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Canada’s largest food truck festival is returning to Montreal bigger than ever

Everything you need to know about Les Premiers Vendredis 2024, the summer long food truck festival.

Written by
Laura Osborne
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It’s official: Les Premiers Vendredis is coming back to Montreal and is bigger than ever.

Extending its run from Friday to Sunday at the start of every month, Les Premiers Vendredis—one of the summer's most thrilling cultural and culinary events—is a three-day affair this year, spreading joy and next-level food across the Olympic Park Esplanade and Quai de l'Horloge in Montreal's Old Port.

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Photograph: Alexis Monet | Premiers Vendredis

In addition to the extended Premiers Vendredis weekend (the first weekends of June, July, and August), expect a journey through Asia, the Mediterranean, and Latin America—an unforgettable experience with friends and family.

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Photograph: Alexis Monet | Les Premiers Vendredis

Be prepared to drool over 45 food vendors, and enjoy unbeatable musical and artistic programming!

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Photograph: Audrey Fogaca | Premiers Vendredis

What are the dates for Les Premiers Vendredis 2024? 

Make sure to add Les Premiers Vendredis to your list of things to do this summer, it's a culinary extravaganza not to be missed. 

Mark your calendars for June 7, 2024, when the 12th edition of Canada’s largest food truck festival kicks off.

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Photograph: Frédéric Girard

What are the food themes for Les Premiers Vendredis 2024?

This year, Les Premiers Vendredis takes us on a tour of three global regions across two iconic Montreal venues: Asia on the Olympic Park Esplanade (June 7, 8, and 9) and Mediterranean on the Olympic Park Esplanade (July 5, 6, and 7).

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Photograph: Audrey Fogaca | Premiers Vendredis

Latin America's famous Fiesta Latina at Quai de l'Horloge in the Old Port of Montreal will take place on August 2, 3, and 4.

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Photograph: Alison Slattery - Two Food Photographers - Tourisme Montréal

Will there be performances during Les Premiers Vendredis?

The event's musical and artistic lineup features two stages: the cultural stage and the main stage. Get ready for diverse musical experiences like June’s Block Party Bonne Famille, and collaborations with cultural communities. Representatives from Montreal's Filipino, Vietnamese, and other communities will join the festivities on June 7, 8, and 9 at the Olympic Park.

What vendors will be at Les Premiers Vendredis?

Over 45 food vendors are ready to tantalize your taste buds. While the full lineup is yet to be announced, expect mouthwatering offerings from Boom J's, Paella Marisol, Kroffles, Teddy, Buboy, Mango Tropical, Lucille's Catering, and Le Roi du Taco Express. 

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Photograph: Alison Slattery | Tourisme Montréal

Sample delights from Notre-Bœuf-de-Grâce, Teddy, Saigon Gourmet, Kroffles, Cuisine de Manille, Kung Fu Tea, Ocha, Bangkok Food Truck, Festival Viet, Pho Vietnam, Buboy, and more! Plus, don't miss out on treats from restaurants like Lucille’s Catering, Sapré Charles, Mr. Méchoui, Mignon, Manago, Maquis Yasolo, and many others!

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Photograph: Laurène Tinel | Tourisme Montréal

Will there be any new vendors this year?

This summer, Les Premiers Vendredis is introducing the Primeurs: 4 new vendors making their debut at the event. Get a taste of Tostadito, Alma Latina, Chez Boris, and Teque Pancho this June!

What else is new at Les Premiers Vendredis 2024?

Canada’s largest food truck festival has a fresh new look designed by Chien Champion and Isane Mag. The festival's new mascot, the Pelican, symbolises a bon vivant lifestyle, travel, and togetherness—a celebration of global cultures through food and exploration.

More about Chien Champion here:

What do I need to know about Les Premiers Vendredis 2024?

Time Out Tip: Admission to the Olympic Park Esplanade is free, while access to Quai de l'Horloge is $5 plus tax. Most vendors accept debit and credit cards, but it’s always a good idea to have cash on hand. 

Access to the Olympic Park Esplanade is provided via avenue Pierre-de-Coubertin, Pie-IX or Viau metro stations (green line), or parking lot P4.

Access to the Quai de l'Horloge is via Quai de l'Horloge Street, Champs de Mars, or Place d'Armes metro stations (orange line).

For more information about Les Premiers Vendredis, click here

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