Despite the greater-than-usual "bad press" surrounding Montreal*, the City of Festivals is about to kick-start the summer with two amazingly entertaining events: Beerfest (which I mentioned a few posts ago) and the ever popular Grand Prix race.
(*We Montrealers, who know and love our city can attest to the fact that it is NOT as bad as the media makes it seem- PROMISE!)
|The race - Picture taken from montrealvip.com|
For those of you who have never attended this event, it is important to know that this weekend extends itself far beyond a simple race. Montreal's Crescent Street is closed to vehicles for various weekend long events. For those who aren't interested in dropping cash for the weekend, just simply walking around the downtown area (namely Crescent Street) is a great way to enjoy this event.
|Crescent Street Festivities- Picture taken from tourisme-montreal.org|
In addition to the race itself, Montreal clubs also tend to attract many out-of-towners who are looking to partake is this exciting weekend. This year, Tiesto will be getting the Grand Prix party started on Thursday night at New City Gas followed by the tremendously talented David Guetta on Saturday, June 10th. And, if you are looking for something to do in between, CeeLo Green will be performing at Club Arena on Friday, June 8th.
I, being the spoiled gf of a Ferrari Quebec employee, I will have to skip Tiesto as I will be attending the always entertaining Ferrari Gala on Friday evening.
Really, there is something to do for everyone this weekend in Montreal. Whether you plan on attending shows, shopping your heart out, enjoying the race or aatending Beerfest (or all of the above) have a wonderful and safe kick-off weekend in Montreal!!!
Let the games begin!