Things To Do In Montreal This Weekend July 30-August 1, 2021

It's hard enough to believe it's almost the weekend in Montreal again, but it's even harder to believe that July has come and gone and August is already upon us.

As we head from one summer month into another, what are you guys up to this weekend?

Check Out This Neighbourhood Market

When: July 31 to August 1

Address: The Lachine Canal (behind Arsenal) - 40, rue des Seigneurs, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Support local vendors at this totally awesome neighbourhood market in Griffintown. Expect "ephemeral terraces, cultural pop-ups and musical entertainment," according to the website.

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Pick Up Some Free Strawberry Plants

Price: FREE!

When: July 29 and 30

Address: Fermes Urbaines de Montréal Kiosk (#180) at Jean-Talon Market

Why You Need To Go: The only thing sweeter than strawberries is this local farmer giving out plants for free.

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Spot Amazing Murals In The Works

When: Any time before August 12-22, 2021 (or during MURAL Festival works too)

Address: All around Montreal

Why You Need To Go: Noticed our city getting an extra dose of creativity lately? That's because one of the city's brightest and liveliest festivals is coming back to bring some colour to Montreal. Although the festival doesn't begin until August 12, artists are already working on their murals so you can see their pieces through every stage of their progression.

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Indulge At Le Grand Poutinefest

When: July 31 from 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. & August 1 from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Address: Quai de l'Horloge, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: You have one last weekend to try the travelling poutine festival that's stopping by Old Montreal.

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Play Boozy Mini Putt

Price: $21

When: Until August 4, 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Address: The Smooth Putt Presented by Grey Goose — 200, rue de la Commune O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Mini putt, cocktails and a stunning view of the city? It's like shooting a hole-in-one!

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Grab Tacos As A Live DJ Spins At This Super Cool Pop-Up

Price: Two tacos for $8.50 & $9.50 for a house cocktail

When: Until October

Address: Mazorca MTL (Jean-Talon Market) - 7070, ave. Henri-Julien, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This pop-up has everything you're looking for: tacos, drinks, music and good vibes.

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Treat Yourself To A Fancy 3-Course Lunch For Under $40

Price: $38

Address: Sofitel Montréal — 1155, rue Sherbrooke O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Who says you have to break the bank to treat yourself to a fancy lunch this weekend?

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Drink Like A Russian At This Russian-Themed Bar

Address: Nevski - 1228, rue Stanley, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Eat and drink like a Russian, surrounded by artsy kitschy decor inspired by the streets of Saint Petersburg.

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Laugh & Dance The Night Away At This Comedy-Music Event

Price: $30 for just the comedy show; $40 for the comedy show and after-party

When: July 30

Address: Jardin Royalmount — 8187, ch. Royden, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Two of the best summertime events combined: comedy and music.

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Try Officially Authentic Thai Cuisine

Address: Throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Go: If you love Thai food, then you'll be happy to know that eight spots in the city have been deemed officially "authentic" by the Southeast Asian country itself.

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Travel To Italy Without Leaving Old Montreal

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When: Every Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Address: STILLIFE - 604 St-Paul St Ouest, Old Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: #FIEROFRIDAYS is the ultimate Italian experience à la Old Montreal. STILLLIFE's gorgeous terrasse serves up Martini Fiero-based cocktails, with some deliciously paired appetizers every week for an extended cinq à sept.

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