National Day in Montreal: a host of artists at Maisonneuve Park
For its 189th edition, the Fête nationale du Québec in Montreal promises to once again make the city vibrate to the rhythm of the festivities. On June 24, the metropolis invites you to “join the dance… of happiness” with the return of the parade to its streets and its great free musical show in Maisonneuve Park.
Marjo, Garou, FouKi, Isabelle Boulay, Mélissa Bédard, P'tit Belliveau, Lydia Képinski, Souldia, Jay Jay, Scott-Pien Picard and Justin Boulet will be on stage for the show, which will start at 8 p.m. and will be hosted by Pierre- Yves Lord.
To get to Maisonneuve Park, the public is invited to follow the parade, which will leave Saint-Joseph Boulevard East, at the corner of Molson Street, at 1:30 p.m. .
Themes – which are pride, culture, territory and its seasons, love and celebration – will be celebrated by nine allegorical floats and paintings, all animated by artists from different disciplines. The artistic direction is provided by Nathalie Gervais and Kriss Naveteur.
The organization of the National Day revealed earlier this month, by presenting its Artisan prize to the group Beau Dommage, that its spokesperson this year is the actress Léane Labrèche-Dor. She will deliver the traditional speech on the Plains of Abraham, in Quebec.
A whole program at Maisonneuve Park
Many food trucks will be at the park from 12:30 p.m., when the big rehearsal of the show will begin, which will take place will stretch until 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., Marjorie Vallée and CKOI will warm up the crowd with Quebec music.
At 10:30 p.m., host Pierre-Yves Lord will become a DJ to introduce the last performance of the evening, that of the electronic music group Qualité Motel, which will occupy the stage until midnight.
The big show will be broadcast simultaneously on Radio-Canada and TVA from 8:30 p.m., as well as on the radio on CKOI, Rythme and CIME.
In addition, several neighborhood parties are planned for June 23 and 24. Face painting, inflatable games, fireworks and shows are some of the activities on the schedule.