10 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, August 4

Aug 2 2019, 4:33 pm

Even though Quebec doesn’t take part in August’s long weekend, Montrealers know all too well that Sundays in the city are still bustling. There’s so much going on around town today, August 4, it barely feels like the weekend is ending.

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Montreal Highland Games

Every summer, the Montreal Highland Games bring people from all backgrounds together to celebrate the heritage of Scotland and today is no different.

The games represent a wonderful opportunity for participants and visitors alike to discover the treasures, legends and history of the rich Scottish culture.

The festival features a massive parade, caber toss, tug of war, cannons, highland dancing, armoured combat, and traditional Scottish food and drinks.

When: Sunday, August 4
Time: 8:30 am Р6:30 pm
Where: Douglas Hospital Р7070 Boulevard Champlain, Verdun
Price: $15

Osheaga 2019

Osheaga

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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.

Parc Jean-Drapeau welcomed in The Lumineers, Flume, Gucci Mane, The Chemical Brothers, City and Colour, and so many more, with these lined up for today:

Day 3 ‚Äď Sunday, August 4

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

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

Tam-Tams

Tam-Tams

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Tam-Tams returned to the city last month and the iconic party keeps up its weekly trek today.

Tams, the weekly outdoor party at the base of the mountain, is a perfect summary of Montreal, open to both locals and tourists.

The magical outdoor bash is where Montrealers from far and wide, gather in Parc Mont Royal for an afternoon of food, vendors, fun, music, and maybe even a couple of beers and some smoking (shhh, don’t tell anyone).

When: Sunday, August 4
Time: 12 pm until sunset
Where: Sir George-Etienne Cartier Monument
Price: Free

Voiles en Voiles

pirate ship

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Climb aboard life-size replicas of both royal and pirate ships from the 18th century in Montreal’s Old Port (how fitting).

They are over 100 feet in length and range from two feet high for the young pirates to 35 feet for Peter Pan wannabes.

As the obstacle course gears up for its final stretch run, check out the 61 different activities between the Royal Ship and the Pirate Ship. Activities include zip-lining, rock climbing, and bouncy castles.

When: Sunday, August 4
Time:¬†10 am ‚Äď 6 pm
Where: Place des Vestiges, Old Port
Price: Prices vary depending on selected activities, tickets online

Coupe Rogers Montreal

sports

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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: From now until August 11
Time: Varies
Where: IGA Stadium, 285 Rue Gary-Carter
Price: Varies, available online

This Light Never Goes Out – Jim Carrey Exhibition

Jim Carrey

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A new art exhibition featuring works from Jim Carrey is will be on display in Montreal all summer and this steamy weekend might be a good time to check out some art (and you know, air conditioning).

As part of the Phi Centre’s commitment to celebrating technology-based media, the arts centre will present the world premiere of This Light Never Goes Out, featuring over 50 of the actor’s works in an exhibition that will run from June 20 to September 1.

“Jim Carrey is known to most people as a comedic genius on the silver screen, but since 2016, his Twitter feed has been the canvas for a series of satirical and subversive cartoons, penned in response to headlining news,” reads the Phi Centre’s description.

Carrey’s cartoons weigh in on the American political right, focusing on many who are abusing their power in the United States.

When: Sunday, August 4
Time: 10 am Р10 pm
Where: Phi Centre, 315 St-Paul Ouest
Price: $12.40, available online

Cité Mémoire

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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: Sunday, August 4
Time: From nightfall until 11 pm
Where: Old Montreal
Price: Free

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: Sunday, August 4
Time: 10 am Р7 pm
Where: 350 Circuit Gilles Villesneuve, Parc Jean-Drapeau
Price: $20 Р$56.50, based on activity chosen

La Ronde

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: Sunday, August 4
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

HUM(AIN) – We Could Be Human: A Learning Machine

AI robot

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It seems like Siri has some SIRIous competition as a new art exhibition in Montreal features an AI robot that learns from visitors the more it interacts with them.

As part of musician David Usher’s Hum(ai)n exhibition, a digital character named Ophelia will be speaking with humans all summer. This interaction will help to evolve her cognitive state.

When: From now until September 15
Time: 10 am Р8 pm
Where: Phi Centre, 407 Saint-Pierre
Price:$21.97 Р$25.50, available online