NEW! Click on the years below to explore 19 years of history at the Festival!

Crescent Street was full of people during this first edition!

1999

The first edition of the festival was an astonishing success! Thanks to Player’s and Air Canada’s support, the one-day event welcomed an amazing number of 100,000 people on Crescent Street. Montrealers met with race drivers Patrick Carpentier (five time Champ car winner), Lee Bentham (1998 Toyota Atlantic series champion) and Alex Tagliani (2004 Champ Car World Series winner)!

Player’s Racing driver Patrick Carpentier’s car, showcased

Lee Bentham and Alex Tagliani signing autographs

Title sponsor Air Canada’s booth

Highlights
  • The first edition attracted an astonishing 100,000 people to the street for its one-day festival!
  • Player’s Pit Stop competition
  • Autograph session with drivers Patrick Carpentier, Alex Tagliani and Lee Bentham

Honda charity auction for the Fondation de l’Institut de Réadaptation de Montréal

2000

In 2000, Honda, Molson Dry and Air Canada helped make the festival a 3-day event. With 200,000 attendees on Crescent Street, the second edition was an undeniable success!

Montreal Canadians players at the Celebrity Pit Stop Challenge

Parasuco fashion show held on a runway on the Molson Dry stage

1600 Drivers signing autographs

Honda F1 car showcased

Showcased Motorola race car

Highlights
  • Driver appearance: Ricardo Zonta (B.A.R., Jordan and Toyota) and Craig Pollock (Jacques Villeneuve’s manager).
  • Drivers signing autographs from the 1600 series
  • Honda charity auction for the Fondation de l’Institut de Réadaptation de Montréal
  • Honda / Bridgestone Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: Montreal Canadians players including Stanley cup winning defenseman Patrice Brisebois and Goaltender José Théodore. Players from the first Gold medal winning Canadians women Olympic hockey team, including Kelly Bechard. Youppi mascot.
  • Parasuco fashion show

Mayor Bourque speaking at the opening ceremony on the Molson Dry stage

2001

250,000 people gathered on Crescent Street for the 3rd edition of the event! Honored guest Montreal Mayor Pierre Bourque addressed the crowds from the Molson Dry stage at the opening ceremony. Fans were thrilled that Honda unveiled two F1 cars at the event. Premium tire brand Michelin joined Honda in sponsoring the Pit Stop Challenge.

Honda Auction benefiting for the Fondation de l’Institut de Réadaptation de Montréal

Formula 1600 racecar exhibition

Honda car unveilings by celebrities and dignitaries

Honda car unveilings by celebrities and dignitaries

Autograph sessions from Atlantic and Formula 1600 race series

Highlights
  • Mayor Bourque speaking at the opening ceremony
  • Autograph sessions from Atlantic and Formula 1600 race series
  • Honda charity auction for the Fondation de l’Institut de réadaptation de Montréal
  • Honda / Michelin Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: All girl race car driver team. Montreal Canadians players: Mike Ribeiro, Karl Dykhuis, Jason Ward, Sheldon Souray. Expos players: Graeme Lloyd, Scott Strickland, Lee Stevens, Joey Eishen, Geoff Blum and the Youppi mascot. Impact players.
  • Gilles-Villeneuve Museum memorabilia exposition

Driver Jacques Villeneuve’s appearance on the Molson Dry stage

2002

Attendance increased to 300,000, many came to see Jacques Villeneuve and Richard Spénard on the Molson Dry stage. People enjoyed the Gilles Villeneuve memorabilia exposition and got to see Olympic speed skating gold medalist Marc Gagnon along with other celebrities.

