Summer is getting underway, and with it comes a host of fun festivals, concerts, outdoor activities and so much more. Of course, much of our free time in the summer is spent lounging in the sun, whether it be in a park, on a terrasse or at home.\nHowever, summer is about more than just soaking in the sun: the warm season also spells freedom and excitement. Sometimes, you and your friends need adventure and new activities to enjoy. This list compiles some of the most exciting things happening in the city this summer.\nGrab a few friends and get ready for the best summer EVER.\nÎle Soniq\nWhere: Parc Jean-Drapeau\nWhen: August 9 – 10\nMuch like Osheaga, Île Soniq is a great music festival. This one is best for lovers of EDM. Lovers of flashy outfits and great music rejoice!\nView this post on Instagram Miss this 🎉💋 A post shared by MarielleCyr (@mariellecyrxx) on Jan 10, 2017 at 8:23pm PST\nMore info can be found on Île Soniq's website.\nPiknic Electonik\nWhere: Parc Jean-Drapeau\nWhen: Sundays between May 19 and September 29\nPiknic is exciting for many reasons: a new DJ every week, an awesome atmosphere, and its location in the newly-renovated Plaine des Jeux on Jean-Drapeau.\nView this post on Instagram Thanks Picnik Electronik / Montreal that was the real deal! Good times with Harvey & Lovefingers. ✌🏻️ A post shared by youngmarco (@youngmarco) on Sep 18, 2016 at 7:26pm PDT\nMore info about lineup and tickets here.\nLa Ronde\nWhere: 22 Chemin MacDonald, Montreal\nWhen: May – October\nLa Ronde is a great option for those of you looking to get an adrenaline rush. Their newest ride, Chaos, is sure to get your heart pumping.\nView this post on Instagram Et c’est reparti pour une autre belle saison à La Ronde! 🙌Le parc ouvre un week-end plus tôt cette année, donc profitez-en pour faire votre manège préféré. 🎢 Le Chaos ouvrira pour le long week-end de la fête des Patriotes. On vous attend dès 10 h 30. 😎 #LaRonde A post shared by La Ronde OFFICIEL (@larondesixflags) on May 11, 2019 at 6:07am PDT\nFor tickets and opening hours, go to La Ronde's website.\nOsheaga\nWhere: Parc Jean-Drapeau\nWhen: August 2 – 4\nNothing spells excitement like a music festival. Whole days filled with music, running from show to show and dancing with friends is a sure-fire way to make a day fly by.\nView this post on Instagram The headliners are representative of this year's lineup more generally, which is a very eclectic mix of artists and genres. The three-day passes are on sale for $325, but the price of the passes will increase as we get closer to the festival date. . . The 14th annual Osheaga Music and Arts Festival takes place at Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 2 to 4. . 👉 LIKE this post & FOLLOW our account to learn more cool stuff about Osheaga Fest! . . . . #evenko #evenkoexperience #concert #montreal #mtlmoments #osheaga #osheaga2019 #festival #concert #music #band #ilovelivemusic #ravegirlsdoitbetter #plurbunnies #eatsleepraverepeat #canadianravers #veld #veldfest #dreamsfestival #bootsandhearts #torontoravecommunity #music #musiclover #livemusic #musicfriends #band #peace #musicfestival #tunes A post shared by Osheaga Festival (@osheaga_fest_montreal) on May 21, 2019 at 8:04pm PDT\nFor more information, check the festival website.\nMontréal Complètement Cirque\nWhere: Around the Quartier des Spectacles\nWhen: July 4 – 14\nMontreal transforms into an outdoor circus for ten days in July. Free, heart-pumping performances are offered outside for the duration of the festival. The full free program will be unveiled on June 3.\nView this post on Instagram ☀️☀️☀️ Le soleil qui surplombe Montréal ce matin nous rappelle que le festival débute dans 50 JOURS! 😀#COMPLETEMENTCIRQUE • It’s so sunny today in Montreal! It reminds us that the Festival begins in 50 DAYS! 😀 A post shared by MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE (@mtlccirque) on May 15, 2019 at 6:15am PDT\nMore info about shows and lineup here.