5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, August 13

Aug 13 2019, 5:00 am

Good news: Monday is over. Bad news: It’s not Friday yet. As you continue the workweek trek, here are a few things worthy of checking out in Montreal today, Tuesday, August 13, in beautiful Montreal.

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Montreal Pride

Montreal will welcome over 225 artists, 250 activities, and 20 free large-scale productions as the city celebrates the Montréal Pride (Fierté Montreal) for 11 days, which started on Thursday.

The festival is the ‚Äúlargest gathering of the sexual and gender diversity (SGD) communities in the Francophone world and in Canada,‚ÄĚ reads the festival’s¬†press release.

This year’s fest comes with a little bit more weight as Montréal prepares to compete to host the WorldPride event in 2023, according to event organizers.

The festival’s full program, dates, times, and location can be found on the Fierté Montreal website.

When: From now until August 18
Time: Varies
Where:¬†Montreal’s Gay Village
Price: Varies per selection

Italian Week

Montreal’s well-represented Italian community will be celebrating it’s 26th annual Italian Week, which kicked off this past weekend.

The week-long festival will be celebrated throughout the island, promoting the Italian culture through music, fashion, cars, shops, and obviously, food.

Anchored primarily in Little Italy, the festival also branches out to Montreal-Nord, Laval, Lasalle, NDG, and St-Léonard.

When: From now until August 18
Time: Times vary according to the day, visit the website for exact festival times
Where: Various locations throughout Montreal
Price: Free admission

International Balloon Festival

Look up in the sky today, it won’t be a bird, nor a plane, and it won’t even be Superman. It’ll be dozens of hot air balloons.

The International Balloon Festival of Saint Jean-sur-Richelieu is the largest gathering of balloons in Canada. The week-long event caters to the entire family and is an easy 40-minute drive off the island of Montreal.

In what started off as a balloon festival, has grown to host food vendors, bar outlets, live bands, theatre performances, activities, and has garnered a reputation on an international scale.

This year’s outdoor party will feature hot air balloons from Canada, the United States, France, and Brazil.

When: From now until August 18
Time:¬†Weekdays from 2:30 pm – the end of the show, weekends from 12 pm –¬†the end of the show
Where:¬†5 Chemin de l’A√©roport, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Price: $30 – $50, available online

Scotiabank Cheapie Tuesday Movie Night

Scotiabank is offering $7 general admission tickets today at their downtown location.

This week is a great one for movies, especially for under $10. Check out Spider-Man: Far From Home, The Lion King, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Crawl, Stuber, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and many more.

They also have deals on snack combos. Can you honestly say no to that popcorn smell?

When: Tuesday, August 13
Time: Varies depending on selection
Where: 977 Rue Saint-Catherine Ouest

Honey Martin Trivia

Honey Martin is a cozy Irish Pub in NDG that hosts arguably the busiest pub trivia in town. They do six rounds of ten questions. A winner is rewarded each round with either a round of drinks or a round of shots. A round for a round ‚Äď solid deal.

The questions are all general knowledge and the trivia host is interactive and funny. Buy him a shot and he’ll go easy on you.

You might need all the help you can get, there’s usually a bunch of teams.

When: Tuesday, August 13
Time:¬†9 pm ‚Äď 1:30 am
Where: 5916 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free

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