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19 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, October 7

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DH Montreal Staff Oct 06, 2017 1:59 pm 605

Happy Saturday, Montreal! There is plenty going around town today! Enjoy the day and check out these events. Get out there and have a great long weekend.

Future Islands

Put on your dancing shoes Montreal, American synthpop band Future Islands will be making a stop at the Metropolis this month, to perform their feet stomping hits “Seasons” and “Ran”.

When: October 7, 8 pm
Where: Metropolis, 59 St Catherine St E
Tickets: Available online from $37

Montreal Compost Weekend

What: For Montreal residents looking to live a more green lifestyle, you’re invited to help yourself to compost free of charge at the St. Michel Environmental Complex this month. You must show proof of residence.

Where: Saint-Michel Environmental Complex, 2235 Michel-Jurdant Street
When: October 7 & 8, 8 am to 4 pm

Black & Blue

What: Black & Blue, otherwise known as the world’s largest gay dance festival, is back in Montreal this October. This year, the Pierre Charbonneau Amphitheatre will once again be taken over by an array of activities for the gay community and its friends. The week of Black & Blue events includes dance parties, brunches, sporting events, and art exhibitions.

Where: Pierre Charbonneau Amphithéâtre, 3000 Rue Viau
When: Until October 9

OFF Jazz Festival

What: If you didn’t get your jazz fix during the International Jazz Fest, then you need to catch a performance at Montreal’s OFF Jazz Festival this fall. From October 5 to 14, various venues around Montreal will be filled with some of Canada’s top jazz musicians.

Where: Various venues throughout the city
When: Until October 14

Pumpkinferno

What: If you don’t mind a bit of a drive, then you NEED to check out Pumpkinferno, an insane pumpkin lantern festival just an hour and a half from Montreal. The Award-winning Pumpkinferno festival is an annual event taking place in Upper Canada Village that features over 150 themed pumpkin displays made up of over 7,000 hand carved pumpkins. If you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit, you definitely need to check out Pumpkinferno.

Where: Upper Canada Village
When: Until October 29

La Ronde Fright Fest

What: Fright Fest, is back for another terrifying year. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurks around every corner, as the dark of night washes over the park.

Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald
When: Until October 31

Check out Tonga Lumina

Tonga Lumina, the latest project from superstar Montreal multimedia company Moment Factory, has taken over Mont Tremblant. Based on the story of a sleeping giant, the last of his kind and protector of the wooded lands, the interactive tour invites guests to engage in a sensory experience. Setting out on a quest to the heart of the mountain, curious visitors are encouraged to explore the giant’s tracks along the forest trail, searching for hidden clues left behind by its keeper.

Where: Mont- Tremblant, 1000 Chemin Des Voyageurs
When: Now until October 9

Les Jardineries

What: You still have a few weeks to check out the beautiful space at Les Jardineries. Located at the foot of the Olympic Stadium, Les Jardineries is a green space created as a re-appropriation of post-Olympics infrastructure. Here you’ll find a big landscaped garden, bistros with an illuminated terrace, a greenhouse, a circular beach and a host of free games and activities.

Where: Montréal Olympic Park, Corner of Pierre-De Coubertin Av. and Pie-IX Blvd
When: Now until October 13

Passages Insolites

What: If you don’t mind going on a bit of a drive, we highly recommend checking out Passages Insolites before it closes for the season. Located throughout the Old Port district, Quartier Petit Champlain and Place Royale, Passages Insolites will feature a number of unusual and surprising temporary art installations set up by professional artists.

Where: Throughout the Old Port district, Quartier Petit Champlain and Place Royale
When: Now until October 15

Walk along Montreal’s public art trail

Montreal’s art scene is getting even better with the addition of KM3 (pronounced kilometre cube) a free participatory walking tour of art installations around the city. This kilometre long public art trail is located at Quartier des Spectacles and is part of Montreal’s 375th-anniversary celebrations.

Get up close and personal as you walk through the streets to view 22 works of public art created by artists in Quebec and all over the world.

Where: Quartier des Spectacles
When: Until October 15, 2017

The Home Movie Factory

What: Urban art festival Chromatic presents Michel Gondry’s Home Movie Factory, a free film production workshop. The Home Movie Factory is dedicated to offering participants the opportunity to explore the process of filmmaking through an interactive and engaging approach. From scriptwriting to filming, to choosing costumes and accessories, groups up to 15 participants are invited to create a film in only 3 hours.

Where: The Dompark Complex, 5524 Rue Saint-Patrick
When: Now until October 15

Mont Sutton Fall Festival

What: Get into the fall spirit by heading to Mont Sutton’s annual fall festival. Come take in autumn and all its beauty by enjoying a variety of free activities including obstacle courses, guided hikes, slackline trail zone, outdoor concerts, yoga hike on the mountain, and a nature photo exhibit.

Where: Mont Sutton, 671 Rue Maple C.P.
When: Now until October 15

Secret Montreal

Learn something new about our fair city. Local tour company, Secret Montreal, is currently running “The Red Light of Montreal” tour, which teaches participants about the city’s indecent past.

Where: Midway Tavern, 1219, Boulevard Saint-Laurent
When: Now until October 21, 8:30 pm

The Great Pumpkin Ball

What: Get into the Halloween spirit by attending the Great Pumpkin Ball, where you’ll find hundreds of decorated pumpkins. Attendees will also find pumpkin decorating contests, play zones and lots of other Halloween activities for the little ones.

Where: Botanical Garden, 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
When: Until October 31, 9 am to 9 pm

Gardens of Light

Officially set to open September 8, 2017, this year’s Gardens of Light theme is “Between sky and water.” Thus, the 2017 exhibition will focus on nature, and more specifically, on the five elements of water, earth, fire, wood, and metal.

Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est
When: Until October 31, 9 am to 9 pm

Barbie Expo

What: Come and check out the world’s largest Barbie exhibit this month. The exhibit will feature Barbies of various ethnicities, dressed in traditional clothes, as well as great Hollywood stars (Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, etc.). A separate section is reserved for haute-couture dolls, which have been dressed by Dior, Chanel, Givenchy and many more notable names from the fashion industry.

Where: Les Cours Mont-Royal, 1455 Peel Street,
When: Now until December 31

Go apple picking

What better way to celebrate the end of summer than by spending the afternoon apple picking? Head out to any one of the orchards in the Montreal area, and prepare for a day of tractor rides, picnics, and of course, apples. Cidrerie-Verger Léo BoutinLa Ferme Quinn, and Vergers Pierre Tremblay et Fils are a few great options. Bonus points if you turn your hand-picked apples into a fresh apple pie!

Where: Anywhere
When: Apple season is on until mid-October

Go biking on one of the city’s bike paths

We can all agree that biking in Montreal is objectively non-advisable in winter. Sadly, we’re somehow almost there.

All the more reason to saddle up and take advantage of Montreal’s fantastic bike paths while fall is still here. That pleasant autumn air, long golden hours, and flashing auburn leaves – not a bad way to spend a day on a bike. Check out this list of 9 back paths in Montreal.

Where: Check out the list!
When: Anytime this fall

 

Check out the 8 best places to see the leaves change within 3 hours of Montreal

Montreal is home to plenty of incredible spots to see the gorgeous colours of fall.The real magic, however, happens a little distance beyond city limits. And you know what that means: it’s road trip time. Chase the colours of the season at these 8 great places to see the leaves change within three hours of Montreal.

Where: Check out the list!
When: Anytime this fall

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