Montreal Family Activities June 2023
School’s almost out for summer! And while the big ones might be wrapping up papers and exams, and the little ones are soaking up the sun, there are so many amazing ways to take a weekend break. Here’s a roundup of the top Montreal family activities June 2023 has to offer!
Summer officially kicks off as the food trucks head back to the Olympic Stadium for their monthly Friday celebration. This is a great event to get the family out to a Montreal landmark and to taste some of the city’s best food on wheels. From 4pm to 11pm, you can sample delicacies from food trucks including Lucille’s, Crémy, Greenbank BBQ and more. In addition to live music, this year’s edition also features a culinary component.
If you have a firetruck lover in your family this event is not to be missed. The city of Laval is celebrating our firefighters with a free 2-day festival at Collège Montmorency from 9:30am-4pm. Activities will include a firetruck parade, activity stations, firefighter demos, live shows and more.
The Planetarium is opening its doors for a free day of discovery. No tickets are required. The day includes a full itinerary of activities including Small Steps, Orbit or Bust, and Reaching for the Moon. For the big kids, the program extends from 9:30pm-12am with marshmallows while gazing up at the moon.
Montreal’s street art festival is back with activities taking place throughout the Plateau. My family-friendly suggestion is to head to St Laurent Blvd for their annual street fair the weekend of June 8-11. The street will be closed to traffic and live mural installations will be created on site.
Go fly a kite at La Tohu’s Frederic-Back Park as kite flyers from Canada, the US and France take to the skies. Aside from watching this free event along with circus performances, families can borrow their own kite to fly or attend one of the kite-making workshops.
About an hour from Montreal, this old-fashioned fair features 4 days of fun. Pick from a slew of activities like tractor pulls, rabbit and guinea pig shows or a demolition derby. Then, enjoy the rides, snack booths and other attractions.
One day tickets: $10-$20/adults, $10-$15/kids, under 5/free, bracelets $ required for rides
Our city’s amusement park sets up the perfect 2 weekends for families when younger kids can feel a little bit comfier. Each weekend features a special activity from treasure hunts, to petting zoos to mazes.
The pups take to the stage for a live performance at Place Bell in Laval. Two English shows are available, June 23 at 6pm and June 25 at 2pm.
A celebration of Indian culture, this festival is all things colour. A musical, colour-throwing festival, each participant will receive a bag of colour powder bags to throw. The festival features lots of kid-friendly activities including bouncy castles, Indian food stalls and a bazaar.
Free for kids under 12, $24.95/adult
Parc Jean Drapeau’s Jean-Doré beach features an amazing inflatable structure that opens at the end of June. From trampolines to wiggle bridges to giant swings, this obstacle course on water is meant for kids 6+. Children ages 6-8 require a parent to accompany them on the structure.
$125/family per day, or $60/family per hour
The Jazz festival isn’t just for grownups. Every year there is a free installation in Quartier des Spectacles which includes family-friendly activities like musical games and performances. It’s open daily and definitely worth checking out!
Montreal’s newest observation tower is open at the Old Port. It features a 360-degree glass cage and interactive speakers playing music from the Orchèstre Metropolitan. Another cool feature is the augmented reality programming that focuses on historical places in the city.