12 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, July 7

Jul 7 2018, 12:30 am

The weather in Montreal has finally cooled down as we’re back to normal summertime temperatures. It’s perfect timing too, a weekend full of outdoor activities. Here’s what’s happening today, July 7, in Montreal.

Sam Feldt at Beachclub



Montreal Beachclub is the host of North America’s biggest outdoor club. Located in Pointe-Calumet, an easy 45-minute drive from Montreal, Beachclub can host up to 10,000 guests. The club is beachside and forms an intriguing fuse of the beach and electric dance music.

Sam Feldt is a Dutch DJ based out of Amsterdam and he’s spinning at Beachclub today.

Shuttlebuses are available from Montmorency Metro and Quartier Dix30.

When: Saturday, July 7
Time: 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Beachclub  – 701 Rue 38e, Pointe-Calumet
Price: $15

International Fireworks Competition

As if you didn’t get your firework fix last weekend, the L’International des Feux-Loto Quebec kicks off its regular summer program tonight.

The competition is a gathering of major companies who represent their respective countries through the latest techniques and innovations in the field of pyrotechnics.

There are great spots all over the island to take in the fireworks, Clock Tower Beach, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Mont Royal or Village au Pied-du-Courant but the Jacques-Cartier Bridge is a local favourite.  The bridge is completely closed off to vehicular traffic and it’s a perfect vantage point to see the fireworks in all their glory.

When: Saturday, July 7
Time: 10 pm – 11:45 pm
Where: Various spots around the city
Price: Free

Carifesta Caribbean Festival

Like it has every year in Montreal since 1975, Carifiesta returns to honour its Caribbean community on Saturday.

The festival’s main attraction is the parade. The parade features vibrant colours and exciting costumes dancing to the sounds of Caribbean music. It starts at the corner of Saint-Catherine Street Ouest and ends at Le Square Phillips.

Once the parade anchors at its final stop in the square, the partying, music and dancing continues well on into the night joined by a variety of food trucks, all serving traditional Caribbean food.

When: Saturday, July 7
Time: 12 pm
Where: Starts at Saint Catherine Street Ouest and Rue Forty and ends at Square Phillips
Price: Free

Montreal Comiccon

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Head to Comiccon for a chance to see a completely stacked lineup of actors, celebrities, and artists at the localized genre festival.

Today’s lineup features Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa, The X-Files’ David Duchovny, supermodel Pamela Anderson, and all around bad-ass Chuck Norris.

All of whom are available for photos, autographs and Q&As.

When: Saturday, July 7
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Where: 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Palais des Congrés
Tickets: Available online, starting at $25

Festival of India

Montreal’s 40th annual Festival of India returns today for an exciting weekend full of Indian culture.

The two-day event will feature all sorts of festivities, including a parade down Saint Laurent Boulevard (starting at Rue Milton), restaurant outlets, live music, dancing, yoga workshops, kid’s games, and a souvenir shop.

When: July 7 – 8
Time: 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Parc Jeanne Mance
Price: Free admission

The War on Drugs at Jazz Fest

Arguably the most anticipated free concert of the entire festival happens today, which also happens to be the last day of Jazz Fest.

That’s not a coincidence.

The War on Drugs’ A Deeper Understanding just won the Grammy for Best Rock Album of the year. The Philadelphia-based quartet stops by Jazz Fest this weekend as part of their major world tour.

When: Saturday, July 7
Time: 9:30 pm
Where: TD Stage, Place des Festivals
Price: Free

Marché des Éclusiers du Vieux-Port

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Set up by the water in the Old Port, the mission of Marché des Éclusiers (Farmers’ Market) is simple: showcase Quebec products. There is no middleman. The quaint market gives producers the chance to sell their organic products directly to the public.

Though offerings at the market are seasonal, you’ll typically be able to find vegetables, bread, pastries, organic juices, breakfast, beef, pork, sauces, and cheese – all locally made.

When: Every day in July
Time: 9 am – 2 pm
Where: 400 Rue de la Commune Ouest
Price: Free

Moving Dunes

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has unveiled their newest exhibit in the Sculpture Garden – an optical illusion.

The exhibit features silver spheres, designed to look like they’re moving through a dessert, fusing notions of real and virtual to give downtown Montreal its very own urban mirage.

When: From now until October 29
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: 1380 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Geoffroy at Jazz Fest

Montreal-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Geoffroy is rocking out at Jazz Fest today. His most recent album, Coastline, includes Geoffroy’s familiar folk vibe fused with a more down-tempo, electronica sound.

It’s one of the last shows of this year’s festival!

When: Saturday, July 7
Time: 9 pm
Where: MTELUS Stage – 59 Rue Ste. Catherine Est
Price: $34 – $38

Boucherville Salsa Dancing

A night of free salsa, cha-cha and merengue dancing is happening tonight at Boucherville’s place Lionel-Daunais. The soiree features DJ Kimo as well as live music by Chico Band and a massive dance floor open to everyone to get their dance on.

When: Saturday, July 7
 6 pm – 11 pm
  1051 Rue Lionel-Daunais, Boucherville


quartier des spectacles


LA RUE COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE is a circus festival that includes tightrope walkers, trapeze art, balancing and trampoline acts, fire art, jugglers, gymnastics, live music, and human pyramids, all using the urban landscape of Montreal as their stages.

They’re set up today at the trendy Jardins Gamelin.

When: Saturday, July 7
Time: 7:15 pm – 11:15 pm
Where: Jardins Gamelin – 1500 Rue Berri
Price: Free

Moishes After 9

Moishes Steakhouse is a Montreal staple. The restaurant has been around since 1938 and they boast a solid deal on Saturdays. Their ‘After 9’ deal includes an appetizer, main meal, and a coffee or tea  for $29 after 9 pm on Saturdays.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 9 pm – 12 am
Where: 3961 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Price: $29

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