks for you to indulge in too!
Clock Tower Beach At The Old Port
If you’re craving to catch some rays, but can’t get out to the lake, the Clock Tower Beach is calling for you! From May 26th to September 30th, Montreal’s only urban beach gives you a vacation vibe in the city with its fine sand, chairs, parasols, beer and a slew of live DJs spinning your worries away. Come nightfall, from June 29th to July 27th; you’ll have prime views of the International Fireworks Festival!
Grand Prix Weekend
For 20 years, Crescent has become a pedestrian street as thousands of fans flock to the city to see the Canadian stop on the Grand Prix. From June 6th to 8th, The Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival presented by Corona is free for all, with music, cars, the notorious pit stop challenge, drink specials and more.
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