I'm sure everyone's familiar with the age-old saying "save it for a rainy day". Well, if we followed that here in Montreal we'd be broke faster than you can say it. There's been an excessive amount of rain filled days - and it doesn't look like it's getting any better. Despite the imminent less than ideal weather, there's still plenty to get out and do in Montreal. And what's even better is that a huge portion of those things are 100% FREE. So if you're looking to be entertained all month long, and still keep a few dollars in your pocket, here are 55 free things to do this July in Montreal.


1. Watch the insane circus performances @ Quartier Des Spectacles


2. Catch the Jazz Festival show put on by Samuel Blais on July 12


3. Watch Weird Al Yankovic's free outdoor show on July 21


4. Head on over to Parc Jean Drapeau's for free food and music fests


5. Watch the stand up, improv shows, music and more @ the Just For Laughs street festival


6. Be amazed and take in the sights @ the Montreal International Fireworks Competition


7. Switch things up and go see an outdoor movie


8. Enjoy the terraces, live music, film screenings and art installations @ Montreal’s boardwalk village


9. Go to the beach @ Bois-de-l'île-Bizard Nature Park


10. Sign yourself up for as many free yoga classes as you can


11. Celebrate Canada Day with a parade, fireworks and a myriad of other activities.


12. Spend your Sunday relaxing at the Tam Tams @ Mount Royal Park


13. Take in some of the most famous plays in the world @ Shakespeare In The Park


14. Check out the skateboard, moto cross and wakeskate competitions @ Jackalope Action Sports Festival


15. Admire the Hot Rods @ Orange Julep every Wednesday night of the summer


16. Check out all the new murals on Saint Laurent from Mural Fest


17. Go browsing @ all of Montreal’s sidewalk sales


18. Enjoy the aroma and atmosphere of the last day of Montreal Ribfest on July 1st in Old Montreal


19. Take a stroll around the gay village while it’s car free


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


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


22. Bring out your twin, or just enjoy the show, @ Montreal's Twin Parade


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


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


25. Learn everything from drumming to ballet @ the International Percussion Fest


26. Get your urban explorer on and go for a hike.


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


28. Head over to the Olympic Park for the First Fridays Food Truck Festival for an awesome aroma and even better music


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


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


31. Go to McGill’s Public Astro Night every third Thursday of the month to learn all about space


32. Attend the MTL en Arts Festival from the 1-5 on Saint Catherine street.


33. Test out your creativity in your very own studio space


 34. Get active and go for a bike ride, checking out the many biking routes in the city


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


36. Head on over to the insanely cool Jardins Gamelin for a great place to chill outdoors


37. Watch rowers battle it out @ The Montreal Challenge dragon boat racing


38. Take in the variety of outdoor performances @ Place Des Festivals


39. Spend your weekend relaxing in Old Port @ the musical brunches


40. Check out the outdoor Italian Cinema Rendez Vous film screening series.


41. Get out and play some beach volleyball with you friends


42. Enjoy a varied collection of art and performances @ promenades hôchëlaga-maisonneuve


43. From July 3-5 go down to Old Port for the Great Montreal Poutine Festival


44. Enjoy the art, musical performances and sidewalk sales @ Plaza St Hubert's Atmosph'Air On The Plaza


45. Discover how you can get free parking in Montreal


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


47. Celebrate everything from Haitian music to dance @ Haiti en Folie


48. Celebrate the meeting of eastern and western cultures @ Orientalys


49. Listen to live Makossa music @ the Festival World Makossa on July 24 & 25


50. Watch a live symphony orchestra performance @ Parc Olympique for Les Rendez-vous des Grands Orchestres


51. See the highlights of aboriginal culture @ The Montreal First People's Festival


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


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


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


55. Check out all the music performances @ Pop Montreal's Marché Des Possibles every weekend of July


BONUS: Go and see some Ferraris and Fiats at the 2015 "Fiat Breakout Montreal" event July 5th

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