June is finally here in Montreal and that means tons of fun activities to look forward to over the next few months. If you plan on staying here throughout the month of June, here are CLC Montreal’s top five picks for free, fun, and fabulous activities in the city!
1) Promenade Wellington’s annual summer sidewalk sale from June 8-11, 2017
If you are in a shopping mood, enjoy Wellington Street in the heart of Verdun, a suburb of Montreal. There’s no shortage of cafés, restaurants, and shops on this street. You can easily spend the entire afternoon exploring. It’s totally worth trekking down to De L’Église metro on the green line. Click here for more info.
2) Explore the Grand Prix Festival from June 9-11, 2017
Start your engines! Crescent Street downtown is going to be very, very energetic this coming weekend due to the famous Grand Prix race and festival. This year marks the 50th anniversary so expect a good crowd! Taking a look at some of the fastest race cars in the world free of charge is definitely a highlight. Click here for more info.
3) St. Jean Baptiste Parade on June 24, 2017
Quebec’s national holiday, St.Jean Baptiste, falls on a Saturday this year. There will be events and fireworks taking place in different parts of the city, but the biggest event will be the yearly parade on Saint-Denis. Fun for the whole family. More info here.
4) Taste of the Caribbean Festival June 21-25, 2017
This event takes place in the Old Port of Montreal and offers guests the chance to savour delicious Caribbean food. There are also tons of free activities such as cooking demos, musical concerts, and more. If you like to eat, you won’t want to miss it! Click here for more info.
5) International Jazz Festival starting June 28, 2017
One of the most anticipated festivals of the summer, the Jazz Fest attracts thousands and thousands of visitors to Montreal each and every year. There are a myriad of free open-air concerts for you to enjoy. Check out the full schedule here.
CLC Montreal wishes you a wonderful start to the summer season! If you have any other suggestions for activities, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
Get out there and have some fun!