The biggest food truck festival in Canada is coming back to Montreal

This summer-long street food party is returning and is going to be better than ever.

Laura Osborne
Written by
Laura Osborne
Editor, Time Out Canada
Premiers Vendredis / First Fridays
Photograph: Bruno Destombes

We are counting down the days until one of our favourite things to do in Montreal is back.

Les Premiers Vendredis—a Montreal festival that brings together an enormous number of food trucks—is one of Canada's biggest gatherings of its kind. 

Les Premiers Vendredis
Photograph: Frédéric Girard

Head to Montreal's Olympic Stadium Esplanade starting on June 2 for a taste of Montreal's diverse culture and cuisine each month (wait for it) on the first Friday from June to October—rain or shine.

First Fridays
Photograph: Laurène Tinel | Tourisme Montréal

Expect new themes featuring over 50 food trucks serving a variety of dishes that cater to all types of food enthusiasts. And you can count on it being some of the best cheap eats in the city.

Les Premiers Vendredis
Photograph: Alison Slattery | Tourisme Montréal

What else is new? The creation of a central "Rue Culturelle" which is a dedicated area within the festival focused on promoting the culture of a different community each month. The “Rue Culturelle” offers visitors an opportunity to celebrate diversity through music, dance, and gastronomy.

Les Premiers Vendredis
Photograph: Frédéric GirardLes Premiers Vendredis

Bonus: Les Premiers Vendredis puts the party in summer-long street food party thanks to music, arts, and a lively, celebratory atmosphere that truly represents the essence of Montreal.

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