Olympic multi gold medalist speed skater Marc Gagnon’s appearance

Honda charity auction for the Fondation de l’Institut de réadaptation de Montréal

Gilles Villeneuve’s 1974 Formula Atlantic car showcased in the memorabilia exposition

Crowds in front of the Molson Dry stage

Highlights
  • Driver appearances: Jacques Villeneuve and Richard Spénard
  • Honda charity auction for the Fondation de l’Institut de réadaptation de Montréal
  • Gilles Villeneuve memorabilia exposition
  • Showcasing of a B.A.R.-Honda and a Jordan-Honda F1 cars, as well as Gilles Villeneuves’s 1974 Formula Atlantic car
  • Main event sponsors: Air Canada, Honda and Molson
  • Honda / Michelin Pit Stop Challenge
  • Special guests: Multi-medal Olympian speed skater Marc Gagnon. Expos players: Mike Mordecai, Brad Wilkerson, Scott Stewart, Marc Griffin, Denis Boucher and Omar Minaya. Alouettes cheerleaders: Francine Savard, Marie Deslongchamps, Caroline Lacombe and Annie Larouche. Impact players: Nicola Corneli, Nevio Pizzolitto, Gabriel Gervais and Giuliano Oliviero. Canadian women hockey team players: Charline Labonté, Kim St-Pierre, Caroline Ouellette and Isabelle Chartrand.

Over 300,000 tourists and Montrealers gathered on Crescent Street for the 5th edition of the event!

2003

For the 5th anniversary the festival’s returning sponsors, Air Canada and Honda were joined by Labatt as a major sponsor with their Bleue Dry stage. Race fans eagerly gathered for a Question & Answer session with F1 champions Jacques Villeneuve and Jenson Button! The 300,000 festival visitors enjoyed live music, autograph sessions with F2000 series drivers and numerous racecars on display.

Drivers Jenson Button and Jacques Villeneuve signing the scooter for the Honda charity auction

F2000 drivers displayed their cars and gave autographs

F2000 drivers displayed their cars and gave autographs

F1 car showcased in the Honda zone

Jerry Chenkin (CEO Honda Canada) gave Pit Stop Challenge winner brand new Honda civic SiR

Showcased B.A.R. Honda F1 car

Highlights
  • Driver appearances: F1 Champions Jacques Villeneuve and Jenson Button accompanied by Jacques Villeneuve’s manager Dave Richards. Formula Atlantic driver Antoine Bessette, Nascar driver Andrew Ranger and Kuno Wittmer.
  • Drivers of F2000 signing autographs including Ashley Taws, Christopher Guerrieri, Dan Burchill and Nick Wittmer.
  • Honda gives away a brand new Honda Civic SiR
  • Honda charity auction for the Fondation de l’Institut de Réadaptation de Montréal
  • Honda / Michelin Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: Olympic gold medallist speed skater Marc Gagnon. Canadian women hockey players including Cathy Chartrand and Kim St-Pierre. Expos players including Denis Boucher, Ron Piche, Claude Delorme, Chad Bentz, Mitch Melrick and Mike Mordecai. Impact players including Patrick Leduc. Alouettes cheerleaders.

Honda / Michelin Pit Stop Challenge

2004

The 400,000 people who attended the festival in 2004 saw F1 driver Jenson Button’s Q&A, tested their skills at the Honda / Michelin Pit Stop Challenge, enjoyed all the showcased vehicles and even witnessed Eddie Jordan, owner of the Jordan F1 team, play the drums with Joshua on the Budweiser stage!

Honda charity auction for the Fondation de l’Institut de Réadaptation de Montréal

Driver Jenson Button on the Budweiser stage and signing the Jazz scooter for the Honda charity auction

Drivers signing autographs

Benoit Theetge’s NSX car and Jean Sébastien Roy’s motocross were showcased at the event

Eddie Jordan, owner of Jordan F1 racing team, speaking on the Budweiser stage

Highlights
  • Driver appearance: F1 champion Jenson Button.
  • Eddie Jordan, Jordan F1 team owner, spoke and played the drums with Joshua on the Budweiser stage.
  • Race car Drivers signing autographs
  • Honda charity auction for the Fondation de l’Institut de Réadaptation de Montréal
  • Honda / Michelin Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: Alouettes and Expos players

Drivers Jenson Button, Takuma Sato and Sporting Director Gil De Ferran on the Budweiser stage

2005

F1 champion Jenson Button, IndyCar winner Takuma Sato and the renowned Sporting Director Gil De Ferran addressed the Festival on the Budweiser stage. Many activities attracted the 420,000 visitors, including the Honda zone, modified sport cars, and even free boxing sessions featuring middleweight silver medalist Otis Grant and light heavyweight title holder, 2009-2011 Jean Pascal.

