10 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, October 5

Oct 4 2019, 12:00 pm

Keep your October weekend fun going with these 10 things to do in Montreal on October 5, including La Ronde’s Fright Fest, Music of Hungary, and more!

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Parc Safari Zoo

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Get your animal fix by heading to Parc Safari, an easy 40-minute drive off the island. The park offers an optional Safari Adventure upon entering, you can drive up and see a variety of exotic animals from your car including zebras, ostriches, buffalo, llamas, and camels.

Inside the park, take a walk down the Forest Trail where you have an amazing vantage point view of monkeys, hyenas, and bears. Don’t forget the lions, but we didn’t have to tell you that.

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am
Where: 280 Rang Roxham, Hemmingford
Price: Prices vary depending on age. Tickets available at the entrance or online

La Ronde’s Fright Fest

What: Fright Fest returns for select days in October, it’s a spooky time as costumed monsters take over the park at night. The park will offer a wide variety of places to get your scare on including haunted houses, scare zones, frightening mazes and themed rides.

When: Select dates from October 5 to October 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: La Ronde – 22 Chemin Macdonald
Tickets: Online

Lachine Market

What: The smallest and oldest of Montreal’s farmer markets, the Lachine Market features its very own cheese shop, pastry shop, and local produce.

When: Open Daily
Time: Open every day at 7 am, closing times vary
Where: 1875 Notre-Dame, Montreal
Admission: Free

Indie Night at Montreal Improv

What: A showcase of Montreal Improv performers, with new teams and improvisers each week.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 9:30 pm
Where: Le P’tit Impro – 3713 Boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal
Tickets: $6 or free with a Montreal Improv student card


What: Pumpkinferno showcases over 7,000 handcrafted pumpkins which are lit up at night along a one-kilometre path set against a 19th-century backdrop. Some are individual pumpkins and some are fused together to make outstanding art.

When: Various dates until October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Upper Canada Village – County Road 2
Tickets: Online

Jean-Talon Market

What: The Jean-Talon Market is a Montreal classic is steps away from the metro and open all year round. Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, and fish are available all year.

When: Open Daily
Time: Open every day at 7 am, closing times vary
Where: 7070 Henri-Julien Avenue, Montreal
Admission: Free

Montreal Alouettes vs Calgary Stampeders

What: Montreal Alouettes take on Calgary Stampeders in CFL action at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Where: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium – 475 Avenue Des Pins
Tickets: Online

Musée Grévin Montreal

What: Check out your favourite actors, athletes, and artists in wax form. The figurines are displayed beautifully through the four-floor museum that also features optical illusions and interactive displays.

When: Every day
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday), 11 am to 5 pm (Sundays)
Where: 705 Rue Saint Catherine (4th floor of the Eaton Centre)

Saturday Night Stand-up Comedy


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What: Enjoy a night of stand=up with host Santi Espinosa, feature comic Ali Mohammadi, and headliner Justin Herman.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Peroni Resto-Bar – 1155 Rue Metcalfe, Montréal
Tickets: Online

Music of Hungary

What: Music of Hungary is the inaugural concert of the Kin Musical Adventure Series. Proceeds from this Kin Experience event space presentation will support Montreal’s youth and non-profit communities.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: St. James United Church – 463 Sainte-Catherine West, Montréal
Tickets: Online

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