Summer 2024: the city’s best seasonal markets and summertime spaces

Food trucks and catering Outdoor Summer
  • Yatai Montreal
  • First Fridays - The Montreal street food
Laure Juilliard

Laure Juilliard

Once the good weather hits, outdoor markets, cool public spaces and beaches, reinvented parks and activities for the whole family pop up all over the city. Shop local and fill your basket to the brim thanks to a wide variety of fresh produce and handmade crafts from our very own artisans, producers, restaurateurs and farmers.

Les Guinguettes de Montréal - La Guinguette Du Sud-Ouest

Les Guinguettes: just like on vacation

Enjoy the coastal holiday atmosphere of Les Guinguettes on the banks of the Lachine Canal in the Sud-Ouest (Southwest neighbourhood) and Old Montréal, This happening pop-up outdoor event will come to life for a few days in June and July, with an exciting musical line-up, family activities, eight food stations and the return of the Marché Tropical, where you can meet local Quebec artisans. Instant vacay vibes, guaranteed!

Parc de l'Ancienne-cour-de-triage, between the Canal and Saint-Patrick Street

June 20 to 24, 2024

The Quay- Peel Basin 

July 11 to 14, 2024

SDC	Les Quartiers du Canal - À l’ouest de la Dame!

In the heart of Little Burgundy

It's party time in Little Burgundy thanks to the brand-new summer event, À l'ouest de la Dame. This festive, free family-friendly and inclusive event invites you to take part in a wide range of activities on Notre-Dame Street West. From jazz and food to sports and art, there's something for everyone!

Notre-Dame Street West, between Atwater Avenue and Vinet Street

July 12 to 14, 2024

Les Quartiers du Canal - Petite-Bourgogne - Atwater Market

Place du Marché: local waterside hotspot for produce and more

Just a stone's throw from the popular Atwater Market facing the Lachine Canal, this pedestrian square comes alive in the summer. On the program: misters to cool off, a boardgames library and sandbox for the kids, and picnic baskets- made with market produce - to be enjoyed in outdoor relaxation areas equipped with awnings.

Saint-Ambroise Street, between Sainte-Émilie Street and Greene Avenue

Summer 2024

Marché des Possibles - YATAI MTL

Bohemian life in Mile End

 Le Marché des Possibles takes to a new open-air site for its 10th anniversary! The free, colourful programme features local community initiatives, a market offering gourmet products and creations by local artists and artisans, family activities, a dog parade, music, cinema and an open-air biergarten.

5705 de Gaspé Avenue, corner Bernard East

Weekends from June 21 to September 22, 2024

First Fridays - The Montreal street food

Discover street food

Canada's biggest gathering of food trucks is back, much to the delight of gourmets young and old alike! First Fridays is a monthly street food event that rolls in on the first Friday of the month to set up for a weekend of food, fun and culture. Here you can discover a new dish or wine from the huge selection on offer and catch up with friends and family.

On the Sun Life Financial Esplanade at the Olympic Stadium

June 7 to 9, 2024 and from July 5 to 7, 2024

On the Clock Tower Quay in the Old Port

August 2 to 4, 2024

Yatai Montreal

Japanese street food

For four days in June, feast on Japanese specialties prepared with care by a dozen culinary kiosks, specially set up for the occasion in the heart of Griffintown. YATAI MTL is also a chance to discover some twenty merchant booths and exhibitors of Japanese products, as well as an exciting program of cultural activities. Admission is $3 and free for children aged 10 and under.

THE QUAYS at Peel Basin

June 8 to 11, 2024

Cho Ðêm MTL

Vietnamese street food

In the form of a large market, Chợ Đêm MTL - which means “night market” in Vietnamese - brings together for its second edition over 40 vendors who forge the cultural identity of Vietnam in Quebec. A fine cultural program featuring round-table discussions with various Vietnamese personalities, singing, v-pop shows, Vietnamese martial arts as well as modern and folk dances also awaits you, between a few bites.

