This weekend is a very special weekend here in Montreal. Not only is it Friday the 13th we're also getting scary close to Halloween which means all the creepy crawlies will be coming out to play.
There's tons of events in the city this weekend to get your blood boiling and your adrenaline pulsing. If you're addicted to all this scary movies, haunted houses and fright fests, you'll be set this weekend!
There's also tons of other low-key events for people that like to save their fear for real-life experiences and don't like to put themselves through that if they can help it!
For Thursday, October 12th Click "NEXT"
Thursday, October 12th - 2017:
1. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Yoga Au Sommet
Who doesn't love filling their mornings with the relaxing practice of yoga? It wakes you up, relaxes and strengthens your muscles and provides you with the energy to tackle the day in front of you. But what's even better about this event is that you can practice yoga with a view of the entire city of Montreal in front of you at the top of the city's tallest building!
Where: Au sommet Place Ville Marie
When: Thursday, October 12th at 7:30 am
2. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Lumifest
A yearly light show that takes place across the city of Montreal is happening this weekend! See amazing DJs at Montreal's SAT, walk through light forests, and enjoy amazing street food!
Where: Rue Saint Charles, Vieux Longueuil
When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday in the evenings
Price: Free entrance!
3. Enjoy This Weekend And See Paramore In Concert
Paramore is coming to Montreal and is playing live this Thursday and it should definitely not be missed! They're preparing an amazing show for us that all Paramore fans have to see.
Where: Theatre St-Denis
When: Thursday, October 12th
4. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Garage Mega Sale
Garage and Dynamite are holding a massive sale until October 29th with unbeatable prices on everything! Accessories are $1, tops and skirts and $3, pants, shorts and dresses are $5 and outwear is $15!
Where: Ville Saint Laurent
When: September 28th-October 29th
5. Enjoy This Weekend And Check Out The All-New Starbucks Express
If you love getting your coffee as fast as possible, this new Starbucks store is designed just for you! How it works is you order your coffee at the first stop and the order is put into a tablet that directly sends it to the barista, but you don't pay there like you usually would, you continue down to the next stop and your drink will either be finished and or in the process of being made once you reach the payment line!
Where: Gare Centrale
For Friday, October 13th Click "NEXT"
Friday, October 13th - 2017:
1. Enjoy This Weekend And Watch Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
Cinmea du Parc puts on a fun event every once in a while where they screen famous movies and midnight. This Friday they're screening Alfred Hitchcock's infamous 'Psycho' in the spirit of Halloween and Friday the 13th!
Where: Cinema du Parc
When: Friday, October 13th-15th at 11:30pm
2. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Festival Du Nouveau Cinema
Festival du Nouveau Cinema is starting this week and they're hosting a special Friday the 13th event including horror movies! If you're looking to get a scare out of life this weekend this is definitely the place.
Where: Imperial Cinema
When: Friday, October 13th at 6:45 pm
3. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Last Jardinieres Event
Les Jardinieries at Parc Olympique has been holding super fun events all summer long but this weekend is their last and final one for the season! They're going out with a bang though and hosting music shows, circus performances, ballet workshops, Oktoberfest beer selections and so much more!
Where: Les Jardineries
When: Friday, October 13th at 5 pm
Price: Free entrance!
4. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Festival Of Colours
Montreal's giant ferris wheel is hosting a festival of colours this weekend and it's going to be a huge fall celebration! There will be DJs, stilt walkers, jugglers, bouncy castles, face painting and so much more! You can purchase tickets to ride the observation wheel or you can play games for a chance to win a free ride! There's also going to be tons of food on-site as well.
Where: Old Port of Montreal
When: Friday-Sunday until 7pm
Price: Free admission!
5. Enjoy This Weekend And Try The All-New Pot Poutine
A restaurant right here in Montreal created a crazy new poutine that you're definitely going to want to try. They call it the 'Pot Poutine' and it contains gravy that's infused with hemp protein, seeds and oil. Although hemp isn't the same as weed by a long shot, it still has a lot of similarities and could be a cool thing to try out!
Where: Le Gras Dur
For Saturday, October 14th Click "NEXT"
Saturday, October 14th - 2017:
1. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Puppy Adoption Festival
The Doggy Cafe right here in Montreal is dedicated to providing safe and loving homes to dogs that don't have one. They frequently bring in dogs from Animatch shelter and anyone can come by meet with volunteers to learn more about the adoption process or just come by to socialize with the dogs!
Where: Le Doggy Cafe
When: Saturday, October 14th at 11:30am-2:30pm
2. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Chinese Lantern Festival
The Botanical Gardens are hosting a huge Chinese Lantern festival right now and you definitely have to go if you haven't already! The theme this year is Chinese Dragons so you can imagine the beauty that they have in store for you.
Where: Botanical Gardens
3. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See The Phantom Of The Opera
The classic play is coming to Montreal this weekend to give you a taste of real theatre. See the infamous Phantom of The Opera while it's still in town!
Where: Salle Wilfred Pelletier
When: Saturday, October 14th at 8 pm
4. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Saw Movie Themed Escape Room
Montreal just opened up a terrifying escape room that's 'Saw' themed. And if you've ever seen Saw you know to be very, very scared. If you love being terrified than this is the place for you to drag your family and friends along to!
5. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Biodome And Botanical Gardens Special Halloween Events
The Biodome, Insectarium and Botanical Gardens are all hosting special Halloween events this month that you absolutely need to check out! The Botanical Gardens are hosting the Grand Pumpkin Ball, the Biodome is hosting Animal's Halloween and the Insectarium is hosting Spiders Unmasked!
Where: Espace Pour La Vie locations
For Sunday, October 15th Click "NEXT"
Sunday, October 15th - 2017:
1. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Yoga & Brunch Au Sommet
At the same spot that hosts Thursday morning yoga au sommet you can find a yoga and brunch combo on Sundays! Enjoy the same relaxing yoga practice to wake you up on a Sunday morning and then enjoy an amazing brunch afterwards!
Where: Au sommet Place Ville Marie
When: Sunday, October 15th at 10am - 12pm
2. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Mental Health March
The annual Mental Health March is a yearly 3 km walk that takes place in downtown Montreal to help end the stigma and promote awareness for mental health problems. It also helps raise money for the cause!
Where: Philips Square
When: Sunday, October 15th at 11am
Price: Anything you can pay!
3. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Halloween Fright Fest
La Ronde hosts it's annual Fright Fest during the entire month of October but this event isn't for the faint of heart! There will be tons of haunted houses, creepy crawlies stalking you throughout the park and scary monsters hiding in every corner.
Where: La Ronde
When: September 30th- October 29th
4. Enjoy This Weekend And Check Out The New Mini Cheesecake Bar
This past winter Montreal opened a mini cheesecake bar and it's seriously amazing! They make all kinds of crazy cheesecakes from key lime cheesecake to Nutella cheesecake to cheesecakes topped with cannolis and donuts! The best part is they're all in mini form so you don't have to feel guilty for eating an entire cheesecake.
Where: 274 Boulevard Sainte-Rose in Laval
5. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Quebec's Most Terrifying Haunted House
The Melfycia Haunted House is not one for the faint of heart. Many have complained in the past about the graphic and terrifying experiences that this haunted house puts it's visitors through but that's also why it's so popular year after year. This year's theme is "creepy care clinic" and their goal is to increase the sensations of horror even more from last year! So, you've been warned..
Where: Angus Street, Rosemont
When: Starts Friday, October 13th