\nPY1\nWhere: 360 Rue de la Commune E.\nWhen: June 1 – July 10\nView this post on Instagram Prêt pour un avant-goût? Petit aperçu des 7 univers fantastiques qui verront le jour cet été à la pyramide ✨🌕 Les Soirées PY1, dès le 1er juin. Musique : «Le Temple De Renca» - @koramusique #PY1Nights -------- Ready for a taste? Catch your first glimpse of the 7 Worlds of Wonder being brought to life this summer by #PY1Nights. Collect them all starting June 1st ✨🌕 A post shared by PY1 Nights (@py1nights) on May 3, 2019 at 10:44am PDT\nMore info about the lineup and tickets can be found on their website.\nInternational Fireworks Festival\nWhere: La Ronde\nWhen: Wednesdays and Saturdays between June 29 and July 27\nView this post on Instagram 🎆🎇 A post shared by sadsparkle ~ (@alexeham) on Jul 23, 2018 at 3:55am PDT\nFor more info, check La Ronde's website.\nGrand Prix Weekend\nWhere: rue Crescent\nWhen: June 6 – 8\nThe Grand Prix Races take place on l'Île Sainte Hélène, but many of the festivities take place all over the island. The festivities on Crescent are a hotspot for fun events: outdoor concerts, car expos, and much more.\nView this post on Instagram McCafé sera de retour avec leur remorque de café cette année ! Venez savourer votre échantillon de café gratuit à leur kiosque pendant le festival. McCafé will be back with their coffee trailer this year ! Be sure to get your free coffee sample at their booth during the festival. #McCafé #McDonald #festival #gratuit #free #montreal #crescent #freesample #echantillongratuit #juin #june McCafé A post shared by Festival GP sur Crescent (@festgpcrescent) on May 13, 2019 at 6:10am PDT\nFind out more here.\nCelebrate La Saint-Jean-Baptiste\nWhere: Locations all around the city.\nWhen: June 24\nFestivities for Quebec's provincial day will be taking place on June 23 and 24. To celebrate, Montrealers will be taking part in parades, outdoor concerts and other fun activities.\nView this post on Instagram Demain, on vous dévoile le lieu du prochain Grand Spectacle! Accrochez-vous, vous allez en avoir plein la vue! #StJeanMTL . . . . . . . . #StJean #Quebec #Montreal #mtlmoments #mtlevents #show #spectacle #picoftheday #fetenationale A post shared by Fête nationale du Québec à MTL (@fetenatmtl) on May 27, 2019 at 8:45am PDT\nLearn more about the events happening around Montreal here.\nCelebrate Canada Day\nWhere: All over the city\nWhen: July 1\nCelebrate the national holiday with parades, great food and other fun activities. Or, alternatively, help your friends move on the provincial moving day.\nView this post on Instagram Dancers in the Canada Day Parade in #montreal. It was interesting to be in Canada this past weekend and disconnected from the American news cycle. Came back to learn that my governor had shut down the state government and a meme of the president beating up a reporter is now part of the official White House record. 🤷♀️ . #canaday2017 #canadadayparade #mtl #visitcanada🇨🇦 #visitcanada #travel #parade A post shared by Lauren - I Like to Travel (@winduptravels) on Jul 6, 2017 at 11:37am PDT\nA list of all of the activities taking place in Montreal on Canada Day can be found here.\nHeavy Montreal\nWhere: Parc Jean-Drapeau\nWhen: July 27 – 28\nMusic festivals feature heavily on this list because they are some of the most exciting events taking place in Montreal. Heavy Montreal is no exception: this year's lineup includes some great metal acts.\nView this post on Instagram 🗣 CONCOURS / CONTEST 👇 La tournée québécoise de @anvil.metal commence vendredi à Drummondville et on t'offre la chance d'aller les voir en show ! Dis-nous dans quelle ville tu aimerais les voir et avec qui. Tu pourrais gagner une paire de billets pour le show de ton choix! 👍 👍 👍 The Quebec @anvil.metal tour starts this Friday in Drummondville and we're offering you the chance to go see them LIVE! 