What to do this weekend in Montreal? May 17, 18, 19, 20, 2024


Is the weather still a little hesitant? Maybe. Will this stop us from going out? Probably not. Have we found you a great program yet for your weekend in Montreal? Absolutely! Plus, Monday is a holiday, so let’s take advantage!

Cultivate your garden by shopping for plants in Hochelaga

Because we would all like to pretend that we have a green thumb, we take advantage of the summer to improve our gardening skills. For that, We head into Hochelaga to stock up on vegetable plants, herbs and more! All the plants come from greenhouses near Montreal and are certified organic by Québec Vrai.

As the organizers don’t do things by halves, you can also find local artisans on Saturday and Sunday. In short, great for preparing your new signature gazpacho from scratch!

PS: if you like plants, find our 8 plant stores in Montreal!

Or : Place des Tisserandes (3200 Ontario E.) opposite the Nativity Church
When : May 18, 19 and 20
How much : FREE

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We’re going to inaugurate Duluth Pedestrian!

One of our favorite streets is becoming pedestrianized this week, so let’s take advantage of it! Duluth Avenue, the greenest avenue in the city, and above all one of the most delicious, is becoming pedestrianized for the summer. To inaugurate this, an opening show is organized with the Espace Interculturel Yambae troupe. We promise you rhythm, colors and good humor! This is also the perfect opportunity to go to dinner in one of the many restaurants of this village-like street. In short, no excuses!

Or : Corner of Duluth and Saint-Laurent
When : May 18 at 5 p.m.
How much : FREE

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We unearth treasures in an alley sale

Who doesn’t like wandering through an alley looking for their next bedside lamp or a painting older than their parents? An alley sale is all the locals setting up outside and giving you the opportunity to say that you found your great new coffee cups. This takes place in Villeray, in the alley between Casgrain and De Gaspé and between Jarry and Crémazie and it is certain that you will find your nugget there!

Or : Between Casgrain and De Gaspé and between Jarry and Crémazie
When : May 18 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
How much : FREE

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We discover artisanal talents at the Verdun outdoor creative market

A bit in the same spirit, on the other side of the city, you can also take a look among the local artisans in Verdun. On the menu: of the jewelry, upcycled clothing and accessories, hair accessories, bags and illustrations, notebooks, VHS films, body products, floral creations, candles as well as a large vintage selection at $5, $10 and $20. In short, you can go with anyone, we dare you not to find what you’re looking for! The event is organized by the Retro-Spection boutique.

Or : In the courtyard of 649 Rielle Verdun H4G 2S9
When : May 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How much : FREE

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We experience sensations without leaving Montreal

Another good news that comes with the arrival of the summer season: La Ronde, Montreal’s amusement park, reopens on Saturday! If you want to discover (or rediscover) the rides – and a very cool view of the city along the way – you should take a trip there during these three days.

In addition to offering a multitude of attractions, it is also a perfect place to enjoy a day with friends or family. In addition, on the site, you will find a discount for a regular Passport. Enough to plan unlimited visits!

Or : 22, chemin MacDonald, Île Sainte-Hélène, H3C 6A3, Montréal
When : May 18, 19, 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
How much : Starting at $37.99

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Shall we end the weekend with a Piknic?

That’s it, the return of the Piknic Electronik has arrived! An emblematic summer event in Montreal, the Piknic is one of the best reasons to go to Parc Jean-Drapeau. Even if we no longer present it, we will present it anyway. The Piknic is two stages, DJs from 4 p.m., sun, atmosphereand above all, it’s all summer, but it would be a shame to miss the first (and the second).

Yes yes, Monday is a holiday, so you can also take advantage of it to dance all afternoon!

Or : Jardin Le Petit Prince, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal
When : May 19 and 20, from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much : From $24

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Bonus: We’re having our first 5@7 outdoors with Aire Commune starting Thursday!

Ok, this time, the weekend starts on a Thursday, but if that doesn’t herald summer, we don’t know what to tell you… Aire Commune is the ideal meeting place for a 5 to 7 with your colleagues or friends. This Thursday is the opening night and the programming is really perfect for enjoy an evening of music, sun, food and great atmosphere! Three DJs will be there to make you dance and make you forget that you are (maybe) working the next day. You can buy your drinks and eat there, so it’s super easy to go there right after work.
This season, Aire Commune has even reinvented its space to accommodate as many people as possible, so come with your gang!

Or : Esplanade Louvain, 9483 Avenue de l’Esplanade, Montreal, QC H2N 1V8
When : Thursday May 16, from 5 p.m.
How much : FREE

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