Groupe Yvon Michel boxing ring featuring Jean Pascal

B.A.R. Honda F1 car showcased in the Honda zone

Sport Compact modified car

Highlights
  • Diver appearances: F1 champion Jenson Button, IndyCar winner Takuma Sato, with Sporting Director Gil De Ferran
  • Autograph session with F1600 series drivers including Matt Champagne, Stephen Laporte and Nick Wittmer
  • Groupe Yvon Michel boxing installation including middleweight silver medalist Otis Grant and light heavyweight title holder, 2009-2011 Jean Pascal
  • Honda / Michelin Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: Montreal Impact Players, Canadian boxers including Otis Grant, Canadian Olympic swimmers, Alouettes cheerleaders, and Canadian tennis player Mélanie Marois

Martin Deschamps performing on the Budweiser stage

2006

The festival attracted 420,000 visitors with live bands, the Honda Zone, F1 drivers Reubens Barrichello and Jenson Button. Sports celebrities like Stanley cup winner Marc-André Fleury, Olympic gold medalist speed skater Marc Gagnon participated in the Honda / Michelin Pit Stop Challenge. The Budweiser stage drew a crowd to see Martin Deschamps perform live!

Drivers Jenson Button and Reubens Barrichello at the opening ceremony

Michelin F1 car

Groupe Yvon Michel weigh-in featuring Jean Pascal, on the Budweiser stage

Kärv Fashion show

Highlights
  • Driver appearances: Jenson Button, Reubens Barrichello
  • Martin Deschamps’ performance
  • Groupe Yvon Michel boxing gala official weigh-in and boxing ring featuring Jean Pascal
  • Honda / Michelin Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: Canadian boxers Jean Pascal, Patrice L’heureux, Stéphane Désormier, Phil lo Greco and Otis Grant. Short-track skaters Charles Hamelin, Eric Bédard, Mathieu Turcotte, Kalyna Roberge, François-Louis Tremblay, Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, Tanya Vincent and Jonathan Guilmette. NHL players: Marc-André Fleury, Jason Pomminville, Joel Bouchard and Emmanuel Fernandez. Other Olympians: Diver Émilie Heyman, speed skater Marc Gagnon, skier Mélanie Turgeon and cyclist Lyne Bessette.
  • Kärv fashion show

Pascale Picard performing on the Budweiser B1 stage

2007

450,000 visitors passed through Honda’s My Earth Dream zone, where a Honda Le Mans racecar was showcased, promoting their commitment to eco-friendly production. The Budweiser B1 stage featured drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barichello as well as a performance by Quebec signer Pascale Picard. Toyota brought its party bus with special guest F1 driver Jarno Trulli, inviting people to ride around the city.

Jenson Button and Reubens Barrichello at the opening ceremony

Driver Jarno Trulli interviewed by CJAD on the Toyota Party bus

Honda Le Mans racecar

Honda My Earth Dream zone

Highlights
  • Driver appearances: Jenson Button and Reubens Barrichello
  • Toyota party bus driving around the city with F1 driver Jarno Trulli
  • Pascale Picard’s performance on the Budweiser B1 stage
  • Groupe Yvon Michel boxing gala official weigh-in featuring Jean Pascal

Honda charity auction for the Clean Air Champions organization

2008

The 10-year anniversary saw 500,000 attendees and returning sponsors, Honda, Labatt and Toyota. Cintron displayed cars to the Cintron Pit Lane. Toyota’s F1 driver Timo Glock rode around town in their party bus. F1 Drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello attracted race fans to the Budweiser B1 stage.

