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40 Free Things To Do This May 2015 In Montreal

Live it up this spring without blowing your budget.
40 Free Things To Do This May 2015 In Montreal

It looks like the warmer weather is finally here to stay, and in Montreal that means one thing: so many more activities. While most festivals and events in the spring and summertime, especially in the city, can cost you a pretty penny, we know how much your wallets can be hurting right now. So, to help you ease your pain, we're bringing you another full month's worth of things to do in Montreal that are 100% free.

1. Spend your Sunday relaxing at the Tam tams @ Mount Royal Park

2. Get yourself a free comic book on May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day

3. Ladies, you can learn how to shoot a gun at an urban air-gun shooting range

4. Take in the warmth and sunshine, and maybe even crack open a cold one, in one of Montreal's parks

5. Up your cultural knowledge game by watching some shows @ Festival TransAmériques

6. Celebrate all things Asian Heritage month related @ Festical Acces Asie

7. Take a break from walking around the city by taking a turn on the musical swings

8. Let out your inner Bill Nye @ 24 Hours of Science May 8th-9th

9. Check out the free outdoor concerts and screenings @ the Concordia Connection Fest

10. Enjoy entrance to over 30 museums on May 24th for Montreal Museums Day

11. Get creative in your very own studio space

12. Take a guided Quartier Des Spectacles walking tour

13. Watch the And Then There Was Light lights show @ Notre Dame Basilica

14. Take a look at The Museum of Fine Art’s collections and discovery exhibitions the last Sunday of the month

15. View some beautiful pieces of art @ Viree des Ateliers Expo

16. Get active and go for a bike ride to check out the many biking routes in the city

17. Appreciate the great outdoors @ the Laval Nature Centre

18. Sign up to learn about birds @ McGill's Redpath museum, then test what you learned as a group with a trip to Mount Royal

19. Go to McGill's Public Astro Night to learn all about super-massive black holes

20. Join in on the Mount Royal Month celebrations, with different activities, shows and contests

21. Take in paintings, photography, and music @ Chromatic Fest

22. Check out the different presentations and workshops @ Anarchy Book Festival

23. Enjoy 5 days of non-stop contemporary art, music and technology @ MUTEK

24. They're offering everything from dance performance to electronic music @ OFFTA Festival D’Arts Vivants for you to check out

25. Festival BD de Montreal is back for their fourth year @ Parc Lafontaine

26. Go on a graffiti walking tour of Montreal to take in the best pieces of street art that the city has to offer

27. Take a stroll around the gay village while it's car free

28. Enjoy free admission to the outdoor gardens @ Montreal’s Botanical Gardens until May 14th

29. Watch some insane circus performances @ Kiribati En Peril

30. Download the Expo 67 app for an audio-guided tour of the expo’s historic locations

31. Then download the Montreal Wintering app to take yourself back in time to a tour of Old Port in 1800

32. Discover something new @ the Canadian Centre For Architecture every Thursday after 5:30

33. Add a little culture to your life with weekly classical music performances @ L’Oasis Musicale

34.Visit the McCord Museum Wednesdays after 5:00PM for free admission

35. Learn everything you need to know about Montreal's government by taking a guided tour of city hall, every weekday from now until June

36. Make your way over to the Lachine Museum to view contemporary art and learn the history of it

37. Enjoy the sun and take yourself on a walking tour of Old Port

38. Go to the exhibition about Mount Royal @ the Smith House to learn about it’s history and environment

39. Take a trip to McGill’s Schulich School of Music to see free recitals and musical performances

40. Go watch a skateboarding film festival from May 8th-11th

If these are not 40 extra reasons to love Montreal in May, then I don't know what is ;)

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