As is now tradition, the inaugural Friday of every month brings together nearly all of Montreal's food trucks in one place, along with live music and entertainment, for an outdoor event that is filled with food and fun. The event, of course, is First Fridays at the Olympic Stadium, and the August edition looks as legit as ever.
To be held this Friday, August 1st from 4pm to 11pm at the Olympic Stadium’s Esplanade Financière Sun Life, this month's First Friday is being sponsored by Alexander Keith's, meaning AK beer, wine, and sangria will be on-site and consumable 'til 11pm. Live music from 4 separate artists will add another element to the atmosphere, making the event quite the food-party.
More than 30 food trucks will be attending the August edition of First Fridays, with some fresh food truck blood in the mix for those looking to eat something new. Below is the full food truck list, and be sure to head to the event's FB page for more info.
If you want to watch these 10,000-pound beasts go HAM with their 1,500-horsepower engines, then Monster Spectacular 2022 is the place to do it.
According to evenko, the event promoter, 12 of the world's best monster trucks will be competing on an all-new track. The event features side-by-side races, freestyle motocross, ATV & SXS races, and a backflip contest.
The event was initially set to take place on November 13, but it has been postponed until April 9 due to public health restrictions.
If you already have a ticket, hold onto it because it'll still be valid. If you don't, a spokesperson told MTL Blog there are still more tickets available.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for a pit party where you can meet the drivers and get photos with the monster trucks.
Over two weekends in September and October, Les Premiers Vendredis is bringing its signature festive flair complete with family activities, live music, DJs and of course, amazing food trucks.
According to a press release shared with MTL Blog, festival organizers will offer visitors "privileged access to thematic places such as a Japanese terrace, a small Vins du Portugal bar, an Archibald beer bar, a Mill's Street bar, a Beam Suntory cocktail truck, a large Vietnamese terrace and a Mexican terrace."
Admission is free and health regulations will be enforced, including wearing a mask when walking around the site.
The event name, Sudbest, perfectly captures the goal of the event. Organizers call it the Sud-Ouest's "largest commercial revival initiative," bringing forward as many of the borough's merchants, artists and artisans as possible.
"The Market is intended to be a tailor-made economic stimulus tool for artists and merchants in the Sud-Ouest by giving them a commercial opportunity to promote themselves as part of an event reflecting the neighborhood," said restauranteur Gaelle Cerf, one of the event leaders, in a statement.
At the market, you can expect to find a 100% Quebec wine and cider bar run by the owners of the new convenience store Le Cinq à Sept (Ville-Émard), a bloody caesars bar at Lord William Pub and a "post-pandemic" beer made specially for the event by 4 Origines Microbrewery.
You'll find food trucks, a Perles et Paddock oyster bar, jerk chicken grilled by Boom J, Food'elles and more.
At this month's event, DJ Kelly (Rap Mommies) will be spinning on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. On Sunday, you'll find Jazz St-Henri, 99 Wolves, and ELMNT at the DJ booth.
Fifteen stands are expected at the first Le Sudbest weekend, according to communications coordinator Julie Poulin. But Poulin told MTL Blog there are already 35 kiosks confirmed for the next event on August 28 and 29.
The third and final (for now) Sudbest weekend is scheduled for September 25 and 26.