Happy Sunday, Montreal! There is plenty going around town today! Enjoy the sun and check out these events. Make the most of the last of the weekend!
Free Bixi Sundays are nothing new but we’ve been pumped to see that they’re back for 2017. Free Bixi Sundays Offered by Manulife lasts until October 29th. On designated days throughout the summer, all one-way trips under 30 minutes will be free of charge for the entire day (from midnight until 11:59 pm).
Where: All across the city
When: September 24
Are you a fan of books, poetry, art, music, and film? Then Montreal’s International Literature Festival is for you. This event will feature talks and readings from amazing authors. Additional events including live musical performances, poetry readings, book readings, and art expos.
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
When: Until October 1
The Lac-Brome Duck Fest, just over an hour south-east of Montreal, invites you to try duck in as many ways possible. From BBQ duck to duck poutine, you’re in for a delicious feast.
More than 30 exhibitors will be on site serving up wines, ciders, and spirits from the best vineyards and distilleries in the region. It’s not just about the food and drinks, though! Dozens of vendors will be showcasing their duck products including art, jewellery and more.
Where: 38 Oak Knowlton, Quebec
When: September 24 from 10 am to 5 pm
The fourth edition of Etsy: Fait au Quebec will be coming to Montreal this September. Etsy: Fait au Quebec celebrates all things locally handmade by crafters and artisans.
The event will feature over 100 of Montreal’s best designers, makers, and artists as well as DIY workshops, food and drinks, entertainment, and swag bags.
Etsy Montreal will also be hosting a raffle at the event to raise money for the Women’s Native Shelter.
Where: Locoshop Angus, 2600 Rue William Tremblay
When: Sunday, September 24
Time: From 10 am to 5 pm
Take a step back in time and relive Expo ’67 at the Esplanade de la Place Des Arts.
Expo ’67 is an interactive experience composed of colourful archival video footage projected onto giant screens. The installation was created by Karine Lanoie-Brien and will take visitors on a journey to relive the best moments from the Exposition.
The display will include 435 linear ft of screen space, 65 speakers, and thousands of clips from archives.
Where: Esplanade de la Place Des Arts
When: Until September 30, 2017. Nightly screenings at 8 pm, 8:45 pm, 9:30 pm and 10:15 pm.
As part of Montreal’s 375th-anniversary celebrations, Sherbrooke Street has been temporarily turned into an open-air museum. According to the website, it gives Montrealers “the chance to soak up a spectacular world-class public art exhibition.” What are you waiting for?
Where: Sherbrooke Street West between the McCord Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
When: Now until October 2
Tonga Lumina, the latest project from superstar Montreal multimedia company Moment Factory, has taken over Mont Tremblant. Based on the story of a sleeping giant, the last of his kind and protector of the wooded lands, the interactive tour invites guests to engage in a sensory experience. Setting out on a quest to the heart of the mountain, curious visitors are encouraged to explore the giant’s tracks along the forest trail, searching for hidden clues left behind by its keeper.
Where: Mont- Tremblant, 1000 Chemin Des Voyageurs
When: Now until October 9
Montreal’s art scene is getting even better with the addition of KM3 (pronounced kilometre cube) a free participatory walking tour of art installations around the city. This kilometre long public art trail is located at Quartier des Spectacles and is part of Montreal’s 375th-anniversary celebrations.
Get up close and personal as you walk through the streets to view 22 works of public art created by artists in Quebec and all over the world.
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
When: Until October 15, 2017
Learn something new about our fair city. Local tour company, Secret Montreal, is currently running “The Red Light of Montreal” tour, which teaches participants about the city’s indecent past.
Where: Midway Tavern, 1219, Boulevard Saint-Laurent
When: Now until October 21, 8:30 pm
What better way to celebrate the end of summer than by spending the afternoon apple picking!
Head out to any one of the orchards below, and prepare for a day of tractor rides, picnics, and of course, apples. Bonus points if you turn your handpicked apples into a fresh apple pie!
Where: Check this list!
When: Until October