Party park life
Piknic Électronik's location is one of the most beautiful places in the city. The whole event takes place overlooking the St. Lawrence River from among the trees in Parc Jean-Drapeau, just steps from the metro station on Saint Helen’s Island. Every Sunday afternoon from May 21 to October 1, listen to music on the main stage or Boisé stage and dance, eat, drink and hang out with friends and family – there's even an activity zone just for kids!
International DJs meet legendary locals
With over 100 performances and a gender-equal lineup, Piknic Électronik’s 20th season hits all the right notes, blending classic electro beats with trending sounds. Some of the best international electronic producers and DJs come to Montréal to get everyone dancing outdoors in the park from afternoon to night – and even later into the night at “OFF-Piknic” events in the city.
Dance to the Montréal beat
In keeping with its friendly, community vibe, Piknic always highlights incredible local artists. Every Sunday on the main and Boisé stages, you'll find an array of diverse and dynamic talent from Québec and across Canada. For all the details on international and local artists coming to Piknic in 2023, check out Piknic Électronik's full program in the spring!
If you're going to spend the day in the park, naturally you'll need plenty of cold drinks (with or without alcohol) and energy-providing snacks. Piknic Électronik's food and beverage options have you covered, ranging from healthy whole foods to classic burgers and poutine –so go with whatever your gut is telling you at the end of a weekend spent in Montréal. And while bringing your own alcohol isn't allowed on site, packing a picnic is encouraged!
Since its beginnings 20 years ago, Piknic Électronik has committed to sustainable development and reducing its carbon footprint. Steps away from the Jean-Drapeau metro station, it's easy to take public transit to Piknic – and there's plenty of bike parking too. On site, you'll find reusable cups and recyclable or compostable dishes, a compost bin, and a water fountain for refilling (non-glass) water bottles. When buying your ticket, you'll have the opportunity to donate to an ecological project of your choice.
While Piknic Électronik transforms Sundays in the park, there's even more going on in Parc Jean-Drapeau throughout the week. You'll find entertainment and games of chance at the Casino de Montréal, thrills and family fun at Six Flags amusement park La Ronde, and edifying education and architecture at the Buckminster Fuller-designed Expo 67 Biosphère – Montréal Space for Life. And throughout the summer, festivals and major events fill the park, from the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada in June to family-friendly Week-ends du monde, three-day music fest Osheaga and EDM fest îleSoniq Montreal and country music festival Lasso Montréal in August.