Le Weekend Guide | Montreal’s Top 5 Free (June 21-24)
Your Latest Weekend Of Free Montreal Events!
The past few weeks have been a wonderful ride, with F1 weekend and Mural Fest in full swing. The city’s still bubbling with excitement, and we’re back to deliver your agenda of unique free events, just in time for St. Jean. This week’s all about enjoying outdoor gatherings – enjoy!
Abandoned Factory 2.0 Welcoming Party (June 22)
If you want to dance in good company this weekend, look no further.
The Abandoned event series puts on riveting experiences in unconventional sites (past events include a church, a boarding school, a boathouse…) with live art and a stacked lineup featuring the best local DJs and international guest Tim Green.
The night will start with a free outdoor party with BBQ and live mural-painting from 7-11pm, so come bask in good vibes.
Posted by Abandoned ___ on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Imagine Monkland (June 22-24)
Much more than a neighborhood celebration, Imagine Monkland provides a multidisciplinary experience to paint the streets bright with art and liveliness.
On the menu: local music, circus acts, moksha yoga, break-dancing shows, flamenco, children-friendly activities and the Imagine Market street sale, among others.
Attendees are invited to reimagine the neighborhood and communicate their ideal vision of it. Check out the full, varied programming here.
Marché des Possibles (June 22-July 29)
Another vibrant neighborhood celebration of creativity, this time tucked away in the Mile-End. For the next six weekends, Pop Montreal is organizing an outdoor summer market complete with live music, arts and crafts workshops, pop-up restaurants, local vendors, activities and more.
The music lineup features a sharp selection of Québec/Canadian Hiphop as well as local DJ collectives. Check out the playlist below for your warm up, full details on this Friday’s opening party available here.
Fête Nationale du Québec (June 22-24)
Time to show some Québec pride at the annual holiday festivities, and give back to the province that gives us so much! Like every year, the blue and white parade will take the streets to celebrate Québec’s birthday in a show of spirit, music and flags.
On Saturday, a decked out Place-des-Arts will welcome the Grand Spectacle, a survey of the evolution of Québecois music over time. Lastly, some more neighborhood parties will pop-up all over Montreal and Laval. Full schedule available here.
Another fun and free St. Jean Babtiste event is the Friday’s Sunset Groove and Live Art. All the deets here.
Free Meditation at Mount-Royal
With such a big weekend on the horizon, it’s important to schedule in some downtime. Luckily, the Paramita Buddhist Meditation Centre is providing a free meditation session with some of their instructors and monk Jason Simard, for an hour and a half in the park.
We encourage connecting with yourself and with fellow Montrealers in one of our city’s most peaceful settings. The session will take place behind the statue, along the path to your right, in the shaded area between the trees. Bring your yoga mats, bring your loved ones, breathe.
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