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Summer fun in the Village

© Carl Éthier - Aires Libres© - Montréal Pride© Divers/Cité, Aydin Matlabi - Divers/Cité
© Stéphane Mabilais - Mtl en Arts

© Carl Éthier - Aires Libres

April 24, 2012 ─  Kiss spring goodbye and say hello to warmer climes, and the Village’s fabulous line-up of festival entertainment.

April showers bring May flowers and another exciting edition of Aires Libres. From Berri Street to Papineau Avenue, an entire section of Sainte-Catherine Street will once again be closed to cars until autumn. Soak up the sights—stop-worthy shops, sidewalk terraces, street entertainers and beach volleyball games—as you amble serenely along.

June is for jamming, and the Village becomes music central for artists from far and wide. Music lovers will be able to enjoy everything from jazz to rock to blues to classical and much more from the sonic spectrum.

For five days in July, the Village becomes an artistic and cultural meeting point as some 135 visual and craft artists showcase their works streetside during the Festival International Montréal en Arts (FIMA). This gigantic outdoor art gallery celebrates its 10th anniversary this year by kicking off Divers/Cité, a week of artistic performances and not-to-miss parties. There’ll be everything from Latin rhythms to techno to trance, not to mention multidisciplinary and multicultural events at this unique event, which moves to the beat of diversity and creativity.

August, for its part, unfurls in a rainbow of pride-worthy festivities. Montréal Pride Celebrations will be putting on an array of outdoor activities, concerts and happening soirées, with the much-anticipated Pride Parade wrapping up the revelry.

In September, summer may be officially over, but that’s no reason to pack up your party suit. The bars of the Village always have something going on, four seasons long. Come out and join us!