10 Montreal Events You Should Be Going to During Grand Prix Weekend

On June 12th, the Canadian Grand Prix will return to Montreal and all a lot of eyes will be turned towards the F1 drivers gunning for victory.

Some of us, however, will have our eyes on the real prize: MTL’s event scene.

The city revs up louder than a Ferrari engine with all the Grand Prix action, and the parties at Auberge Saint-Gabriel have become synonymous with F1 weekend – offering dinners, soirees, and VIP partying with celebrities.

So step back into history at the 300-year-old club and enjoy the city’s best bashes in the most elegant of settings. Here are all the events going on at the Auberge across four days of festivities.

Montrealers, start your (party) engines.


Burning rubber calls for one of the first smokeouts of the year, with this Grand Prix launch party barbeque and guest chef Cindy Wollenschlaeger making sure that bellies are full in Montreal.

The Launch Soiree
Accelerate into the Grand Prix weekend with the ultimate launch soiree on Thursday evening. Put your best foot forward and get the party started right with live music by Chris N. & Andrew Popolos, entertainment, and the best from the fashion and arts scenes.


Formula 1 Cocktail
Rev up your drinking game with some after-work Grand Prix cocktails.

Special Grand Prix Banquet
Forgo the Friday night takeout and ritz things up a notch or twelve with some serious VIP treatment. Enjoy a special GP banquet on June 10 and give the green light to some delicious food in classy company.

Grand Prix Circus
The stuff of legends, this is one crazy, glamourous party you don’t want to miss. With music by Sleepy & Boo (Marquee NYC), Adrien Mitchell, Cabana and Sacha BenudizSo grab a ticket, let your hair down, and cruise into this decadent evening that will take you all the way into the weekend.


Official Bagatelle F1 Brunch Party
Satiate your GP hunger on June 11 by putting some well-needed fuel in the tank and then take this brunch next door – to the after party. Because eggs Benny should always come with a side of something sparkling and eaten to the beats of DJ Thomas H, DAF and VITO.

Special Grand Prix Banquet
We just don’t think ‘dinner’ cuts it when it comes to the GP level of opulence on offer this weekend. So we suggest you grab yourself a ticket to the special Grand Prix Banquet for an exclusive F1 menu and some seriously classy eats at the Auberge on June 11.

Grand Prix Madness
Still standing? Brush yourself off, get glammed up, and head for yet another crazy night of partying at the legendary Auberge. Cut some shapes on the dancefloor and prepare to indulge in some hedonistic good times at Saturday’s GP Madness. With DJs like Dave Sol (, Jacobus and Donald Lauture.


Dinner Featuring an Exclusive Grand Prix Menu
Hosting F1 drivers, international celebrities and stars, this is a dinner you don’t want to miss. Get your hands on a ticket to the final dinner of the weekend and rub shoulders with the glamorous and elite.

Grand Prix Closing Party
Give the Montreal GP a suitable send off for another year and mingle with the F1 elite at this Grand Prix soiree on June 12 at the Auberge. Featuring live music by Christian Pronovost, Avi Large, Adrien Mitchell and DAF, entertainment and bottle service, you’re guaranteed a night (and hangover) to remember long after the cars have gone.