Record crowd, record sales, record fun mark the number F1 festival
MONTREAL, June 9 /CNW Telbec/ - An estimated 500,000 visitors took to the
street at the Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival over the three days of the
event as the giant party concluded last night amid another record crowd. The
number one F1 street festival in the world celebrated in style this 10th
banner year drawing an all time record crowd, generating record sales for the
merchants and confirming its leading role on the Montreal festival scene.
"Once again this year, visitors from all ages joined us on Crescent
Street to experience Montreal's unique F1 flavour which makes our city and our
street the uncontested street festival for the jet set crowds of the F1
circuit, visitors and Montrealers alike", said Bernard Raguenau, the President
of the Crescent Street merchants' association.
"There is no miracle recipe in the world of street fairs other than hard
work and persistence, and 10 years of continued support by our long term
sponsors such as Honda and Budweiser have help us built an event that
Montrealers and visitors alike feel is a must when in town for the Grand Prix
du Canada", concluded Brian Fogt, promoter and founder of the festival.
Over the last 10 years, the event has drawn over 4 million visitors to
the street and has contributed tens of millions to the city in direct and
indirect taxes not to mention the 300 temporary jobs generated every year for
the festival set-up and organization.
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