5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, August 17

Aug 17 2016, 3:54 am

From a fashionable after party to Celine Dion’s final performance, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Celine Dion

What: Celine Dion has temporarily left Vegas and is back in Montreal for a whole slew of shows this August. The concerts are all held at the Bell Centre and tickets start at $75
When: August 17 at 8 pm
Where: Centre Bell, 1909 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal

Live, Love, Do

What: Opening night for the FMD festival will end with a special event presented by Waxman House. Waxman invites the public to be transported to a universe that combines ultra chic masculine fashion with live musical performances. Montreal duo MIGS AND SILENTJ will shake things up at Place des Festivals to the beat of old school, East Coast 90s rap music. Get ready for some serious style!
When: August 17 at 8:30 pm
Where: Quartier des spectacles, Montreal

International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

What: Quebec’s most gorgeous summer festival is back. Though technically not in Montreal, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is so close that it’s an easy trip for Montrealers to take – and believe me, it’s worth it. With tons of live music, an inflatable park, yummy food trucks, and of course, plenty of air balloons, the International Balloon Festival is not to be missed.
When: August 13 to August 21
Where: 5 Chemin de l’Aéroport

Pompeii Exhibit

What: This is your last chance to visit the Pompeii Exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. On display until September 5th, a visit to this special exhibit will showcase “the splendor and opulence of Pompeii in a spectacular exhibition that features over 220 archaeological artifacts in a unique multisensorial environment.” Reviews have been incredible, so be sure to see it before it’s gone!
When: Any day of the week, until September 5th
Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Apple Picking

What: Apple pie anyone? What better way to celebrate the end of summer than by spending the afternoon apple picking! Head out to any one of the orchards near Montreal, and prepare for a day of tractor rides, picnics, and of course, apples. Bonus points if you turn your hand-picked apples into a fresh apple pie. For a little inspiration on where to go, check out this list.
When: Pick-your-own apples are in season starting in the middle or end of August depending on the farm
Where: Various locations

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