Weeks ago, I wrote about the 1km long terrasse that opens up annually in Montreal's Gay Village.\nIt is, to me, one of the big markers of the summer season - and quite frankly, the best destination for locals and tourists alike.\nMontreal's Gay Village is also the biggest and most fabulous Gaybourhood in North America!\nREAD ALSO: Montreal's Saint-Catherine Street Transforming Into 1km Long Terrasse\n@streetview_annieembedded via\nI promised you that I will come and give you an update when that special time of year comes, and the iconic pink - now rainbow - balls go back up above Saint-Catherine St E and the road is closed off from traffic.\nToday marks that day. We made it. It's here!\nWhile the bars and restaurants haven't quite rolled out their individual patios to the curbside just yet, city workers have been hustling hard to get the balls up all the way through the Gay Village this week.\nView this post on Instagram I know it hard to believe but summer is coming #gayvillage #montreal #montrealgay #montrealsummer #gayvillagemontreal A post shared by Naoufel Testaouni (@naoufelt) on Apr 30, 2018 at 4:31pm PDT\nUsually, it's not until May long weekend that the Village 1km Terrasse is officially bumping, but that does not stop me (or anybody else, really) from getting so excited to see this update!\nThe Gay Village summer pedestrian party zone is quintessential Montreal. It is part of our city, whether you're a part of the community or not.\nView this post on Instagram I’ve been working all day long while the sun it out 😭💦 well take me to the gay village please... #gayvillage #gay #gayvillagemontreal #montreal #montreality #montrealcity #montrealmoments #montrealpics #montréal #montrealgay #montrealgayvillage #montrealjetaime #montreallife #montrealisawesome #montrealblogger #montrealspring #canada #quebec #instalike #instagay #instagood #l4l #f4f A post shared by Nadiasview (@nadiuskabeauchemin) on May 1, 2018 at 12:41pm PDT\nSo, here come all the bachelorette parties. All the drunk tourists and students... but most importantly, or community has their stomping grounds back to top form!\n@inge_from_the_northembedded via\nNow that we've hit that special moment, you can expect the balls to stay up until late September 2018.\nIf you didn't believe that summer was coming, it is now (unofficially) coming.