The QUAIS at the Bassin Peel
July 18 to 21, 2024

Taco Fest presented by TasteMontreal

Mexican Food Festival

Taco Fest is back in Montreal! On the menu: a jam-packed programme featuring over twenty merchants showcasing the best of Mexican cuisine, plus music, interactive games, dance classes and, of course, tacos.

Jacques-Cartier Quay

From August 31 to September 2, 2024

Villeray - Place de Castelnau pedestrianized

Pedestrian-friendly streets

Every summer, some of Montréal's busiest roads are transformed into pedestrian streets, a kind of mini-village where markets, lively terraces, attractive boutiques and ephemeral urban amenities flourish. This summer, stroll down 11 pedestrian streets in seven different neighborhoods. A wonderful opportunity to discover the city on foot, away from the traffic. And don't forget the trade fairs that will be taking place on these streets this summer: lively, festive events and seasonal markets with great free programming for all and lots of bargains:

Mont Royal Avenue’s Trade Fair  
Between Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Fullum Street 
June 6 – 9, 2024 August 23 – 25, 2024

AZIMUT 3 – Promenade Masson Sidewalk Sale
Between 1st and 12th Avenues 

June 14 – 16, 2024

Between Bellechasse and Jean-Talon Streets
July 4 – 7, 2024

Duluth Avenue Trade Fairs 
Between Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Saint-Hubert Street
Music and street food, June 12 – 16, 2024 
Montréal island craft breweries, August 14 – 18, 2024 
Local wine and cheeses, August 14 – 18, 2024 

Ontario Street Back-to-School Sidewalk Sale 
Between Darling Street and Pie-IX Boulevard
August 29 – September 1, 2024

Marché des Éclusiers

Marché des Éclusiers: 5 à 7 by the water and Québec’s finest terroir products

Fancy a gourmet break in a magnificent setting? Located in the heart of the Old Port, the Marché des Éclusiers is home to a seasonal restaurant, a coffee bar, a bar (don't miss Market Thursdays for a happy hour to remember), a gourmet grocery store and a farmer's market dedicated to promoting local artisanal products and tasty foods. A delightfully picturesque spot on the canal.

400 de la Commune Street West

From May 16, 2024

Village au Pied-du-Courant

Village au Pied-du-Courant: your waterfront getaway

The Village au Pied-du-Courant, a unique seaside area facing the Jacques-Cartier Bridge on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, is back for another festive edition. Ideal for an some cocktails with friends or family fun on the beach, the atmosphere is lively and very holiday-like. It's also one of the places with the best view of L'International des Feux Loto-Québec, from June to August.

2100 Notre-Dame Street East, along the St. Lawrence River, at the foot of the Jacques Cartier Bridge

June 13 to September 21, 2024, Thursday to Saturday

Marché Angus: don’t miss it!

Looking for a place to enjoy that sweet sunny vibe, cool down and have a snack? Head to the Marché Angus, back for another summer season. Buy fresh local foods that come in a kaleidoscope of colours and flavours, and support local producers and artisans with your purchases. Fruit, vegetables, jams, herbs, cheeses, charcuteries: everything you need to create a diverse and delicious menu. Getting hot? You can always stop off at the terrasse and beer counter to quaff a cold one!

William-Tremblay Street, facing Parc Jean-Duceppe

Starting May 17, 2024


Les Marchés Fermiers du Plateau: unleash your inner locavore

An initiative by the Maison de l’amitié community centre, this market is the ideal spot to do your grocery shopping. Stock up on Québec products such as bread, pastries, flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, maple syrup, honey and meat. Seriously, all these fresh and fabulous markets throughout the Plateau make you feel like you’ve been transported somewhere else!

Marché Laurier, Place du Coteau-Saint-Louis, 475 Laurier Avenue East (Laurier métro station, north exit) // May 16 to November 3, 2024 // Thursday, 3 pm to 7 pm (until October 31) and Sunday, 12 pm to 4 pm (until November 3)

Marché Saint-Louis, Square Saint-Louis (Sherbrooke métro station on the side of Saint-Denis Street) // June 11 to October 22, 2024 // Tuesday, 3 to 7 p.m.

