11 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, July 15

Jul 14 2018, 2:37 am

Sundays in Montreal aren’t really worrisome. Sure, the workweek starts tomorrow but there are so many things happening around the city today, you probably won’t even realize what day it is. Here are 11 things to check out in Montreal today, July 15.

World Cup Final at Parc Jean-Drapeau

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There’s a giant 10″ by 17″ projection of the World Cup Final outside today. Regardless if you’re rooting Croatia or France, this venue will be packed and a memorable way to bid adieu to the World Cup. Plus, it’s free!

When: Sunday, July 15
Time: 10 am
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau
Price: Free

Festival des Bieres Laval

85 bar outlets and 40 microbreweries converge for the 4th annual Laval Beer Festival. Besides the litres of beer, the festival hosts food trucks from local Laval restaurants and a family zone where your kids can get away from you trying way too many beers.

When: Sunday, July 15
Time: 1 pm – 7 pm
Where: Centre de la Nature – 901 Avenue du Parc, Laval
Price: $7.25 admission, $3 drink coupons

Some Like It Hot- Film Noir on the Canal

Film Noir au Canal launches its first screening of their 4th annual outdoor movie showcase. Appropriately timed with the weather, the first screening of the season is Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot (1959) starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe.

Montreal’s Ukulele Club will perform before the showing as well as a an introduction by Film Noir specialist Helen Faradji.

The movie will be shown in English with French subtitles.

When: Sunday, July 15
Time: 7:30 pm (ukulele club), 8:50 pm (introduction)
Where: Saint Patrick Square
Price: Free

île Soniq en Ville

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In preparation of île Soniq’s August music festival, they’re teasing Montreal with a one night show tonight. The EDM party hosts DJs, GRYFFINPARTY FAVOR, Grandtheft, and MusikMe Luv. 

The party is free and open to everyone.

When: Sunday, July 15
Time: 3 pm – 9 pm
Where: Aire Commune – 5705 Rue de Gaspé
Price: Free admission

Tam Tams

Sundays in Montreal in the summer is synonymous with Tam Tams. The giant outdoor party has dancers, sports, and drummers all gathered around the Sir George-Etienne Cartier monument. If the weather is nice on today (still worth it even if it’s raining) head over to the mountain and enjoy a longstanding Montreal tradition and vibe. It’s 420 friendly.

When: Sundays until September 30
Time: Noon
Where: Mont Royal Park
Price: Free

Complètement Cirque at Jardins Gamelin

Today is the last day to check out the urban circus until next summer! They’re using Jardins Gamelin to sum up the festival.

Check out tightrope walkers, trapeze artists, balancing and trampoline acts, fire art, jugglers, gymnastics, live music, human pyramids, and street performers using the city’s landscape as their stages.

When: Sunday, July 15
Time: 7:15 pm – 11:15 pm
Where: Jardins Gamelin
Price: Free

Nextdoor Pub & Grill

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Nextdoor Pub & Grill is the place to be on Sunday to eat and drink. They offer deals at both ends of their hours – bottomless caesars and mimosas in the afternoon and 29 cent chicken wings at night. Park yourself at Nextdoor for as many caesars or mimosas you can handle and then relax by eating as many 29 cent wings as you can.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 8 am – 3 pm caesar/mimosa deal, 4 pm – midnight wing special
Where: 5175A Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Bota Bota Classic Movies

Chill out a bit. Montreal’s waterside spa, Bota Bota, Beaubien Cinema and Cinema du Parc have teamed up to bring guests a relaxing mix – movies at the spa.

The Bota Bota Gardens will have a giant, inflated, water-proof screen showing three movies for three dates this summer.

The screen will be viewable from the Garden’s supplied Adirondack chairs, sun loungers, bean bag chairs, swimming pool, or spa.

When: Sunday, July 15
Time: 8 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Corner of McGill Street and Rue De la Commune 
Price: $45 – $80 based on selected spa service, available online

Ste. Catherine Street Celebrates

The Ste. Catherine Street Celebrates is a massive sidewalk sale that calls itself “the largest open sky gathering of merchants in Canada.” Judging by the size of it, it’d be tough to compete.

More than 300,000 visitors have rambled onto the street over the three-day event and today is the last day. If the weather didn’t bode well with you yesterday, head over to Montreal’s most famous street.

It’s closed off to traffic between Rue Guy and Rue Mansfield and hosts more than 250 boutiques, stores, and restaurants. Not to mention, street performers, a parade, music and dancing.Oh right, and free samples.

When: Sunday, July 15
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Where: Rue Ste. Catherine from Rue Guy to Rue Mansfield
Price: Free admission

Dollar Cinema

Dollar Cinema is an absolute gem of a find. They show 2nd-run movies at a two-screen venue (only in English). It’s great for a date or for people who want to watch a relatively new movie on the big screen instead of Netflix. The quaint, family-run theatre is currently playing Life of the Party, Action Point, Show Dogs, Truth or Dare and Sherlock Gnomes. 

It costs $2.50 to get in and popcorn goes for a buck.

When: Sunday, July 15
Time: Varies depending on the screening
Where: 6900 Boulevard Decarie, Côte Saint-Luc
Price: $2.50

Piknic Electronik

Piknic Electronik 2018

Piknic Electronik

Piknic Electronik is an electric music dance festival featuring DJs and artists from all over the world. There are obviously good tunes, but there’s also good food, good drinks, and plenty of activities to keep you going. Best of all – the show goes on rain or shine!

Today’s lineup includes DJs Mija, Big Tooth, and Conkrete.

When: Sunday, July 15
Time: 2 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
Tickets: $19

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