13 things to do in Montreal this weekend

Jun 10 2016, 4:04 am

From the Grand Prix to the Montreal Beer Festival, here are 13 things you need on your social calendar this weekend:

Saturday, June 11

Jean Leloup Concert

What: Legendary Quebecois rock artist, Jean Leloup is coming to Montreal for two shows at Place des Arts. Get ready to delve deep into a world of poetry as Jean will perform music from his latest eccentric album “À Paradis City.”
When: Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11
Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelettier, 175 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest

Montreal Beer Festival

What: America’s most important beer festival is back for its 23rd edition expecting over 180,000 festivalgoers! Enjoy an entire week of activities related to beer and fine food.
When: Until Sunday, June 12
Where: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 201 Viger Street West

Grand Prix Montreal

What: One of the most exciting weekends in the summer is back! Enjoy the Formula One race during the day and dance the night away at all the F1 parties taking place across the city.
When: Until Sunday, June 12
Where: Various locations

Les FrancoFolies de Montréal

What: Since 1989, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal has been the true reflection of a thriving French-speaking music world. Nearly 70 indoor shows and 180 free outdoor concerts will be on the menu during this fun-filled program.
When: Until Saturday, June 18
Where: Various locations

BIAN 2016

What: This year, the BIAN presents its major exhibition AUTOMATA featuring many Canadian and international artists, including a delegation of Swiss artists – the featured country for BIAN 2016. The programs offers chance to discover a new generation of artists who combine visual arts and digital technology together.
When: Until Sunday, July 3
Where: Various locations

Oxmo Puccino Concert

What: As part of Metropolis’ Francofolies de Montreal series, Oxmo Puccino will be taking the stage to share his street-smart hip-hop based on life in the gritty 19th district in Paris.
When: Saturday, June 11
Where: Metropolis, 59 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est

Grain de Ciel

What: Recognized as Montreal’s largest kite festival, this event brings together kite-flyers from the US, France, and Canada that will hold acrobatic and monochord kite-flying demonstrations for the public.
When: Saturday, June 11 to Sunday, June 12
Where: Various locations


What: The Eurofestival will showcase the cultures and traditions of European communities living in Quebec through folk groups’ presentations, musical performances, selling crafts and traditional meals.
When: Friday, June 10 to Sunday, 12
Where: Montreal Clock Tower, Rue Quai de l’Horloge, Montréal

Festival Eureka

What: Québec’s biggest science festival with over 100 interactive activities kicks off June 10th! Meet scientists and participate in mind-blowing demonstrations, games, workshops, and shows.
Where: Montreal Science Centre, 2 Rue de la Commune Ouest
When: Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12

Sunday, June 12

Mural Festival

What: Located in the heart of Saint-Laurent boulevard, MURAL’s program offers the public a plethora of art related activities. 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.
When: Until Sunday, June 19
Where: Various locations

Montreal Fringe Festival

What: With over 700 shows, local and international performing artists will take over the Plateau Mont-Royal. Featuring dance, theater, music, comedy and more, the Fringe Festival is Montreal’s most unique block party!
When: Until Sunday, June 19
Where: Various locations

Festival Portugal international de Montréal

What: A lively festival promoting and celebrating the Portuguese culture through various events featuring food, music, and dance!
When: Until Sunday, June 12
Where: Various locations

Piknic Electronik

What: Our weekly music festival is back throughout the month at Parc Jean Drapeau. Artists this month include Josh Wink, Erik Faulkner, Ruls, Roux Soundsystem, Zepha, and Wolf + Lamb. The $11.50 is worth it.
When: Sunday, June 12
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau, 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal



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