Summer may not officially end until September 23, but with the end of August only days away, it feels like it's just around the corner. Where did the last few months go? It seems like just yesterday we were complaining about the extreme heat. 

But Septemeber is still one of the perfect Montreal weather months when the heat has finally abated enough to enjoy walking the city without dripping with sweat, yet cool enough to make an excuse to drink a pumpkin spice latte. I mean, if you're into that kind of thing. 

But even though the summer is winding down, and most of the shows and events are starting to pack up until next year, there are still some amazing free festivals and experiences left for September that you should try. 

For those who are going back to school, sadly it's time to start watching your budget, so finding cheap and free things to do will save you money that you can spend on things like food and beer.  

Whether you are heading back to school, looking for a way to relax or want to check out some cultural events, this list of 30 free things to do in Montreal for September has got you covered. 


Yoga On The Sand

When: September 1; 6 p.m.  

Where: 2100 Rue Notre-Dame E.; Village Au Pied-du-Courant

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Fetish Photo Walk 

When: September 1; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Begins at 1415 Rue St-Hubert


Concordia's Used Book Giveaway

When September 3

Where: 1515 Rue Ste-Catherine O.; EV Building Atrium on the Sir George Williams Campus

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Attend A Concert On The Steps Of Saint Joseph's Oratory 

When: September 4 & 11; starting at 7 p.m. 

Where: 3800 Chemin Queen-Mary; L'Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal

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Oumf Back To School Block Party

When: Sept 5 – 7

Where: Rue St-Denis (keep an eye out for updates on their interactive map)


Premier Vendredi Food Truck Festival At The Olympic Stadium

When: September 6; 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: 4545 Ave. Pierre-de Coubertin; Stade Olympique

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Ukrainian Festival

When: September 6 – 8

Where: Rue Beaubien Est and 9e avenue; Parc Beaubien 

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Celebrate Quebec's National Park Day

When: September 7

Where: 28 Quebec National Parks; Check out the sépaq website!

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Take Part In A Giant Chess Tournament

When: September 7; 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Rue Sainte-Catherine, between Jeanne-Mance and Saint-Urbain

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Bloc Urbain At the Olympic Park

When: Now open 24/7!

Where: 2727 Boulevard Pie-IX

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Attend A Free Horror Street Fair

When: September 13 & 14 

Where: 4817 Rue Wellington

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Learn How To Make Your Own Kombucha At The Ferment Fest 

When: September 14; 10 a.m.

Where: 7070 Avenue Henri-Julien; Marche Jean-Talon

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Check Out The Fall Fest Craft Fair

When: Sept 14 & 15 

Where: 1871 Boulevard Rosemont

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Take A Picture Under Montreal's Rainbow Balls Before They're Taken Down Forever

When: Before the end of September 

Where: Rue Sainte-Catherine from rues Saint-Hubert Street to Cartier.

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Take In a Classic Car Show

When: Every Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Where: 7700 Décarie; Orange Julep 

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Check Out Surfaces Urban Street Art 

When: Now until October

Where: Promenade des Artistes

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Upgrade Your Career At The Montreal Job Fair

When: September 18; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: 999 Rue St-Urbain; Holiday Inn Montreal Centreville

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Grab A Last Drink On The Canal Lounge Floating Bar

When: Now! The bar closes October 12

Where: Quai Atwater

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Practice Your French With Mundo Lingo

When: Every Friday

Where: 403 Rue Ontario E.

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Watch Thousands of Marathon Runners Compete In The Old Port

When: September 21 – 22

Where: Old Port 

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Montreal Vegan Festival 

When: September 21 – 22

Where: 1001 Jean-Paul Riopelle; Palais des congrès

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Visit This Gorgeous Pumpkin Patch

When: September 1 to October 31; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: 839, Main Road, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac

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Make Your Last Trip Of The Summer To The Marché des Exclusiers

When: Saturdays; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: 400 Rue de la Commune O.

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Listen To Live Traditional Music

When: Every Monday throughout September 

Where: 552 Rue Sainte-Catherine E.; L'escalier

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Pop Montreal

(*Check the lineup for free events)

When: September 25 - 29

Where: Locations around Montreal

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