👍 Tell us where you'd like to see them and with whom. You could win a pair of tickets for the show of your choice! ➡️ 03.05 – Drummondville ➡️ 04.05 – Sherbrooke ➡️ 07.05 – Québec ➡️ 08.05 – Jonquière ➡️ 09.05 – Montréal #heavymtl A post shared by HEAVY MONTRÉAL (@heavymontreal) on May 1, 2019 at 7:55am PDT\nMore info here.\nFierté Montreal\nWhere: Events will be taking place all around the city.\nWhen: August 8 – 18\nMontreal's Pride is "the largest gathering in this matter in the Francophone World." It includes a lineup of concerts, conferences and, of course, a parade.\nView this post on Instagram À vos agendas! ⭐ La plus grande Fierté au pays cette année, c'est à Montréal! Joignez-vous à nous du 8 au 18 août!💜 Save the date! ⭐ The biggest Pride festival in the country this year is in Montreal! Join us from August 8 to 18! 💜 #fierteMTL #prideMTL A post shared by Fierté Montréal Pride 🏳️🌈 (@fiertemontreal) on Apr 12, 2019 at 9:23am PDT\nLearn more about the program here.\nEnjoy A Beach Day At The Village Au Pied Du Courant\nWhere: 2100 rue Notre-Dame E.\nWhen: May 31 – September 15\nEach year, the Village au Pied du Courant transforms part of the Saint Lawrence River shore into a market and festival space. There are weekly games and events to check out!\nView this post on Instagram Chouchou 🚂 📷: @charlesolivier A post shared by Village au Pied-du-Courant (@piedducourant) on Sep 6, 2018 at 7:22am PDT\nCheck it out here!\nGo On An Exciting Date\nWhere: Read this list for date night inspiration.\nWhen: Alllll summer long\nMeeting someone new and in need of ideas? Or looking for a novel date with a long-term partner? Our list has great ideas for spending a fun day with bae.\nView this post on Instagram Montreal Botanical Gardens special exhibit in the greenhouses: a tropical fiesta where everything was pink, wooden monkeys and painted flamingos hid in the underbrush, and it felt just like an island escape. Spent a good long time in there relaxing. They even had an information hut where we were given samples of jackfruit. #botanicalgardens #jardinsbotaniques #tropical #fiesta #specialexhibit #exposition #island #vacation #staycation #jackfruit #montreal #quebec #canada #northamerica #downfromthedoor #travel A post shared by Martandrea (@downfromthedoorblog) on Jan 15, 2017 at 7:30pm PST\nRead our full article here.\nGo To A Free BBQ Rib Festival\nWhere: Pierrefonds\nWhen: August 16 – 18\nThe Montreal RibFest is an annual event that brings professional ribbers, live music, and other food vendors together for a really great cause!\nView this post on Instagram The boys don't have to share the grill this weekend. @thehogfathercanada will be serving up the GTA with a grill full of your favourites.. Come see what all the fuss and flame is about at Scarborough Ribfest 🔥🔥🔥 #fireonthegrill #alwaysthefatherofthehog #scarboroughribfest2017 A post shared by The Hogfather BBQ (@thehogfathercanada) on Aug 5, 2017 at 11:43am PDT\nRead our article about RibFest here!\nTry Ziplining In the Old Port\nWhere: Hangar 16, 363 Rue de la Commune E.\nWhen: Monday – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.\nGet your heart pumping by throwing yourself off a ledge and ziplining across the Old Port.\nView this post on Instagram Faced my fear of heights only after having 3 panic attacks going up the stairs #ziplining #montreal #living #ilikethegroundbetter A post shared by Helen Tran Le (@helentle_) on Jul 22, 2017 at 10:16am PDT\nMore info about ticket prices and opening hours here.\nGo To An Escape Room\nWhere: Locations throughout Montreal.\nWhen: Monday – Sunday\nMontrealers love escape rooms. That's why there are so many all over the city. An evening spent solving clues to get out of a tight space is a great way to inject some thrill into your summer.\nView this post on Instagram Conseil de jeu d'évasion! Quand tu entres dans le donjon, assures-toi de chercher partout. Qui sait où une clé pourrait se trouver? ⚔️⚔️⚔️ Escape room tip! When you enter the dungeon, make sure you look everywhere. Who know's where keys could be hidden? --- #AmazeMontreal #EscapeGame #MedievalDungeon A post shared by A/Maze: Montreal Escape Game (@amazemontreal) on Apr 13, 2019 at 5:52pm PDT\nMore info about A/Maze's different locations can be found here.