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Come live the excitement of the Little Italy’s neighborhood during its events. Many activities will be proposed to satisfy all tastes. Everybody is welcome!

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From July 18th to July 18th, 2019

Vivere Grand Prix in Little Italy 2018

Little Italy celebrates the beginning of summer with games for the whole family, an exhibition of Italian cars and a 1.2 km gastronomic route during the Montreal’s Grand Prix.

True to its tradition, Little Italy invites tourists and residents of Greater Montreal to celebrate the start of summer at the “Grand Prix Petite-Italie”, from June 8 to 10, 2018. For the ninth consecutive year, the unique neighborhood is offering a weekend full of gastronomy, cars and entertainment.

With its European lifestyle, Little Italy and its merchants will liven up Saint-Laurent Boulevard for over a kilometer!

Visitors can experience the authentic atmosphere of the neighbourhood while enjoying its famous gastronomy in the streets or in the cafés and restaurants. Moreover, everyone is invited to come and watch the qualifications as well as the Sunday race on the terraces, a glass of Spritz in hand.

As for entertainment, St. Laurent Boulevard will be stormed with seven self-service play stations, including a pedal karting circuit, a giant tablefoot, a 9-hole mini-putt featuring the City of Montreal, and more. Games that will amuse not only the children but also their parents!

True to the traditions of the old continent, the celebrations will officially open on Friday, June 8 with the procession of the Italian brass band, the Banda Gentile. Composed of 30 musicians, the troupe will please the  nostalgics of southern Italy’s traditions while introducing young residents to typical Italian music.

Of course, cars are an integral part of the program. More than 40 collectibles,  shared with us by both private owners and automobile clubs, will be exposed throughout the week-end, on the Main, between Jean-Talon and Beaubien Ouest. Lovers of Italian design and engineering will be able to admire the variety of cars on display as well as a vintage bus,  courtesy of the Société de transport de Montréal.

For a short visit, a long day or all weekend, Little Italy takes advantage of the Grand Prix to invite you to celebrate the arrival of summer in its company!

The Société de développement commercial Petite-Italie - Marché Jean-Talon would like to thank the Ville de Montréal and the borough of Rosemont - Petite-Patrie for their support in making this event possible.

For more details on the complete program, visit www.grandprixpetiteitalie.com .