5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, August 2

Aug 1 2018, 5:03 pm

As Montreal gears up towards another hot and muggy weekend, we prepare for potential thunderstorms as well. Fear not, we’ve assembled a good mix of outdoor and indoor activities to keep you busy regardless of what Mother Nature brings today, August 2.

Orientalys Festival

The Orientalys Fesitval returns for its 8th edition today at the Old Port. The festival honours east-Asain culture through an array of shows, animations, exhibitions, workshops and dance. The site also features authentic cuisine and drinks.

When: August 2 – 5
Time: 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Where: Clock Tower Quay
Price: Free

Old Port Pedicab

Since horse-drawn carriages are on their way out, why not explore the Old Port via pedicab?

Two cycling tour guides continuously bring visitors by pedicab to the site of the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay along a route that showcases all of the port’s facilities and landmarks.

The service is provided for free every Thursday in August, regardless of the weather conditions.

When: August 2, 9, 16 and 23
Time: 2 pm – 10 pm
Where: Grand Quay’s central alley
Price: Free


After travelling to Mirabel and Laval, PoutineFest is back to its original location at the Jacques Cartier Quay in the Old Port and everything is gravy.

The festival will welcome more than 20 poutine outlets from various restaurants all over the city, some of whom will dish out the classic poutine and some will give it a little spin. The venue will feature live music, shows, cooking workshops and a family zone.

PoutineFest is free to enter and meal packages prices vary.

Say goodbye to that summer body, these poutines are totally worth it.

When: July 31 – August 5
Time: 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Jacques Cartier Quay – Montreal’s Old Port
Price: Free

Spice Girls Tribute Show

Celebrate one of the biggest bands of the 90s at a cabaret-style show that features all of the Spice Girls’ hit songs and over 50 costume changes.

Come on, spice up your Thursday.

When: Thursday, August 2
Time: 10 pm
Where: Cabaret Mado – 1115 Ste-Catherine Est
Price: $15

Galerie MX

Montreal’s contemporary art gallery was founded in 2006. The specific mandate of Galerie MX is to seek out and give greater public exposure to emerging contemporary artists, from Canada and abroad.

The gallery’s current exhibition is pop culture contemporary art.

When: Every day in August
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: 333 Rue Viger Ouest
Price: Free

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