5 things to do in Montreal today: Friday, August 19

Aug 19 2016, 2:38 pm

From an extreme sports festival to a block party in Monkland, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Flavours of Monkland

What: Get ready for live music, food trucks, and amazing merchants across 7 blocks of Monkland Ave. This is Montreal’s biggest block party so come celebrate the end of the season with MVP Montreal and the most delicious food and music festival in town!
When: August 19 to August 21
Where: 5654 Monkland Avenue, Montreal

Montreal Country Music Festival

What: Montreal Country Festival is one of the most recent music festival in Montreal, with only 3 years of existence but it doesn’t prevent 7000 people every year to attend this unique Country Festival in Old Montreal. Get ready to line dance, Shania Twain and Garth Brooks cover bands, and more. With an outdoor stage and an indoor stage, rain or shine make sure to get your cowboy boots ready.
When: August 19 to August 21
Where: Quai de l’Horloge


What: Jackalope is the largest action sports event in Canada. The 5th edition is slated to take place on August 19 to 21, 2016 at the Sun Life Financial Esplanade at Montreal’s Olympic Park. It’s the event of the year for adrenaline junkies who come to enjoy a variety of events and activities, including initiations, demonstrations and international-caliber competitions. Events include World Cup Skateboarding for men and women, international base jump competition, and the first annual Montreal waterfight, Montreal’s biggest water gun fight ever!
When: August 19 to August 21
Where: Montreal Olympic Park, 4141 Pierre-De Coubertin, 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

La Ronde

What: As summer comes to a close, now is the time to visit Montreal’s most beloved amusement park. Sure, you may have to deal with crowds, but there’s nothing like going to La Ronde in the height of the summer. With the hot sun on your face, it just makes going on Le Splash that much more satisfying.
When: Any day of the week
Where: 22 Chemin MacDonald