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Montreal Festivals: June 2014

Montreal Festivals: June 23 to June 29, 2014


A Montreal Festivals June 2014 Listing. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in June 2014 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste. More on June in Montreal.

Through June 2014
Summer in the City
...picking up where spring left off.

Through June 2014
Sales, Sales and More Sales
Freshen up that spring wardrobe the smart way. I dub it the do-you-really-think-I'm-going-to-pay-full-price-on-items-with-a-300%-markup strategy. But there's a catch. It takes a bit of work. Read more.

Through June 2014
Sidewalk Sales 2014 Schedule
Deals multiply as streets close off to cars to make way for blowout sales, street food, and more, throughout the summer.

Through June 2014
Have Fun For Free
On a tight budget but aching to do something? Anything?! Then you're going to love your ultimate insider's guide to what to do in Montreal for free.

Through June 2014
Go on a Bike Ride
...through one of these parks. They're gorgeous.

Through June 2014
Lounge on the Beach
Yes, we know... Montreal beaches aren't exactly the coast of Montenegro, but they certainly serve their purpose ;-)

Through June 2014
Montreal Museum Exhibits
A roundup of current exhibits and film presentations at Montreal's leading museums and science centres.

Through June 2014
Buy Jazz Fest Tickets
And check back regularly for further concert announcements, join my community on Facebook and sign up for the About.com Montreal newsletter to stay in the loop. The Montreal Jazz Festival runs from June 26 to July 6 in 2014.

Through June 2014
Montreal Concerts in June
From indie to big ticket.

Through June 2014
Montreal Terraces
Terraces, patios, terrasses ... whatever you call them, they're baaaack.

Through June 2014
Tam Tams
A popular drum and dance activity with locals, and a hit with tourists, every summer Sunday on Mont Royal. Details here.

Through June 2014
Place des Festivals
Montreal's chief public square is usually bustling with activity but management has taken it a step further for the 2014 summer season as it did the year prior, proposing all sorts of street arts and public performances on daily basis, especially around lunch time and during 5-à-7, Montreal's favorite witching hour. Just show up, find a nice spot to sit, relax and expect pretty much anything to happen. Free admission. At Place des Festivals (map).

Through June 2014
Reader-Submitted Events
Have a Montreal event to propose? Submit event information here.

June 24, 2014
Quebec's Fête Nationale
La Saint-Jean, la Fête nationale du Québec, St. Jean Baptiste Day ... it's a day of many names. But whatever you call it, it's one of Montreal's favorite holidays! A chance to honor Quebec's unique heritage, identity and history, June 24 is a statutory day for Montrealers and Quebecers of every creed, color and mother tongue. So if you feel blessed to be part of a culture that affords residents a language and lifestyle unlike anywhere else in North America, get out and celebrate. Details here.

June 26 to July 6, 2014
Montreal Jazz Festival
The Montreal Jazz Festival 2014 edition running June 26 to July 6, 2014 promises its annual slew of hundreds of shows, some jazz, some blues, some somewhere in between. Or not. Lineup highlights here.

June 27 and June 28, 2014
Mud Rocker
"A BMX and mountain bike competition set on St. Denis Street, of all places (map).

June 28, 2014
World Cup on the Big Screen
"Watch a featured match-up from the knockout stage on the big screen, show who you’re cheering for on CIBC’s Fan Standing screen and win FIFA gear from adidas. Warm up with Sony PlayStation® FIFA 14 in our video game tournament for the chance to win great FIFA prizes." In the parking lot at 3535 St. Laurent (map). (Rather watch the World Cup somewhere else?)

Through June 29, 2014
Mondial Choral
Over 200 shows during the course of the musical fest, including an appearance by Maroon 5. Admission varies by event, some free. At various Laval venues, indoor and outdoor.

Through July 13, 2014
World Cup à la Montreal
World cup season in Montreal is a pretty big deal, bigger than you'd think for a North American city. FIFA football (aka soccer) fans are known to take to the streets and hoot, honk and hurrah up a storm over their favorite team winning, even if it's just over whomever made it to the next round. But things really pick up a notch come finals. Want to see the mania for yourself? Here's just a few places in Montreal broadcasting World Cup matches.

Through July 13, 2014
Cirque du Soleil's latest touring show premieres worldwide in Montreal. Details.

Through August 17, 2014
Free Lunch and Afternoon Concerts
Outdoors every weekday from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and every weekend afternoon from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. At Place des Festivals and two other nearby performance zones.

Through September 1, 2014
Gay Village Goes Car-Free
An annual tradition since 2008, the Montreal Gay Village turns itself into a car-free, pedestrian zone filled with terraces and special events. Details here.

Through September 1, 2014
Treasures of Napoleon
“Featuring over 350 artworks – many never before seen by the public – the exhibition will present jewels from Pierre-Jean Chalençon’s prestigious collection and over ten pieces from Serge Joyal’s collection. Among the many masterpieces in the exhibition are paintings and drawings by Gérard, Prud’hon, Gros, David and Percier et Fontaine, and life-like creations by the period’s renowned sculptors Houdon, Canova and Chaudet. Exceptionally crafted personal items from the imperial family and the fine pieces of furniture owned by Napoléon, Murat, Queen Hortense and several generals of the imperial army are also displayed. The exhibition also features elegantly bound books with distinguished coats-of-arm, documents and clothing from the period, including one of Napoléon’s rare surviving hats, the bed he slept in when he was on campaign and a tea set owned by Napoléon and Joséphine.” Admission $20, $18 seniors ages 60 and up, $18 group rate, $15 students ages 17 to 22, $12 ages 6 to 16, free ages 5 and under. At the Crypt of the Notre-Dame Basilica (map).

Through September 21, 2014
Piknic Electronik
Montreal's weekly EDM party in the park. Admission $10 before 3 p.m., $15 after 3 p.m. At Parc Jean-Drapeau (map).

Through September 26, 2014
Screening Under the Stars
Free films outdoors every Tuesday at 9 p.m. At Place de la Paix (map).

Through October 5, 2014
Fabulous Fabergé: Jewellers to the Czars
“The most important Fabergé collection outside Russia is coming to Montreal – the exclusive Canadian venue. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Russian jeweller Carl Fabergé (1846-1920) created precious objects for the Czars Alexander III and Nicholas II. The name of this firm became synonymous with elegant craftsmanship in luxury jewellery, and is also associated with the final days of the Russian imperial family, a tragic story that marked the start of the twentieth century. The exhibition features some 240 objects, including four of the most famous Easter eggs commissioned by the Romanovs.” Admission $22.50 ages 31 and over; $14.50 ages 13 to 30, free for kids 12 and under; $12.50 every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. At the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (map).

Through October 25, 2014
Montreal Ghost Walks
Go on a Montreal ghost walk (or even ghost hunt) and you'll never see Old Montreal's landmarks in quite the same way. Details.

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