11 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, August 3

Aug 2 2019, 4:09 pm

As Osheaga crowds continue to flood the island, here is what (else) is happening around town today, August 3, as we welcome in the first Saturday of the new month.

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Osheaga 2019



Hundreds of bands and thousands of people will be split up between three epic days at the festival’s original site at Parc Jean-Drapeau, for the first time in two years since it underwent major renovations.

Each day features a different headliner, grouped up with a variety of different acts, genres, and audio-visual effects:

Yesterday welcomed the likes of Flume, The Lumineers, Interpol, and so many more while the popular festival continues throughout the rest of the weekend.

Here are the headliners for the next couple of days:

Day 2 ‚Äď Saturday, August 3

  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Logic
  • City and Colour
  • Janelle Monae
  • R√ľf√ľs du Sol

Day 3 ‚Äď Sunday, August 4

  • Childish Gambino
  • Tame Impala
  • Hozier
  • Kaytranada
  • Metric

When: From now until August 4
Time: Varying times
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC
Price: $325 – $1,250, available online

Cité Mémoire


Head to Old Montreal to admire 25 of the world‚Äôs largest projection circuits. Montreal‚Äôs history is displayed on buildings and streets throughout the Old Port. Download the free ‚ÄúMontreal en Histoires‚ÄĚ app for destinations, details, and schedules.

When: Saturday, August 3
Time: From nightfall until 11 pm
Where: Old Montreal
Price: Free

Coupe Rogers Montreal



The 2019 Rogers Cup is returning to Montreal for a week in August for the 139th edition of the tournament and the 128th of the Canadian Open.

When: August 3-11
Time: Varies
Where: IGA Stadium, 285 Rue Gary-Carter
Price: Varies, available online

Montreal Beachclub



Located in Pointe-Calumet, an easy 45-minute drive from Montreal,¬†Beachclub¬†is exactly what its name implies ‚ÄĒ a club on the beach.

The outdoor beach site can host up to 10,000 guests at a time, making it the largest outdoor club in North America.

When: Saturday, August 3
Time: 12 pm Р7 pm
Where: 701 38e Rue, Pointe-Calumet
Price: Varying prices

Matsuri Japon 2019

Japanese street festival


Montreal is getting ready to host Matsuri Japon’s 18th annual Japanese Street Festival.

The festival will reflect the Japanese community and culture here in Montreal.

According to Matsuri Japon’s Facebook page, the festival will feature Japanese food, activities, desserts, drinks, drum and dance shows, kimono rentals, language workshops, and martial arts demonstrations.

When: Saturday, August 3
Time: 11 am Р8 pm
Where: Matsuri Japon, 8155 rue Rousselot
Price: Free admission

PY1 – Through the Echoes

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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 weekend as well.

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

The PY1 experience is slated to make its worldwide debut with Through the Echoes, a show produced exclusively for the pyramid, on June 1, located near the Clock Tower grounds in the Old Port.

When: Saturday, August 3
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price:¬†$28.50 ‚Äď $51, available¬†online

La Ronde

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Quebec’s biggest amusement park has kept busy all summer and it’s sure to be busy this weekend as well.

Try battling The Goliath, get rocked on Le Ednor or check out the park’s newest ride, Chaos.

When: Saturday, August 3
Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald
When:¬†10:30 am ‚Äď 8 pm (11:30 pm during the fireworks)
Price: Available online or at the box office

Parc Safari


Parc Safari opened its gates daily to their 47th season last month.

The park has over 500 animals, exciting rides, and fun activities to keep you going back all season long.

The park starts off with the “Safari Adventure” where guests can get close to exotic animals like never before. While driving to the main park entrance, the optional adventure path allows for the more docile but equally large animals to check you out in your car.

Oh, how the tables have turned.

Animals on the “Safari Adventure” include buffalo, zebras, llamas, gazelles, ostriches, deer, peacocks, and camels. You’re encouraged to feed and pet the animals during the low-speed trek and you’ll always want to keep your windshield wipers handy. Your car might get dirty but it’s worth it.

It’s not often you get to brag about llama saliva on your windshield.

When: Saturday, August 3
Time: 10 am Р5 pm
Where: 280 Rang Roxham, Hemmingford
Price: Prices vary depending on age. Tickets available at the entrance or online

Stand Up Paddle Boarding – Parc Jean Drapeau

The St-Lawrence River is a gorgeous sight to look at and this weekend, it could be a gorgeous sight to stand on as well.

Lasalle KSF is a store that specializes in surfing, kayak, and paddleboarding and they are teaming up with Parc Jean-Drapeau to get you stand-up paddleboarding this summer.

This great way to stay active, and to be part of the historic River is offered in three different varieties: SUP (stand-up paddleboarding), SUP Yoga, and SUP Fitness.

Paddleboard rentals start at $20 an hour and $10 for each additional hour. They also offer wetsuits to rent for $7 as well as a group 10-rental deal for $150.

When: Saturday, August 3
Time: 10 am Р7 pm
Where: 350 Circuit Gilles Villesneuve, Parc Jean-Drapeau
Price: $20 Р$56.50, based on activity chosen

Horos – A Virtual Voyage

Regular ‘real-life’ escape rooms are so 2018.

The Old Port is hosting “Horos” all summer, a free-roam virtual reality escape room that “blurs the lines between what is real and what is imaginary.”

Produced by AR/VR company Phenomena, the escape room blends interactive development with content creation and scenography, giving guests a “turnkey location-based experience.”

The VR voyage of Horos is a two-player immersive game that allows users to simultaneously walk freely in a virtual world which is synchronized to physical space.

When: Saturday, August 3
Time: 10 am Р10 pm
Where:  Old Montreal (in front of the Science Center)
Price: $15, available online

John Roy – Comedy Nest

As seen on The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Late Show, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing, John Roy is summing up his weekend at the Nest tonight.

Roy grew up in Chicago where he learned to make people of all races and religions tolerate an obnoxious white kid.

Laid back, conversational, and instantly likeable, his hilarious observations are punctuated by energetic character voices, clever dialogue, and, when absolutely necessary, a bit of singing.

When: Saturday, August 3
Time: 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Where:  Comedy Nest, 2313 rue Ste. Catherine, 3rd floor
Price: $15, available online