11 things to do in Montreal this weekend: July 30 – 31

Jul 29 2016, 4:39 am

From a Brooklyn-themed block party to a PokémonGO gathering of epic proportions, here are 11 things you need on your social calendar this weekend!

Saturday, July 30

Brooklyn Block Party

What: Come and feel the vibes of Brooklyn at the Village au Pied-du-Courant! Live performances and dancers will make you groove all night long! The event will feature a pop-up market, tasty cocktails, good food, and fireworks! Time to boogie and feel the NY vibes in Montreal.
When: July 30 at 3 pm
Where: Village au Pied-du-Courant, 2100 rue Notre-Dame Est, Montreal

Montreal Canadian Record PokémonGO Gathering

What: La Fontaine Park will host a gathering of PokémonGO addicts in great numbers! Great central location spawning hundreds of rare and uncommon Pokeman. Lures will be set up all night so if you need to grow your empire, make sure you’re there.
When: July 30 at 6 pm
Where: La Fontaine Park, 3933 Avenue du Parc la Fontaine, Montreal

Haiti en Folie

What: The largest festival devoted to Haitian culture outside of Haiti! Experience music, dance, art, and food!
When: Until July 31
Where: Various venues

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. The 2016 fireworks competition will end on a high note with the presentation of a pyromusical display as flamboyant as the legendary music and style of Elton John.
When: July 30
Where: La Ronde, 22 Chemin Macdonald, Île Sainte-Hélène

Zoofest – Produced by Just For Laughs

What: This is the last day for you to catch this 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 festivalgoers and 80 volunteers, Zoofest & OFF-JFL is a festival not to be missed!
When: July 30
Where: Various venues

MEG: Montreal Electronic Groove Festival

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: Until July 31
Where: Various venues

Osheaga Music and Arts Festival

What: The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival will be taking over the city once again from July 29 to July 31 marks the 11-year anniversary of the three-day long indie music festival, and as usual, this year is promised to be better than the last.
When: July 29 to 31
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau

Sunday, July 31

Free Yoga Class at Mont Royal Park

What: Join this free weekly Ashtanga yoga class on Mont-Royal with certified yoga instructor, Claudia Absi. Expect a 60-minute class, which will focus on building flexibility, strength, and meditation techniques to connect the body and mind. All levels are welcome! Bring your yoga mats with you and enjoy the transforming session.
When: July 31 at 11 am
Where: Mont-Royal, Southeast side of Beaver lake

Montreal Highland Games

What: Every year, the Montreal Highland Games brings together Montrealers of Scottish and all other backgrounds to celebrate Highland games, music, and culture. The Games allow the public to discover the treasures, legends, and history of the Scottish culture.
When: July 31
Where: Parc Arthur-Therrien, Verdun

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

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.
Until August 2
Where: Various locations

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