Though there'll be no parades or giant parties this year, several things are planned for La Fête Nationale! Otherwise known as Saint-Jean Baptiste Day, Quebec's national holiday is one of the most popular events of the summer. So wear some blue, turn on some Loud, crank up that A/C, and get ready to celebrate a Saint-Jean unlike any you've ever experienced.\nMontreal celebrated its first-ever Saint-Jean Baptiste day in 1834. For 186 years, the city has celebrated the National Holiday on June 24.\nSteeped in tradition, the event is marked by a huge parade. The recent health crisis has forced the Saint-Jean Baptiste Society of Montreal and the Quebec government to cancel the parade for the first time in its 186 year history.\nThough cancelled like many summer events, the government has recently lifted some restrictions on gatherings.\nIf you're planning to celebrate Saint-Jean Baptiste, remember that the government recommends small indoor or outdoor gatherings while wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.\nSince you probably have the day off, we put together a little list of online and socially-distanced events so you can show some pride this week!\nSaint-Jeanne 2020 - Une St-Jean Alternative\nWhen: June 24, 8 p.m. \n\nPosted by Safia Nolin on Wednesday, June 17, 2020\nSafia Nolin is hosting the first-ever edition of Saint-Jeanne, a Fête Nationale party for everyone who feels left out of traditional Saint-Jean celebrations. \nThe event will feature artists such as Backxwash, Tranna Wintour, and drag queens Matane Alex and Giselle Lullaby. Kiara, a contestant on Canada's Ru Paul's Drag Race, will host the event. \nSaint-Jeanne will be live-streamed on Nolin's Facebook page on June 24. Nolin is also fundraising for LGBTQ+ advocacy groups. \n\nLes mercredis pique-niques\nWhen: June 24, 11 a.m.\n\nPosted by Fleury Ouest on Friday, May 29, 2020\nLocal restaurateurs in Ahuntsic are inviting all Montrealers to the Quartier Flo, around rue Fleury Ouest and Parc Tolhurst. \nLes mercredis pique-niques usually invites local food trucks and food kiosks to take over the neighbourhood but due to the recent pandemic, restaurants are opening up for take-out! \nCall ahead in advance and order a picnic basket and enjoy your Saint-Jean!\n\nC’est à notre tour de nous laisser parler d’amour\nWhen: June 24, 7 p.m. \n View this post on Instagram C’est avec une immense fierté que nous vous dévoilons aujourd’hui la thématique officielle de la Fête nationale 2020 « Unis ! ». Une thématique qui souligne la force et la résilience du peuple québécois qui s’est uni en temps de crise et qui doit en être fier ! La fierté cette année se révèle à travers tous les travailleurs essentiels et les citoyens qui ont fait leur part. Cette année, célébrons la Fête nationale du Québec tous UNIS! 💙 Pour lire le communiqué de presse -> rendez-vous sur notre page Facebook. #fetenationale #MCC #fierté #unis #thématique A post shared by Fête nationale du Québec à MTL (@fetenatmtl) on May 26, 2020 at 8:12am PDT\n\nThe Quebec National Day Committee in Montreal invites everyone to take part in what could be the largest choir ever assembled. \nQuebecers are invited to go outside on their balconies, out their windows, or yards to sing a refrain from Gens du Pays, a song of national pride.\nFind the lyrics here! \n\nSt-Jean Baptiste Greek Festival\nWhen: 5:00 p.m., June 23 – 8 p.m., June 28\n\nPrice list for take out ONLY : Tuesday, June 23, 5-8 pm and Wednesday, June 24, 12-8 pm. Call now (514) 296-4439 to pre-order!Posted by Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal on Tuesday, June 23, 2020\nThe Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal is moving the festivities online this year with takeout Greek meals available at the South Shore Community Centre in St-Hubert. Just make sure to call to preorder.\n\nUNI.E.S Dans La Diversité\nWhen: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., June 25\n\nPosted by Uni_T on Monday, June 15, 2020\nMontreal's new drive-in event theatre, the Royalmount, is hosting a special St-Jean event with performances by Eddy King, Angelo Schiraldi, Sarahmée, and Kyng Rose.\nFoodservice is available on-site and attendees will even be able to tailgate in zones outside their cars.\nYou must reserve your ticket online.\n\nHead To A Terrasse & Have A Drink\n View this post on Instagram . 🍊Beautiful Aperol terrasse🍊 . . @aperolcanada @terrassesbonsecours #summervibes #aperolcanada #aperolspritz #painttheworldorange A post shared by Marie-Hélène (@mary_popppppp) on Jun 4, 2020 at 5:02pm PDT\n\nRestaurants began to open in the Montreal area on June 22 — that includes indoor and outdoor dining spaces. Some of the city's most popular terrasses let MTL Blog know when they're opening for the season. Check out that list here!\n\nHave A BBQ With Your Friends\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🦎 Célia | Origigraphy (@celiagodichaud) on Jun 23, 2020 at 11:25am PDT\n\nIndoor and outdoor gatherings are allowed in Montreal so long as they have a maximum of 10 people from three different households.\nThis is the perfect opportunity to throw a small party with your friends to celebrate getting through the last few months.\n\n\n\nC’est avec une immense fierté que nous vous dévoilons la thématique officielle de la #FêteNationale 2020 « Unis ! ». Une thématique qui souligne la force du peuple québécois qui s’est UNIS en temps de crise et qui doit en être fier ! Pour en savoir plus ->https://t.co/oWDDEr6XDv pic.twitter.com/rHLKmjjyvS— Fête nationale à MTL (@fetenatmtl) May 26, 2020\n\nBonne Saint-Jean everyone!