Gear up Montreal, Grand Prix weekend is officially here.
If you’re not ready to deal with crowds of people and the constant smell of propane, we’ve got other alternatives for you to check out today, Thursday, June 7.
Crescent Street will be completely closed off to vehicles to ironically showcase and promote vehicles. But it’s wild.
The street hosts a library of gorgeous vintage and new cars and Crescent’s plethora of restaurants are all offering free samples and patios to enjoy the street’s buzz all weekend.
Take a trip down Crescent and venture into any of the street’s bars and restaurants. Get there early and when you’re there, park it.
When: Thursday, June 7 to June 10
Time: Crescent Street is open from 10 am to 3 am during the festival
Where: Rue Sherbrooke and Crescent to Rene Levesque and Crescent
Price: The street festival is free to enter
Fringe Fest is rolling into their second week and it’s a dandy so far. The same production team who won last year’s “Spirit of the Fest” is back with a vaudeville take on Grease. The comedic show features burlesque, dancing, cabaret, and music while tackling themes of gender and sexuality to the tune of the 1950s.
When: Thursday, June 7
Time: 8 pm – 9:45 pm
Where: Cafe Cleopatra
Tickets: $10, available at the door or online
Peel Street also closes itself off and accepts only foot traffic for the weekend.
The Place F1 GP Canada is hosted by Formula 1 and offers guests an array of restaurant and bars to choose from, go-kart racing on the Chandon racing circuit and the street also showcases the newest and most luxurious car models.
If Crescent Street is too packed for you, take a stroll over to Peel. It offers more space and is a little bit less insane. Only a little bit, though.
When: Thursday, June 7 – June 10
Time: 11 am – 10 pm on Thursday
Where: Dorchester Square
Price: Entrance is free
In celebration of Environment Week, the Biosphere is offering free admission to everybody. The Biosphere has a bunch of interactive exhibitions which are aimed at increasing the understanding of major environmental issues related to air, water, biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable development. Definitely worthy of checking out.
When: Wednesday, June 6
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: 160 Chemin Tour-de-l’Isle
Montreal’s Mural Festival is a massive sidewalk event that closes down the ever popular Boulevard Saint Laurent and hosts dozens of graffiti artists from around the world to paint and graffiti the facades of the street’s buildings. The festival starts today and features food trucks, restaurant terraces, and shop outlets throughout the street. Go check out what some of these amazing artists can accomplish using the walls of buildings as their canvases.
When: June 7 – June 17
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Where: Boulevard Saint Laurent between Sherbrooke and Mont Royal