30 Free Things To Do This September 2014 In Montreal

Hello fall, we meet again.

Photo cred – Cuisine De Rue Montréal

September is upon us, which for some is a cruel reminder that summer has come to term, but don’t listen to those haters! Just because September officially marks the end of our precious summer, it doesn't mean there isn't still plenty to do around the city. And for FREE!

  1. First Fridays + YUL-EAT Destination Gourmande:  Montreal street food at its best! September 5-6 @ Olympic Park Esplanade (map). Get more info here
  2. Quartiers Danses Festival: Contemporary dance for everyone! September 5 @ Olympic Park Esplanade (map). Details here
  3. Villa Paradizo: Montreal’s first free EDM festival! September 5-6 @ Crescent Street (map). Info here
  4. Promenade Fleury Sidewalk Sale: September 4-6 @ Fleury, from St. Hubert to Papineau (map). Details here
  5. Promenade Masson Sidewalk Sale: September 4 -7 @ Masson, from d'Iberville to 12th Avenue (map). Get the details here
  6. Quarter Latin Street Fest: September 5-7 @ St. Denis, from de Maisonneuve Est to Sherbrooke and Émery, from Sanguinet to St. Denis (map). Info here
  7. St. Denis Sidewalk Sale: September 5-7 @ St. Denis, from Gilford to Roy (map).
  8. Monk Sidewalk Sale: September 10-14 @ Monk, from St. Patrick and Allard (map).
  9. Montreal In-Water Boat Show:  Examine, visit and enjoy free boat rides! September 5-7 @ Old Port (map). Get your info here
  10. Hunt Down the Red Ball Project: Through September 6. Info and locations here
  11. Film POP Bike-In: Afternoon party & free screening of Brian De Palma’s cult classic PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE! September 6 @ Brasserie McAuslan (map). All the info here
  12. Corn on the Cob Festival: September 6 @ Longueil Farmer’s Market (map). More info here
  13. Portes Ouvertes sur les Fermes du Quebec: Horticultural festival including free activities such as corn shucking, petting zoo & more! September 7 @ Parc Jean-Drapeau (map).
  14. Les rendez-vous des Grands Orchestres: Orchestras offer free concerts for another 2 Sundays @ Olympic Park Esplanade (map). Program here
  15. Hike up to Summit Park:  Take in some fall colours and free exercise to boot! (map)
  16. Screenings under the Stars: Free films outdoors every Tuesday at 9 p.m. @ Place de la Paix (map). Program here
  17. Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour: Can’t go wrong with this interactive map of Old Montreal.
  18. Tango in the Park: Tango Libre offers free tango lessons in either Verdun or at Parc Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Get the details here
  19. Montreal Tam Tams: Squeeze in as much as you can because it’ll be gone before you know it.
  20. YMCA Free Workouts:  Free membership in exchange for your time: volunteering will give you free access to their facilities. Cause gyms are expensive.
  21. Go For a Bike Ride: Check out our route suggestions here.
  22. Canadian Centre for Architecture:  Free on Thursdays after 5:30 p.m.
  23. Verdun Greenhouses: Free dancing and socializing. Schedule here
  24. Urban Yoga: Free every Sunday @ Mansfield Club (map). Details here
  25. Montreal’s Park(ing) Day:  Creative re-purposing of numerous parking spots in the city September 19! More info here
  26. Mercedes-Benz Car Festival:  September 20 @ Orange Julep (map). Get the details here
  27. Visit Montreal’s Fountain House: Free art installation at Esplanade Clark (corner Clark/St-Catherine). More details here
  28. Journées de la Culture:  A multitude of unique activities ranging from circus arts, visual arts, music, theater, & more! September 26-28. Get the details here
  29. Bonus* Bar Bifteck:  Can you say Free Popcorn!

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