One of my most popular posts over the past few months is 5 Reasons to Take Your Kids to Music Festivals. This one seems to be an evergreen favourite, with spikes in traffic every summer.
And this summer, after a one-year-hiatus, I took the girls back to Osheaga, Montreal’s fantastic multi-day indie music festival. I was bummed that I couldn’t go last year. Josh was working at the festival — catering for the musicians — and my closest friends couldn’t make it. As unconventional (read: crazy) as I am, even I can acknowledge that taking a one-year-old and a four-year-old to a music festival by myself wouldn’t be much fun, so I gave it a break for a year. That said I was even more excited for this year, and the line-up looked amazing.
Parc Jean-Drapeau is a super fun place for a festival, and a kid-friendly one at that. There’s a playground and lots of space to run around in. It was stinking hot in the sun, so we spent much of the day hanging out in the shade. And as I have absolutely amazing friends, I even ended up being kid-free for chunks of the afternoon, when they went off to the kids’ area so I could hang out and relax and listen to the music.
Although I didn’t get to see all of the acts I would have like to (nor could I partake in the frivolities of the day to the extent that some of my friends did), we had an excellent time, and both girls had a lot of fun.
I still agree 100% with Josh’s assertion a couple of years ago. Why take you kids to music festivals? To make them awesome.
A few pics from the day: