5 things to do in Montreal today: Friday, August 5

Aug 5 2016, 5:56 am

From Montreal’s biggest EDM festival to Italian Week kicking off, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Marché Fermier Pop Up

What: Old Port’s Marché des Éclusiers is proud to present their brand new weekend farmers market in collaboration with La Ferme des Quatre-Temps. Located on the water near the corner of McGill X De la Commune Ouest, come by and get the freshest local products possible!
Brunch will also be offered by their various vendors including L’Orignal, Diablos, Fabergé (on the second floor), and Nantha’s Kitchen.
When: August 6 at 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Marché Des Éclusiers, 400 rue de la commune o, Montreal, Quebec H2T2L9

ÎLESONIQ Music Festival

What: The ÎLESONIQ music festival’s reputation continues to grow by leaps and bounds every year. It is the only electronic music focused festival in Montreal and features headliners such as Skrillex, Zeds Dead, and many more stars of the EDM scene.
When: August 5 and 6
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau

Italian Week

What: Take in some Italian culture at Little Italy’s annual Italian Week. This year promises to be better than the last with endless amounts of free activities for the whole family. There will be a sidewalk sale, fashion show, outdoor museum, guided tours, and a FIAT 500 car exposition all for the low, low price of $0.
When: August 5 to 14
Where: Various locations

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal’s “Big Free Concert”

What: Presented by Sirius XM, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal is hosting their annual free concert at Esplanade Financière Sun Life. This year’s edition will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima before launching into a night at the opera.
When: August 5, 7:00 pm
Where: 1A5, 4139 Pierre-de Coubertin Ave

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.
Until August 7
Where: 1655, Base-de-Roc Blvd., Joliette