Sonic Sundays in the sun at Piknic Électronik

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Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden

Piknic Électronik is a must if you’re an electronic music fan, love to dance or simply want to chill in the park among friendly Montrealers. For more than 20 seasons, the weekly outdoor event brings in some of the world's biggest DJs, giving crowds all the right reasons to spend the afternoon smiling, dancing and stretching out under the sun. This year dance to over a hundred producers on two stages in Parc Jean-Drapeau.

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 19 to October 6, 2024, 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!

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International DJs meet legendary locals

With over 100 performances and a gender-equal lineup, Piknic Électronik 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. Check here for the full lineup.

Piknic Électronik hits all the right notes, blending classic electro beats with trending sounds.

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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 2024, check here!

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Satiated Sundays

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.

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Edgy eco-awareness

Since its beginnings more than 20 years ago, Piknic Électronik has been 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.

People dancing in the fountain -Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival

Nearby attractions

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 the three-day music fest Osheaga, EDM fest îLESONIQ Montréal and country music festival LASSO Montréal in August.

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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