Next Monday is Patriots' Day in Quebec (known as Victoria Day in the rest of Canada). The holiday commemorates the struggle of the patriots of 1837–1838, who were fighting for democratic rights. To commemorate, we get the day off!

Thanks to this, we get an extra-long, extra activity-packed weekend! To help you look forward to your break, we've compiled a list of some of the best things to do in Montreal this weekend.

From concerts to markets to exercise classes, this list definitely has something for everyone.


Try A Pop-Up Restaurant

When: All weekend long

Where: Check out this comprehensive list of restaurants

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See P!NK Live

When: Friday, May 17, 8:00 p.m.

Where: Bell Centre

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Go To A Free Flower Market

When: Saturday, May 18, Sunday, May 19 and Monday, May 20

Where: Place Simon-Valois

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Party Like Gatsby

When: Friday, May 17, 9:00 p.m.

Where: Théâtre Rialto

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Marathon Wes Anderson Movies At A Festival

When: May 17 at 2:45 PM – May 19 at 9:45 PM

Where: Le Marché Noir

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Buy A Bike At A Used Bike Fair

When: Friday, May 17 - Saturday, May 19

Where: Atelier Wellington

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See Punk Bands, Try Punk Yoga And More At Pouzza Fest

When: Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19

Where: Locations across the city

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See Snoop Dogg, Cardi B and More At Metro Metro

When: Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19

Where: Esplanade Sunlife

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Catch Some Local Acts At Porchfest

When: Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19.

Where: Locations throughout NDG.

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Go To A Roller Disco

When: Saturday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Where: Le Rinque/Le MEzz

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See Lil John DJ At New City Gas

When: Saturday, May 18, 10:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.

Where: New City Gas

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Explore An Outdoor Art Exhibit

When: Monday, May 20.

Where: Place Des Arts

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Party At The Opening Of Piknic Électronik

When: Sunday, May 19 and Monday, May 20, 2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Where: Parc Jean Drapeau

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Let Out Your Inner Child At The 21 Balançoires Exhibit

When: All weekend long

Where: Quartiers des Spectacles.

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Go On A Bubble Tea Crawl

When: Whenever!

Where: The restaurants that serve the best bubble tea in the city!

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Try Outdoor Yoga

When: Monday, May 20, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Parc St-Viateur

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Attend The First Night of A Cocktail Festival

When: Monday, May 20, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.

Where: Locations across the city

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See Cirque du Soleil's "Alegria" In The Old Port

When: Before July 21

Where: Jacques-Cartier Pier

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Go On A Café Crawl

When: Whenever!

Where: The cafés that serve the best croissants in the city!

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Enjoy A Cheap Museum Day At Pointe-à-Callière's Pay-What-You-Can Event

When: Friday, May 17

Where: 350 Place Royale

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If you have a long weekend, make sure to make the most of it! The weather may not be favourable, but that won't stop Montrealers from having a good time. 

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