In addition to the Canada Day celebrations, there will be the Montreal Jazz Festival in full swing. Here are some ideas to furnish your weekend.
The Old Port of Montreal will organize Canada Day festivities in Montreal this year. The Quai de l’Horloge will be transformed into a neighborhood party in a very family atmosphere, with the aim of bringing together as many Montrealers as possible. The free event will start at 1 p.m., rain or shine, and conclude with fireworks at 10 p.m.
On the side of the federal capital, other activities are planned. Parc des Plaines-LeBreton and downtown Ottawa and Gatineau will be at the center of the celebrations. Hosted by Rebecca Makonnen from noon and Isabelle Racicot in the evening, at 7:15 p.m., several Quebec artists will perform in front of the public, such as Les Louanges, Roxanne Bruneau and France D’Amour. Fireworks are scheduled to end the evening at 10 p.m.
First weekend of the Montreal International Jazz Festival (FIJM). For its 43rd edition, the FIJM is offering an extensive free program on the stages of the Quartier des Spectacles. Vance Joy will also be there on Sunday, July 2 on the TD stage.
The season for the (rebuilt!) outdoor theater located in the heart of La Fontaine Park kicks off this Wednesday with Le grand voyage disorganisé by Patrice Michaud. This summer, around thirty theatre, music, dance and circus shows will be presented free of charge at the Théâtre de Verdure. Films will also be screened there. Among the expected highlights are the shows by Salomé Leclerc (June 29), the screening of Respire, by Onur Karaman (July 6) and The Rite of Spring, by Marie Chouinard (August 26).
Throughout the month of July – from July 2 to 30 – the violinist, conductor of the Orchester symphonique de Longueuil and artistic director of the Stradivaria Festival, Alexandre Da Costa programmed 17 concerts indoors and on outdoor stages, in the region of Laurentians in large part, but also in Terrebonne, Knowlton, Montreal and Ottawa. We can see interpretations of great classics – including Brahms and Tchaikovsky – but also jazz music ensembles and French-speaking singer-songwriters such as Guylaine Tanguay or Claude Gauthier.
Once again this summer, the La Roulotte theater crisscrosses Montreal and stops in the various parks of the metropolis, to the delight of children and their parents. This year, the troupe is presenting Sophie’s Misfortunes, an adaptation of the text by the Comtesse de Ségur written by Pascale St-Onge and directed by Justin Laramée. Ready to follow the summer adventures of cousins Sophie, Paul, Camille and Léon at the chalet? See you this Thursday, at 7 p.m., at Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier Park, or this Friday, at the same time, near Carlos-D’Alcantara Park. The La Roulotte theater is on tour throughout Montreal until August 18. A great free family outing.