Calendar of Grand Prix du Canada Events in Montreal

Calendar of Grand Prix du Canada Events in Montreal

Calendar of Grand Prix du Canada Events in Montreal

Montreal in High Gear

It’s the most eagerly expected event of the year, and with good reason. From Thursday, June 8 to Sunday, June 11, the Grand Prix and its multifarious celebrations will make Montreal THE place to be for jetsetters from around the world. 

Here is LUXE’s selection of can’t miss events. 

The essentials

Get into the right mood for the four-day extravaganza by attending the Grand Prix Official Launch Party starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 at 6pm. The event will feature a red carpet, cocktails, musical performances, larger-than-life installations, and gourmet tastings concocted by four renowned Canadian chefs for an evening that will definitely not end after dessert has been served. And get an extra helping of good feeling by knowing that the event supports of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation!

Be sure to save your energy for the following day’s flagship event: the Ritz-Carlton Montréal Grand Prix Party 2017, to be presented by the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Montréal in collaboration with Aston Martin. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., this mythical party will launch the week’s Formula 1 fever in a carnival atmosphere where guests will be treated to copious surprises including the talented DJ YO-C, a Moët & Chandon Champagne bar, gourmet food stations, live performances throughout the night, and much more! From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. that same evening, a very select party will be held by invitation only on the Ferrari Maserati Québec premises on Jean Talon Street West, in celebration of this unforgettable week.

Going through the program planned for Saturday, June 10, those enjoying daytime activities will want to enjoy the Tiki Brunch on the glorious Terrasses Bonsecours between noon and 5:00 p.m., while glamour lovers won’t want to miss the Red Carpet Party hosted in the early evening by the restaurant Le Richmond. The personalities and guests arriving at this ritzy event patterned on Hollywood’s fashionable evenings will be greeted on the red carpet by a throng of photographers and journalists with flashing cameras. Be sure to see who is there, and who wears what!

Later in the day, a long-awaited event, the Ferrari Legacy featuring Cirque Éloize, will be held in Old Montreal in celebration of the Grand Prix du Canada as well as of the 70th anniversary of Ferrari’s iconic Prancing Horse. This historic event is reserved for the happy few, as it is by invitation only.

Finally, on Sunday, June 11, Auberge Saint-Gabriel, where all F1 celebrations are scheduled to take place, will be presenting a closing evening that will also be a 50th anniversary celebration of the Grand Prix du Canada. This top-notch VIP gathering of drivers and personalities will be the week’s last opportunity to experience the electric and larger-than-life F1 atmosphere. The madness is sure to extend to Soubois restaurant, where THE CODE 20 Grand Prix Montréal Dinner and After Party event will be catering to the tastes of the most demanding night owls.

Dining and Partying

The Grand Prix weekend also offers numerous opportunities to enjoy a drink before or after a party in one of the city’s great restaurants. Safe bets include Maison Boulud, the Jatoba,  Ferreira Cafe, Le Richmond, Milos, Thursday’s and Notkins. And, for those who wish to combine eating with partying, try Soubois, La Voûte, Buonanotte or Flyjin.

As you can see, whether you want to stop for a drink during the day or to party until the wee hours, the Grand Prix week caters to all tastes and budgets. For four days and nights, life in Montreal will be in high gear. Don’t miss out on all the excitement!

Here are a few must-attend events – from a long list!

June 8  

Le BBQ (Auberge Saint-Gabriel) – 5:00 p.m.
This gourmet BBQ unlike any other you’ve ever attended will be the first event on this year’s starting grid. All media attention will be on the red carpet leading to the feast that officially opens the celebrations surrounding Montreal’s Formula 1 Grand Prix.
http://abge.ca/#programme

Special Grand Prix Banquet (Auberge Saint-Gabriel) – 7:00 p.m. 
In the spirit of ABGE’s concept of lavish celebrations in a friendly atmosphere, these banquets are gastronomic sharing rituals where appetizing platters of gourmet foods titillate everyone’s taste buds and satisfy even the heartiest of appetites.
http://abge.ca/#programme

Le Grand Soir 2017 (Gare Maritime) – 5:30 p.m. 
A glamorous, prestigious evening where guests and celebrities will assemble for a culinary journey in a “Garden of Delights.” This modern botanical world is a welcoming and refreshing way to revisit the garden party theme transposed into the universe of Formula 1.
https://www.circuitgillesvilleneuve.ca/en/le-grand-soir/le-grand-soir-2017

2017 Grand Prix Weekend: KickOff Official Party (Le Richmond) – 5:00 p.m. 
For this launch party, the restaurant Le Richmond will be treating you to a flamboyant evening harking back to the heyday of New York City bars in the 1960s, including a breathtaking show specially designed by Black Mohawk. A Montreal first!
For more information, go to the Le Richmond Facebook page.

