From an MMA event at a beach to tennis superstars taking over the Uniprix Stadium, here are 11 things you need on your social calendar this weekend:
Saturday, July 23
What: A private party on the gorgeous terrace of Le Pandore’s Rooftop hosted by mister party Josh Silver, the lovely Miss “firecracker” Elsie Yu and Mr. Ali Ma. Ger ready for some seriously good beats by Pat Boogie and Adrien Mitchell. This event is private so if you would like to join, click here and hit up one of the hosts!
When: July 23
Where: Le Pandore, 2 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est 5E, Montreal
What: Hit The Beach is a brand new concept to launch out of Montreal. Being the only event of it’s kind, one that combines the combat sport of MMA fighting with a luxury service beach party, Hit The Beach will be one for the books!
When: July 23 at 11 am
Where: Beach Club, 701 38 RUE, Pointe-Calumet
What: Getting ready for Osheaga but still have nothing to wear? Then you have to go here! This is your one-stop shop for the quintessential music festival outfit featuring everything from chokers to dresses from local brands and artisans. Since it’s Montreal, there will be live music…obviously.
When: July 22 to July 24
Where: Sachika Boutique, 5264 Saint-Laurent, Montreal
What: Rogers Cup is back this year with the best female tennis players in the world including Serena Williams, Eugenie Bouchard, and more!
When: July 22 to July 31
Where: Uniprix Stadium
What: Here is your last chacne to catch one of the most important festivals dedicated to world music from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. Audiences will have access to 90 shows in different venues in Montréal and 5 days of free activities at the Quartier des Spectacles!
When: Until July 24
Where: Vacrious locations
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 time around it’s Spain! The first inspiration of Big Bang Fireworks’ display is the music of Italian composer Ennio Morricone whose famous spaghetti-western movie scores have touched people all around the world. The show also features country and western favourites from Bon Jovi, Miley Cyrus, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton among others.
When: July 23
Where: La Ronde, 22 Chemin Macdonald, Île Sainte-Hélène
What: The MEG Montréal Festival showcases contemporary music trends ranging from indie rock to electronic music. Artists from all across Canada, France, and other parts of the world gather for the MEG to bring notice to the indie music scene and spotlight to Montreal as a worldly music hub.
When: July 21 to 31
Where: Various venues
Sunday, July 24
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
What: A festival dedicated to the discovery of emerging talent in the areas of humor, music, theater, and entertainment. With 200 international artists, 150 shows, 600 performances, 115,000 festival goers and 80 volunteers, Zoofest & OFF-JFL is 24 days of festival not to be missed!
When: July 7 to 30
Where: Various venues
What: Check out the largest open-air gastronomy village in North America! In the heart of downtown Montreal, on Ste-Catherine West Street, between St-Urbain and St-Laurent, BOUFFONS!MTL offers an immersive summer vacation environment complete with a sand beach, boardwalk, street entertainers, and DJs night and day!
When: Until July 30
Where: Ste-Catherine West Street, between St-Urbain and St-Laurent,
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: July 14 to August 2
Where: Various locations