5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, July 3

Jul 2 2019, 4:47 pm

Short workweeks means it’s already Wednesday. To help set your sights on the latter half of the week (even though it’s slated to be real hot), here are a few happenings around town today, July 3.

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The Montreal International Jazz Festival

The Montreal International Jazz Festival was named the largest jazz festival in the world in 2004 according to the Guinness Book of World Records and it’s only gotten bigger since.

The 39th edition of the festival features over 500 artists from all over the world who will perform over 150 shows during a three-week span.

The streets are completely closed off to traffic and the festival is full of music-hungry fans. Some specific shows cost money to enter but the majority of the shows, both indoor and outdoor, are free.

When: From now until July 6
Time: Varying times
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free admission to the site

Bowling – Forum Sports Bar

Strike some bowling off your list today.

The Forum Sports Bar hosts 16 lanes of 10-pin bowling for $5 a game every Tuesday and Wednesday (tax and shoes included).

You also can’t go wrong with the giant square bar, arcade games, and TV screens.

Plus, air conditioning.

When: Wednesday, July 3
Time: 11 am – 1 am
Where: 2313 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $5 per game, shoe rental included

L’International des Feux Loto-QuĂ©bec

The world’s largest fireworks festival returned to la belle province for its 35th edition this past weekend and the International Fireworks Competition, known officially as L’International des Feux Loto-QuĂ©bec, returns for another show tonight.

Tonight’s show is called “Dreaming in Montreal” from South Korea.

When: Wednesday, July 3
Time: 10 pm
Where: Old Montreal
Price: Free

Parc Jean-Drapeau Aquatic Complex

Parc Jean Drapeau’s Aquatic Complex features three massive Olympic-sized pools, trampolines, diving boards and towers, a shaded area, sprinklers and water sports. Beat the July heat in style!

When: Every day until September 3
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau
Price: $3.50-$9

Voiles en Voiles

Climb aboard life-size replicas of both royal and pirate ships from the 18th century in Montreal’s Old Port (how fitting).

They are over 100 feet in length and range from two feet high for the young pirates to 35 feet for Peter Pan wannabes.

As the obstacle course gears up for its final stretch run, check out the 61 different activities between the Royal Ship and the Pirate Ship. Activities include zip lining, rock climbing, and bouncy castles.

When: Wednesday, July 3
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Place des Vestiges, Old Port
Price: Prices vary depending on selected activities, tickets online