5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, August 9

Aug 9 2017, 5:11 am

Humpday is here, Montreal! From PoutineFest to a hip hop and graffiti festival, check out what is happening around town today.

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.

Visit the enchanted forest at Mont Tremblant

Tonga Lumina, the latest project by superstar Montreal multimedia company Moment Factory, has taken over Mont Tremblant.

The 1.5 km forest walk takes visitors on a magical, illuminated night tour of the forest and takes about an hour to complete.

Based on the story of a sleeping giant, the last of his kind and protector of the wooded lands, the interactive tour invites guests to engage in a sensory experience. Setting out on a quest to the heart of the mountain, curious visitors are encouraged to explore the giant’s tracks along the forest trail, searching for hidden clues left behind by its keeper.

When: Now until October 9
Where: Mont- Tremblant, 1000 Chemin Des Voyageurs

Italian Week Montreal 

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.

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

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.


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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