14 things to do in Montreal this weekend: September 17 to 19

Sep 17 2021, 2:38 pm

Is it summer? Is it fall?

Is it too cold for shorts? Too hot for pants? Who knows?

And more importantly, who cares?

It’s the weekend in Montreal, and as always, there are plenty of new experiences to be had. So get out there while the weather’s still nice and treat yourself!

If you haven’t yet made plans, here are a few places and events that caught our eye. From outdoor events to live music, here’s what should be on your radar as we kick off the weekend.

Voiles en Voiles


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Zipline season is just about over, making this your last chance to soar through new and exciting heights.

Channel your inner Jack Sparrow and climb through giant pirate ships in Old Montreal as part of a high-flying obstacle course.

When: Every day until September 20
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Place des Vestiges, Old Montreal
Price: $19 to $54 per person, depending on the type of swashbuckling adventure you choose.

Puces Pop


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This year, Puces POP’s market at Église Saint-Denis will feature 120 different artisans and vendors from all around Montreal. Products will range from homemade rugs, ceramics, and one-of-a-kind art pieces.

For the complete list of merchants and/or more information, click here.

When: September 17-18-19 and 24-25-26
Where: Église Saint Denis, 5075 rue Rivard (in front of Laurier Metro)
Price: Free

Speed-dating for singles

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If lockdowns made you forget how to mingle, This event will certainly jog your memory. It consists of a series of brief face-to-face encounters with strangers.

Founded in 2001, speeddatingmontreal.com was the first speed-dating agency in Québec and still his with more than 550 events and over 40 000 matches.

For tickets and/more information, click here

When: September 18
Times: 8 pm
Where: Clébard, 4557 Rue Saint-Denis
Price: $29

An Evening with Comedian Vic DiBitetto

An Evening with Comedian Vic DiBitetto , LIVE in Montreal !, 18 September | Event in Saint-Léonard | AllEvents.in


If you’re a fan of stand-up, you might want to check out actors and comedians live on stage at Leonardo Da Vinci centre this Saturday.

The New York comic will be joined by fellow funnymen Joe Cacchione and La Sicilianu Raggiatu. Tickets are still available. Get yours here 

When: September 18
Times: 8 pm
Where: Leonardo Da Vinci Centre, 8370 Blvd. Lacordaire
Price: $65

Tam Tams


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This free festival takes place every Sunday in the summer, near the monument to Sir George-Étienne Cartier. Tam Tams is a colourful gathering of drummers, dancers, vendors and just happy people.

When: Sunday, September 12
Time: 12 pm
Where: Mount Royal Park
Price: Free

Christian Dior Exhibition


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Montreal’s McCord Museum is showing a one-of-a-kind Christian Dior exhibition from now until September 26. Fashion fans, be sure to see this exhibition before it’s gone for good

The exhibition, presented by Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, is a historical showcase of “creations of the first decade of the haute couture house of Dior, created by the famous French couturier Christian Dior.”

When: From now until September 26
Times: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 9 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; Saturday, 8 am – 11 pm
Where: McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke St W,
Price: Tickets range from $9.50 to $19

Keela – 5 à 7 and live music


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$6 cocktail and $6 gourmet dishes. How can it get much better?

Throw in a live musical performance by Montreal artist Bud Rice, and you’ve got yourself the perfect Friday 5 à 7 at this great little downtown bistro.

When: September 17
Times: Open Wednesday – Sunday, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1237 Atateken,

Find the Key – Escape Room


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‘Tis the season of good frights and cheap thrills, and what better way to celebrate that than going to one of Montreal’s premier escape rooms?

Find the Key is the perfect spot for a one-of-a-kind group activity and can be found in the downtown area. The facility contains four unique escape rooms and experiences that you and your group can participate in.

When: Daily
Time: Tuesday – Thursday, 4 pm – 9 pm; Friday, 2:30 – 10:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 10:30 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 9 pm
Where: 1000 Atateken #101
Price: $20 – $25

Jazz Festival

The 41st edition of the world’s largest jazz festival has finally arrived. The 4-day extravaganza will be in full swing all weekend long.

For the complete list of performance dates, click here.

When: September 15 – 19
Times: Varies by performance
Where: Varies by performance



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The Notre-Dame Basilica announced the return of AURA, one of the Old Port’s most popular events. Moment Factory presents the immersive light show, and a few new features have been added.

The updated version of the spectacle celebrates the materials and colours of Notre-Dame. The new musical accompaniment has also been added for the purpose of showing off the Basilica’s 7,000 pipe Casavant organ, which has been in operation since 1891.
When: Until September 25
Time: 6 pm and 9 pm
Where: Notre-Dame Basilica, 110 Notre-Dame St Ouest
Price: Ranges from $21 to $32, available online

Remember the King – Elvis tribute

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Everybody loves a good Elvis impersonator, and when it comes to capturing the King’s essence, Carl Brandon is one of the best.

In Remember the King, Brandon takes audiences through Elvis’ evolution as a performer and artist. Your ticket will get you dinner and a show.

Blue suede shoes and pomade are encouraged but not be provided.

For tickets and information, click here.

When: September 18
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Hotel Montreal Metropolitain, 3400 Cremazie E
Price: $90

Canal Lounge


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Just steps away from the Atwater Market, this patio doesn’t just offer a view of the water; it’s actually ON the water. The floating terrace bills itself as “the perfect spot to get in the nautical spirit for a 5 à 7”.

When: Daily
3 pm – 11 pm, Closed on Mondays
Where: 22 Atwater Avenue, Montreal

Tonga Lumina


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Slumbering giants have awoken at the top of Mont Tremblant, and a mountainside tour will allow you to go search for them.

Featuring a night-time walk lit up by Quebec’s Moment Factory, the tree is full of sights and sounds that will transport you to a mythical adventure.

When: From now until October 16
Time: 10 pm
Where: 1000 Chemin des Voyageurs, Mont-Tremblant
 Starts at $12.50, available online

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything

Leonard Cohen A Crack it Everything


Maybe you’re not in the mood to go out on the town? If that’s the case, this virtual exhibition of Leonard Cohen might be up your alley.

The online exhibition is divided into four main themes that are omnipresent in Leonard Cohen’s body of work: Poetic Thought, Spirituality & Humility, Love and Loss & Longing.

When: From now until February 2024


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