\nTry Skydiving\nWhere: 200 chemin Lebeau, Farnham and 29 route 125, Saint-Esprit.\nWhen: Monday – Sunday\nThere's objectively nothing more exciting than skydiving: hurtling through the sky in a freefall before ultimately deploying a parachute and falling to the ground. Try it with your friends this summer!\nView this post on Instagram That feeling 👌🏻 . . . #parachutemontreal #parachute #tandemskydiving #montreal #liveyourdream #liveyourpassion #tandem #parachutemontrealrivenord #Quebec #Canada #skydive #skydiving #freefly #skydiving #jointheteem #skydivers #skydivejump #adventure #adrenaline #freefall #flying #gopro #sports #parachutisme #skydivegram #skydivinggram #adrenalinejunkie #adrenaline #happyskydivers A post shared by Parachute Montréal (@parachutemontreal) on May 21, 2019 at 3:43pm PDT\nMore info can be found here.\nGo To A Taco Festival\nWhere: L'Espace Canal\nWhen: September 8\nEl Mercado del Taco is a celebration of Mexican food and culture. In addition to taco vendors, who will compete for the title of Taco of the Year, there will also be live wrestling!\nView this post on Instagram LOVE CONSEQUENCES ❤️ Things like this happen when you fall in love with Mexican food 🇲🇽 • • • #mercadodeltaco #life #consequences Photo chef arty gzz A post shared by Montreal Mercado del Taco Fest (@mtltacofest) on Dec 26, 2018 at 12:09pm PST\nRead our article about the Taco Festival here!\nGo Thrift Shopping At The Largest Sale In The City\nWhere: 4301 rue Saint-Denis\nWhen: June 15 and June 22\nThis may not be in the same vein of "excitement" as the previous entry, but vintage clothing afficionados know that there's nothing that compares to the rush of finding the perfect vintage piece. Flohmarket is Montreal's largest vintage pop-up market, and you're guaranteed to find something to adore.\nView this post on Instagram HUGE VINTAGE CLOTHING FLEA MARKET -- MAY 25+26, MTL -- 30 VENDORS -- LINK IN BIO! -- DM TO SELL W/ US!! photo by @betsymaysmith #flohmarktpopups#vintagemtl#bazaarmtl#fleamarket#vintagemontreal#cultmtl#mtlnightlife#mtlblog#lagazette#thriftfinds#thriftlife#secondhand#citizenvintage#pucespopmtl A post shared by Flohmarkt Pop-Ups (@flohmarktpopups) on May 15, 2019 at 10:21am PDT\nMore info here.\nEnjoy Festival Mural\nWhere: All over the Plateau Mont-Royal\nWhen: June 6 – 16\nEach year, artists converge on the Montreal Plateau to add to its collection of colourful murals. The festival takes over boulevard St-Laurent with merchants, food, song, dance, and live mural production! The festival is free to attend!\nView this post on Instagram Follow the crowd By @monosourcilone 📍Montreal, Canada A post shared by MURALfestival (@muralfestival) on Jul 24, 2018 at 9:16am PDT\nDiscover more at the Festival Mural website here!\nTry A New Bar\nWhere: Check out this masterlist of bars you'll want to try more than once\nWhen: All summer!\nThere's nothing quite like like the thrill of finding a great new hidden spot in the city. Check out a new bar for a fun and exciting night out with your friends.\nView this post on Instagram It’s Friday, so..... liquid lunch? We got you covered, with gins, whiskies and local products galore. #oldmontreal #local A post shared by Wolf & Workman (@wolfandworkman) on Apr 5, 2019 at 8:53am PDT\nRead our full article here.\nGo To Jardins Gamelins\nWhere: 550 boul. de Maisonneuve E.\nWhen: Open every night until 11:00 p.m. until September 29\nThe Jardins Gamelin is a public space adjacent to the Berri-UQAM metro station that is host to a number of summer activities and events, including musical performances and food vendor gatherings. Grab a beer, and spend a summer evening listening to some great tunes.\nView this post on Instagram Si vous ne vous voyez pas sur cette photo, qu’attendez-vous? Les Jardins sont enfin ouverts pour une 5e année.