July is a busy time in Montreal. Once July rolls around the summertime is officially in full swing. The weather is finally going to heat up and it'll be sunny all the time, there's festivals all around the city constantly, and there's so much to see and do it might be a little overwhelming.\nREAD ALSO: Montreal Is Hosting A Huge "Jerk Chicken" Food Festival\nIf you want to be prepared in order to get the most of this July then this list is perfect for you. Here you can check out all the amazing festivals, free things, concerts, and places to eat and drink that are going on in the city for July!\nSome of these things require tickets so it's definitely best to buy them ASAP before these amazing shows sell out. July is coming up quick people so get a plan started now!\nBucket list festivals In July 🎉\nBucket list free Things In July 🚲\nBucket list concerts In July 🎸\nBucket list places To Eat In July 🍔\nPlaces To Drink In July 🍻\nFor More Things To Do In Montreal, Check The Links Below:\nMontreal Closing Off St. Denis Street For A Massive Sidewalk Sale\n\t\n\t\n\tHere Are All The Things You Must Do In Montreal This Summer If You're Coming For A Day, Weekend, & Full Week\n\t\n\t\n\t16 Spontaneous Day Trips That Are 1, 2, 3, And 4 Hours Away From Montreal Part 2\n\t\n\t\n\t20 Spontaneous Things To Do In Montreal This Summer For Couples, BFFs, Single People, & Families\n\t\n\t\n\t12 "Hidden" Rooftop Terrasses You Need To Discover This Summer\nFor Festivals In July, Click "NEXT"\nFestivals In July:\n1. Fantasia International Film Festival\nvia @george_rubanov\nFantasia International Film Festival is going on from July 13th to August 6th this year. Fantasia is a genre film festival focusing on films originating in Asia, Europe and the America's. If you're a genre film lover than you've got to check out there website for more information and updates on their schedule.\n2. International Jazz Festival\nvia @festivaljazzmtl\nIf you've never experienced the craziness of Montreal's Jazz Fest yet, you've got to check it out. It's going on this year starting June 28th until July 8th! They have free concerts in the Quartiers des Spectacles, which will be outlined in the free things page, and paid shows as well!\nCheck out their website for more information.\n3. Montreal Comic-Con\nvia @np_rex\nMontreal's Comic-Con, yes is considered a festival here, and will be happening July 7-9th! This event is everything comic related featuring comic books, toys, games, anime, collectibles and of course cos-play. Come dressed as your favourite comic book character and enjoy the fun!\nCheck out their website for more information.\n4. Les Week-ends du Monde\nvia @pouyanmomen\nThis fun event takes place every year in Montreal's Parc Jean Drapeau and this year it'll be happening on July 8-9 and 15-16. It's a totally free event and focuses on the love of different cultures around the world that are represented here in Montreal. Come celebrate your culture through dance, cuisines and music!\nCheck out their website for more information.\n5. Haiti en Folie\nvia @festivalhaitienfolie\nThis festival takes place in both Montreal and New York City but it'll be taking place in Montreal La Fontaine Park on July 24-30th. This huge event is completely dedicated to celebrating the Haitian culture through theatre, crafts, and outdoor shows.\nCheck out their website for more information.\n6. Montreal International Fireworks Competition\nvia @deeesure\nThis completely free event will definitely light up your passion this summer. It's going on from July 1st to August 5th this year. You don't have to pay a dime to watch these amazing light shows, head down to Lachine Canal or find another spot to watch. If you're looking for the perfect view though, you can pay to get into La Ronde and watch the fireworks up close and personal!\n7. Just For Laughs Festival\nvia @shubhaamey\nOne of Montreal's most notable festivals is happening this July 12th-31st. You definitely shouldn't miss it because some of comedies best are attending this year. You can see David Spade, Trevor Noah, Chris D'Elia and so many more!\nCheck out if your favourite comedians will be attending this year on their website.\n8. Montreal Cirque Festival\nvia @wix.acenas\nMontreal's circus festival is happening this July 6th to 16th and they've got some unreal things planned. They have events planned all over the city at Societe des Arts et Technologie, Place Emilie Gamelin, Montreal's Casino and so many more. You've got to see this this summer!\nCheck out their website for more information.