La Fête Nationale 2017: Free & Fun Events on St-Jean-Baptiste Day!
June 24 is Quebec’s official holiday – la Fête Nationale – St-Jean-Baptiste Day!
Come check out all the free events happening in and around Montreal June 23 and 24.
Le Grand Spectacle
June 23 at 8 p.m. at the Place des Festivals, A huge line up of Quebec entertainers all night long!
Don’t Miss the Parade Friday June 23 at 1 pm – 4 pm.
Called le Défilé, the parade starts at Ste-Catherine and Guy streets at 1 p.m. It continues east on Ste. Catherine Street to de Bleury Street near Place des Festivals.
Additional events in and around Montreal:
Park La Fontaine June 23 and June 24 1 p.m.: musicians and performers.
Dollard-des-Ormeaux Park June 23 5 p.m.: Fireworks, face painting and games.
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue June 23, 6 p.m.: Cake, treasure hunt and children’s activities.
Benny Park in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, June 24, 1 p.m.: BBQ and Family fun.
Laurier Park in the Plateau-Mont-Royal June 24, 12 noon: musicians and marionettes.
Centennial Park (288 Beaconsfield blvd. in Beaconsfield) June 24, 12 noon: fun for the whole family.
WHAT’S CLOSED ON JUNE 24:
-City of Montreal offices
-Provincial and federal offices
-Most retail stores
-Most public pools are open
-Many restaurants remain open
If you’re not sure, we suggest you call in advance to make sure they are open.