What a great weekend for a street festival. 80 degrees, lots of sun and tons of things to do.

As I headed up Monkland with Chelsea in tow, we came across this young street performer. Her name is Emmy Aronovitch

and she couldn’t have been more than 10 years old. She was belting out Bob Marley tunes hoping to raise money for the Lac Mégantic Red Cross fund.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

Artists lined the street with all kinds of colourful prints.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

Throughout the day there were different demonstrations. Anyone up for some Hot Yoga??

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

There was face painting for the kids…

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

This young fellow seemed pretty happy with his design.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

If face painting wasn’t your thing being more of the rebel type, there was a young gal doing henna designs.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

Street musicians played on every corner…

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

There was candy for the kids.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

Tarantulas for the brave…

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

This young lad seemed pretty taken with his new squeeze…

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

There was a DJ that kept one end of Monkland hopping.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

Led by the boy in blue, the crowd was moving and shaking. Hip Hop style!

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

And of course some ballroom dancing – these ladies were at this most of the day.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

One of the big events on Saturday was the dog Parade. The proceeds went to PetitsPawz – a cat refuse of Montreal.

Sharman Yarnell was on hand to MC the event and she did an awesome job.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

This furry fellow wanted nothing to do with the dog parade… Smart!

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

There were 7 food trucks on the street: Lucille’s, Route 27, Roux, Le Cheese, P-A Gargantua, Landry & Filles, Pas d’Cochon dans mon salon.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

If food trucks were not your thing, there were several BBQ’s along Monkland.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

This chef was shucking oysters on demand.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

I came across this cute mascot from St-Viater’s Bagel. I am sure he was well toasted at the end of the day…

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

It was an awesome turn out. Lots of people everywhere.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

The main event on Saturday was a band called Replay. They do a tribute to the Beatles.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

Here is Paul McCartney.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

George Harrison.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

Ringo Star.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

And John Lennon signing Imagine.

Monkland Street Festival 2013, Montreal

It was a great 2 days for Chelsea and I. I heard Sunday was just as busy.

A special call out to Danny Roseman of Ciel Bleu – you and your team did an AWESOME job.

I can’t wait for next year!!