Montréal’s Summer Extravaganza: 4 Free Events for Kids

Jul 11, 2023 Article by: Black Book Directory

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As the sun shines brighter and the days get longer, Montreal is ready to unfurl a plethora of free events for kids this summer. From outdoor festivals to educational workshops, the city is set to transform into a vibrant playground. Here’s a roundup of some must-attend events.

1. Outdoor Cinema at Parc La Fontaine

June 28, 2023 – Aug 26, 2023: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat.
3939 Avenue du Parc-La Fontaine Montréal, QC H2L 0C7


Every Friday night, Parc La Fontaine transforms into an open-air movie theater, screening family-friendly films under the stars. Pack your blankets, grab some popcorn, and enjoy a cinematic experience in the heart of nature. The event runs from June to August, starting at dusk.

2. Parc Jean-Drapeau’s Family Sundays

July 9, 2023 – September 3, 2023 | 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
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Every Sunday, from June to September, Parc Jean-Drapeau hosts a series of free activities for kids. From circus performances to athletic events, there’s something to keep every child engaged and entertained. Don’t forget to check out the mini-train rides!

3. Montreal Complètement Cirque

July 06, 2023 – July 16, 2023 | Various locations
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Montreal Complètement Cirque, a spectacular celebration of circus arts, first began captivating audiences in 2010. This world-renowned festival, spanning over eleven thrilling days in July, has become a cornerstone event in the global circus community. The festival showcases an extraordinary array of performances that push the boundaries of creativity and skill. Aerial acrobats defy gravity, spinning and twirling high above the crowd, while fire jugglers dazzle spectators with their fearless manipulation of flame. Clowns, both traditional and contemporary, captivate audiences with their comedic antics, bringing laughter and light-heartedness to every corner of the festival. The atmosphere is nothing short of electric, filled with the gasps, applause, and laughter of the entranced audience members who travel from all corners of the globe to experience this unique spectacle. One of the must-see highlights of the festival is the ‘Cirque du Soleil’ performance, a breathtaking display of acrobatics, dance, and visual effects that truly encapsulates the spirit of Montreal Complètement Cirque. With its diverse mix of entertainment and unyielding commitment to artistic excellence, this festival is a testament to the enduring magic and allure of the circus.

4. Montreal’s Public Libraries

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Throughout the summer, public libraries across Montreal offer free workshops and reading clubs for children. It’s a great way for kids to delve into the world of books and foster a love for reading.

To make the most of these events, arrive early to secure a good spot. Bring sunscreen, hats, and water bottles to beat the heat. And most importantly, come with an open mind ready to explore!

These events not only provide fantastic entertainment but also foster a sense of community and shared experiences. They offer a wonderful opportunity for children to learn, socialize, and create beautiful summer memories. So, gear up, Montreal! An exhilarating summer awaits. Let’s dive into the fun, immerse in the learning, and revel in the magic of childhood!


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