A giant puppet festival is coming to Montreal this weekend

Aug 19 2019, 11:21 am

Verdun’sĀ Promenade Wellington is preparing for a giant puppet festival this weekend.

Please understand, the festival will be big, but the puppets will be giant.

The ninth edition of theĀ Festival Marionnettes Plein la rueĀ celebratesĀ marionettes, street theatre, magic shows, stop motion animation, and human-sized puppets.

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Seventeen companies from Quebec will perform on the promenade’s 1.3 km route and the festival will also include over 60 performances in places and parks across Verdun.

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The local companies will present a variety of puppets and marionettes, “for free” that are “fascinating for all ages,” reads the festival’s website.

It’s perfect for people who appreciate or are trying to get over their fear of puppets.

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Festival Marionnettes Plein la rue kicks off on Saturday, August 24, and admission is free for everyone. The festival’s full lineup, schedule, locations, and events can be found online.

Festival Marionnettes Plein la rue

When:Ā August 24 and 25
Time:Ā 11 am – 5 pm
Where:Ā Promenade Wellington
Price Free admission