🙌🏾🎉 A post shared by Jardins_Gamelin (@jardins_gamelin) on May 30, 2019 at 4:00pm PDT\nMore info about opening hours and activities here.\nWatch An Outdoor Movie\nWhere: Locations across the city!\nWhen: June – August\nSeveral companies construct outdoor movie theatres in the summer months. Many of them are free to attend. Make a picnic for an evening watching films under the stars.\nView this post on Instagram Vous voulez contribuer à la mise en place d'un festival engagé, gratuit, convivial et en plein-air ? Ça tombe bien ! Nous recrutons un.e responsable technique et coordinateur.trice de production pour une durée de 7 mois à partir du 22 avril 2019. Envoyez-nous votre candidature avant le 14 avril 2019. Pour consulter l'offre d'emploi, rendez-vous sur le site de Funambules Médias (funambulesmedias.org). #offredemploi #rechercheemploi A post shared by Funambules Médias (@funambules_medias) on Apr 3, 2019 at 11:23am PDT\nRead our article about outdoor movie theatres here.\nGo To A Street Food Festival\nWhere: Olympic Stadium\nWhen: : June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6\nOn the first Friday of every month, Food Trucks gather at the Montreal Olympic Stadium to share their specialties with hungry Montrealers.\nView this post on Instagram C'est le retour des food trucks 💜🍦. #premiervendredis #montreal A post shared by @ cbeaudry27 on Jun 3, 2016 at 3:25pm PDT\nCheck out First Fridays on the Olympic Park website here!\nBIXI The Length Of The Lachine Canal\nWhere: Lachine Canal (Old Port to Lachine)\nWhen: Whenever!\nFor the first time ever, there are BIXI stations at both ends of the Lachine Canal, allowing Montrealers to bike its entire length. This is one of the most beautiful bike routes in the entire city. Pack a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of gentle biking!\nView this post on Instagram 🎉 Bonne nouvelle! Le service de vélo-partage BIXI sera présent dans tous les arrondissements de Montréal d'ici 10 ans! 🎉 Transformer l’expérience urbaine par une mobilité active, accessible, innovante et collaborative c'est possible! #biximtl . Dès avril 2019, c'est 5 nouveaux arrondissements qui s'ajoutent: Lachine, @arrsaintlaurent, Montréal-Nord, Anjou et Saint-Léonard. . Autres informations et détails ici 👉 bixi.com /// 🎉 Great news! Within 10 years, the BIXI bike sharing service will be available in every Montréal's boroughs! 🎉 . Transforming the urban experience by active, accessible, innovative and collaborative mobility is possible, now more than ever! . By April 2019, 5 new boroughs will be added: Lachine, Saint-Laurent, Montreal-North, Anjou and Saint-Léonard. . Other informations and details 👉 bixi.com A post shared by BIXI Montréal (@biximtl) on Jan 23, 2019 at 8:58am PST\nPrices and subscription information can be found on the BIXI website!\nDance At The Montreal Jazz Festival\nWhere: Place des Festivals\nWhen: June 26 – July 6\nThe Montreal Jazz Fest is an internationally-renowned event that brings together the biggest jazz artists in the world. For its 40th edition this year, the festival will be bigger and better than ever!\nView this post on Instagram M. Ward on the Rio Tinto stage 🎸 #FIJM A post shared by Festival de Jazz de Montréal (@festivaljazzmtl) on Jul 7, 2018 at 5:59pm PDT\nCheck out the Jazz Fest website here for ticket information!\nTake A Dip At The New Urban Beach\nWhere: Verdun Beach\nWhen: June – September\nThe Verdun Beach is a new, landscaped public park on the shore of the Saint Lawrence River in the Montrel borough of Verdun. The new space will open by the end of June, according to one source, but no definite opening date is set! Stay tuned!\nWAA | Ville de Montréal\nRead our article for more information on the new Verdun Beach!\nThat sums up the list of the most exciting things to do this summer. These 28 activities should help you get your adrenaline fix for the next few months.