Montreal's three-weekend giant puppet festival starts today

Aug 26 2022, 2:00 pm

Giant puppets are taking over Verdun this weekend, the first of three over the next few weeks.

The 11th edition of the Festival Marionnettes Plein la rue celebrates marionettes, street theatre, magic shows, stop motion animation, and human-sized puppets.

The best part of it is that the enchanting shows preceding the grand finale (September 10) are all free. The puppet fest will go on every Friday and Saturday for three consecutive weekends from August 26 to September 10, spanning 13 kilometres of the Promenade Wellington.

Past editions have included unique moving puppets as tall as 10 ft high. This year’s lineup, focused on a variety of short-lived puppet shows, is set to feature 14 companies from Quebec and two from abroad.

For more information on the festival and other events in the area, you can visit the Promenade Wellington website.

And for those keeping score at home, Rue Wellington has just been named the coolest street in the entire world.

Festival Marionnettes Plein la rue 

When: Fridays and Saturdays from August 26 to September 10
Time: 10 am to 7:30 pm
Where: Promenade Wellington
Price: Free

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