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14 Montreal Grand Prix parties you need to know about

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Karolina Jez Jun 07, 2016 10:49 pm

One of the most anticipated weekends of the year is almost here and people from all over Canada and beyond are flocking to Montreal for the Grand Prix.

Aside from car aficionados and race fans, people come to our fair city to immerse themselves in the non-stop fun that takes over Montreal for 4 days as of June 9th.

From the daytime brunches to the crazy parties at night, we complied a list of every party that needs to be on your radar for this upcoming weekend. Thanks us later!

Monkland Grand Prix Festival

The annual four-day festival in the Monkland Village kicks off on Thursday June 9th! This festival is the first of two special events hitting the Monkland Village this summer and is bringing something fresh to the F1 Festival scene. On site there will be merchants, restaurants, food trucks, exotic cars, circus acts, a kids zone, DJs, dancing, and many other kinds of entertainment. This is the perfect event for people of all ages!

When: Thursday, June 9 to Sunday, June 12
Where: MVP Montreal, 5654 Monkland Avenue, Montreal

Mural Festival

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Located in the heart of Saint-Laurent boulevard, MURAL’s program offers the public a plethora of art related activities and parties. You will have the opportunity to witness the making of murals in real time, attend exclusive musical events, enjoy outdoor exhibitions, and feast in sublime gastronomy. This is a great way to take a break from the downtown Grand Prix craziness and take in some serious art and patio time.

When: Thursday, June 9 to Sunday, June 19
Where: Various locations

Rolls Royce Presents Please Don’t Sit at Ecole Privee

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You know when Rolls Royce is involved, it’s going to be good. Really good.
Celebrate École Privée’s 1-year anniversary with DJ’s Toddy Flores and Hilly. The rest of the scoop is private so you’ll just have to pop by find what the buzz is all about.

When: Thursday, June 9 at 10 pm
Where: École Privée, 1 Rue Milton, Montreal

Pit Stop Weekend at the W

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Get ready for Grand Prix Weekend at W Montréal. Step inside the worlds of design, music and fashion spread over three days of amazing music and entertainment. The big highlight? Their Saturday Tag Heuer event with Tom Brady, Daniel Ricciardo and Didier Drogba. Don’t forget your camera.

When: Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12
Where: W Montreal, 901 Square Victoria, Montreal

Santos F1 Weekend

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In true Old Montreal fashion, local hotspot Santos is bringing back their weekend long festivities for the Grand Prix kicking off June 9th. From a block party on their huge terrace to their BBQ jam, there’s something for everyone during the GP weekend here.

When: Thursday, June 9 to Sunday, June 12
Where: Santos, 191 rue Saint-Paul O., Montreal

The Annual Ritz-Carlton Grand Prix Party

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Every year, Montreal Ritz Hotel brings the glamour and luxury to their stylish Palm Court. The atmosphere for this year’s highly anticipated party has been created once again by designer Maddy K. who will bring metallic finishes, light shows, and laser beams to create a dazzling decor. Expect delicious cocktails and champagne with a Moët & Chandon bar, a Belvedere Spritz Bar featuring mixology by Brahm Mauer, food stations by Ritz-Carlton’s Executive Chef, Johnny Port, an exclusive display of the McLaren 675LT, 650S and 570S and much more.

When: Friday, June 10 at 7 pm
Where: Ritz-Carlton, Montréal, 1228 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal

A Day in Monaco

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The Tomahawk Group presents a 2-part event at the gorgeous Belvedere Garden on Peel. Kick things off in fashion with the Female Department and music by Cabana & Senudiz from 12 pm to 5 pm. If you still want more just stick around because the serious party starts at 5 pm with music by Thomas H and your host with the most, Tongue.

When: Friday, June 10 at 12 pm
Where: 1420 Rue Peel, Montreal

Bacchanalia Grand-Prix 2016 at Pandore

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Grand-Prix Friday at Pandore is an international affair as the downtown hotspot welcomes key nightlife movers and shakers from the 4 corners of the globe!
Remy Kersten will be back again alongside Donald Lauture and another surprise guest DJ to keep the party going. Expect bottles, dancing, famous models, and a good old time.

When: Friday, June 10 at 7 pm until…
Where: Pandore, 1300, rue Saint-Dominique 5th floor, Montreal

Le Richmond Red Carpet Party

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If last year’s Le Richmond GP party is any indication what this year will hold, then you are in for a serious treat. Think open champagne and oyster bars, surprise entertainment, and music by DJ Joey Marella. This rock star party will surely be one for the books. As this is quite exclusive, reservations can be made by calling them at 514-508-8749.

When: Saturday, June 11
Where: Le Richmond, 377 Richmond St., Montreal

Red Bull Racing Event

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For several years now, New City Gas has hosted the Red Bull Racing event the night before the F1 Grand Prix. This year, the world-renowned DJ Snoopadelic (AKA Bigg Snoop Dogg) will perform as an invited guest on the main stage. Klingande, the French DJ group, will also participate in the festivities and keep the crowd going all night!

When: Saturday, June 11
Where: New City Gas, 950 Rue Ottawa, Montreal

Bagatelle F1 Official Brunch Party

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A long-time tradition from the South of France, the Bagatelle parties are where the stylish come to indulge, dance, and celebrate Grand Prix weekend to the fullest. The party will take off at 12 pm featuring a delicious brunch, Victoria Secret models, various members from the F1 racing teams and more!

When: Saturday, June 11 at 12 pm
Where: ABGE, 426 St-Gabriel, Montreal, Quebec

Matinee Brunch

It’s another boozy brunch! Belvedere Vodka will once again build an extraordinary terrace on Peel St., in the heart of the Grand Prix festivities. A perfect setting to feast on a specially catered brunch menu, all while basking in the summer day, and sipping the finest bubbly. Chef Jason Nagy will be on hand shucking the best oysters in the city at the Raw Bar, while mixologists will be crafting the finest summer cocktails.

When: Saturday, June 11 at 12 pm
Where: Formule Peel, 1448 rue Peel, Montreal

The Code 20

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Sunday night is famous for the annual “Code 20” grand finale sponsored by Heineken (watch for a huge announcement from them on Thursday). This is a $750,000 dollar event with entry only by invite or by table reservation (limited to 60 tables). The event will be held at the beautiful Windsor Station with music by Red Bull Racing team’s official DJ, EROK, and local favourite Thomas H.

When: Sunday, June 12 at 10 pm
Where: Windsor Station, 1100 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Montréal

ABGE Closing Party

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Every year, the Auberge Saint-Gabriel hosts the F1 drivers, celebrities
and international stars with a select few who are able to get their hands on an invitation for this coveted closing party. All we can say is expect to see the who’s who here and get ready to call in sick to work the next morning.

When: Sunday, June 12 at 10 pm
Where: 426 Rue Saint Gabriel, Montréal

 


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Karolina Jez

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