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13 things to do in Montreal this weekend: July 16 – 18

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Karolina Jez Jul 15, 2016 2:27 am

From Ice Cube performing live to a Hampton’s themed party, here are 13 things you need on your social calendar this weekend!

Saturday, July 16

Spartan Race

What: This challenging obstacle course for all ages and physical abilities, designed to test your endurance, strength, and quick decision-making skills is back and bigger than ever! Gather your friends and test your true strength!
When: July 16
Where: 40 Chemin du Mont Owls Head, Mansonville

Festival d’été de Québec

What: 300 shows, 10 venues and 11 days of music make the Festival d’été de Québec one of Canada’s biggest music festivals. This year join the likes of Ice Cube, Duran Duran, and more!
When: Until July 17th
Where: Quebec City

HRVST Pop Up Shop

What: A gathering of local brands and charming creators for a 2-day pop up shop installment featuring clothing, prints, live music, and more. Brand featured include Main and Local, Dom Rebel Montréal, Ruined Rep, CHRLDR, and more. Free drinks and live perforomances by The Damned Truth. Support your local brands and come for some serious fun!
When: July 16 and July 17
Where: HRVST, 4020 rue Saint-Ambroise, Suite 490, Montreal

International des feux Loto-Quebec

What: The 32nd edition of L’International des Feux Loto-Québec is back lighting up Montreal’s sky with gorgeous fireworks displays by some of the greatest pyrotechnic artists of the world. This Saturday check out Switzerland battle it!
When: July 16
Where: La Ronde, 22 Chemin Macdonald, Île Sainte-Hélène

AIM Electronic Music Festival

What: AIM is the only festival in Canada authorized to offer non-stop music for more than 32 hours! On-site activities will also include educational and artistic workshops. The goal is to offer an interactive and captivating experience for everyone featuring art, innovation, and movement.
When: July 15 to 17
Where: Parc Carillon

Just For Laughs Festival

What: Just for Laughs is back for another year of laughter-filled antics. Taking over the city until August 1st, this year promises to be better than the last feautirung big names like Sarah Silverman, the cast of Veep, PK Subban’s return, and more!
When: July 13 to August 1
Where:
Various locations

Fantasia International Film Festival

What: The Fantasia International Film Festival is now recognized as the largest and most influential event of its kind in North America. With a varied programming and an emphasis on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe and the Americas, Fantasia’s offerings range from unique offerings to international commercial crowd-pleasers rarely seen in North America.
When:
Until August 2
Where: Various locations

Startupfest

What: Immerse yourself in this global gathering of some of the world’s best entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and mentors. It features world-class content, from back-of-napkin ideas to champagne-popping exits, this is truly the place to learn and network!
When: Until July 16
Where: Promenade du Vieux-Port

Sunday, July 17

Summer Brunch Party

What: Le Richmond invites you to a Hamptons-style Summer Brunch Party. Come dance the afternoon away on their sun-bathed terrace which will be set up specially for the occasion!
Cocktails by Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial.
When: July 17 from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Le Richmond, 377 rue Richmond, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1T9

Piknic Electronik

What: The weekly music festival is back throughout the month at Parc Jean Drapeau bringing out party kids from all over the city. Artists spinning today include Martin Buttrich, Head Nodders, Kodok, and more!
When: Until October 22
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau, 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal

Festival International de Lanaudiere

What: Take a little road trip and enjoy the largest festival of classical music in Canada, featuring symphonic, choral, and chamber music. Today’s concert is all about paying tribute to the legendary Ella Fitzgerald.
When:
July 17 at 2 pm
Where: 1655, Base-de-Roc Blvd., Joliette

Marché des Possibles

What: The Marché des Possibles is a public open-air space featuring a free socio-cultural programming that includes musical performances, screenings of films, and activities for children. The location also features a bar and a biergarten, a market with artists and artisan creations, food trucks, and pop-up restaurants.
When: June 17 to August 7
Where: Corner of Bernard & St-Dominique

Shakespeare in the Park

What: It’s girl power at tis year’s Shakespeare in the Park! Repercussion Theatre presents an all-female production of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. The production includes a high level of stage combat, live drumming, and a strong aesthetic style
When: July 7 to August 4
Where: Various locations

 


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Karolina Jez

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