Honda My Earth Dream zone

Honda Le Mans racecar

Cintron Pit Lane

Reubens Barrichello and Jenson Button signing Honda Racing memorabilia for the charity auction

Timo Glock interviewed in the Toyota party bus

Budweiser B1 entrance arch

Highlights
  • Driver appearances: F1 drivers Jenson Button and Reubens Barrichello
  • Honda charity auction for the Clean Air Champions organization
  • Groupe Yvon Michel official boxing gala weigh-in and boxing ring, featuring Hermann Ngoudjo, Jean Pascal, Manolis Plaitis and Dierry Jean.
  • Toyota party bus driving downtown with an appearance by driver Timo Glock

Sir Richard Branson interviewed by Virgin Radio

2010

LG brought the Festival to a new level in 2010 as the title sponsor. Virgin sponsored the stage and entertained the 500,000 visitors with acts like Faber Drive and Bedouin Soundclash. Sir Richard Branson was interviewed by Virgin Radio and TW Steel brought F1 driver Vitaly Petrov and IndyCar driver James Hinchclife. More drivers attended, including Jacques Villeneuve, Timo Glock, Lucas Di Grassi and one of the two only drivers in the world to win races in F1, IndyCar, Nascar and World Sportscar Championship, Mario Andretti

Jacques Villeneuve appearance

Faber Drive’s performance on the Virgin Mobile stage

Bedouin Soundclash’s performance

Crescent Street

Mario Andretti signing autographs inside Karina’s

Highlights
  • Driver appearances: Timo Glock, Lucas Di Grassi and Jacques Villeneuve
  • Special interview of Sir Richard Branson at Virgin Radio booth
  • Autograph sessions with drivers Vitaly Petrov, James Hinchcliffe and Mario Andretti
  • Performances from Bedouin Soundclash and Faber Drive on the Virgin Mobile stage
  • New sponsors: title sponsor LG, stage sponsor Virgin and major sponsor TW Steel
  • Ford Racing Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: Freestyle skiers Alexandre Bilodeau, Jennifer Heil and Chloé Dufour - Lapointe. Alpine skiers Julien Cousineau and Louis-Pierre Hélie. Divers Carol-Ann Ware and Roseline Filion. Short track speed skaters François Hamelin, Charles Hamelin, François-Louis Tremblay, Valérie Maltais, Kalyna Roberge, Marianne St-Gelais and Tania Vincent. Long track speed skaters Mathieu Giroux. Synchronized swimmers Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon, Chloé Isaac, Ève Lamoureux, Élise Marcotte and Tracy Little.

Down With Webster’s performance on the Virgin Mobile stage

2011

At the 12th edition of the Festival, NHL player P.K. Subban entertained all at the Ford Racing Pit Stop Challenge. Glee actor Cory Montheith and Sir Richard Branson were interviewed at the Virgin Radio booth. Virgin had Fefe Dobson and Down With Webster perform on the Virgin Mobile stage. TW Steel came back with legendary F1 driver Emerson Fittipaldi and Vitaly Petrov, while Pirelli came with rally driver Ken Block. Drivers like Sakon Yamamoto, Robert Wickens, Timo Glock and Jerome d’Ambrassio helped draw the 500,000 people who attended.

P.K. Subban and Youppi at the Ford Racing Pit Stop Challenge

Ford Focus showcased in the Ford zone

Sir Richard Branson and Cory Montheith interviewed by Virgin Radio

Pirelli’s activation space

Sakon Yamamoto and Robert Wickens

Autograph session with Emerson Fittipaldi, invited by TW Steel

Fast Wheels race car

Fefe Dobson’s performance on the Virgin Mobile stage

Highlights
  • Diver apprearance: Rally Driver Ken Block
  • Special interview of Sir Richard Branson and actor Cory Montheith in Virgin Radio booth
  • Autograph sessions with F1 drivers Sakon Yamamoto, Timo Glock, Vitaly Petrov, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jérôme d’Ambrassio, and Indy car racer Robert Wickens.
  • Performance by Down With Webster and Fefe Dobson on the Virgin Mobile stage
  • New major sponsors: Pirelli and Pit Stop sponsor Ford.
  • Ford Racing Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: Montreal Canadians player P.K. Subban with Youppi the mascot. Canadian women hockey players Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux and Jenny Lavigne. Freestyle skiers Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, Chloé Dufour-Lapointe and Justine Dufour-Lapointe. Divers Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion. Racing cyclists Guillaume Boivin and Martin Gilbert. Snowboarders Caroline Calvé and Dominique Maltais. Indy Lights race car drivers Ryen Tveter and David Ostella.

