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What to do in Montreal this weekend? July 22, 23 and 24

Don’t know what to do? Your holidays are planned for August and you can’t wait any longer? Patience ! Montreal is still preparing great entertaining activities for you throughout this weekendto make you wait until the moment of the great departure!

We promise you that those who are already taking it easy on a beach in the south, a mojito in hand, will be jealous and will want to get back as soon as possible to enjoy it too! Well, I may be exaggerating a little, but only slightly!

So, like every week since the dawn of time and as long as there are Quebec tourists everywhere in the South, Montreal City Crunch presents you with the best activities in Montreal. On the program: LAUGHTER and more LAUGHTER, cinema, concerts and games!

We’re going to have fun at the Guinguette du Vieux-Montréal


If you weren’t one of the 20,000 lucky people who were able to enjoy the South-West guinguette in June, we have good news for you! The guinguette will be in Old Montreal all weekend long! YAY! It’s a great opportunity to catch up. The special program is under the theme: “Christmas for campers”, it’s going to be FUN! Besides, it’s a free event but reservation is still mandatory.

Where: Berges des Coursiers, Old Montreal
When: from July 21 to 24
Learn more about the event- Les guinguettes, Old Montreal
FREE (on reservation HERE)

We’re going to get lost in the meanders of a labyrinth


A labyrinth of more than 2 km within the Port of Montreal?! No I’m not delirious, it really exists! If you want to have big FUN with family or friends, good weather, bad weather, SOS Labyrinthe is the place to go! As a bonus, you will even be able to learn fascinating stories and anecdotes about the Port of Montreal.

Where: Hangar 16 – 360 Rue de la Commune E, Montreal, QC H2Y 0B4
When: All year
Learn more about SOS Labyrinth

We will LAUGH at the Festival

Humor guaranteed this weekend! the Just For Laughs Festival celebrates its big comeback to the delight of our zygomatics. If you like to laugh or simply because you need to, you have to attend the many events that take place from July 13 to 30.
Moreover, there will be something for all budgets, because humor is and must remain universal, paying shows are announced but also free events.
You will be able to laugh at you every night your weekend and more! And all this, without spending a penny, who says better?

  • From July 21 to 30 – FREE


We start right away with the launch of 40 years of real fun! A great show experience free, directed by Alex Perron, who will mix humor, dance, singing, circus and street arts, and performances by guest artists. It’s every evening at 9 p.m. on Place Loto-Québec from July 21 until July 30.

Read more about the event – ​​40 years of real fun!

  • Friday July 22 – FREE

Where: Beneva Stage, Place des Festivals
When: July 22 at 9:15 p.m.
Learn more about the event – ​​The Fabulous Destiny of Erich Preach

  • Saturday July 23 – FREE

Festimania-Festival-Just-for-laughs-Montreal-City-CrunchWhere: Beneva Stage, Place des Festivals
When: July 23 at 9:15 p.m.
Learn more about the event – ​​Festimania, the wrestling gala

  • Sunday July 24 – FREE

Do you know-your-comic-Festival-just-for-laughs-Montreal-city-crunch
Where: Beneva Stage, Place des Festivals
When: July 24 at 9:15 p.m.
Learn more about the event – ​​Do you know your comic?

We are going to attend a comedy show at the Royalmount Garden

The Royalmount Garden will host this Friday evening an exceptional comedy show: Jardin Comique. This event organized by Groupchat and Bonne Famille, will offer a festive evening tinged with humor and music. You have two options: A happy hour and show 1 Where show 2 and the after party. We even have a little surprise for you: with the promo code CITYCRUNCH20 you will get a 20% discount on tickets. To take your tickets it’s HERE, hurry because there are hardly any left!


Where: Royalmount Garden
When: July 22
Learn more about the event – ​​Jardin Comique

We are going to attend an open-air cinema-concert


What could be better than watching a movie under the stars accompanied by live music? This is what the SAT, the Cinémathèque québécoise and the Quartier des Spectacles in the heart of Place de la Paix offer you free of charge as part of the Ciné-concerts. This Friday is The man with the cameraa 1929 silent film by Dziga Vertov, avant-garde Soviet filmmaker. Live music will be played by Ben Shemie, singer and guitarist of the Montreal band Suuns. And as if that weren’t already enough, short films selected by the Cinémathèque québécoise will also be screened in the first part.

