5 things to do in Montreal today: Friday, August 25

Aug 25 2017, 12:12 pm

Friday is finally here Montreal and it’s time to celebrate. From a poutine festival to a world film festival there is so much to do around the city today.

Get free donuts

Mr. Puffs is opening a new location in Le Plateau and from this Thursday to Sunday they’ll be handing out free donut holes that will cost you absolutely nothing.

Mr. Puffs will be serving from their new food truck that will be parked right outside of their new location during the Plateau Street Festival!

Where: 1800 av. du Mont-Royal corner Papineau
When: Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27

Montreal World Film Festival

Expand your horizons by taking in a foreign film at the Montreal World Film Festival. With the intention of “promoting cultural diversity and understanding between nations,” the Montreal World Film Festival features several unique sections. Ranging from the Special Chinese Film Festival to the Francophone Film Festival, there will be a screening for everyone.

Where: Various locations
When: August 25 to September 4

Mont-Royal Trade Fair

Prepare for the sidewalk sale of the century happening from August 25th until August 28th. Avenue Mont-Royal will be shut down for four days and will become a mecca for all the bargain hunters out there. Think of this like a rummage sale and a sidewalk sale combined into one. If you’re on a budget, take this as an opportunity to do some window shopping.

Where: 10 am to 11 pm
When: August 25 to 27

Festival de la Poutine

A giant poutine festival is taking place at  Centre Marel-Dionne in Drummondville.

This festival is going to have every type of poutine imaginable. But we really don’t think you’ll get tired of the festival’s food selection. This year, 16 poutiniers will be cooking up their specialty variations of crispy fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds.

Where: Au Centre Marcel-Dionne, Drummondville
When: August 25 to 26

Montreal Avudo

A dazzling water show paying tribute to the Saint Lawrence River has taken over Old Port this summer. Titled Montreal Avudo, this spectacular water show projects life size images inspired by the city’s history onto the water. The event’s official site promises that “Young and old will be dazzled, moved and transported by the magic of images and scenes projected on rippling water walls and other spectacular installations.”

Where: The west sector of the Old Port of Montréal, near the King Edward Pier and the Montréal Science Centre
When: Thursday to Saturday until September 2, 2017, 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm each night

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