11 things to do in Montreal this long weekend


Pat yourself on the back – you’ve survived another week. And there are tons of things to do in Montreal this weekend to celebrate!

Between the fireworks, food and music events and of course the Saint-Jean-Baptiste festivities, there’s bound to be a good time in 514. So here are all the fascinating things to do in the city that will make sure your long weekend will be unforgettable. remember.

See you at the opening of L’International des Feux Loto-Québec

When: Saturday, June 25

Where: La Ronde; 22 Macdonald Road, Montreal, QC

Why you should go: Montreal’s iconic La Ronde fireworks are finally back! And who doesn’t love watching the night sky light up with all the colors?

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Have a drink and dance at La Guinguette du Sud-Ouest

The Guinguette du Sud-Ouest 2021.The Guinguettes | Facebook

When: June 23 to June 26, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Old Triage Yard Park, 3653-3667 Saint-Patrick Street, Montreal, QC

Why go: La Guinguette du Sud-Ouest is back on the banks of the Lachine Canal with space for 3,000 people, live musical performances by day, DJ sets by night, a craft market and a restaurant -bar on site.

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Get your Bash at Boozy Brunch

When: Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m.

Where: Terrasses Bonsecours, 364, rue de la Commune E., Montreal, QC

Why you should go: Who doesn’t love a good boozy brunch? Well, you can take things to the next level with a performance by none other than Tom & Collins at Les Terrasses Bonsecours. Esteemed DJs will play some of their hottest deep house and deep tech tracks while you drink during the most important Sunday meal, brunch!


Attend the Grand National Day Show

Where: Place des Festivals

When: June 23, 9 p.m. to midnight; broadcast on Radio-Canada and TVA on June 24 at 8 p.m.

Why You Should Go: The Grand Spectacle is back after a pandemic hiatus with live performances from Roxane Bruneau, Fouki, Les Louanges, Patrice Michaud, Alicia Moffet, Michel Pagliaro, Kathia Rock, Ariane Roy, Sarahmée and Jay Scott. DJ sets will follow.


Explore the “Stationary Parade”

When: June 23-25

Where: Boulevard de Maisonneuve between Sanguinet and Saint-Dominique streets

Why go: Eight giant interactive installations celebrating the history and culture of Quebec will line Boulevard de Maisonneuve in the Quartier des Spectacles.


Dance the night away at the Old Port’s “The Sky Belongs to the DJ” event

People stand on Plage de l'Horloge and watch the fireworks display over the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.

People stand on Plage de l’Horloge and watch the fireworks display over the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.

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Price: $7

When: June 25 to August 6, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Clock Tower Beach; 1, rue Quai de l’Horloge, Montreal, QC

Why you should go: You can enjoy a meal, feel your toes in the sand, watch the sunset and listen to a local DJ. Plus, once the sun goes down, you can see the fireworks light up the sky!

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Try a variety of dishes at Time Out’s “La Tournée Gourmande”

When: Saturday, June 25

Where: Time Out Market Montreal; 705 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montreal, QC

Price: $36 + fees and taxes

Why you should go: Calling all foodies — this one’s for you. “La Tournée Gourmande” is back for a Saint Jean-Baptiste special that allows you to indulge in all kinds of cuisines. One ticket lets you try four dishes at any of Time Out’s restaurants, plus you get a deal at the bar.


Vibrate at Sudbest

When: June 25 and 26

Where: 40, rue des Seigneurs, Montreal, QC

Why you should go: This neighborhood market will be filled with good vibes this weekend and the unique sounds of four different DJs.


Attend the Saint-Jean festival in your neighborhood

When: June 24

Where: Everywhere in Montreal!

Why you should go: In addition to the main event at Place des Festivals, more than two dozen neighborhood events take place in local parks, plazas and venues. Stop by, dance a little, mingle with the neighbors and enjoy the party.


Grab a much-needed iced coffee

Where: Your favorite Montreal café

Why you should go: Whether it’s a cold day, a hot day, a terrible day or a beautiful day, an iced coffee never fails to bring a little happiness to your soul, that is, if you are an iced coffee lover. And luckily, there are tons of options to find one in the city!

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Meet New Friends at Rise N Connect’s Networking Event

Price: $55

When: Saturday, June 25

Where: 435 Beaubien Street W., Montreal, QC

Why you should go: Described as an “event for non-ordinary people,” the spot will be filled with all kinds of performers, from comedians to DJs and a variety of performers. Plus, your ticket includes access to the open bar and all you can eat, a meal that’s hard to pass up!



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