17 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, September 16

Sep 15 2018, 1:29 am

There’s three food festivals happening concurrently today, September 16, because nothing says Sunday like stuffing your face with grub.

There’s also music options, a comic book festival, the popular lantern festival, and more.

Needless to say, we’ve got plenty of options to cap off your week.

Pizza Fest

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Grab a slice of everyone’s favourite comfort food as 50 participating restaurants in Montreal will create their own, unique pizza.

At the end of the 13-day festival, one place will be crowned the tasty winner of Montreal’s Pizza Fest.

Visit the Pizza Fest for a full list of participating restaurants.

When: From today until September 24
Time: Varies per location
Where: Spread out throughout Montreal
Price: Varies per selected pizza

Hemmingford Garage Sale Weekend

Sneak out of the city to the quaint area of Hemmingford and witness the entire town partake in a village-wide garage sale. You never what know you may find.

While you’re there, get your last licks in at Parc Safari or sneak off to a round of golf at Hemmingford’s gorgeous 36-hole course.

When: Sunday, September 16
Time: 9 am Р6 pm
Where: Hemmingford
Price: Free admission

Gardens of Light

Light Festival

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Montreal’s Botanical Gardens have finally lit up with the magical Gardens of Light Festival.

The lantern festival includes a lighted path through the Botanical Garden’s three cultural gardens, The Chinese, Japanese and First Nations Gardens, all looking at nature from a different perspective.

When: From now until October 31
: 6 pm ‚Äď 9 pm (until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays)
Where: Montreal’s Botanical Gardens
Price: $10.25 ‚Äď $20.50

Montreal RibFest

RibFest returned to the Old Port this weekend and it concludes today. RibFest brings some of the best rib vendors from Montreal and abroad. Each serving up racks upon racks of mouthwatering ribs.

The festival will feature much more than just ribs. There will also be live music, local vendors, entertainment, and a huge kid’s play zone.

When: Sunday, September 16
Time: 11 am ‚Äď 10 pm
Where: Jacques Cartier Quay
Price: Free admission

Tonga Lumina

night walk

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Mont-Tremblant’s trail is illuminated with light projections and mythical storytelling as guests must trek through a 1.5 km nocturnal hike to find a slumbering giant.

The adventure starts at the base of Mont-Tremblant. The chairlift transports its investigators to the ‚ÄúTwilight Portal‚ÄĚ where a colourful lit path weaves its way through the woods to a series of mysterious checkpoints in pursuit of the giant.

When: Sunday, September 16
Time: Departures at 9 pm, 10 pm and 10:30 pm
Where: Mont Tremblant
Price: $11.99 ‚Äď $27.99, kids under 5 get in for free

Festival Stop Motion

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Festival Stop Motion showcases more than 55 animated short films from 23 countries around the globe. Film workshops, distinguished guests and family activities also decorated the weekend.

When: Sunday, September 16
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm on Friday, 10 am – 9 pm on Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm on Sunday
Where: Concordia University Cinema de S√®ve –¬†1400 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
Price: $15 – $63, available online

FantastiCon MTL

Cosplay at Fan Expo Vancouver 2016 (Brandon Artis Photography)

Cosplay at Fan Expo (Brandon Artis Photography)

Comic book fans, assemble. The fourth annual FantastiCon MTL one-day festival is back with a ton of comic books, graphic novels, cosplay and vintage toys.

Ranging from genres and comic books all over the world, the exhibition stands out as they mix the city’s English and French culture together.

Plus, children get free comics.

When: Sunday, September 16
Time: 10 am ‚Äď 4 pm
Where: College Andre-Grasset ‚Äst1001 Cremazie Boulevard Est
Price: $10

Barbie Expo

The world’s largest permanent exhibit of Barbies is happening at Montreal’s Cours Mont Royal. The upscale mall hosts over 1,000 entertainment industry Barbie dolls, all dressed by leading fashion houses. Plus, it’s free.

