I left the apt around noon, and took the 12:15 train from Mount Royal station to Baltimore Street to pick up the free Circulator bus towards the SoWeBohemian Arts & Music Festival. Unfortunately, said circulator couldn’t take me to the festival because… there was a festival going on.
I arrive at the festival around 1:15pm, and quickly realized where the Bohemian part of their name comes from: they had herb\plant dealers, incense sellers, Bob Marley merchandise and a whole row of standard art fest foods. They also had art, music (mainly reggae, garage and mediocre coffee shop singers) and every bleeding heart organization you could think of.
Did I mention it was HOT outside? Thankfully, I learned my lesson from yesterday and bought water at every place that sold it. They also had at least one cooling tent set up abound the festival site, but shade was still at a premium elsewhere.
I spent just under an hour and a half at SoWeBo, long enough to know that I wasn’t going to make the Polish Festival in Patterson Park (maybe next year).