Heart and Stroke Foundation Pit Stop Challenge

2012

Continuing title sponsor, LG, saw 500,000 people come to the festival while Labatt entertained them as the Bud Light stage sponsor. TW Steel had F1 legend Emerson Fittipaldi give out a watch prize and with Kimi Räikönnen, sign autographs. There were plenty of cars, including two F1 racecars from Hype and Pirelli.

Emerson Fittipaldi on the Bud Light stage

Pirelli sponsored F1 car

Kimi Räikönnen meeting his fans

Hype Energy sponsored F1 car

Crescent Street

Highlights
  • Autograph sessions with drivers Kimi Räikönnen and Emerson Fittipaldi
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: Speed skaters Valérie Maltais and Adréa-Anh Do Duc. Swimmer Yannick Lupien, fencers Philippe Beaudry and Josef Polossifakis. Cyclists Joakim Albert, Pierrick Naud and Jordan Brochu. Women hockey player, Stephanie Denino and Montreal Alouettes player, Ramon Guzman.

TruCulture fashion show

2013

LG’s success continued as title sponsor with 500,000 people attending. Public Mobile brought Classified to the Bud Light stage. TW Steel drew crowds with Question and Answers with both Emerson Fittipaldi and David Coulthard. Dodge & SRT Viper sponsored the pit stop with driver participants like Nascar’s Isabelle Tremblay who also gave autographs.

David Coulthard on the Bud Light stage

Celebrities at the Dodge & SRT Viper Pit Stop Challenge

Canadian Rapper Classified with Public Mobile

Emerson Fittipaldi giving autographs with TW Steel

Crescent Street

Highlights
  • Autograph sessions with F1 drivers Emerson Fittipaldi, David Coulthard and Nascar driver Isabelle Tremblay
  • Classified on stage, presented by Public Mobile
  • New sponsors Dodge and Fiat
  • Dodge and SRT Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: Montreal Alouettes player, Ramon Guzman, clothing designer and signer, Nadeei, Calgary Stampedes player, Marc Calixte. Juno Award nominee signer, Melanie Durrant, Halifax Mooseheads player, Zachary Fucale and freestyle skiers, JC Andre and Olivier Rochon. Nascar driver, Isabelle Tremblay. George Saint Pierre’s head coach, Feraz Zahibi, Impact soccer player, Patrice Bernier and TVA Sports host, Elizabeth Rancourt.
  • TruCulture Fashion show

Showcased race car

2014

Corona Extra was the presenting sponsor of live bands on the Corona Extra stage. Pirelli brought female F1 driver Simona De Silvestro for autographs next to her F1 racecar. The driver appearances continued with David Coulthard and Sergio Perez answering questions and signing autographs.

Simona De Silvestro and her car at the Pirelli activation area

Simona De Silvestro and her car at the Pirelli activation area

David Coulthard on the Corona Extra stage

Sergio Perez signing autographs

Celebrities at the Alfa Romeo 4C Pit Stop Challenge

Highlights
  • Driver appearance: F1 Legend David Coulthard
  • Autograph sessions with F1 drivers Sergio Pérez and Simona De Silvestro
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: Boxer, Jean Pascal, Impact players, Patrice Bernier and Heath Pearce. Actor Jean PetitClerc. Signers Jonas and Denosh Bennett. Alouettes Alumnis Bruno Happell and Danny Desriveaux. Alouettes Cheerleaders Marie-Ève Sauvé and Annie Geneviève. Freestyle skiers Olivier Rochon and Jean-Christophe André. Swimmers Benoît Huot and Isaac Boukley. Short track speed skater François-Louis Tremblay. City councilor Steve Shanahan.

Crescent Street

2015

Presented by Corona Extra and with the Shell V-Power Nitro+ Zone, the festival continued strong with 500,000 attendees, fans of Sebastian Vettel excited for his appearance along with the Ferrari F1 car. UPS hosted Sebastian Vettel opening morning at their booth for a press conference. Harley-Davidson jumped on the opportunity to announce their nationwide design winner on the Corona Extra Stage.

