5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, June 24

Jun 21 2019, 7:51 pm

As Quebec celebrates its statutory holiday, La Fête Nationale, formerly known as St. Jean-Baptiste Day (or La Saint-Jean), here is what’s going on around Montreal today, June 24.

Be sure to keep an eye on what’s open and closed around the city today, before you head out.

Fête nationale du Québec

From food, live music, inflatable jumping houses, dancing, face-painting, clowns, and theatre performances, CCL will be celebrating the provincial holiday in a big way.

Obviously capped off with fireworks.

When: Monday, June 24
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Centre Communautaire Laurentien CCL – MAC, 12265 Boulevard Laurentien
Price: Free admission

Notre fête nationale à Laval

There’s an all-day party going on in Laval today to celebrate La Fête Nationale.

From dozens of live performances and stand-up comics and then some fireworks, Laval foes St. Jean-Baptiste on a big scale.

Check out the full lineup online.

When: Monday, June 24
Time: 10 am – 11:30 pm
Where: Centre de la nature de Laval, 901 avenue du Parc, Laval
Price: Free admission

The World’s Smallest Open Mic

Local comedians Walter J Lyng and Vance Michel host what they call “the smallest open mic show in the world.” The acts aren’t small, the venue is.

The show’s featured acts include Gord Disley, Zackary Kik, and Amer Rez and will be headlined by a mystery headliner.

The event organizers warn that only 20 seats are available. Cozy, intimate stand-up comedy is the best kind.

When: Monday, June 24
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub, 1225 rue Crescent
Price: $5

Turbo Trivia Vol.VI: Freaks and Geeks

Turbo Haüs is hosting a four round trivia night based entirely on the cult TV show Freaks and Geeks.

It’s free admission and prizes will be awarded to the winners.

When: Monday, June 24
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: Turbo Haüs, 2040 rue Saint-Denis
Price: Free admission

PY1 – Through the Echoes

The first-of-its-kind pyramid-shaped entertainment venue, PY1, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté opened to the public this month and will continue its strong showing this week as well.

The innovative venue will offer a multi-sensory experience, state-of-the-art technology and “a unique playground” for multimedia entertainment combining high tech with the talent of the greatest digital creators.

If St. Jean-Baptiste fireworks are too much, check out the indoor and immersive light show today.

When: Monday, June 24
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $28.50 – $51, available online