Montreal’s Grand Prix weekend is a major event for the city that sees visitors flocking from all over the automotive world to watch the festivities or just revel in the spirit of powerful, powerful sports cars. The race itself is incredible and, as the host of the Canadian Grand Prix (one of the most anticipated and watched sporting events in the world) for over 30 years, it is a must visit for Formula One fans.

With tickets ranging from $45 to $560, whether or not you can afford to (or even want to) go to the races, there are always events to attend over the weekend. Here’s a preview of some of the major stuff to check out around the races. If you want to avoid the “fun,” we’ve got some tips for you later.

 

Here’s the Events [Slider]:

While the Grand Prix is certainly an exuberant celebration of all things fast and four wheeled, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. The main streets will be packed with tourists; dumb drivers will be risking everyone’s lives trying to impress in their souped-up sedans; and drunkenness and noise will abound. Some great alternatives are the Fringe Festival, Pavé Poésie, Tam-Tams, just a walk up the mountain or a chill morning in a cafe. Whether you’re enjoying the cars or just the sun, stay safe and have fun this weekend.

Featured photo by Julien Reboulet and photo by Rick Goldman.