Sebastian Vettel at the UPS booth

Sebastian Vettel at the Shell V-Power Nitro+ booth for a media interview

Celebrities at the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Pit Stop Challenge

Shell V-Power Nitro+ zone

Ferrari F1 car showcased in the Shell V-Power Nitro+ booth

Winner of a Harley-Davidson’s Ultimate Street Battle contest winning a new motorcycle on stage

Highlights
  • Press conferences with driver Sebastian Vettel
  • Harley-Davidson’s design winner announced on the Corona Extra stage
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: Divers Roseline Filion, Jennifer Abel, Pamela Ware and Meaghan Benfeito. Impact soccer players Patrice Bernier and Maxime Crépeau. Signer Jonas, actor, Jean PetitClerc, musician, Olivier from The Garlic and DJ Terry Starr. Freestyle skiers, Jean-Christophe André and Olivier Rochon.

Crescent Street

2016

Corona Extra was presenting sponsor of the stage, which held nightly acts as well as the Finezza Fashion show. Shell returned with the V-Power Nitro+ zone featuring Ferrari’s F1 car.

Race car brought by Excellence Chrysler

The Freddie James Project performing on the Corona Stage

Finezza fashion show

Shell V-Power Nitro+ zone

Ferrari F1 car in Shell V-Power Nitro+ zone

Dodge zone

Celebrities at the Abart 124 Spider Pit Stop Challenge

Highlights
  • The Freddie James Project’s performance on the Corona Extra stage
  • Celebrities at the Abart 124 Spider Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: Montreal Canadians player Mathieu Dandenault. Formula Atlantic driver Yannick Boudreau. Boxer Jean Pascal. Signers Bayla and Karl Wolf. Actors Audrey Gélinas and Pierre-Olivier Paquet. TV hosts Andy Maily-Pressoir and Geneviève Tardif. Freestyle skier Olivier Rochon.
  • Finezza fashion show

Extremely rare Pagani Huayra 2016 showcased in the OB Prestige booth

2017

The 2017 festival welcomed new Pit Stop Sponsor Degree and OB Prestige who brought the 2016 Pagani Huayra. The Williams Racing pit stop crew as well as professional boxer Adonis Stevenson tried their hands at the Degree Pit Stop Challenge. Sponsor Infinity brought racer Nicholas Latifi to greet fans and Shell V-Power Nitro+ presented Sebastian Vettel. Montreal Canadians Alumni and Assistant Coach Kirk Muller visited the new Les Sélections Fréchette booth.

WBC world champion Adonis Stevenson at the opening ceremony

Williams Racing pit stop crew at the Degree Pit Stop Challenge

Driver Nicholas Latifi meeting his fans in the Infiniti booth

BMW and MINI zone

BMW and MINI zone

Kirk Muller in the Les Sélections Fréchette Booth

Sebastian Vettel during a media interview at the Shell V-Power Nitro+ booth

TruCulture fashion show

Highlights
  • Williams Racing pit stop crew participating to the Degree Pit Stop Challenge
  • Media interview with F1 driver Sebastian Vettel at the Shell V-Power Nitro+ booth
  • Driver appearance: Nicholas Latifi
  • Extremely rare Pagani Huayra 2016 showcased
  • New sponsors: OB Prestige, Infiniti, BMW - Mini and Les Sélections Fréchette
  • Degree Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: Boxer: World Champion Adonis Stevenson. Runner: Olympic gold medalist Bruny Surin. Impact player: Ali Gerba. Signer: Elyann Quessy. TVA Sport host: Geneviève Tardif. Musicians of Neon Dreams.
  • TruCulture fashion show

NASCAR driver Jocelyn Fecteau

2018

2018 welcomed back many returning sponsors as well as new ones including Run 1000 Rally. Williams Racing Pit Stop crew tried the Degree pit stop challenge. The Corona Extra stage welcomed Groupe Yvon Michel weigh-in with the NABF Super welterweight champion Marie-Ève Dicaire.

