Every Sunday in the summer hundreds of people gather around a statue in Month Royal Park and play drums and other percussion type instruments. There are usually several different groups of drummers all playing in the same area. People of all kinds dance to the hypnotic beats and chill out in the sun. There are also lots of stalls selling various hippy, crafty type stuff. It's a great place to have a picnic and feel the real vibe of the city. Montreal is a really friendly city with crazy stuff going on all over the place in the summer and festivals galore. I don't speak French and it was never a problem. Just go with the flow, relax and enjoy. I have lived here for two years and have never felt safer or happier in a big city.
Mont Royal Park off of Avenue Du Parc, walk from McGill or Place-des-Arts metro
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