Lighting up the streets of Old Longueuil with the theme "New Wave," the festival will showcase light installations and digital visual spectacles.
These sensory experiences will be set against the area's historic buildings thanks to a team of local artists, including La Boîte interactive, HUB Studio, and Society of Technological Arts.
You can dance the night away or tap your toes as you walk around, listening to '80s and '90s-style synth beats from an impressive lineup of DJs and VJs.
Of course, you can't have a Montreal festival without delicious bites. The festival will offer a different menu each night to go correspond with the evening's party. Don't be surprised if you see some familiar names. For instance, William J. Walter will be serving up his famous sausages for the Deutsch Party on September 30.
The next night, students from École Hôtelière de la Montérégie will give a nod to Montreal's iconic smoked meat.
La Buvette will help celebrate the last night of the festival on October 2 with fish and chips.
With snacks that'll make your tastebuds sing, a partnership with Brasseurs du Monde for beer and drinks and a stacked festival lineup, Lumifest has the recipe for a good time — and it's a great way to usher in the fall season.
Address: Taverne Gaspar - 89, rue de la Commune E., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: This gourmet tavern is hosting your favourite meal (brunch... what else?) while playing your favourite R&B jams of the '80s. Think of tunes by Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder setting the mood as you sip your mimosa and eat your eggs.
Address: Meet at McGill University's Roddick Gates
Why You Need To Go: There's an IRL activity based on Netflix's Squid Game (minus the blood, gore and death) happening in Montreal this weekend — and you can even win a cash prize. There's still room for the morning of October 24. You can book your spot on the website.
Enjoy the weekends while you can because, as true Quebecers know, the nice weather won't last forever.
Explore One Of The World's Coolest Neighbourhoods
Address: Villeray, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Villeray has been freshly named one of Time Out's 49 coolest neighbourhoods in the world in 2021. Whether you're a Villeray local or you've never been before, now's your chance to see what all the hype's about.
Why You Need To Go: Sometimes you want to get a head start on the week ahead (or catch up on the week prior). And other times, you need to curl up with a good book on a rainy day. Montreal is full of cozy cafés that are perfect for reading, writing, working and relaxing.
Why You Need To Go: This burger on a pink bun is not only fun and delicious, it's also for a good cause. Proceeds from each burger bought during the month of October will be donated to La Fondation du Cancer du Sein du Québec.
The Festiv'Halloween takes place in the facilities of La Belle de Coteau-du-Lac and you can even choose what level of thrills you want to experience. It's an activity that's accessible to everyone, even if you're not into creepy experiences.
If you aren't a fan of all things scary, you can go from 2 to 5 p.m. every Saturday of the month as well as on Sunday, October 10. Admission is $8 per adult and gives you access to the decorated maze, just without the scary animations.
You can also take part of your day to pick pumpkins, squash and corn to make your own popcorn.
But, if you do like getting spooked, you should go between 5-9:45 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays starting October 15, as well as on Halloween Sunday, to try out the dark maze with some absolutely spooky entertainment.
You can walk through "The Cursed Domain," a haunted trail made up of fifteen different themed tables that stretch over 250 meters, both inside and outside.
For these two nightly activities, the cost is $10 for October 15 and 16, and $13 for the following two weekends. You can reserve your spot now!