40 Free Things To Do This August 2014 In Montreal

There is still a lot of summer left to be had in the city.

Photo cred - Jean-Michael Seminaro photographe for Village Éphémère

Summer in the city is packed with all kinds of things to do. Montreal offers you just a bunch of FREE activities.  Montrealers the end of the summer is coming and we all know how angry our bank account is with us. Even if we're broke, Montreal still allows us to have a lot of fun. See our list of 40 Free Things to do this august 2014 in Montreal.

  1. Rendez-Vous of Italian Cinema: Every Wednesday at 8:30 PM’ til August 6 at Dante Park map
  2. Aires Libres in the Village up until september 1st.
  3. Get a Tan: here are all the best spots
  4. Free Museum Nights: McCord is free on Wednesdays, the CCA is gratis on Thursdays, the Museum of Fine Arts is free for all ages the last Sunday of the month (other days depending on age) and the Redpath museum is always charge-less, to name a few.
  5. Tam Tams: Every Sunday, the biggest chill sesh in the city.
  6. Yoga in the Park: Every Sunday, more info here
  7. Montreal’s Clocktower Beach: Always free for you to chill at, all details here
  8. Saint-Michel Environmental Complex: Tours are free if you're a Montreal resident
  9. Take a walk! (we suggest one up the mountain, around Jean Drapeau parc)
  10. Bike your town! (we suggest the bike path along the St Lawrence, around Ile-des-Soeurs, Jean Drapeau Park)
  11. Downtown Film Screening Under The Stars: July 12th & 13th, find out more
  12. Take a nap at Parc La Fontaine
  13. Urban Yoga: Every Wednesday of the summer all the info
  14. Village Éphémère: A boardwalk of epic proportions, all free, with all the info here
  15. Pride 2014 in the village a whole lot of things going on within a 1km walk. Aug. 11-17. Info
  16. Montreal Gay Village Street Sale from Berri to Papineau Aug. 28-31.
  17. Chinatown street Sale Aug. 13-17
  18. Promenade Ontario Street Sale Aug. 28-31
  19. Montreal Italian Week Aug. 15-17
  20. Monkland Village Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale Aug. 21-24
  21. Plaza St. Hubert Street Sale Aug.21-24
  22. Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir A big party about art and cinema. Mt Royal Ave. Aug.28-31
  23. The Main/St. Laurent Street Fair Aug.21-24
  24. Promenade Wellington Street fest Aug 21-24
  25. Montreal Fashion and Design Festival 2014 Outdoors catwalk at Place des Festivals Au. 20-23 Info
  26. Orange Julep Muscle Cars Julep hosts informal car shows every week Tuesday to Thursday. Decarie/Namur.
  27. Free Concerts, enjoy several free recitals courtesy of McGill University's Schulich School of Music. info
  28. Montreal’s City Hall free guided tour from May through October. Info
  29. Tango Libre Free Class at Jean Drapeau Park Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Night
  30. Montreal Gourmand The “rendez-vous” for Wine, Cheese, Chocolate LOVERS. Montreal Old Port, in front of Centre des Sciences.
  31. Auto-guided tour Old Port of Montreal Online or download a guide to your electronic device to discover the History of the Port.
  32. Festival Orientalys a fusion between East and West at Quai Jacques-Cartier Old Port. Facebook event page
  33. Do not adjust your set! Exhibition on vintage television at Cinematheque Quebecoise. Info
  34. Walking tour of Quartier des Spectacles corner of Balmoral and Ste-Catherine For Reservations
  35. Berlin – The Passage Of Time (Places and Monuments – 6) A video installation from Past and Present Berlin at Foyer Luce-Guilbeault
  36. OSM Classical Spree Festival Quartier des Spectacles a lot of free activities going on. Site
  37. Floralies Garden Nature and Public Art at Jean Drapeau ParcInfo
  38. Jarry Park stroll in the heart of Jarry park with an audio promenade to RE-discover the park download the audio guide here
  39. Westmount library Summer Film Club Wednesday 2pm Westmount Room. Info
  40. Orchestre Metropolitain Concert at the Mount-Royal Chalet Aug. 7 19h Info

We're sure there's way more.

If you hear about a free activity feel free to let Juan know on twitter @monjuanca

Readers Suggestions

1. @mimi_lela OSM & Kent Nagano at Parc Olympique wed. Aug. 14 19h30 Info

2. @mimi_lela Check out Quartier des spectacles facebook, they have a lot of free entertainment going on in august

3. Take a look at la Tohu's Falla for outdoor concerts, Family activities and an amazing Fire show Aug. 14-16 Info

4. @Orpheus Lummis Swap clothes/Objects at Marché St. Jacques on Aug. 23 11h-16h Info

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