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The St. Jean Baptiste Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year in Montreal, celebrating the culture and history of Quebec. This year, the festival will feature a spectacular parade on June 24, presented in collaboration with Hydro-Québec and Quebecor.
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The Parade: A Feast for the Eyes and Ears
The parade will start at 1 p.m. at the corner of Saint-Denis and Boucher streets and end at Maisonneuve Boulevard. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy more than 20 floats, 800 artists and performers, and 200 volunteers, who will showcase the diversity and creativity of Quebec society.
This year’s parade theme is “La joie de vivre,” which means “the joy of living” in French. The parade will celebrate the resilience and optimism of Quebecers, who have faced many challenges in the past year due to the pandemic. The parade will also highlight the achievements and contributions of Quebecers in various fields, such as science, arts, sports, and social justice.
Some of the highlights of the parade include:
- A tribute to the healthcare workers who have been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.
- A float dedicated to the Indigenous peoples of Quebec, who have enriched the culture and history of the province with their traditions and values.
- A float featuring the Montreal Canadiens, who have made history by reaching the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 28 years.
- A float celebrating the Francophonie unites more than 300 million people worldwide who share the French language and culture.
- A float showcasing the musical talents of Quebec, such as Céline Dion, Arcade Fire, Coeur de Pirate, and many more.
The parade will also feature live music, dance, circus, theater, comedy acts, giant puppets, stilt walkers, acrobats, and fire breathers. The parade will be a feast for the eyes and ears and a source of pride and joy for all Quebecers.
The Grand Spectacle: A Free Concert with Popular Artists
But that’s not all! After the parade, you can head to Parc Maisonneuve for the Grand Spectacle, a free concert starting at 9 p.m. The concert will feature some of the most popular artists from Quebec, such as: Fouki, Garou, Isabelle Boulay, Jay Jay, Justin Boulet, Lydia Kepinski, Marjo, Melissa Bedard, P’Tit Belliveau, Souldia.
The concert will also be broadcasted live on TVA or online on TVA.ca or QUB Radio.
How to Join the Celebration
If you want to join the celebration, you can watch the parade live on TVA or online on TVA.ca or QUB Radio. You can also follow the festival on social media using the hashtag #FeteNationaleMTL. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic and beauty of Quebec culture!