St. Jean Baptiste Celebrations!
Montreal St. Jean Baptiste Celebrations!
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.
Le Grand Spectacle
Grand Spectacle the most popular event in Montreal on St. Jean Baptiste. Located at Quartier des Spectacles! A great line up of musicians awaits you check them all out here. Artists
When: June 23
Time: 1 pm – midnight
Where: Place des Festivals, Quartier des Spectacles
A party parade downtown “Parade”
The annual Saint-Jean-Baptiste parade takes place at night this year, on June 24, starting at 9:15 pm. There will be two paths to choose from, starting at the same time along de Maisonneuve, and culminating in the middle for a midnight party at Place des Festivals. In the east end, the marching starts at Saint-Denis Street and de Maisonneuve at 9:15 pm; in the west, you’ll start at Peel and de Maisonneuve at the same time. From gorgeous floats to live music to acrobatics and animations, the parade is a fun reason for the whole family to stay up late.
Additional St. Jean Baptiste Celebrations:
Location: Dollard-des-Ormeaux Civic Centre 12001 de Salaberry D.D.O., QC
June 23 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. : Fireworks, face painting and games.
There will also be shows on stage including traditional folk music, a show for children and a music performance by Palmarès (Masterpiece).
Fireworks will be held at 10 p.m.
Location: Town Hall Parking lot
June 23, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. : Cake, treasure hunt and children’s activities.
7 p.m. Ste. Anne en Gigue (traditional music and square dancing)
7:45 p.m. sharing of the St. Jean Cake
8 p.m. Salute to Quebec flag and patriotic speech
8:15 p.m. l’Arsenal (a retrospective of Quebecois popular music)
In case of rain, activities will take place at Centre Harpell
Location: Centennial Park 288 Beaconsfield blvd.
June 24, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. : fun for the whole family.
Kayak, canoe, paddleboat, SUP rentals ($), food tasting and gravity demonstrations.
Come experience this homage to what Quebec’s New France settlers did in the 17th century. Fun for the whole family.
When: June 22
Time: 7 pm
Where: Olympic Park
Les Bad Boys Du Rire
Aba & Preach hosts a comedy show featuring up and coming Quebec comics.
When: June 23
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: 1600 Rue Robinson, Laval
Monkland Street Festival
When: June 22 – 24
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm on Friday, 11 am – 11 pm on Saturday and 11 am – 7 pm on Sunday
Where: Avenue Monkland, NDG
Price: The festival is free to enter
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.