I love discovering the city and love even more when I can do it with my family! This weekend, Quartier DIX30 is having a POP SUMMER block party for the whole family! From Saturday July 6, 2019 - Sunday July 7, 2019, head to the south shore and prepare to be blown away! There’s everything from music to DJs to live art! The patios are open and the stores are calling your name! I headed down there this morning and can’t wait to share everything I saw. The good news is that it’s happening all weekend long so you don’t have to feel like you’re missing out! You can head over there tonight or all day tomorrow (check out the event map at the bottom of my post)! It’s a short drive over the beautiful new Champlain bridge and from the West Island, the drive was only a little over a half hour (which is AMAZING for Montreal traffic).
The roads in DIX30 were completely closed off so your minis can fun free without you worrying about cars! So many of the shops have tents set up outside and there were so many fun activities for kids. There’s something happening at every corner, you won’t know where to start! There are life size chess boards and inflatable swans and chairs that your kids will just freak out over.
There are stunning murals and artwork on the walls and cross walks throughout all of DIX30 - you won’t know where to look first! The best part is that you can see the artists live at work! They had just begun painting and designing the cross walks when I arrived early Saturday morning and I can’t wait to go back tomorrow and see the finished products! Some of the artists include: Charlotte Ratel, Olivier Charland, Frédéric Chabot, Franco E. Art, Roadsworth, Marc-Olivier Lamothe and Beyung.
Many of the stores are bringing their merchandise outside in cute pop up tents so you can take advantage of great sales without having to go in the store and miss out on the beautiful weather! Some of my fave stores in DIX30 are Pottery Barn Kids, Anthropologie, Lulu Lemon, Rudsak, ZARA (it’s HUGE) and many others. There are also SO many restaurants and most have beautiful patios so you can soak in the sun and people watch while eating the most delicious food!
If you’re coming with kids, not to worry! There were even picnic tables set up so when they need a snack (every 15 mins) and you need somewhere to sit in the shade, you’ll find the perfect picturesque tables with a parasol and fun activities near by.
There will be bike rentals, DJ booths (3 in total) and entertainment for kids and adults. I caught a few acts while I was there and can say that they were a blast! So whether you’re looking to shop, eat or just sight see, the DIX30 POP SUMMER event is the place to be this weekend! Oh, and there is a TON of parking which is always a win in my book!