Grand Sud – Les Sélections Fréchette booth

Williams Racing pit stop crew at the Degree Pit Stop Challenge

NABF Super welterweight champion Marie-Ève Dicaire during the GYM weigh-in

Corvette Z06 showcased in the Run 1000 Rally zone

The Corona stage on Crescent and de Maisonneuve

Highlights
  • Williams Racing team pit stop crew participating to the Degree Pit Stop Challenge
  • Groupe Yvon Michel boxing gala official weigh-in featuring NABF Super welterweight champion Marie-Ève Dicaire, as well as Yamila Belen Abellaneda, Shakeel Phinn and Mirzet Bajrektarevic.
  • New major sponsor, Run 1000 Rally
  • Degree Pit Stop Challenge
  • Celebrity Pit Stop participants: Speed skater Samuel Girard and Maxime Laoun. Diver Roseline Filion. Swimmer Benoït Huot. Actors Sébastien Roberts, Jeff Boudreault and Pascal Darilus. Comedian Kevin Raphaël. Signer Karl Wolf.
  • Driver appearance: Jocelyn Fecteau.
  • Grand Sud - Les Sélections Fréchette brought Champion Mixologist Pierre Gadouas
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Event & History

Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival
Crescent Street, for decades has been the destination for race fans during the Grand Prix weekend. This downtown street is the epicenter for nightlife in Montreal and home of the Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival.

Ever since 1999, the Festival has transformed the street into a free venue for race aficionados, tourists and Montrealers to celebrate the biggest race in Canada. Every night, there are live performances on the main stage by top Canadian bands. The stage also draws crowds with driver appearances, autograph sessions and DJs mixing the hottest music all day long. The stage acts are just the beginning of the entertainment, as the Festival brings numerous activities such as racing simulators, racecar displays, the pit stop challenge, etc.

In 2019, the festival will be celebrating its 20th anniversary! Like in 2017 and 2018, the event will be held on Crescent Street, but also on de Maisonneuve Boulevard too, between Bishop Street and de la Montagne Street. This configuration makes the festival more accessible for attendees and more spacious for our partners. Moreover, it allows the stage to be opened on both streets, for more people to enjoy the live performances!

We are looking forward to see you for another successful edition of the Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival. Do not miss the 20th anniversary of the festival, as we launch summer in Montreal, June 6, 7 and 8, 2019.

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2018 Programming

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2019 PROGRAMMING

12:30PM
Opening Ceremony on the Corona Extra Stage
1:00PM
Celebrity Degree Pit Stop Challenge
4:30PM
Media Degree Pit Stop Challenge
4:30PM
DJ Karl B. on the Corona Stage
6:30PM
Joshua (U2 Tribute) & Black Russian Band on the Corona Stage
8:00PM
DJ ShortCut on the Corona Stage
9:00PM
SHINE in the 80’s on the Corona Stage

Degree Pit Stop Challenge

11:30AM
DJ Jango Quest on the Corona Stage
1:00PM
Boxers weigh-in from the Série de Boxe Dooly’s on the Corona Stage
5:00PM
DJ Carl Müren on the Corona Stage
7:00PM
GCR on the Corona Stage
9:00PM
The Freddie James Project on the Corona Stage

Degree Pit Stop Challenge

11:30AM
DJ Francis Lesage and DJ José Galarregui, presented by Sir Winston Churchill, on the Corona Stage
4:30PM
DJ Skittel’zz on the Corona Stage
6:30PM
Kashmir on the Corona Stage
8:00PM
DJ Arabika on the Corona Stage
9:00PM
Boogie Wonder Band on the Corona Stage

Media

Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival presented by Corona – 2016
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Our Partners

The Festival is made possible because high profile corporations have found immeasurable value and tremendous brand exposure from partnering with the Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival. Sponsoring this event, staffing a corporate booth, or simply “working the crowd”, a multitude of corporations have discovered that the Crescent Street festival is the perfect way to collect more leads and acquire data than any other event of it’s size.

Here are our esteemed partners for 2019.


Interested in bringing your brand to the Festivities?

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