Fall has officially arrived… even if it doesn’t feel like it outside!
From a duck festival to a Lord of the Rings concert, check out all the Montreal weekend events happening around town! This is how you start autumn off with some fun!
The largest food truck festival has begun! Olympic Stadium is known for their awesome events, with our personal favourite being First Fridays. The most glorious of days, First Fridays are a special kind of culinary event in which all of the city’s food trucks gather at Olympic Stadium. Allowing Montrealers to sample dishes from over 50 food trucks, you can expect to find everything from tacos and churros, to mac and cheese and lobster rolls.
Where: Olympic Stadium
When: First Friday of each month until October 27
Australian pop phenomenon Nick Murphy (formerly known as Chet Faker) makes a Toronto stop on his world tour in the wake of redefining his music career and a recently released new EP.
When: Friday, September 22 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online at $38.75
Are you a fan of books, poetry, art, music, and film? Then Montreal’s International Literature Festival is for you. This event will feature talks and readings from amazing authors. Additional events including live musical performances, poetry readings, book readings, and art expos.
When: September 22 to October 1
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
The Lac-Brome Duck Fest, just over an hour south-east of Montreal, invites you to try duck in as many ways possible. From BBQ duck to duck poutine, you’re in for a delicious feast.
More than 30 exhibitors will be on site serving up wines, ciders, and spirits from the best vineyards and distilleries in the region. It’s not just about the food and drinks, though! Dozens of vendors will be showcasing their duck products including art, jewellery and more.
Where: 38 Oak Knowlton, Quebec
When: September 23 and 24 from 10 am to 5 pm
The fourth edition of Etsy: Fait au Quebec will be coming to Montreal this September. Etsy: Fait au Quebec celebrates all things locally handmade by crafters and artisans.
The event will feature over 100 of Montreal’s best designers, makers, and artists as well as DIY workshops, food and drinks, entertainment, and swag bags.
Etsy Montreal will also be hosting a raffle at the event to raise money for the Women’s Native Shelter.
Where: Locoshop Angus, 2600 Rue William Tremblay
When: Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24
Time: Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
A live symphony orchestra is performing a Lord of the Rings Concert in Montreal this September. The special concert is being hosted by Montreal’s very own Video Game Orchestra, who this year, have decided to honour the music of famous trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.
Where: Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church, 4237 Henri Julien Ave
When: September 23
Yoga with goats? Yup, it’s a thing – and you can take classes near Montreal this weekend.
Ferme Du Domaine Quinchien is hosting four sessions this Saturday, September 23.
The farm is only a 40-minute drive from Montreal, so you’ll be able to get your goat-zen on without having to travel far.
Where: Ferme du Domaine Quinchien, 52 Route de Lotbinière, Vaudreuil-Dorion
When: Saturday, September 23
Time: 11 am to 12 pm, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, 2 to 3 pm, 3 to 4 pm
Tickets: $25 available online
Free Bixi Sundays are nothing new but we’ve been pumped to see that they’re back for 2017. Free Bixi Sundays Offered by Manulife lasts until October 29th. On designated days throughout the summer, all one-way trips under 30 minutes will be free of charge for the entire day (from midnight until 11:59 pm).
Where: All across the city
When: September 24
Take a step back in time and relive Expo 67 at the Esplanade de la Place Des Arts.
Expo 67 is an interactive experience composed of colourful archival video footage projected onto giant screens. The installation was created by Karine Lanoie-Brien and will take visitors on a journey to relive the best moments from the Exposition.
The display will include 435 linear feet of screen space, 65 speakers, and thousands of clips from archives.
Where: Esplanade de la Place Des Arts
When: September 18 to 30, 2017. Nightly screenings at 8 pm, 8:45 pm, 9:30 pm and 10:15 pm.
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
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
Head to Saint-Laurent for a giant block party.
From September 7 to 10, the boulevard will become a pedestrian street from Sherbrooke to Mont-Royal. There will be plenty of activities every day for the whole family.
Where: Boulevard Saint-Laurent
When: Until September 10
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
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
What better way to celebrate the end of summer than by spending the afternoon apple picking!
Head out to any one of the orchards below, and prepare for a day of tractor rides, picnics, and of course, apples. Bonus points if you turn your handpicked apples into a fresh apple pie!
Where: Check this list!
When: Until October