13 things to do in Montreal this weekend: July 8 - 10

Jul 8 2016, 11:16 pm

From the beloved Montreal Comiccon to the Ride to Conquer Cancer, here are 13 things you need on your social calendar this weekend:

 Saturday, July 9

Dragon Boat Race Challenge

What: Hosting teams from the United States, Ontario, and the Maritimes, the level of competition will be very high this year! The Montreal dragon boat challenge is the second leg of the triple crown and will be held for the second time. Register and give your strength a go!
July 9 and 10
Parc Jean-Drapeau

Tremblant Blues Festival

What: Tremblant will vibrate to the sound of the International Blues Festival welcoming musicians from the four corners of the world for 10 days of blues music, from its purest roots to its influence from R&B, soul, funk, country, folk and rock. More than a hundred indoor and outdoor shows, most of them free, will be presented.
When: July 8 to July 17
Where: Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

35th Annual Jamaica Day

What: The Jamaica Association of Montreal proudly invites you to the 35th Annual Jamaica Day Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Food, fun, drink, and entertainment for everyone!
When: July 9 from 2 pm to 11 pm
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau,1 circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal

2016 People’s Games

What: An all-inclusive adult playground! Gather a team of 2 to 6 of your friends and join this epic 2-day challenge. Squads will compete in qualifying events of different genres for the chance to be coined The 2016 People’s Games Champions include a massive slip and slide, bubble ball soccer, the wipeout eliminator, a water challenge, a massive game of dodgeball, a hilarious dance event, and more.
When: July 9 to July 10
Where: Parc Historique Pointe Du Moulin

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. On Saturday, Canada will be taking the podium!
When: July 9
Where: La Ronde, 22 Chemin Macdonald, Île Sainte-Hélène

Festival International de Lanaudiere

What: Take a little road trip and enjoy the largest festival of classical music in Canada, featuring symphonic, choral, and chamber music.
July 9 to August 7
Where: 1655, Base-de-Roc Blvd., Joliette

Piknic Electronik

What: The weekly music festival is back throughout the month at Parc Jean Drapeau. Artists playing today including Branko, Tupi Collective, and Kell Bell Fo. The $11.50 is worth it.
When: July 9, 2 pm to 10 pm
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau, 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal

Zoofest – Produced by Just For Laughs

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

Montreal Jazz Festival

What: Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival by Guinness World Records, the festival hosts some 30 countries, 3,000 musicians, and 1,000 concerts in 15 concert halls and eight outdoor stages from noon to midnight daily. This is your last chance to attend the fest as it ends on Saturday!
When: Until Saturday, July 9
Where: Various locations

Sunday, July 10

The Ride to Conquer Cancer

What: The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer is an epic, two-day cycling event spanning over 200 kilometres through breathtaking scenery. During this journey, you will ride throughout Quebec’s countryside and help conquer cancer!
When: July 9 and 10
Where: Various locations

Montreal Comiccon

What: A pop-culture fan convention that showcases sci-fi, horror, anime, video games, tabletop games and, comic books. Nerds get your outfits ready!
July 8 to 10
Where: Palais des Congrès

The Producers

What: Mel Brooks’ record-breaking, laugh-out-loud spectacle makes its premiere! The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre recreates this hysterically funny musical comedy, winner of 12 Tony Awards, in a new production that captures the Golden Age of Yiddish humour.
Until July 10
5170 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal

Shakespeare in the Park

What: It’s girl power at tis year’s Shakespeare in the Park! Repercussion Theatre presents an all-female production of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. The production includes a high level of stage combat, live drumming, and a strong aesthetic style
When: July 7 to August 4
Where: Various locations


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