14 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, September 30

Sep 28 2018, 6:22 pm

Enjoy the last day of September today, folks. We’ll flip the calendar over and usher in October tomorrow. Until then, here’s a bunch of great things happening in Montreal today, September 29, to bid farewell to this month in style.

Free BIXI and Coffee Sunday



Besides coming together for a good trio of rhymes, BIXI, coffee and free go pretty well together.

Today, the public bike sharing system  is fusing with Café Barista at La Fontaine Park to dish out free coffee, along with BIXI’s free bikes, which they do on the last Sunday of every month while the bikes are in season.

When: Sunday, September 30
Time: From 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Park La Fontaine, Brébeuf/Rachel station
Price: Free

EtsyMTL Marché Créatif : Fait à Montréal

The fifth edition of Etsy: Fait au Quebec, the free Etsy market, sums up their two-day event today.

Etsy: Fait au Quebec celebrates locally handmade products by Montreal crafters and artisans. The event will feature over 100 designers, makers, and artists as well as DIY workshops, food, drinks, entertainment and swag bags.

The market will be hosted in a 100-year-old building, located on unceded Native that has been converted into an eco-friendly space.

When: Sunday, September 30
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: 2600 Rue William-Tremblay
Price: Free admission

Montreal International Black Film Festival

Montreal International Black Film Festival

KALUSHI/Montreal International Black Film Festival

The Montreal International Black Film Festival, the largest of its kind in Canada, sums up its 14th edition today.

The fest showcases 66 films while forming an innovative, bold and dynamic event that aims to stimulate the development of the independent film industry while fostering the creation of films on international black realities.

When: From now until September 30
Time: Varies per selected film
Where: Various venues around Montreal
Price: Varies per selected film, $195 all access pass

Wolf Parade Concert

As part of the POP Montreal Festival, the indie-rock band that formed in Montreal, Wolf Parade, will be performing at the exciting Sala Rossa this weekend. The band had released three full-length albums before taking a five-year break in 2011. They released their fourth album, Cry Cry Cry in October 2017.

Tickets are selling quickly after a sold out show on Thursday and Friday so, get some before they’re all gone.

When: Sunday, September 30
Time: Doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm
Where: La Sala Rossa
Price: $30 – $45, available online

Gardens of Light

Light Festival


Montreal’s botanical gardens has finally lit up the magical Gardens of Light Festival for the season.

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 – 9 pm (until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays)
Where: Montreal’s Botanical Gardens
Price: $10.25 – $20.50

Montreal Model Train Exhibition

The miniature train show features the largest collection in North America of model railroads that children can operate.

More than 40 model trains and railroads are on display, including Thomas the Tank Engine, Harry Potter and Montreal replicas.

When: Sunday, September 30
: 10 am – 5 am
Where: Sun Youth Organization Centre – 4251 St. Urbain
Price: $6 for children, $8 for adults

Parc Safari Zoo

may 25 to 27


Get your animal fix by heading to Parc Safari before the zoo swaps to their low season. 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: Sunday, September 30
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: 280 Rang Roxham, Hemmingford
Price: Prices vary depending on age. Tickets available at the entrance or online

World Press Photo Exhibition

The 13th annual World Press Photo Exhibition in Montreal showcases some of the most prestigious photographs from around the world. This year, 73,500 photos from 125 different countries will headline the exhibition.

When: Sunday, September 30
Time: 10 am – 12 am
Where: Marché Bonsecours – 325 de la Commune East
Price: $11 for students, $14 general admission, free for kids under 12

Tam Tams

tam tams montreal


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.

This is the last Tams of the 2018 season. The mountain’s longstanding tradition should be your go-to Sunday spot. Very 420 friendly.

When: Sunday, September 23
Time: Noon
Where: Mont Royal Park
Price: Free

Lamborghini Cars & Coffee

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The 17th edition of Lamborghini Cars and Coffee returns today for exactly what it sounds like. Grab some free coffee and revel in the beauty of one of the most luxurious cars in the world.

When: Sunday, September 30
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm
Where: Lamborghini Montreal16710 Trancanadienne, Kirkland
Price: Free admission

Piknic Électronik

The weekly electronic dance festival also sums up the 2018 campaign with DJs Henrik Schwarz and Anti-Anti today.

Along with hundreds of people, the outdoor venue will host the usual dance floor, food trucks, relaxation zone and bar kiosks.

When: Sunday, September 30
Time: 2 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Parc Jean – Drapeau – Plain des Jeux
Price: $14.50

The MTL Grand Open Round 4

Comedy Mic


Round three (of 10) features nine of Montreal’s funniest comedians battling out for their chance to win a $1000 grand prize.

Grand… prize… get it?

The third round is hosted by Chris Vendito and features nine comedians trying to laugh their way to a grand: Asaf GerchakDavid BrennanKathy SlamenKris D. Dulgar, Paul AshAliya Kanani, Serag Meletian, Scott Andrew Carter and Gerry Hodges.

When: Sunday, September 30
Time: Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Mckibbin’s Irish Pub – 1426 Bishop Street
Price: $5

Atwater Market

The Atwater Market is a massive farmers’ market located in Saint-Henri that’s been running since 1933. The market features both indoor and outdoor vendors from a vast variety of local options: meat, bread, cheese, fruit, vegetables, flowers, candy, pizza and ice cream.

The seasonal market is free to enter and if you’re looking for some October swag, it’s your spot.

When: Every day
Time: 7 am – 8 pm
Where: 138 Avenue Atwater

Notre-Dame Basilica

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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: The Notre-Dame Basilica is open year round
Time: 12:30 pm – 4 pm on Sundays (mass starts at 11 am)
Where: 110 Rue Notre Dame Ouest
Price: Free

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