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17 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, September 30

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DH Montreal Staff Sep 29, 2017 2:27 pm 446

Happy Saturday, Montreal! There is plenty going around town today! Enjoy the sun and check out these events. Make the most of the last day of September!

Montreal Culture Days

What: Culture Days is expected to feature over 500 free activities in the city of Montreal. Roughly 2,000 events spread over three days are planned across the province of Quebec.

Where: Locations throughout the city
When: September 29 to October 1

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: September 29 to October 29

Montreal Oktoberfest

What: Pumpkins and beer? Yes please! Oktoberfest is back at the Atwater Market and will feature over 40 different microbreweries from all over Quebec. If you want a break from beer, you can stroll around the market and enjoy incredible fresh dishes like pizza, sandwiches, grilled meats, cold cuts and more.

Where: Atwater Market, 138 Avenue Atwater
When: September 29 to October 1

Montreal Model Train Exposition

The Montreal Model Train Exposition will take place on September 30 to October 1 and will feature the largest collection of model railroads in North America.

From the Hogwarts Express to Thomas the Tank Engine, check out some amazing collectables and relive your childhood.

Where: 4251 St Urbain Street, Montreal
When: September 30 and October 1 from 10 am to 5 pm

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: September 30 to October 31

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

Sherbrooke’s Open Air Museum

As part of Montreal’s 375th-anniversary celebrations, Sherbrooke Street has been temporarily turned into an open-air museum. According to the website, it gives Montrealers “the chance to soak up a spectacular world-class public art exhibition.” What are you waiting for?

Where: Sherbrooke Street West between the McCord Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
When: Now until October 2

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

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

Take your best Instagram pics of fall in Montreal

If you’re still a little sad that summer is over, why not pump yourself up by venturing outdoors and taking a few fall-tastic Instagram photos. Go for a walk up Mont Royal or just head to your local Starbucks and enjoy a pumpkin spiced latte. You’ll quickly realize that fall in Montreal is pretty damn awesome.

Where: Anywhere
When: Anytime

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