5 things to do in Montreal today: Friday, August 4

Aug 4 2017, 8:47 am

It’s finally Friday, Montreal! Osheaga and Italian Week are both kicking off the weekend so get out there and have some fun!

Italian Week Montreal 

Let your taste buds start tingling! Montreal’s Italian Week festival is set to pack streets around the city from August 4 to 13.

The week-long event will feature a number of activities including an outdoor opera, a fashion show under the stars, classical and popular music concerts, FIAT 500 cars exhibit, and Italian films.

Where: Various locations around the city. Check website for details. 
When: August 4 to 13

Montreal Great Ribfest 2017

Meat-lovers rejoice! All things ribs are the focus of this week-long event. Admission is free, all you have to do is eat!
When:  Now until August 6
Where: Old Port

Voiles en Voiles

Voiles en Voiles has returned to Old Port once again! Open all summer long, this attraction encourages both children and adults to “live a memorable adventure.” This family park features 61 activities and will have Montrealers exploring a giant pirate ship by way of climbing, sliding, aerial adventure courses, and inflatable games. Whether you want to soar 20 feet high in the air, conquer a built-in rock climbing wall, or play in a bouncy castle, there is something for everyone. Rates vary depending on which activities you want to do aboard the ship. For example, access to the inflatable games is just $12, while access to the inflatable games, rock climbing wall, aerial courses, and the all aboard course will set you back $45. No matter which you choose, it’s guaranteed to be an afternoon you’ll never forget! Be sure to head down to Old Port before the end of the season.
When: Until the end of October
Where: Place des Vestiges, Old Port


2017 headliners are The Weeknd, Lorde, and Muse. We can’t wait to see Canadian born The Weeknd perform “Starboy,” hear Lorde belt out tunes from her highly anticipated second studio album, and watch English rock band Muse take the stage.

In addition to the three headliners, there are over 50 musical acts set to perform over the course of the weekend. It’s guaranteed to be quite a show.

When: August 4-6, 2017
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau


Repercussion Theatre’s Shakespeare-in-the-Park returns to Montreal for yet another year of summer theatre fun. This year, the troupe will be performing Much Ado About NothingAs per usual, the company will travel all around Montreal, performing live outdoors in parks all over the city, from Westmount to Dorval. Whether you’re a Shakespeare buff, English major, or you just love being outside, Shakespeare-in-the-Park is for you!
When: July 13-August 15
Where: Various parks in Montreal, for a full list of locations click here


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