If you like festivals, their environments, and enjoy a unique course to become the envy of your friends do not let pass the opportunity to visit in Canada, Montreal, the real city of festivals for excellence. And it is precisely at this time, with the arrival of summer, when the burst of the same increases. We continued on the most important place to go and prepared to face the body.
Festival de Jazz de Montreal:
By far the largest is the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. It takes place between late June and early July and brings together over 2000 first class musicians from 20 different countries. Among them have been in Montreal the big Tony Bennett, Archie Schepp, or Buju Banton. Last year an estimated attendance of over half a million spectators at all the concerts, which take place in the district surrounding the Plaza de las Artes, the large concert hall in the city.
Specifically ten outdoor stages presented 350 concerts, all free. If you cannot access these settings, do not worry, because the city can also find hundreds of musicians playing endlessly. This festival takes place since 1979 and is the largest showcase for the jazz world. So if you are fans of this style of music, almost forcing you to attend some time in their lives.
Weekends in June and July, the nights are lit with the Montreal International Fireworks Competition, in which the best fireworks show the world their greatest creations, innovative and revolutionary, accompanied by music. This competition takes place since 1985 in the Park La Ronde, located on the island of Saint Helena, near the St. Lawrence River. According to two and a half million spectators attended the two months for these fireworks in the Jacques Cartier Bridge on the St. Lawrence.
Festival Just Pour Rire:
In late August and early September we celebrate the World Film Festival, with more than 400 films from all corners of the globe. Founded in 1977, and each year focuses on films from a different country, visiting the great actors and personalities of world cinema.
One of the most interesting festivals that take place in Montreal is the only festival to laugh, (Just For Laughs) in mid July. Founded in 1983 with 16 French comedians who acted against an audience of 5,000 people. At present the Festival receives one and a half million fans of humor and presents each year to 2000 artists in over 30 offices of the Rue Saint Denis. Moreover, the proceedings are broadcast on television.
Other festivals held in the city are the Les Franco Folies Festival in late July and early August, dedicated to French music from around the world, the Celtic Festival in Montreal, in honor of music, dance, storytelling , art, food and drink traditional Celtic in mid-August and the Festival Nights Africa in mid-July, which promotes African music through concerts both outdoor and covered.
So you know, if you want to party this summer, and you want to spend big, Montreal is your destination. Without a doubt.
How to get there?
Airport Pierre Elliott in Montreal is located 25 kilometers from the city. Aerobus buses link the terminal to the central bus station in Montreal. From the airport there are buses that we communicate with the train station Dorsal, but usually slower than the previous. By train, VIA Rail is the national railway company in Canada.