Somehow, someway, fall has crept up on us. I couldn't believe it when I realized it's almost time for Jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pies, and crunchy colourful leaves. Seriously, where did summer go?!

As sad as it is that the warm weather will soon be gone for what seems like forever, these festive fall times bring with them plenty of events. More precisely, they bring plenty of FREE events. If you're looking for a way to fill your autumn with non-stop fun, all while keeping your wallet nice and plump, here are 40 things you can do this month that won't cost you a nickel.


1. Check out all the amazing pictures at Mois de la Photo


2. Jam to the beats of DJ Stefan Lippe @ the Black and Blue 5 à 7


3. Test out your photography skills, and potentially win some money, with this Montreal photo contest


4. Take advantage of the free walking tours of Quartier des Spectacles


5. Get a little cultural @ the Arab World Festival of Montreal


6. Go to McGill’s Public Astro Night to learn all about space


7. Partipate or spectate @ the annual Montreal Zombie March


8. Check out a film screening or two @ the Nouveau Cinema Screenings


9. Chill out to the sweet sounds of jazz @ the OFF Jazz Festival


10. Try something new and go to the Balthazar puppet show


11. Find out if you're the next Tina Fey by trying out an Improv class on October 10


12. Be German for the day @ any one of Montreal's Oktoberfest parties


13. Take in the visual art Quebec Modern Architecture Exhibit @ Quartier des Spectacles


14. Embrace the season of fall and head over to the Pick A Peck Of Pumpkins event


15. Let out your inner nerd @ the Dix30 Indigo Star Wars Party


16. Learn all about urban agriculture every Tuesday and Thursday @ Quartier des Spectacles


17. Have one last outdoor jam sesh to the Jardin Gamelin DJs


18. Get together with other electronic music lovers and listen to some great beats @ Les Jeudis EDM De L'Abrevoir


19. Appreciate some amazing modern art made from Garbage @ the Washed up Exhibition


20. Get your fitness on and take a yoga class


21. Check out some impressive crafts @ Pointe Claire's Fall Artisan Fair


22. Show off your pipes @ Quartier de Spectacle's Karaoke


23. Get your urban explorer on and go for Fall a hike


24. If you know a kid, or are bold enough to go for it yourself, grab a bag and go trick or treating


25. Get out and explore nature @ Pierrefond's Autumn Nature Day


26. It's time to bust out the ice skates and make your way over to the rink in Kirkland


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


28. Go hiking, biking, and try out a zip-line @ the Festival Of Colours


29. Be given your very own pumpkin to decorate in Set Anne de Bellevue


30. See how long you can last listening to scary stories


31. Ladies, you can go to these places to eat and drink for free


32. Throw on your costume and skates and head on over to the Halloween Skating Party


33. Combine wizards, pirates and ghosts for the best day ever @ the Hogwarts Halloween Treasure Hunt


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


35. Check out all the fresh fall produce and tasty treats @ the Halloween Farmer's Market


36. Test your fear limits @ the Longueuil Haunted House


37. Check out extensive collections from all over the world @ McGill’s Redpath Museum


38. Discover how you can get free parking in Montreal


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


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

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