\nFor Free Things In July, Click "NEXT"\nFree Things In July:\n1. Canada Day Parade\nvia @sutherlandjars\nObviously this event is happening on July 1st and it'll run along Saint Catherine from Rue du Fort to Rue Peel. Come down dressed up in your Canada colours and celebrate the 150th birthday of this great country, for free of course!\n2. Discotheque Jazz Festival\nvia @carlyraejepsen\nOn July 1st Montreal's Jazz Festival is hosting a free concert on the main stage called Discotheque! It'll headline with Carly Rae Jepson with dancers and crazy projections. You won't want to miss this one! Don't forget to check out the Jazz Festival website for even more free shows happening this year.\n3. Gay Village Open Air Art Gallery\nvia @explorecanada\nMontreal's Gay Village is hosting an open-air art gallery from June 28th to July 2nd and you shouldn't miss out! Walk under the rainbow balls hanging above and enjoy some the art tents lining the streets!\n4. McCord Museum Freebie Days\nvia @surfergirl_around_the_world\nMontreal's McCord Museum is open to the public for free after 5 pm on July 5th, 12th and 19th! The first 3 Wednesday of the month. Enjoy the art exhibits without having to pay anything at all.\n5. Shakespeare In The Park\nvia @jenleaakins\nMontreal's Repurcussion Theatre is hosting their annual Shakespeare In The Park events taking place from July 13th to August 15th. They tour the city's best parks and this year they're performing Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Find them at a park near you here.\n6. First Fridays\nvia @adriana.marquis\nIf you love food, then you've gotta come this event. On the first Friday of every month, the next will be July 7th, tons of Montreal food trucks gather at the Olympic Park. It's free admission but of course the food will cost something. Just remember to bring your appetites!\n7. St-Hubert Sidewalk Sale\nvia @plazasthubert\nThis July 5th-9th Plaza St-Hubert is hosting a huge outdoor sidewalk sale. Come for the street vendors, street entertainers and even free concerts! There's a whole lot going on here that you won't want to miss.\nCheck out their website for more information.\n8. SAT's Cinema Under The Stars\nvia @sat_montreal\nSAT is hosting an amazing free event happening from June 12th until August 24th! It's called Cinema Under The Stars and they'll be screening a bunch of different movies outdoors at 9pm at Place de la Paix.\nCheck out their website for more information.\nFor Concerts In July, Click "NEXT"\nConcerts In July:\n1. Feist at Montreal's Jazz Festival\nvia @undertheradarmag\nIf you're a Feist lover like me, I bet you're super excited to hear that she's coming to Montreal. She'll be performing at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier on July 4th. Buy your tickets on the Jazz Festival website here.\n2. Hans Zimmer at The Bell Centre\nvia @hanszimmer\nThe Oscor-winning composer is performing his first-ever American tour and he's stopping in Montreal on July 30th! He'll be performing at the Bell Center and you can buy your tickets here.\n3. Enrique Iglasias and Pitbull at The Bell Centre\nvia @pitbull_updates\nEnrique and Pitbull are on tour together this summer and they're coming to Montreal! Get ready for some crazy Latin beats in this show. They'll be performing at the Bell Centre on July 5th so buy your tickets here before they sell out!\n4. Sean Paul at Beachclub\nvia @duttypaul\nSean Paul with be performing at Montreal's craziest summer club, Beachclub, on July 31st! The event is pretty close to selling out so you've got to snag those tickets quick. Buy them here!\n5. Metallica at Parc Jean Drapeau\nvia @metallica\nOn July 19th Metallica will be playing Montreal's Parc Jean Drapeau as part of Heavy Montreal! Don't miss the chance to rock out this summer. Buy your tickets here.\n6. The Gipsy Kings at Theatre Maisonneuve\nvia @thejoshaltman\nThe Gipsy Kings are playing in Montreal's Jazz Festival at Theatre Maisonneuve and it's sure to be an amazing show! Buy your tickets here for this July 1st.\n7. Charlotte Cardin at Le Metropolis\nvia @charlottecardin\nCharlotte Cardin is performing in Montreal's Jazz Fest on June 30th, July 1st and 2nd at Le Metropolis venue. Buy your tickets here!\n8. La La Land In Concert at Wilfrid Pelletier Room\nvia @lalaland\nOne of the best movies made this year winning 6 Oscars, La La Land was unbelievable successful. They won the Oscar for Best Film Music and Best Original Song, and lucky for us, the orchestra is playing a live show of the movie's soundtrack at this year's Jazz Fest on July 2nd! Buy your tickets here.\nFor Places To Eat In July, Click "NEXT"\nPlaces To Eat In July:\n1. Marche des Possibles\nvia @marchedp\nHappening this June 23rd to August 13th is Montreal's Marche des Possibles. It's an open-air space filled with musical performances, film screening, and tents selling all kinds of delicious food by local chefs and pop-up restaurants! Don't miss it this summer.