MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE TIMELINE
2004 - Report on the 5th edition
The MONTREAL HIGH LIGHTS FESTIVAL 500 000 visitors for our 5th year! Great weather
spells a huge success!
Montréal, Monday, March 1, 2004
The 5th edition of the MONTREAL HIGH LIGHTS Festival
has come to
a glorious finish, thanks to the huge popular acclaim of over 500 000 visitors.
And it’s made the organizers pretty happy, too, when over 11 mild days and nights
Montrealers and tourists alike showed up to soak in the very best of a special 5th
anniversary edition. And the best was very good indeed, an unusual mix of exciting
activities spread over a somewhat more concentrated period than in previous years,
but – judging from the figures – of particular appeal to local and out-of-town visitors
alike. Divided into three separate but complementary showcases – the Sun Life Financial
Performing Arts, the SAQ Wine and Dine Experience and the Hydro-Quebec Celebration
of Light – this year’s Festival attracted not only lovers of art and fine dining,
but a huge number who showed up simply for the fun of it all. And that includes
a strong turnout of families, descending on the site to enjoy the many activities
that were planned specially for kids and their parents.
2004 Edition Poster
In the Media
"Celebrating everything the city has to offer, the MONTREAL HIGH LIGHTS Festival
incorporates music, food and theater into an 11-day festival all over downtown."
– Travel + leisure, February 25, 2004
"Canada heats up this month with MONTREAL HIGH LIGHTS, a food-and-arts festival
with performances by Laurie Anderson and others."
– Condé Nast Traveler, February 25, 2004