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It's hot. And it's nice. No doubt, the Sun is well at the Rendez-vous this summer! The Montreal Grand Prix marked the beginning of the festivities in the city. The Montrealers are already in a hurry to enjoy the Festivals and outdoor events.
At Coo-Mon, we love the beautiful season which means joy, warmth, and entertainment. So for you, we have selected the 5 events not to miss this summer in Montreal. The best places where you can proudly assert your style, and show your most colorful outfits. Make the city vibrate with colors!
The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is a must. Since 1980, it is the venue for music enthusiasts, and brings together every year, people of all ages.
Whether you are a family, a couple, co-workers, or a group of Friends, from June 28th to July 7th, 2018, place-des-Arts – right in the heart of downtown Montreal-will be your gathering place.
The program of this 39Th Edition offers 150 concerts in the hall and 139 Outdoor Shows, including those of Seal, Jain or even Charlotte Gainsbourg. It is not without reason that the Guinness World Records ranks it as « The world's largest jazz festival »!
The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal was designed for all Lovers of jazz-related music or not, young and elderly. La petite école du jazz will delight the young families with its lessons and a musical initiation with a humorous tone! A must see!
What outfit to Wear (men):
A casual outfit, with a little touch of elegance, and a hint of exoticism. The spirit of Jazz is in you!
An incentive to travel... without moving from your city! Since 1987, The Festival International Nuits d'Afrique has gathered music lovers of the world in Montreal. From July 10th to July 22nd, 2018, we will have the opportunity to listen to a wide range of Mixed talents from here and elsewhere, namely Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Official programmation mainly includes local artists proposing a repertoire which blends tradition And modernism, creating a cultural bridge between North America and their native countries.
The Festival International Nuits d'Afrique is "13 days scented with spicy southern delicacies ", with indoor concerts and free outdoor shows. Internationally renowned, it welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, including many tourists. The festive and friendly atmosphere of the festival will charm you.
Especially since you can also take advantage of the street exhibitions to shop for original and sometimes unique items from crafters and, improve your sense of rhythm, thanks to the workshops of African dance and percussions that are offered.
What outfit to Wear (women):
A dress suit but comfortable and adapted to the hot season! You may spend some nice rhythmic evenings at the sounds of the djembes. Hairstyle Suggestion: A beautiful top bun would perfectly enhance your makeup.
Heading to the Caribbean! But no need to fly. Haiti moved to Montreal for 5 Days during the festival Haiti en folie. The "Best of Haitian culture" Meeting in the North American Francophone Capital from Jyly 25th to july 29th. A multi-disciplinary unique festival in Quebec, representing the celebration of Haitian culture through Comedy, Theatre, gastronomy, literature, dance, crafts and so much more. For an overview of the program, the names of Émeline Michel, Wesli or even Dany Laferrière should tell a lot to some people! It promises to be a week "high in colors and Creole flavors»!
The Festival's mission is to promote the diversity and beauty of Haitian culture in North America.
what outfit to Wear (men):
A style inspired by the blending of Western culture and Creole influences, which wake up the star that's in you.
It's hot! And believe us, this next July 20th it will be even hotter in Montreal! Cuba will be on stage at Le Balcon (located in Quartier des spectacles Montréal) featuring the band The Cuban Martinez Show, led by the trombonist Yordan Martinez. The program: discovery of the Cuban and Latin music culture. Salsa, Sound, Cha-cha-cha, merengue, and Bolero; these pulse-pounding beats and the varied repertoire will make you dance throughout the evening! Tropical warmth assured! For the refined palates, it is possible to dine on site: you will have the choice between several formulas of Table d'hôte prepared on the spot, made from fresh and seasonal ingredients. The music will start right after your last bite of dessert!
What outfit to wear (women):
Mmmh... Your outfit will be Muy Caliente this summer! Capture the spotlight and show off your curves with this set!
Probably one of the most anticipated events in Quebec by the trend-setters and influencers of the Canadian fashion industry! The Fashion & Design Festival is an open air event which will take place from August 20th to August 25th, right in the heart of Place-des-arts.
More than just a show, consider this event as the celebration of creativity, aestheticism, and culture in Montreal.
An artistic hub bringing together the beautiful disciplines of our era and the leading trends in the fashion, design, beauty and music sectors. For the occasion, Many Canadian designers, retailers, emerging accessories creators, and fashion icons have been invited to share with the general public their vision of their art. Among the activities proposed, it will be possible to buy directly from the designers, in their Pop Up fashion boutiques, to attend fashion shows, and to attend conferences on the future of fashion in our society. 550.000 visitors are expected for this 18Th Edition of the Fashion & Design Festival, take your place!
What outfit to Wear (women):
It's the perfect opportunity to get out your most original, unique-even extravagant outfits- from the closet! And above all, do not forget your fashion accessories, your essentials! Dare the color, dare the avant-garde stuff, dare, dare! Who knows... Perhaps you will be asked to appear on a fashion blog or the Instagram account of a trend-setter?