OK, so Formula 1 is done. So is the folk festival; Francofolies is over; and TWO beer festivals went by. Shit. Do you feel like you haven't been taking advantage of what Montreal has to offer in the summer?
It's not too late. Here are another 5 sweet festivals you can still go to (but seriously, get on it):
1. Osheaga - August 2nd - 4th
Osheaga. The festival is getting bigger every year, attracting 120 000 people in 2012. It is considered one of the best music festivals in North America, so it's probably worth the 235$ pass for the 3 days. But if you only want to get a day pass for 90$, you'll have a tough choice to make between (these are only highlights obviously):
The Cure, Vampire Weekend and Alt-J (seen below) on Friday
Beck, Stars, and Frank Ocean on Saturday
Mumford and Sons, New Order and The Lumineers on Sunday
2. The International Jazz Festival - Friday June 28th - July 7th
This is a big one, guys. Feist kicks off 10 days of sweetness with a free show at the TD scene on Friday June 28th. Obviously, you can pay to go see some awesome shows such as Mother Mother, Fitz and the Tantrum, Serena Ryder, and Mo Kenney. But honestly, I recommend going to one of the 7 stages offering free, high-quality concerts at every hour from 5 pm to midnight, every day of the festival which runs until July 7th.
4. International Festival Nuits d'Afrique - July 9th to 21st
You will have the chance to discover world-renowned artists from Africa (obvisously), but also from Cuba, South America, France, and Mexico. The shows are happening at le Quartier des Spectacles, as well as in 8 different indoor venues across the city.
Below is the a pic of the French reggae band Danakil, playing on July 9th at La Tulipe.
Montreal's iconic Greenspot Restaurant is selling hot dogs for 74 cents this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri eatery says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Restaurant 74-cent Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot Restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC