10 Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend As The City Comes Alive For Summer
It can't come soon enough!
Ooooooh BABY! We love weekends in Montreal, but this weekend in particular just feels extra exciting. From old festivals returning, new restaurants arriving, to other events getting the summer vibes rolling, the city is buzzing.
What's everyone up to this weekend?
Party It Up At MURAL Fest
When: June 9 to 19, 2022
Address: 3527 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: The city's most colourful festival is officially back. See some incredible street art, dance the night away to some tunes and enjoy the excitement of one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer.
Pop By This Outdoor Japanese Food Market
Price: Free to attend!
- June 10, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m
- June 11, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- June 12, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Address: Marché des Possibles and Entrepôt 77: 77, rue Bernard E., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: YATAI Montreal is here to showcase local shops and restaurants. Try some food from participating Japanese eateries and wander through stalls of local vendors.
Check Out The New Frida Kahlo Immersive Exhibit
When: Opens June 10
Address: Arsenal art contemporain; 2020, rue William, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Just when you'd hit your limit of immersive exhibits in the city, Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon arrived in Montreal to magnify the life and work of one of the most celebrated artists in history.
Sip A Drink Aboard The Floating Bar On The Canal
Address: 22, ave. Atwater, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: The floating bar on the Lachine Canal has officially reopened its doors (bulkheads?) for another summer of 5 à 7s and dinners with a view. Be warned: the boat doesn't take reservations.
Check Out This Rooftop Party
Two men on a Love in Miami cover
Price: $25.56 to $30.45
When: June 10, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Address: Rooftop above Carré de Gaspé; 5605 de Gaspé, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: To kickoff the launch of Villagomez & Van Hechter's new single and video, Love In Miami, the duo is hosting an epic rooftop party to bring the southern Florida vibes to Montreal.
Grab A Drink At Jardins Gamelin
When: Until October 2
Address: Place Émilie-Gamelin, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: One of Montreal's hottest terrasses is back for the season with a bar, music and a dance floor so you can get movin' and groovin' as we head into what's sure to be an amazing summer. Be sure to check out the program of events, which includes themed nights and quiz games.
Go On A Romantic Date
Address: In and around Montreal
Why You Need To Go: Love is in the air this summer and whether that's with your S.O., your best friend or just yourself, discover how and why Montreal is Canada's most romantic city (at least as far as we're concerned).
Discover Time Out After Dark
Courtesy fo Time Out Market Montréal
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (last call at 12:30 a.m.)
Address: Montreal Eaton Centre, 705, rue Saint-Catherine O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: The Eaton Centre's gourmet food hall is about to get a little darker. Time Out After Dark will now be open later to keep the fun going past the kids' bedtime. You can enjoy $8 cocktails from Quebec distilleries, $3 shots, arcade games and DJs to keep the music pumping all the way to last call.
See A Show At Fringe Fest
Price: Prices vary depending on show
When: Until June 19
Address: See website for venues
Why You Need To Go: Fringe Fest features a wide variety of shows, from plays to musical performances, to all types of live performances. Many tickets are under $20.
Try This New Plant-Based Italian Spot In Saint-Henri
Address: 3580, rue Notre Dame O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: This plant-based osteria has gorgeous decor, an equally gorgeous menu, a stellar wine list, and a terrasse. What more could you ask for?
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