The annual Montreal Pride Festival is almost here, which is incredibly exciting. Pride is the time for everyone in the city to come together and celebrate our differences and similarities in the most fun ways possible.
This year, Montreal is hosting the first EVER Canadian Pride Festival. That means we get to be extra proud of our city and all the wonderful, unique, and fun people in it this summer. Every 4 years after, Canada will choose a new city to hold the nation wide festival!
The Montreal Pride Festival always goes all out with insane events like live concerts, DJ sets in the park, intellectual speakers, outdoor movie nights, yoga and exercise classes and soooo much more.
Luckily, tons of these events are actually FREE! So, grab your friends and choose your favourite events to celebrate with our city!
Soon the fall weather will kick in and we'll be wearing our cozy sweaters, taking road trips to go apple picking, and drinking pumpkin spiced lattes all day every day.
But for now, we have this final weekend to enjoy the gorgeous weather and make the most of it! So don't sit indoors all day doing nothing, choose one of these amazing events happening in the city this weekend, grab your crew and have an awesome time!
When: Wednesday, September 13th-Sunday, September 17th
What: POP Montreal is a music festival that takes place every year and highlights some amazing up-and-coming artists. They offer tons of different events from concerts to workshops to fashion shows and everything in between!
What: Montreal is hosting a huge Pizza Fest this week at all the best pizza locations across the city! Find your favourite from the list and get ready to enjoy some totally unique and delicious pizzas.
When: Friday, September 15th @ 8pm, Saturday, September 16th @ 4pm and 8pm, Sunday, September 17th @ 4pm
What: A massive amateur dance party will be taking over Places des Festivals this weekend and it's going to be crazy! It's basically a massive flash mob made up of 375 dancers for Montreal's 375th birthday!
What: Every year Montreal hosts the World Press Photo Exhibit at Marche Bonsecours in the Old Port. It's an exhibit featuring the top photographers from around the world allowing you to see into the lives of other cultures.
When: Friday, September 15th & Saturday, September 16th
What: Plantzy is having a huge 15% off their entire stock room filled with hanging plants, tropical plants, mini cacti, succulents, money trees and so much more! The space is adorable and you can walk home with your cute new plants to liven up your apartment.
What: Montreal's Glass Door Gallery is hosting a super fun Art Market this Sunday! They'll be selling tons of amazing affordable art by local artists with a DJ, projections and you can bring all the booze you want!
When: Saturday, September 16th & Sunday, September 17th
What: For the Dragon Boat Quebec Cup there will be tons of dragon boat racing taking place at Parc Jean Drapeau this weekend! There will be 200m, 500m, and 2000m races taking place that you can watch from the shore line.
What: The 35th annual apple pie festival is taking place this weekend just outside Montreal! Eat all the best apple pie that your heart desires, spend time at the petting zoo, ride a horse drawn carriage, and listen to live music!
Just because the weather feels sorta miserable doesn't mean that's an excuse to stay indoors and do nothing! You definitely don't want to miss all these super fun events that are happening this weekend
When: Thursday, September 7th - Tuesday, September 12th
What: To celebrate 375 years of Montreal there will be a huge light show with 3D models, panels and virtual presentations of Montreal's major infrastructures that influence the metropolis that it is today.
When: Friday, September 8th & Saturday, September 9th
What: Montreal is hosting a massive EDM festival this weekend in the Old Port that's going to be a crazy party! You'll dance the weekend away next to the waters of the St Lawrence River beside the giant Clock Tower!
What: To celebrate 22 years, SAT is hosting a massive party and BBQ under their dome and on their outdoor terrace! It's going to be a crazy event with amazing digital animations and food all night long.
Price: $12.25 for party, $27.25 for BBQ
For Events On Sunday, Click "NEXT"
Events On Sunday:
1. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Apple Festival
What: Every year Montreal hosts the World Press Photo Exhibit showcasing some of the worlds best photographers! It's a very eye-opening exhibitions on real-world events and occurrences throughout the year.