08 Jun 2023

Time 5 minutes

Grand Prix festivities in Old Montreal

Grand Prix festivities in Old Montreal

Grand Prix weekend is fast approaching, and Old Montreal is definitely where you want to be to enjoy the electrifying atmosphere! Whether you're looking for a place to eat, to have a drink or to party, there's more than one reason to celebrate from June 15 to 18.

Unforgettable nightlife

To kick off the festivities on June 14, Galerie 203 invites you to a fashion show with Manik Fashion, Annick Lévesque Handbags and SELFISH swimear to present a collective pop-up showcasing Montreal art and fashion. The opening cocktail starts at 5 p.m., followed by the fashion show at 7:30 p.m. and DJ Rondo Banks at 8 p.m.

On June 16 and 17, from 1pm to 8pm, Galerie Lenoir will welcome the painter Aro, who will be painting live. The artist will be showcasing his automotive art and offering you a unique opportunity to enter his creative world. Whether you're a racing enthusiast, an art lover or just eager to discover new things, don't miss this unique event.

Why not kick off the celebrations with an evening of art? Galerie d'Art Wishbone invites you to the Sundaze vernissage on June 15, with works that evoke the heat of summer, the freshness of lush gardens and the serenity of summer Sundays. You'll be treated to a live performance by artist Catherine Morin, accompanied by a musician, who will bring a painting to life in front of you.

Auberge Saint-Gabriel makes no exception this year, with iconic celebrations in a historic venue all weekend long. The "Champion's Parade" themed festivities kick off on Thursday evening and continue through to Sunday with Pole Position Night.

From Thursday to Sunday, La Voûte promises four days of unforgettable events. The program includes shows, performances and world-class entertainment. There's sure to be something for everyone in this astonishing program.

St-James Theater will host the Heineken Formula 1 Party on Saturday June 17. Montreal DJ A-Trak will be on hand to perform in a boiler-room environment. Don't miss this unique celebration of Grand Prix weekend.

Delicious meals

Feast at Bevo, an elegant trattoria featuring regional specialties such as fresh pasta and Romapolitan pizzas, a fusion of Neapolitan and Roman pizza. It's the perfect place to enjoy this annual event with friends.

Get ready for memorable gourmet experiences during Grand Prix weekend. Gray Collection's restaurants invite you to enjoy the race differently, thanks to their delicious cuisine. Whether at Pincette, Taverne Gaspar, Jacopo, Maggie Oakes or Vieux-Port Steakhouse, you're sure to have an unforgettable time with an exceptional meal.

The brand-new Cartier Arms restaurant, located in the Hyatt Centric Hotel, offers a mouth-watering program of Grand Prix activities on its magnificent terrace in the heart of Old Montreal. Starting with a BBQ evening on June 15, as well as a special menu featuring seafood platters and champagne available from June 16 to 18. Saturday and Sunday also feature a boozy brunch to get the day off to a great start.

Restaurant Helena awaits you in a warm, colorful and modern atmosphere, with champagne and surprises. Discover the finesse of Portuguese cuisine and wines for an unforgettable experience. Share tapas with friends and taste all the flavors of Portugal during this festive weekend.

Restaurant il Miglio is offering a special dish for Grand Prix week, from Monday June 12 to Friday June 16. The $25 promotion includes a plate of linguini with clams and a Fanelli beer, all to be enjoyed on the terrace.

Rest between celebrations

Treat yourself to the luxury of sleeping just a few steps away from the festivities. Book your stay at Hôtel Nelligan with a luxurious room right next to the race. You'll also enjoy a complimentary breakfast at Restaurant Nelli to get your day off to a great start.

When you book a stay at the Hôtel Gault, each guest will receive a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, as well as delicious F1-themed pastries by pastry chef Aurélien Kerzerho, and other little surprises. These gifts will be on offer from June 10 to 16 during the Grand Prix.

For a hotel stay that will make you feel right at home during the Grand Prix, Le Petit Hôtel is offering a stay with a delicious breakfast and unlimited coffee prepared by the barista. The little extra that will make all the difference the day after a festive evening.

The extras

Experience a day filled with luxury, entertainment and fun on June 17 at Loft Club Beauté. The day begins with brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and continues with celebrations starting at 5 p.m. with express manicures and facials, relaxing massages, bites and craft cocktails. Tickets are $100 per person, with $20 off per ticket for groups of two or more.

Just in time for the festivities, Mandy’s offers you Grand Prix-themed sweaters, hats and stickers. While you're grabbing a delicious salad, pick up an item to match the mythical checkerboard!

Make exclusive finds and dive into fashion's fast lane with the PUMA x Ferrari collection at Fanabox. Take your wardrobe to new heights with pieces in which iconic motorsport heritage meets avant-garde design. Have a great weekend of festivities in Old Montreal!

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Photos: Sara Megan