Montreal Weekender: June 6 through 9, 2013

With the major Grand Prix events kicking off today and lasting until Sunday, check out our guide that covers the most buzzed about events around Montreal. In case you missed it or need a quick refresher to update your social calendar click here.

Tonight, of course, wouldn’t be complete without us sharing the excitement of our Grand Prix kick-off event at SuWu restaurant/bar located on The Main aka St. Laurent boulevard and cultural incubators Saintwoods, as we launch and celebrate their official terrace launch in style! Expect a fabulous set menu, an epic tent outside in the middle of all the action, Montreal’s top hip-hop DJ, Simahalak, Stewart’s Old Fashioned x Bottle Service and much more! 

Grand Prix wouldn’t be complete without a walk down the famous Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival. Race fans, Montrealers, and tourists from around the world congregate onto Crescent Street to enjoy the free extravaganza. What can you expect? Music presented on the Bud Light Stage, the Pit Stop Competition, The Hype Energy booth, car exhibitions, contests and more! Check out the full schedule here.

An all-night Grand Prix pop-up party is making its mark in a big way tonight on St. Laurent organized by The Casual Agent + DL Jones + SaintWoods. There will be music by Zubi, Bugo, Myfrienderic, Jay London and Jealous Lover all set in a beautiful location with open bar and Sweet Magazine. The festivity starts at 12am and goes till 6am, so make sure you catch a little afternoon nap.

Griffintown’s favourite gym, Blackout Fitness, invites you to a free day of fun. Enjoy free circuit classes all day long and the start of kickboxing, yoga, spinning and pilates. With a free lunch cookout on the parking lot, including BBQ, salads, smoothies and more, the day will be the perfect opportunity to get away from the Grand Prix madness and chill a little. A notable fact? Barbarella will be on premise giving free spray tans to those of us that need a little colour while DJ Fafa Khan drops the hottest beats. Visit their page for info.

KA Magazine will be hosting its official Grand Prix party in collaboration with the Soul Collective and Gotsoul at Peopl. The party will be an intimate yet grand gathering of fashionable guests and luxury partners. With a special performance by the very talented Ashley King and other artists, this Grand Prix event will leave its mark in the magnificent Old Port of Montreal. The evening ambiance is to be set by international DJ Jojoflores, named “Best International DJ” for four consecutive years.

Mick, Keith, Ronnie and Charlie.ring a bell? The Rolling Stones are in town and will guarantee to rock your socks off. We speak from experience of seeing these bad boys play the stage like a bunch of 20-year-olds; a real treat full of your favourite hits and moves like Jagger!

Grand Prix weekend wouldn’t be complete without catching the final race of the Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Join thousands of fans as your favorite racers take on the track in a battle of speed, finesse and control. Tickets are still available here.

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