Montréal, October 5, 2017 – This coming October 27, 28 and 29, the Place des Festivals will be getting a total Halloween revamp, complete with free entertainment and activities. According to a legend loosely based on Montréal’s history, for centuries, an evil creature has been sleeping in the depths of the St. Lawrence River. Stirred from its slumber by the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge on May 17, it has haunted the city ever since and will come to terrorize Montréal during the last weekend of October. A spectacularly spooky decor and festive ambiance await young and old on this unforgettable Halloween weekend as part of Montréal’s 375th.
Yann Perreau, along with columnist, author and zombie tourist guide Catherine Éthier and actress Joëlle Lancôt, great wizard of the Magical Village, are the official Trouble-Fête spokespeople and will be there for the fun.
“The Society for Montréal’s 375th Anniversary is extremely excited about Montréal’s great Halloween celebration! This has already been a very festive year, but it’s also an opportunity to test innovative new concepts. Montréal is one of North America’s oldest cities, and rich in all kinds of haunted tales. With the Trouble-Fête, we would like to explore this unknown terrain and position the city as an ideal Halloween getaway,” said Alain Gignac, General Manager of the Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th anniversary.
“This family-friendly Halloween celebration is another example of Montréal’s outsized creativity. Like our city’s cultural dynamism, which we’ve been celebrating throughout 2017, this fall event will give the public another chance to discover the talent of our many artists and creators,” said Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region.
Starting at 6 :30 p.m. – Place des Festivals
Evening music program that will make the Creature’s den hot, hot, hot!
The biggest zombie walk in Canada: over 10,000 zombies awakened by the Trouble-Fête will swarm the streets of Montréal!
Starting 1 p.m. – Place des Festivals
4 p.m. – The entertainment begins – The route of the Walk
An absolute must for kids who have ever dreamed of becoming apprentice wizards!
See the complete Trouble-Fête program at 375mtl.com
Read the entire legend here.
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will mark Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces in carrying out its mandate: to mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage public funds, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.
The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Québec government, the Canada government and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information, see http://www.375mtl.com
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