5 things to do in Montreal today: Friday, August 11

Aug 11 2017, 10:25 am


Pride: Flag raising

Displaying our colours with the raising of the rainbow flag is always one of the strongest emotional moments of the Pride festival. A symbol of our global LGBTTIQA2S movement, it symbolizes the affirmation, the diversity and the pride of our communities.

Where: Parc des Faubourgs
When: August 11 at 6:30 pm

Illumination of the Tour de Montreal

For the fourth year in a row, the Montréal Tower of the Olympic Stadium will be illuminated with the colours of the rainbow! The new lighting of the tower’s curved spine, the second of three phases that will ultimately illuminate the entire tower, will allow the Olympic Park to showcase Pride with style.

Where: Tour de Montréal, 4141, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
When: August 11 at 8:30 pm

Under Pressure 2017

The 2017 Under Pressure Graffiti festival is taking place from August 9 to 13. The Festival was founded in 1996 right here in Montreal by graffiti writers Seaz and Flow. The event is the oldest festival of urban cultures still active in the world.

This year, join over 400 local and international artists who will be creating murals and artwork.

The festival also showcases the hip-hop culture so be prepared for some pretty epic DJ competitions and performances.

When: August 9 to 13
Where: Downtown Montreal, St. Catherine Street East, between St. Dominic and St. Elizabeth.

The Great Montreal PoutineFest

There is nothing better or more satisfying than a hot plate of poutine. From August 8 to 13, the Great Montreal PoutineFest will be back for another year at the Old Port to celebrate the great Canadian dish.

This festival is going to have every type of poutine imaginable. There will also be live entertainment, music, and craft vendors on site, in case you need a break from eating.

But we really don’t think you’ll get tired of the festival’s food selection. From tater tot poutine to frois gras, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

When: August 8  to 13
Where: Quai de l’Horloge.

International Tango Festival

What: Tangueros of all levels from Montreal and abroad, music lovers, and the general public will gather for the annual festivities celebrating the Argentine tango! Musicians and dancers will be on hand to offer the best of their art for six consecutive days.
When: August 9 to 14
Where: Various locations



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