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13 Exciting Free Things To Do In Montreal This August

Here's how to make the most of the end of your Montreal summer!

13 Free Things To Do In Montreal This August
Some people may tell you that summer is about to come to an end, but in a city like ours, summer is endless (until the snow hits). So, it's always good to know about the free things to do in Montreal this August to make sure you make the most of this delightful month.

Plus, who could ever say no to free events?

Check Out This Maze & Get Free Gin Samples

Courtesy of The Bramble Maze


When: August 6: 4-8 p.m.; August 7 and 8: 1-8 p.m.

Address: 430, boul. Saint-Laurent, Old Port, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Mazes are always a good time, but The Bramble Maze takes it to the next level because you'll be getting free Bombay Bramble gin samples while there.

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Explore MURAL Festival

When: August 12-22, 2021

Address: Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Why You Need To Go: MURAL is back and better than ever! You'll get a chance to be reminded why Montreal in the summer is the place to be as you walk down the street seeing various artists creating new murals for the city.

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Celebrate Montreal's Pride Week

When: August 9-15, 2021

Address: Different locations in the city

Why You Need To Go: Pride Week is back with all kinds of different events for you to check out! The Pride March will take place on August 15 and will depart from Jeanne-Mance Park at 1 p.m.

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See What's Happening At Festival Mode Et Design

When: August 17-22, 2021

Address: In-person events will take place at Quartier des Spectacles

Why You Need To Go: Anyone who's into fashion will surely love to see all the creations on display at Festival Mode et Design's various events.

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Attend Grove Campus' Yoga Fest

When: August 7, 2021, from 4-9 p.m.

Address: 40, rue Des Seigneurs (on the Lachine Canal)

Why You Need To Go: Living in such a hectic city like Montreal, we could all use a little extra yoga and meditation in our lives to help us destress.

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Visit The Village Au Pied-du-Courant

When: Open until September 1, Thursday-Saturday: 4-9 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Address: 2380, rue Notre-Dame E., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This village has everything a Montrealer needs to have a great day: terrasse, an urban beach, free yoga, and outdoor shows.

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Hang Out On La Bronzette's Terrasse

When: Thursday and Friday: 3-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 12-8 p.m.

Address: 1800, Chemin des Iroquois, Lachine, QC

Why You Need To Go: Love being outside? La Bronzette's terrasse is one of the best spots to enjoy the city — especially at sunset.

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Put Your Feet In The Sand In The Middle Of Downtown Montreal

When: Until September 26, 2021

Address: Saint James United Church — 463, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Get those beach feels right in the middle of the city.

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Go See Unique Circus Shows

When: Every Friday: 5-8 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. until September 5

Address: "At the Old Port of Montreal and in the streets of Old Montreal"

Why You Need To Go: Three leading circus companies, Cirque Éloize, Les 7 Doigts and Cirque Alfonse are offering shows totally free of charge in Old Montreal. Who could say no to a free circus show?

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Visit Musée McCord Wednesday Nights

When: Free on Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m.

Address: 690, rue Sherbrooke O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: A trip to the museum is always a good idea — especially when it's free. Note that the major expositions will cost you $9.50 on Wednesday evenings, but every other part of the museum is free to visit after 5 p.m.

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Watch "Osheaga Through the Ages: Art & Photography"

When: Friday, August 6, 2021

Address: L'Astral; 305, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Feeling nostalgic about all your good times at Osheaga? Now you can watch clips of your favourite festival throughout the years.

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Walk Through Galerie Blanc

Address: Galerie Blanc, 1114, rue Sainte-Catherine E., Montreal, QC

Why you should go: Take time to explore all the colourful works at this outdoor exhibit, which is accessible to everyone.

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Go To ItalfestMTL

When: August 6-22, 2021

Address: Online and in-person

Why You Need To Go: Doesn't matter whether you're Italian or not — we can all celebrate the many different cultures that make Montreal the city that it is.

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