30 Of Montreal\'s Best 2018 Summer Festivals

Summer in Montreal is the perfect time to get out and explore what different neighbourhoods have to offer. Many neighbourhoods, in turn, are all too happy to help out in that regard, closing streets for festivals and sidewalk sales.

Here’s a list of the street fairs that will be taking over Montreal in the coming weeks:

Two sidewalk sales are planned for this summer along Saint-Hubert St. between Bellechasse and Jean-Talon Sts.. Amtosph’Air will run from July 4 to 8 and a back-to-school sidewalk sale will take place from Aug. 16 to 19.

Mont-Royal’s merchant street fair has already come and gone, but Évenement RU, it’s end-of-summer celebration, is still to come. From Aug. 23 through 26, artists will take over the street and transform it as they see fit. With asphalt painting, lighting, outdoor concerts, dance, artistic installations, the neighborhood will transform into a creative platform. The public is invited to take part in this collective madness.

Marché des ruelles sets up in alleyways in the city’s downtown core to sell produce grown in Quebec. The initiative, which started in 2014, will run from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between Aug. 16 and Sept. 8.

Locations:

• Metcalfe St. in front of the club Monaco

• Peel St. between the former Harvey’s and H&M

The Main is closed between Sherbrooke St. and Mont-Royal Ave. from June 7 through 17 as part of Mural Festival. An added culinary celebration, Grill Saint-Laurent, will be held during the final weekend of that span.

Ste-Catherine St. is already closed for the summer in the Gay Village and will remain that way through Sept. 24. In addition to expanded patios and the iconic bubbles hanging overhead, public art programming has been erected all along the street.

Pop Montreal’s Marché des Possibles will be occupying the corner of St-Dominique and Bernard Sts. from June 22 through July 29. The summer-long event includes music, movie showings and fun and games for children. The festival will also have a biergarten, a market featuring the works of local artists and artisans.

Little Italy takes the Canadian Grand Prix Very seriously. From June 8 through 10, St-Laurent is closed between Jean-Talon and Saint-Zotique as the street is taken over by kiosks, terraces, and activities for all ages.

One should never turn down a chance to celebrate the Main. To wit, the BLVD street sale lets you enjoy one last taste of summer with terraces, great food, good music and a ton of shopping. This year’s edition runs from Sept. 13 to 16.

Morphing from the former and now obsolete sidewalk sale Ruelle d’Hochelaga, Shows de Ruelle will hold five one-day street festivals featuring 100 per cent Québécois food, beer and music. Stop by Gaboury Lane on Thursdays June 29, July 12 and 26 and Aug. 9 and 23 to get the full experience.

In keeping with tradition, there will be a back-to-school street fair on Ontario St. between Darling and Pie IX Sts. This year’s edition runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2.

Calling itself “the biggest open sky gathering of merchants in Canada,” Ste-Catherine St. is shut to vehicular traffic July 13-15 for a street sale that stretches from Guy St. to Aylmer St. The sale runs Friday from noon till 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Source : http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/guide montreal 2018 summer street festivals sales/17510235/story.html

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