Everybody gearing up for the first long weekend of summer? Good! That means BBQs, fruity boozy drinks, and lots of hanging with friends that went missing all winter.
Montreal knows that citizens are eager to get out and into the sun, so this weekend there is a ton of stuff to do. From terrasse openings to free outdoor festivals, this weekend has something for everyone, even the family dog.
10. Dance the night away at Datcha
Why you should go: Serious party goers only. This intimate club always has a long line outside, but it's totally worth the wait. No cover, and good music all night. This Friday they are hosting a night with local DJ Forrest. Check out the Facebook event below!
9. Check out a wearable and performance art show at Never Apart
Why you should go: Never Apart is a Montreal gallery that hosts some innovative and seriously fun vernissages and art-driven events. This Saturday they are hosting Wiggle, an event bringing in some of the city's most innovative artists and performers.
8. Check out Montreal's Underground Film Festival
Why you should go: This is for those people who are seriously into film. The Montreal Underground Film Festival is happening this weekend, May 19 & 20th at Mircocinema on Parc ave. For all the info on screening times and the opening party, check out the Facebook event below!
7. Check out Benelux In Verdun for their annual BBQ and terrasse launch
Why you should go: Benelux is a resto-pub located on very busy and popular Wellington street in Verdun. Every summer they launch their charming outdoor terrasse with a bang. A big outdoor BBQ and party. Check it out this weekend!
6. Check out an art vernissage for free!
Why you should go: Independent gallery and art space Art.Art. is hosting an event this weekend, open to the public and totally free. Check out some fascinating and emerging artists.
5. Dance like you're on vacation at Ti Agrikol
Why you should go: Ti-Agrikol is the bar located right next to restaurant Agrikol. It's a Haitian restaurant with some incredible food and an interior that truly makes you feel like you stepped into another world. The bar next door is hosting a free night of drinks, fun, and dancing this weekend. So, stop by!
4. Visit the lushest terrasse in the city for their annual opening party
Why you should go: This pub boats one of the most beautiful and green courtyard terrasses in the city. This weekend, they are hosting a very special - and free - party to officially launch the outdoor space for summer. With special musical guests, this is already looking like it's going to be a good night.
3. Visit Terrasses Bonsecours for their annual terrasse launch party
Why you should go: This is one of the most beautiful terrasses in the city, just for the stunning waterfront view alone. This Thursday they are hosting a free party in honor of the official opening of the terrasse for the summer.
2. Check out Marche Des Fleurs in the heart of Hochelaga
Why you should go: This weekend the borough of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is hosting a free and kid-friendly event for all Montrealers to join and enjoy the arrival of spring. There will also be a very special butterfly show for the whole family to enjoy.
1. Check out the most 'Instagramable' place in Montreal will be lit up for this 1-night only
Why you should go: This spot is known as one of the most unique and Instagramable places in town, but what makes this alleyway so special is that it's only lit up for special occasions. And for the special occasion of Flyjin's 5th anniversary, they will be lighting up this awesome alleyway for one special night. Check it out for free, and stop by Flyjin after for a drink.