\n2. Bouffons Montreal\nvia @bouffonsmtl\nBouffons Montreal is a gourmet, open-air village on Sainte Catherine St. happening from July 15th-30th. They serve all kinds of high-quality food, wine, beer, and liquor from the multiple food vendors.\n3. Festival of India\nvia @indianfoodz\nYup, Montreal is holding an India Festival to celebrate an amazing culture that's represented here in Montreal. It's happening July 8th and 9th in Jeanne Mance Park and of course you'll find some amazing food there.\nCheck out the Facebook event here.\n4. Les Enfants Terrible\nvia @ondejeune\n1 Place Ville Marie\nThis is the highest rooftop terrasse in Montreal, and it also happens to serve some awesome food. July is the perfect weather month so you bet you'll be wanting to eat on terrasses all the time. Enjoy options from the grill, pastas, salads, and so much more.\n5. Kampai Garden\nvia @kampaigarden\n1616 Saint-Catherine St W\nKampai just opened up their giant front terrasse for the summer and it looks amazing. They serve small sharing tapas plats like shrimp tacos, pork dumplings, fried calamari and more! Enjoy your July on this refreshing terrasse.\n6. Boris Bistro\nvia @tastet.ca\n465 McGill St\nThis fancy Montreal restaurant has a hidden outdoor terrasse perfect for the July weekends. They have a French-inspired menu with grilled fish, duck risotto, creamy pistachio ice cream for dessert! Just make sure you're over 18 when you come here.\n7. Labo Culinaire Foodlab\nvia @hub_nutrition\n1201 St Laurent Blvd\nThis spot is located at Montreal's SAT on their rooftop terrasse. They have some amazing dishes like duck and pork dishes. Have a classy and unique meal on this sunny terrasse this July!\n8. Maison Boulud\nvia @maisonboulud\n1228 Sherbrooke St W\nThis restaurant is attached to Montreal's Ritz Carleton Hotel and is as fancy as you can probably imagine. They open up their "garden" terrasse in the summertime and it's honestly magical. They have a stream with a bridge, plants everywhere and delicious food! What more could you ask for this July?\nFor Places To Drink In July, Click "NEXT"\nPlaces To Drink In July:\n1. Village au Pied-Du-Courant\nvia @lola666vv\nThis has definitely got to be the coolest new discovery of mine this summer. They're open this summer from June 1 all the way until September 16th so you have tons of time to get out there. Located close to Papineau metro station, you'll love drinking here at night. They have live DJs and performances, a small beach, hammocks, basketball and soccer courts, and of course a stocked bar!\nCheck out their website for more information.\n2. Picnik Electronik\nvia @ardalander\nI'm sure most of you know about this summer event, but if you don't you've got to check it out. It's every weekend of the summer from May 21st to September 24th but July is definitely the perfect time to go. It's not too hot and not too cold, it's the perfect summer temperature. Grab your friends and a bucket of their redbull mixed drinks and have yourself a great time!\nCheck out their website for more information.\n3. Terrasse Nelligan\nvia @andycurly\n106 Saint-Paul St W\nThis summer terrasse is perfect for drinking your July away. Grab your best friends and enjoy the refreshing drinks while getting your tan on!\n4. Biiru\nvia @cristina.sabolo\n1433 City Councillors St\nThis Japanese restaurant has a quaint little terrasse where you can enjoy some amazing sake cocktails! This is one unique place to day drink with your friends this July.\n5. Terrasse Bonsecours\nvia @annesophieee\n364 Rue de la Commune Est\nThis is a classic summer terrasse spot that has an expansive list of yummy sangrias. This should definitely be you July drinking spot either for the days or the nights!\n6. Accords Wine Bar\nvia @_tiffsmith_\n212 Notre-Dame St W\nThis hidden wine bar is the perfect place to spend your time this July. If you're looking for a classy place to drink, then this is definitely it! Choose from an extensive menu of wines and cocktails.\n7. Pub Le Sainte-Elisabeth\nvia @mariel_egan\n1412 Rue Sainte Élisabeth\nThis casual terrasse is perfect for summer drink with your closest friends. It's got giant walls filled with vines and old lanterns throughout the courtyard giving it a cozy garden feel. Share a pitcher of beer with your buds here this July.\n8. St. Ambroise Terrasse\nvia @davv514\n5080 St Ambroise St\nThis casual terrasse is located right on the Lachine Canal and is the perfect pitstop if you're biking along. Choose a taster platter of the best St-Ambroise beers and enjoy the view!