August is quickly approaching, and it feels like the past few months have just flown by. Like seriously, where did the summer go? With these few precious weeks left, it's the perfect time to fit in all of those things that you said you were going to do over the summer but never quite got around to doing. And if you want your final summer days to be filled with fun but not cost you every cent that you've saved up, we have here for you way more than a month's worth of cool, free things, so you can pick and choose as you please how to spend your August in Montreal.


1. Celebrate Canadian heritage at the First Nation's Village


2. Watch the finale of the International Fireworks Competition on August 1st


3. Check out the weekly performances @ the St James Church free summer recital series


4. Learn about the art of graffiti at the Under Pressure graffiti convention


5. Enjoy DJs, BBQ, and fireworks at Quai de l'Horloge


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


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


8. Bust a move @ Place Emilie-Gamelin's dance event


9. Let our your inner crazy cat lady at the Montreal international cat video festival


10. Get yourself some free food from the nutella truck


11. Go to McGill’s Public Astro Night Pluto Palooza on August 20


12. Join in on the inflatable raft party happening on the Lachine Canal


13. Indulge in some perogies at Montreal's Polish Festival


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


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


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


17. Work on learning a new language with Mundo Lingo


18. Grab a blanket and go star gazing on one of these warm summer nights


19. Cool off at one of Montreal's public pools


20. Warm up your pipes for karaoke at Jardin Gamlins


21. Get rhythmic with a little percussion playing


22. Let out your inner cowboy at the Montreal Country Festival


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


24. Put your musical talents on display at one of the public pianos that you can find all over the city


25. Experience Tunisien culture @ Le Festival du Jasmin Tunisien


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


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


28. Discover how you can get free parking in Montreal


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


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


31. Try out your conducting skills on the fountains in Place des Festivals


32. Enjoy the week-long festivities for Montreal Pride


33. Check out the music, fireworks, cinema and circus acts at La Falla


34. Head on over to the Matsuri Japanese Festival to get your fill of Japanese culture


35. Enjoy the musical stylings of Festival Mondial de Musique des Femmes d'Ici et d'Ailleurs


36. Let out your inner fashionista @ the Montreal Fashion and Design Festival


37. See what shopping was like in the 1700's @ the Pointe-à-Callière's 18th Century Public Market


38. Develop a new appreciation for the arts @ NDG Arts Week


39. Take a stroll around the Promenades Wellington End of Season Steet Fair


40. Go to the massive open-air flea market that is Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir


41. Go cinematography crazy @ the Montreal World Film Festival


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


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


44. Get your classical music fix @ Les Rendez-Vous des Grands Orchestres


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


46. Check out the music and performances @ Carnival Estival


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


48. Go to the beach @ Bois-de-l’île-Bizard Nature Park


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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