Imagine Monkland

Event Details

Imagine Monkland | June 22 – 23 – 24

Arts Week goes to the Monkland Village for a 3-day weekend of festivities. From June 22nd to the 24th, Imagine Monkland transforms the Monkland Village with an out-of-this-world experience around monsters and mythical creatures.

Local bands, circus acts, activities for kids and a giant street sale with the Imagine Market will welcome over 90k participants for a new edition of the Monkland Street Festival in the middle of summer.

Opening Hours

Imagine Monkland Hours
Friday: 5 pm to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm

Imagine Market Hours
Friday: 5 pm to 11 pm
Saturday: 11 am to 11 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm


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Imagine Monkland


Homespun Parade

Inspired by the Patsy Van Roost’s Parade Phenomal in the Mile End. Mela Nie developed the Homespun Parade to build community and connections through art. Residents of NDG are called for the creation of giant puppets that will parade during Imagine Monkland

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Tortue Berlue

Tortue Berlue theatre is coming to you! Inside a bus converted into a performance space, this mobile professional theatre company offers entertaining and educational performances for children between 4 and 8 years of age

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LaboKracBoom was created in 2006, creating different shows and animations integrating circus, dance and theater in an innovative way. The company is a permanent resident of the Centre des Arts Jean-Besré in Sherbrooke since 2015.

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Lost & Found Puppet Co.

Lost & Found Puppet Co. originally created in 2007 by Maggie Winston and based in Montreal since 2016. Lost & Found Puppet Co. explores puppetry in all its aspects, discovers stories of objects and our human relationships to them, and promotes puppetry as a unique and valued art everyone can experience.

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Gypsie Kumbia Orchestra

GKO’s original flavour invites audiences to experience movement and freedom. Influenced by dance and music from Colombia and Eastern Europe, this eclectic band has been taking over dance floors across Canada, Europe and South America.

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Old Time Honey

Old Time Honey’s soulful singing and danceable rhythms make for an unforgettable live music experience. Whether playing a large festival stage or an impromptu street corner, this group knows how to captivate and animate a crowd

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Different Ways to Participate

As a Volunteer

We are on the lookout for motivated individuals who are available during the festivities, from June 22nd to the 24th, 2018. The team of volunteers are the supporting cast that makes everything possible. Interested in being engaged and making a difference? Please fill out the form with your availability. You can contact if you any further questions.

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The Homespun Parade

Little and Giant puppets take centre stage during Imagine Monkland. We are calling on residents to participate in a series of workshops dedicated to creating mythical monsters and creatures that will make up the NDG Homespun Parade. Workshops are open to the public. Follow the link to discover the dates and location.

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As an Artist

Are you a musician, a puppeteer, an artisan, a painter? We’re always on the lookout or amazing talents. Artists, send us your project idea or proposal if you would like to contribute to the Imagine Monkland festivities.

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Rent a Kiosque

Registration for local businesses opens April 12th.
Registration for all opens April 21st.

Become a Vendor

Rent a kiosque during the festival to showcase your business and sell your products in a festive atmosphere. Imagine Monkland is set in the heart of the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce community as a street festival with mouth-watering delights.

Become an Artisan

Imagine Monkland offers competitive rates and prime locations for artisans to connect with local summer shoppers. The festival includes larger-than-life puppeteers and costume makers and is marketed for lovers of arts and crafts.

Non-governmental Organizations

If you are an NGO from CDN-NDG, Arts Week offers a special discounted rate for your organization. Activate your cause, recruit volunteers or spread the word about an exciting new programme thanks to the many people who will visit your kiosque.

Image Market Details and Registration

Read all about the Imagine Market including details, requirements and registration for vendor participants.

About Imagine Monkland

Imagine Monkland is a multidisciplinary festival presented by Arts Week, gathering local merchants, local artists, and the neighbourhood in an otherworldly experience of visual arts. The driving force behind Imagine Monkland resides in the participation of the residents that will build little and giant creatures, that will take centre stage during the festival, under the mentoring of professional artists.

Why Monsters? Monsters and creatures form the bedrock of our society. They are a fun way to explore our alter-ego and a theme that resonates with all cultures by presenting mythical creatures derived from popular folktales.

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