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puppet festival verdun

As if the end of festival season and dropping temperatures weren't sad enough, Montreal's summer pedestrian streets have started closing one by one. We have just one more week to enjoy the pedestrianized Promenade Wellington between rue Regina and 6e Avenue.

Closed to traffic since June 1, this stretch of Verdun's most electric street, a.k.a. Time Out's 2022 "coolest street in the world," has been a treat for Montrealers all summer long. It featured installations and roaming entertainment such as the borough's popular puppet festival.

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Labour Day weekend, is that you? Now is the best time to kiss summer goodbye and to start welcoming autumn vibes with fun activities, especially since many of you will be activating "school-mode" next week.

From the First Fridays food truck fest to big parties and local feasts, our city has a lot to offer on this special weekend — so all the hard workers of the 514 can enjoy a well-deserved break.

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What an incredible, (mostly) restriction-free summer it was! This festival season was one for the books, though going back to a pre-pandemic lifestyle probably made it challenging to maintain your lockdown-level savings for those of us who managed to pile a bit of cash during that period.

You can keep the fun going while sticking to a budget with these 13 free activities in September. From film screenings to street parties, food festivals and dance classes, you can still get out this month on a budget.

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Puppets that capture the imagination of all ages will take to Verdun's main drag during Festival Marionnettes Plein la Rue. Every Friday and Saturday, from August 26 to September 3, visitors can catch giant puppet creations strolling down Promenade Wellington or watch a series of hand puppet shows at surrounding spots. Magic tricks and animatronics will be on full display.

The festival will offer more than 20 free short puppet shows spread across nearby venues and parks.

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