Where: Place de la Paix, Quartier des Spectacles
When: July 22 from 8 p.m.
Find out more about the event – ​​Cine-concerts at the Quartier des Spectacles

We will watch movies from all over the world


From July 14 to August 3, the 26th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival. The essential event in the world of cinema, will present screenings, panels, workshops and events. And, like every year, free screenings will be offered. Indeed, this Saturday afternoon, as part of My first Fantasia, a comedy program entitled We have fun like crazy will offer a projection of 9 films for a total of 73 mins. These free short films for children and the young at heart will be screened at the McCord Museum at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Do not miss !


Where: McCord Museum, J. Armand Bombardier Theater
When: July 23 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Learn more about the event – ​​My first Fantasia – We’re having a blast

We’re gonna dance to world music


As we told you in our article on the concerts not to be missed in July, The Nuits d’Afrique Festival is indeed back and continues until Sunday! So, if you haven’t had the opportunity to check it out yet, or if you want even more, go to the Quartier des Spectacles this weekend!

  • Dobet Gnahoré – FREE

Where: Esplanade Tranquille, Quartier des spectacles
When: July 22 at 7 p.m.
Learn more about the event – ​​Dobet Gnahoré

Where: The Parterre, entertainment district
When: July 23 at 6 p.m.
Learn more about the event – ​​Bumaranga

Where: The Parterre, entertainment district
When: July 24 at 8 p.m.
Learn more about the event – ​​Kobo Town

We’re off to discover new talents in humor


Do you know the funniest comedy festival in Montreal? Sure ! It’s ZooFest! More than 150 shows, 250 artists, 15 rooms and two outdoor stages, this Festival is the PLACE where you can discover the next generation of humour. Just that ! It’s happening from July 14 to 31 and it’s not to be missed under any circumstances!

Among all the marvelous events planned, it will be necessary to attend in particular the 30/30 by Paul Taylor, the most English of French humorists and Yacine Belhousse, revealed in the Jamel Comedy Club. The two will take turns sharing the stage for a one-hour comedy marathon. It promises to be hilarious!


Where: Monument National, Studio Hydro-Quebec
When: July 22 at 10 p.m.
Learn more about the event – ​​30/30 – Paul Taylor – Yacine Belhousse

We’re going to play board games in a park

The Randolph, the superb fun pub, organizes every Sunday in the summer: you have nice games within the Jardins Gamelin. The games club offers themes that change every week, and this Sunday’s is Creative and social. Young and old will be able to have fun from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in this beautiful open-air place. A good opportunity to go out!
Elsewhere, Randolph continues the day with a humor quiz from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It’s free and everyone is welcome.
Psst: If you love games, check out our top 6 board games to bring to the park this summer.

Where: Gamelin Gardens, Montreal
When: July 24 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (games club) and from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (quiz)
Learn more about the event – ​​T’as des beaux jeux- Randolph

We sway to electronic music


The famous Piknic Electronik Festival, which we were telling you about here, continues its mad rush at Parc Jean-Drapeau this Sunday. The Festival where you indisputably have to be if you like electro, once again presents a crazy program this weekend!
In the program: Ellen Allien, Ledisko, David Orin, Mitch Oliver and Laura.

Where: Jean Drapeau Park, Montreal
When: July 24
Learn more about the event – Piknic Electronik

We go to the theater in a park


The magnificent Open-air theater is back and it’s really fun! Superb free events have been concocted for you to celebrate this place in the heart of La Fontaine Park. We begin, first of all, with a concert of Martha Wainwright Friday evening from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Then, we continue on Saturday with a theatrical and touching concert by Jerome 50.

Where: Verdure Theater – Parc La Fontaine, Montreal
When: July 22: Martha Wainwright from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
and July 23: Jérôme 50 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:50 p.m.
Find out more about events – Théâtre de Verdure

Attend an outdoor chamber music concert

The Collectif de la Cité will perform at Place des Fleurs-de-Macadam, on Avenue Mont-Royal this Sunday. This concert, which already promises to be pure beauty, will offer the public the opportunity to discover adaptations of the greatest musical successes to the sounds of their violins, violas and cellos. This is free and all publicdo not miss this sweet spectacle.

Where: Place des Fleurs-de-Macadam, Avenue Mont-Royal, Montreal
When: July 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Find out more about the event – Collectif de la cité

Photo credits:
-The Guinguettes
-Sos Labyrinth
-Just for Laughs Festival
-Comic Garden
-Cine-concerts: the Cinémathèque québécoise
-Fantasia, International Film Festival
-International African Nights Festival
-Gamelin Gardens
-Piknic Electronik
-Théâtre de Verdure: Lemay

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