Marché Baldwin, Terrasse Mercure, Parc Baldwin (corner Rachel and Fullum, 29 bus) // June 12 to October 23, 2024 // Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m.

Grande Fabrique

Local eco-responsible design

La Grande Fabrique 2024 is back for a 7th edition in partnership with the Collectif créatif Montréal. Fans of local crafts and fun discoveries can happily browse through the 200 outdoor kiosks run by artisans, designers and creators of quality, local eco-responsible products. Plus there will also be a host of activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy!

Sainte-Catherine Street East, between Pie-IX Boulevard and Aird Street
August 10- 11, 2024

Jardins Gamelin

Urban agriculture and blissful summer evenings

For its 10th season, Jardins Gamelin will feature a snack bar, a large furnished terrace, an eclectic cultural program, concerts, urban agriculture and giant games every Sunday afternoon with hosts. All activities are free and the space is open every day until 11 p.m. Long live summer!

Place Émilie-Gamelin
From May 30 to September 15, 2024

Ruelle du Musée, Musée McCord Stewart

Ode to Montréal's alleys

For a typically Montréal experience in the heart of downtown, the McCord Stewart Museum unveils its green Museum Alley, reminiscent of the city's most beautiful green alleys. This pedestrian space on Victoria Street, designed by the architectural firm Kanva, invites passers-by to sit, stroll and chat in a fresh décor of clotheslines. Don't miss a varied program all summer long, plus games and entertainment.

Rue Victoria, between Sherbrooke Street East and Président-Kennedy Avenue
Starting June 13, 2024 (open year-round)

Aire commune

Stylish cocktails in the District Central

When it comes to the best outdoor 5 à 7 of the summer, Esplanade Louvain in the Chabanel district is the place to be! Evenings organised by the team of Aire Commune and featuring many local artists attract young Montrealers to revel in a mythical "golden hour" cocktail. 

Avenue de l'Esplanade at the corner of De Louvain Street West 

Starting May 16, 2024

Îlots d’été - Aire Commune - Espace de travail - Rue Duluth

Summer islands and stations: greendesking at its best

For a new edition, Aire Commune has set up Station CF (starting May 13, 2024) and a network of open-air workspaces made up of 20 cabins offering free WIFI and electricity. Solo or in small groups, you can set up comfortably without reservation in the various Îlots d'été, located in the four corners of Montréal. Whether on the riverfront in Lachine, in the heart of Little Italy, in the Central District or in downtown Montreal: freedom is yours!

Spring and summer 2024 

Jardins Gamelin - Bals de l’été - TIPICA - Bachata

Urban oasis in the heart of downtown

Les moments du cœur de l’île make downtown THE place to be this summer. Take advantage of one of the many marvelous outdoor spaces set up in Jardins Gamelin, Esplanade Tranquille, Phillips Square or even the Esplanade Place Ville-Marie to stop, sit a spell and drink in the Montréal vibe. In all, 8 wonderful outdoor spots, plus over 300 summertime terrasses are waiting to welcome you as you explore the city. Don’t forget, of course, to enjoy the artistic programming that’s sure to heat up your summer!

Laure Juilliard

Laure Juilliard

Originally from Paris, Laure Juilliard made Montréal her home over 15 years ago and has never looked back. Won over by her new city's unique energy, cultural vibrancy and gastronomic effervescence, she loves exploring all the coolest spots. A writer and blogger specialising in lifestyle, culture, travel and gastronomy, she has lent her pen to Tourisme Montréal for more than 10 years, in addition to magazines such as ELLE Québec and Clin d'œil, as well as a variety of well-known companies and agencies. Always on the lookout for innovative concepts and the best addresses wherever she is in the world, she is also always planning her next trip.

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