Although the current weather may not be a convincing factor, spring and summer in Montreal are both quickly on their way.
The thought alone of Montreal’s harsh winters coming to a close is more than enough to perk the ears and peak the excitement of Montrealers everywhere. That elation only doubles when some of the city’s most famous and beloved festivals return with the good weather.
Most recently shared were the 2018 dates for the highly-anticipated Aires Libres festival, which will once again be held on Sainte-Catherine street between Saint-Hubert and Papineau Avenue.
From Thursday, May 3 to Monday, September 24, visitors will be able to walk beneath 180,000 rainbow balls spread across the streets.
The coloured balls are a very welcome sight for sore winter eyes and an integral part of Montreal’s summer magic. The streets will once again be closed off to cars, creating a pedestrian paradise.
Last year’s festival offered more than 50 terraces from restaurants, cafes, and bars across the closed streets, as well as outdoor art galleries and a ‘musical bikes’ instalment.
We’ll keep you updated on the details as they are released.