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The Esplanade at the Olympic Park is a hopping all year long with a diverse program for all ages: from sporting events to concerts to Latin dance classes and more, this pop culture hotspot is inclusive, festive and accessible to everyone.
Once the site of the ’76 Olympic medal ceremonies, this massive outdoor space is ideally suited to host events of all sizes. What’s more, it is easily accessible by bike, public transport and car.
The Esplanade’s programming focuses on sport, sustainable development and culture, featuring varied events such as action sports competitions, agricultural exhibitions and even an open-air concert by the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.
To this, add adrenaline-filled events such as the Jackalope extreme sports fest in the summer and the equally thrilling Barbegazi family sports action fest in the winter, plus Fiesta Olympica to dance summer Sundays away!
Come summer, this outdoor playground is alive with Les Jardineries, a popular weekend community happening, with games, activities and shows for all, and the First Fridays Street Food Festival, where the largest gathering of food trucks in Canada takes place the first Friday of the month from May to October. Come wintertime, a magical village appears, complete with outdoor ice rink, entertainment and activities until the snow melts.