12 things to do in Montreal this weekend for a July with no regrets

Another weekend in Montreal is upon us, but this isn’t just any weekend…it’s the last weekend in July. Don’t worry, we can’t believe how quickly time has passed either.

While you might think that summer is going by far too quickly (and it kind of is…), there’s still plenty of work to do to make sure you leave July behind with no regrets. With so many anticipated events taking place this weekend such as Osheaga, Just For Laughs and everyone’s favorite fireworks extravaganza, you may find it difficult to decide what to do.

Fortunately, we’re here to help you with these exciting things to do in Montreal this weekend.

Celebrate it at Osheaga

When: July 29th to July 31st

Address: Parc Jean-Drapeau, 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, QC

Why you must go: The moment we’ve been waiting for is finally here arrived…. Music lovers, festival-goers, and all-around good pastimes know it’s Osheaga the party of the year. Not only is it one of the most anticipated festivals of the year, but after a two-year absence, it’s safe to say it’s going to be a wild one this time.

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Crack a smile at Just for Laughs

Price: Varies by show

When: Until July 31st

Address: Throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Go: Just For Laughs is another festival with an outstanding lineup of big names like Kevin Hart, Russell Peters and Amy Schumer. There’s still time over the final weekend to see your favorite comedians or discover someone new. Whoever you see, you definitely will hahahahave a great time

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Watch the fireworks at L’International des Feux Loto-Québec

When: Every weekend until August 6th

Address: La Ronde, 22 ch. Macdonald, Montreal, QC

Why you must go: These stunning fireworks displays take place pretty much every weekend during the summer, but let’s face it – it never gets old. Bringing light and color to the city, this event is truly unique. The city even closes the Jacques Cartier Bridge on fireworks nights so you can witness the magic up close.

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Enjoy some creativity in Montreal at Zoofest

When: Until July 31st

Address: Throughout Montreal

Why You Need To Go: Zoofest has some impressive talent seeping through the city. Since its inception in 2009, this event has brought together 125 performances in Montreal ranging from burlesque to theater to improvisation and everything in between.

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Watch a film during the Fantasia Film Festival

When: Until August 3rd

Address: Concordia University, 1455, boul. de Maisonneuve, Montreal, QC

Why you must go: Fantasi Film Fest is North America’s largest genre film festival. For the final time of its three-week run, Fantasia presents genre films that receive less publicity than bigger-name projects but are just as spectacular.

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Watch The Montreal Highland Games

Price: $20 per person

When: July 31

Address: Douglas Hospital Grounds, 6875, boul. LaSalle, Montreal, QC

Why you must go: Two years on, the Montreal Highland Games are bringing a little Scottish flair to our already multicultural city. Perfect for all the family, the event includes Celtic music and dances, Highland performers and Scottish sports such as log tossing and stone setting.

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Discover the new Yayoi Kusama exhibition

Price: Free, but reservation is required

When: July 6, 2022 to January 15, 2023

Address: PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art, 451 & 465 rue Saint-Jean

Why you must go: Yayoi Kusama has finally made his way to Montreal Yayoi Kusama: DANCING LIGHTS FLYING HIGH INTO THE UNIVERSE. The famous exhibition uses infinity mirrors, lights and visual effects to create a stunning, sensual art installation that you only have to see to believe.

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Treat yourself to a night at a supper club

Address: Throughout the city

Why you must go: It’s never a bad idea to dress up and treat yourself to a night out on the town. Just in time for summer so many great supper clubs seem to have opened up in Montreal over the last few months giving you so many options to choose from to celebrate your memories.

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Taste your way through the urban oasis of Chinatown

Price: Free entry, food between $4 and $12

When: July 28-31 and August 25-28. Thursdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m

Address: Place des Souhaits at the intersection of boulevards Saint-Laurent and René-Lévesque E.

Why you must go: Chinatown is one of the largest cultural hubs in the entire city, boasting an incredible night market and urban oasis. It offers deliciously affordable food and a spectacular place to sit and soak up the vibes all around you. There’s a reason this is one of summer’s most popular spots.

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Check out this Bahay Collective Pop-Up

When: July 29-31

Address: 1825 rue Tupper, Montreal, QC

Why you must go: Bahay Collective is a group dedicated to nurturing and bringing together the immense talent of Asian artists in Montreal. This weekend, the group is hosting a pop-up event where you can discover a handful of artists that might become your favourites.

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Enjoy Bottomless Mimosas On The Canal

When: July 24 to September 25, every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m

Address: La Cantine, 2, rue de la Commune O., Montreal, QC

Why you must go: La Cantine is one of the hottest new terraces for a 5à7 this summer, but who says the good times can only come later in the day? You can now brunch with bottomless mimosas on the water every Sunday, because any time is a good time to raise a glass to summer in the city.

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Cool off with some ice

Address: Throughout the city

Why you must go: Ice cream is the cutest way to end the week (and a weekend is a must), so head to one of Montreal’s many spots to enjoy everyone’s favorite summer dessert. After all, there will be one combustion engine this weekend…

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