When: Sunday, September 16
Time:¬†10 am ‚Äď 7 pm
Where: Cours Mont-Royal, 1445 Rue Peel
Price: Free

Summer Concert Series


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The historic Saint Joseph Oratory is hosting an indoor concert with live projections on a giant screen today. This weekend features musician Jacques Boucher at one of Montreal’s most viewed buildings.

When: Sunday, September 16
Time: 3:30 pm
Where: Saint Joseph Oratory
Price: Free

Dek Hockey Tournament

The puck’s dropped on the first edition of the H2P Cup powered by the Montreal Canadiens Alumni.

The Dek Hockey Tournament has 3 mixed classes, 6 women’s classes and 8 women’s classes, all vying to win the inaugural championship.

Registration spots are still available for this weekend’s tournament.

When: Sunday, September 16
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm (8 am – 12 am and 9 am – 10 pm on Saturday and Sunday)
Where: 89 Boulevard des entreprises Local, Boisbriand
Price: Free to watch

Tam Tams

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Sundays in Montreal in the summer is synonymous with Tam Tams. It’s a giant outdoor party with dancers, sports and drummers all gathered around the Sir George-Etienne Cartier monument.

With only three Tams left for 2018 season, the mountain’s longstanding tradition should be your go-to Sunday spot. Very 420 friendly.

When: Sunday, September 16
Time: Noon
Where: Mont Royal Park
Price: Free

Notre-Dame Basilica

Celebrate Sunday mass at Montreal’s most viewed structure at 11 am and hear a 25-person choir accompanied by the organ. Or, take a walking tour of the basilica which is an absolutely gorgeous spectacle. It is filled with hundreds of wooden carvings, several religious statues, and gigantic stained glass windows.

When: Sunday, September 16
Time:¬†12:30 pm ‚Äď 4 pm (mass starts at 11 am)
Where: 110 Rue Notre Dame Ouest
Price: Free

Family Fun Fair

Families will have the opportunity to visit close to 40 local vendors from the West Island and do some shopping. The event also features a bake sale, a race, a pet show, face painting, music and dancing.

When: Sunday, September 16
Time: 10 am Р3 pm
Where: 6700 Trans Canada, Pointe-Claire
Price: Free

Piknic Electronik

Piknic Electronik 2018

Piknic Electronik

Piknic Electronik is an electric music dance festival featuring DJs and artists from all over the world. There are obviously good tunes, but there‚Äôs also good food, good drinks, and plenty of activities to keep you going. Best of all ‚Äď the show goes on rain or shine.

Today’s acts include Gui Boratto, Mike Laz, Zepha, Planet Giza, Shaydakiss, and Charles Cozy.

When: Sunday, September 16
Time:¬†2 pm ‚Äď 9:30 pm
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
Tickets: $19

Pizza Yoga

Pizza Yoga is exactly what it sounds like. FCConnect is hosting a special event, combining the zen of yoga and everyone’s love for pizza.

Locally renowned yoga teachers Natalie Kakon of ELMNT Studio and Will Charbonneau from Machina and Moksha will guide guests through a class to revitalize the body and then feed the stomach.

When: Sunday, September 16
Time: 2 pm Р4 pm
Where:¬†Loft108 –¬†377 St Paul Ouest
Price: $18


food festival

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The YUL EAT festival is the biggest food event in the city and it concludes today.

Over 40 restaurant outlets and food trucks from all over Montreal give foodies the chance to discover local grub and dishes they’ve never tried before, on a huge scale.

New to the festival’s 5th anniversary, festival-goers will have a chance to attend live cooking masterclasses from some of the city’s most respected and renowned chefs.

When: Sunday, September 16
Time: Varying times
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free admission

Burgundy Lion Brunch

If the food festivals are too much, head to the Burgundy Lion for a tasty brunch. The pub also has one of the most extensive whisky menus in the entire city. If you want a little Sunday celebration, the pub’s whisky menu is actually a book.

When: Sunday, September 16
Where: 2496 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Time:¬†9 am ‚Äď 3 am

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