16 things to in Montreal this weekend September 8 to 10

Sep 8 2017, 4:24 am

It’s finally the weekend, Montreal!

There is so much to do this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday so get out there and explore the city! From concerts to a massive block party, get out there and have some fun.

Here are 16 weekend events in Montreal over the next 3 days.

First Fridays

The largest food truck festival has begun! Olympic Stadium is known for their awesome events, with our personal favourite being First Fridays. The most glorious of days, First Fridays are a special kind of culinary event in which all of the city’s food trucks gather at Olympic Stadium. Allowing Montrealers to sample dishes from over 50 food trucks, you can expect to find everything from tacos and churros, to mac and cheese and lobster rolls.

Where: Olympic Stadium
When: First Friday of each month until October 27

Ancient Future Festival

There is nothing like celebrating the end of summer with one last music festival and luckily for Montrealers, a giant EDM fest will be taking place on September 8 and 9.

The third edition of the Ancient Future Festival will feature the best in electronic music and visual arts.

Where: Quai de l’Horloge, The Old Port
When: September 8 and 9, 2017

Montreal Ukrainian Festival

Get ready to immerse yourself in culture, food, and tradition at the 18th edition of the Montreal Ukrainian Festival. The three-day festival will be filled with performances, dancing, singing, and food.

Where: Parc Beaubien, Intersection of Rue Beaubien Est and 9e Avenue
When: September 8 to 10

Gardens of Light

Officially set to open September 8, 2017, this year’s Gardens of Light theme is “Between sky and water.” Thus, the 2017 exhibition will focus on nature, and more specifically, on the five elements of water, earth, fire, wood, and metal.

Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est
When: September 8 to October 31, 9 am to 9 pm

Art Tattoo Show Montreal

The 15th annual Art Tattoo Show Montreal is happening from September 8 to 10. This event is a celebration of the art of tattooing, its artists, and its community.

Over 200 talented tattoo artists from around the world will be in attendance and their work speaks for itself.

Where: Gare Windsor1180 de la Gauchetière Ouest
When: September 8 to 10

Tahiti à Montréal

The island vibes of Tahiti are coming to Montreal this September.

Tahiti à Montréal celebrates all things Polynesian, so you can take in Polynesian shows, dance, attend craft workshops, listen to talks, obtain information about tourism in Polynesia, buy local products, and even get a traditional tribal tattoo.

Where: 150 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal
When: Until September 9 from 9:30 am to 5 pm

Falafel Avenue free falafels

There is no denying that falafels are delicious. And this weekend you can get these warm, crispy, deep-fried, chickpea patties for free! Falafel Avenue will be serving up free, freshly made, falafels all day on Saturday, September 9, at their new Mont-Royal location (at 111 Mont-Royal Ave W).

Where: 111 Mont-Royal Ave W.
When: Saturday, September 9 from 12 to 9 pm

Katy Perry

Masses of teenyboppers and pop music lovers of all ages will unite for what will undoubtedly turn into a high-energy dance party as Katy Perry rolls into town for her Witness tour.

When: Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 pm
Where: Bell Centre
Available online at $52 to $6,716

Dita Von Teese

International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese will make a sultry stop in Montreal with her “The Art of the Teese” Burlesque Revue.

When: Sunday, September 10 at 7:30 pm
Where: Metropolis 
Available online at $59.75 to $80.25

Sherbrooke’s Open Air Museum

As part of Montreal’s 375th-anniversary celebrations, Sherbrooke Street has been temporarily turned into an open-air museum. According to the website, it gives Montrealers “the chance to soak up a spectacular world-class public art exhibition.” What are you waiting for?

Where: Sherbrooke Street West between the McCord Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
When: Now until October 2

Check out Tonga Lumina

Tonga Lumina, the latest project from superstar Montreal multimedia company Moment Factory, has taken over Mont Tremblant. Based on the story of a sleeping giant, the last of his kind and protector of the wooded lands, the interactive tour invites guests to engage in a sensory experience. Setting out on a quest to the heart of the mountain, curious visitors are encouraged to explore the giant’s tracks along the forest trail, searching for hidden clues left behind by its keeper.

Where: Mont- Tremblant, 1000 Chemin Des Voyageurs
When: Now until October 9

BLVD – Boulevard piéton

Head to Saint-Laurent for a giant block party.

From September 7 to 10, the boulevard will become a pedestrian street from Sherbrooke to Mont-Royal. There will be plenty of activities every day for the whole family.

Where: Boulevard Saint-Laurent
When: Until September 10

Walk along Montreal’s public art trail

Montreal’s art scene is getting even better with the addition of KM3 (pronounced kilometre cube) a free participatory walking tour of art installations around the city. This kilometre long public art trail is located at Quartier des Spectacles and is part of Montreal’s 375th-anniversary celebrations.

Get up close and personal as you walk through the streets to view 22 works of public art created by artists in Quebec and all over the world.

Where: Quartier des Spectacles
When: Until October 15, 2017

Secret Montreal

Learn something new about our fair city. Local tour company, Secret Montreal, is currently running “The Red Light of Montreal” tour, which teaches participants about the city’s indecent past.

Where: Midway Tavern, 1219, Boulevard Saint-Laurent
When: Now until October 21, 8:30 pm

Go apple picking

What better way to celebrate the end of summer than by spending the afternoon apple picking? Head out to any one of the orchards in the Montreal area, and prepare for a day of tractor rides, picnics, and of course, apples. Cidrerie-Verger Léo BoutinLa Ferme Quinn, and Vergers Pierre Tremblay et Fils are a few great options. Bonus points if you turn your hand-picked apples into a fresh apple pie!

Where: Anywhere
When: Anytime in September

Take your best Instagram pics of fall in Montreal

If you’re still a little sad that summer is over, why not pump yourself up by venturing outdoors and taking a few fall-tastic Instagram photos. Go for a walk up Mont Royal or just head to your local Starbucks and enjoy a pumpkin spiced latte. You’ll quickly realize that fall in Montreal is pretty damn awesome.

Where: Anywhere
When: Anytime

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