Montreal Family Activities – June 2022
June is one of the busiest months for parents. End of school activities, recitals and concerts, camp prep…deep breaths. While it may seem like a lot, it’s no excuse to stay home – especially with low Covid numbers – and more importantly, tons of amazing Montreal family activities taking place this month. Check them out!
The food trucks are back at the Olympic Stadium for the 10th anniversary of First Fridays. This has been one of my family’s top Montreal activities since its inception! We love discovering food from around the world and spending a Friday night at the Big O. This month’s event starts at 4pm and is Mexican themed.
This week-long festival celebrates Japan and its street food. Over the weekend there is a family-friendly event featuring Kanae Nobori performing with young pianists featuring music from Hayao Miyazaki’s films. The concert takes place on both Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Other family friendly events include workshops and, of course, sampling the street food. All events take place at Entrepôt 77 at Marché des Possibles, 77 Bernard East.
Now in its 10th edition, the Mural Festival is back with street art around St Laurent Blvd. The kids will love the life-size art and augmented reality exhibits taking place at Parc au Portugal and Parc des Ameriques, just a short walk from the main zone.
Mid-month the water slides at Mont Saint Sauveur re-open for a summer of fun. Whether you purchase a daily ticket or a seasons pass, you will get free access to the FUN park featuring 5 amusement rides. A complete day of outdoor thrills up north!
This huge, 3-day, free science festival is back, in a new location this year. Head over to the site of the Biodome in Parc Jean Drapeau to discover over 75 science themed activities including workshops, demonstrations and theatre productions. The theme of this year’s event is “water in all its states”.
The Grand Prix is racing into Montreal! While you may not want to take your kids down to the track, give them a taste of the checkered flags on Crescent street. They can take in live music, fancy cars and the buzz of Montreal during this highly anticipated event.
The beach is reopening, just in time for the end of school and the start of summer. Kids will love playing in the sand and wading in the water but the real hit is the Aquazilla inflatable obstacle course. Kids 6+ can enjoy this installation and children 6-8 must be accompanied by an adult. Expect a number of fees – kids under 17 have free access to the beach, adults are $9.25. Parking is $9.13. Access to Aquazilla is $99 for a family of 4 for a full day. Hourly options are available too.
If you’ve got a train lover in your home, this is a must-visit activity. The Kirkland arena will feature over 80 model trains including special Thomas the Train and Harry Potter themed displays. Over 40 vendors will also be on site. All proceeds benefit Sun Youth.
Kick off summer with a magical fireworks display at La Ronde. The first event will take place on June 25th at 10pm. It may sound like a late night but when you purchase tickets you’ll also get access to the park so you can spend the whole day having fun. This month’s event Je Me Souviens is Quebec themed with local music including the likes of Leonard Cohen. Get ready for “drones to paint the sky!”