Le Grand Soir After Party (Auberge Saint-Gabriel) – 10:00 p.m. 
One wild evening that can either create unforgettable memories or produce blackouts – your choice!
http://abge.ca/#programme

June 9

Special Grand Prix Banquet (Auberge Saint-Gabriel)7:00 p.m.
In the spirit of ABGE’s concept of lavish celebrations in a friendly atmosphere, these banquets are gastronomic sharing rituals where appetizing platters of gourmet foods titillate everyone’s taste buds and satisfy even the heartiest of appetites.
http://abge.ca/#programme

Paris, Mon Amour (Auberge Saint-Gabriel) – 10:00 p.m. 
An evening in partnership with the Parisian nightclub L’Arc that promises to be a…triumph! ABGE is proud to be associated with this legendary, world-famous establishment to present an unforgettable celebration that will be the epitome of international luxury.
http://abge.ca/#programme

2017 Grand Prix Weekend: Gentlemen’s Club (Le Richmond) – 5:30 p.m. 
Taboos stand to be challenged at the upcoming 4th edition of our Gentlemen’s Club. Expect an extravagant, opulent night that will bring you back to the most prestigious cabarets of Montreal’s past.
For more information, go to the Le Richmond Facebook page.

Ritz-Carlton Montréal Grand Prix Party 2017 (Ritz-Carlton) – 7:00 p.m. 
A Grand Prix party presented in collaboration with Aston Martin by Ritz-Carlton Montréal and Décarie Motors.
For more information, go to the Ritz-Carlton Montréal Facebook page.

Trifecta (La Voûte) – 10:00 p.m.
A mad night in a setting that’s a favourite among those who love to party.
For more information, go to the Club La Voûte Facebook page.

Ferrari Maserati Québec Private Event – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  
By invitation only.

June 10 

Grand Prix Tiki Brunch – 12:00 p.m.
Surrounded by tiki torches in the garden, and listening to the tunes of DJ Yo-C; guests will feel like they are partying on a Hawaiian island while sipping on tropical handcrafted cocktails and enjoying our Tiki inspired Brunch.
For more information, go to the Terrasses Bonsecours Facebook page.

Official F1 Bagatelle Brunch Party (Auberge Saint-Gabriel) – 12:00 p.m.
Don’t expect this to be a quiet Sunday family brunch! The ABGE Brunch is a great party and an opportunity to refuel after a long night of dancing.
http://abge.ca/#programme

After Party Brunch (Auberge Saint-Gabriel) – 3:00 p.m.  
An after party in the middle of the afternoon? Exactly! This is perfectly in line with ABGE’s carefree Grand Prix state of mind of total frivolity! Let go, forget the clock, and party as you would at 3 a.m. The day is still young.
http://abge.ca/#programme

Special Grand Prix Banquet (Auberge Saint-Gabriel) – 7:00 p.m.
In the spirit of ABGE’s concept of lavish celebrations in a friendly atmosphere, these banquets are gastronomic sharing rituals where appetizing platters of gourmet foods titillate everyone’s taste buds and satisfy even the heartiest of appetites.
http://abge.ca/#programme

Grand Prix Madness (Auberge Saint-Gabriel) – 10:00 p.m.
A glamorous, decadent, crazy party.
http://abge.ca/#programme

2017 Grand Prix 2017 Weekend: Red Carpet Party (Le Richmond) – 7:00 p.m. 
Our red carpets are second only to Hollywood’s.  
For more information, go to the Le Richmond Facebook page.

June 11 

2017 Grand Prix Week: The Race Party (Le Richmond) – 11:00 a.m.
A festive brunch where you can watch the race in real time on giant LED screens, just as though you were there.
For more information, go to the Le Richmond Facebook page.

The Last Meal (Auberge Saint-Gabriel) – 7:00 p.m.
A divine banquet where you will want to savour every bite as if there were no tomorrow. A place where time stops, and the culinary refinement perfectly matches that of the company. A time when luxury and abundance are your table companions.
http://abge.ca/#programme

Grand Prix 2017 with Erick Morillo (La Voûte) – 10:00 p.m.
Grand Prix closing event with Erick Morillo.
For more information, go to the Club La Voûte Facebook page.

50th Anniversary F1 Canada Closing Evening (Auberge Saint-Gabriel) – 10:00 p.m. 
A final opportunity to experience the Grand Prix madness at an out-of-this-world, ultra-VIP party attended by drivers and lively personalities.
http://abge.ca/#programme

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