5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, August 1

Jul 31 2018, 4:26 pm

There were so many events, activities and festivals happening in July that it just flew right by. Thankfully, August in Montreal is no different and we have 5 things to do in the city today, August 1, to prove it.

Mandy at Fantasia International Film Festival

Mandy is set in the wilderness of 1983 where Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) hunts a deranged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life. Mandy was also a selection at this year’s Sundance Festival and critics are calling it “one of the weirdest, wildest, and bloodiest films in ages.”

When: Wednesday, August 1
Time: 9:30 pm
Where: Auditorium des diplômés de Sir George Williams, Concordia University
Price: $12

Orange Julep Vintage Car Night

The Orange Julep is one of Montreal’s most well-known structures and restaurants. It’s a giant orange that makes an incredible poutine and a very tasty orange juice (obviously). Today, the Julep’s parking lot will be full of vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles and spectators vote on the winner, a Montreal tradition.

When: Wednesday, August 1
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: 7700 Boulevard Decarie
Price: Free

Free aquatic complex for kids

Parc Jean Drapeau’s Aquatic Complex features three massive Olympic-sized pools, trampolines, diving boards and towers, a shaded area, sprinklers and water sports.

What’s even better? It’s free for kids (aged 13 and under) on Wednesdays.

The heat wave hasn’t slowed down, so why not stand up to it and spend it by doing a variety of water activities.

When: Every Wednesday until September 3
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau
Price: Free for kids under 13, $9 for adults

McKibbin’s Irish Pub Hooley Night

McKibbin’s Irish Pub hosts their “Hooley Night” every Wednesday. Ladies pay $10 at the door, gentlemen pay $25, then it’s an open bar – all you can drink. The bar offers Moosehead beer, vodka, gin, rum, rye and whiskey as part of the special. The third floor features a dance floor and a DJ.

Assuming you’re ready to handle alcohol in this heat, there’s no better drink deal on a Wednesday in the city.

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys


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

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