5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, June 23

Jun 23 2016, 12:23 pm

The Great Montreal PoutineFest

What: For four indulgent days a fleet of 20 street food trucks run by Montreal’s top poutine chefs will be parked at the Jacques-Cartier Quay in Old Montreal offering Montrealers all the cheesy goodness it can (or can’t) handle.
June 23 to 26 from 11 am to 11 pm
Quai de l’horloge, Old Montreal

Le Grand Spectacle

What: Le Grand Spectacle is the perfect pre-celebration to Saint Jean Baptiste Day. This year, Le Grand Spectacle will be hosted by comedian Louis-Jose Houde and will feature a myriad of Quebec’s finest musical acts including Éric Lapointe, Yann Perreau, Les Soeurs Boulay, and Brigitte Boisjoli. A word of warning to all of the Anglophone Montrealers: as per tradition, Le Grand Spectacle will be entirely in French.
When: June 23 at 8:00pm
Where: Place des Festivals

Montreal Baroque Festival

What: Classical music has never sounded better! Whether you’re a fan of this genre or not, attending at least one of these beautiful shows should be mandatory.
When: June 23 to 26
Where: Various locations

Amnesia Rock Fest

What: The 11th edition of this rock festival brings an insane lineup once again. It’s a small town that gets completely taken over and becomes a giant party for one weekend. Featuring Blink 182, Ice Cube, Janes Addiction, Twisted Sister, and many more.
When: June 23 to 26
Where: 111, Laurier Street, Montebello

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: Until August 7
Where: Corner of Bernard & St-Dominique

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