13 things to do in Montreal this weekend

Jun 17 2016, 5:08 pm

Another workweek is done and you’re counting down the hours until the weekend officially kicks off!

From food festivals to outdoor concerts, here are 13 things to do in Montreal this weekend:

Saturday, June 18

Ellie Goulding

What: The haunting and beautiful voice of Ellie Goulding will take over the Bell Centre tonight. If there are tickets left, consider yourself lucky.
When: June 18 at 7 pm
Where: Centre Bell, 1909, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Montreal

Festival Folk sur le Canal

What: The ninth annual Folk Fest and free outdoor porgramming is back! Starting Friday afternoon, check out the Esplanade du Centenaire for a weekend of free music and entertainment. This year’s lineup promises an incredible diversity of sound—from old-time and traditional Quebecois to bluegrass and singer/songwriter indie-folk.
When: June 17 to June 19
Where: Esplanade Du Centenaire De Canal Lachine, Montreal

Strangers in the Night 12

What: Strangers in the Night is back and promises to be bigger than ever! The CF Fairview Pointe Claire parking lot will be transformed into a virtual hall under the stars, where over 200 tables from Montreal’s top restaurants will be ready to feed you all night long. The best part? All proceeds go towards the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
When: Saturday, June 18
Where: CF Fairview Pointe Claire parking lot, 6801 Rte Transcanadienne

A Taste of the Caribbean

What: Welcome to Quebec’s premier Caribbean cultural event. Get ready to taste culinary delights from the various islands of the Caribbean through local restaurants, guest chefs, and cooking demonstrations.
When: Thursday, June 16 to Sunday, June 19
Where: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 201 Viger Street West

Return to Grace

What: From the Elvis Presley’s beginnings in Memphis, to the amazing ’68 Comeback Special, to the historic Aloha from Hawaii concert, audiences experiencing Return to Grace re-live the music that changed rock and roll forever. A glorious, heartfelt tribute to a music icon featuring over 30 singers, dancers and musicians on stage, Return to Grace flawlessly delivers some the greatest musical moments of a generation.
When: June 17 to June 19
Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal

La Grande Gourmandise

What: A great family event offering many activities! Discover and sample gourmet products, partake in demonstrations with chefs, and enjoy their lovely terrace for lunch and dinner.
When: Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19
Where: Parc Vincent-d’Indy, 1075, rue Lionel-Daunais Bouchervill

Les FrancoFolies de Montréal

What: Since 1989, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal has been the true reflection of a thriving French-speaking music world. Nearly 70 indoor shows and 180 free outdoor concerts will be on the menu during this fun-filled program.
When: Until Saturday, June 18
Where: Various locations

Sunday, June 19

Tam Tams

What: Taking over Parc Mont Royal every Sunday in the summer, this glorious hippie spectacle featuring music, acrobats and more, is a guaranteed fun time for everyone involved.
When: Every Sunday during the summer
Where: George-Étienne Cartier Monument in Mount Royal Park

Mural Festival

What: Located in the heart of Saint-Laurent boulevard, MURAL’s program offers the public a plethora of art related activities. You will have the opportunity to witness the making of murals in real time, attend exclusive musical events, enjoy outdoor exhibitions, and feast in sublime gastronomy. Don’t forget their big closing bbq taking place on the boulevard today!
When: Until Sunday, June 19
Where: Various locations

Montreal Fringe Festival

What: With over 700 shows, local and international performing artists will take over the Plateau Mont-Royal. Featuring dance, theater, music, comedy and more, the Fringe Festival is Montreal’s most unique block party!
When: Until Sunday, June 19
Where: Various locations

Piknic Electronik

What: Our weekly music festival is back throughout the month at Parc Jean Drapeau. Artists this month include Josh Wink, Erik Faulkner, Ruls, Roux Soundsystem, Zepha, and Wolf + Lamb. The $11.50 is worth it.
When: Sunday, June 19
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau, 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal

Mary Poppins

What: Yep, our favourite magical nanny is on stage this month for a French version of the English classic. Get your Supercalifragilisticexpialidociousness on, en francais!
When: June 15-30 at 8 pm.
Where: Theatre St-Denis,1594 St-Denis Street, Montreal

Matt Corby

What: Fresh off a set of sold-out tour dates across Australia and North America, blue-eyed singer-songwriter Matt Corby heads to Metropolis for a highly anticipated concert. This one is bound to sold-out.
When: Sunday, June 19 at 7 pm
Where: Metropolis, 59 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal


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