Shhhhh, don’t say it too loudly, but the end of summer is approaching. We know, we know. It’s all gone much too fast. But that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy a few last-minute adventures in August! If you love festivals, concerts, and unique exhibits, then Montreal is the place you need to be (you’ve booked one of our luxury apartments, right?!) All throughout the city you’ll find affordable activities for all ages. Dance your heart out at the concerts or fill your belly with tantalizing food during the specialty festivals. Old or young, visitor or resident, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Montreal in August!
Italian Week Festival
This culturally enriched family festival pays homage to the Italian culture in more ways than one. All week long visitors will experience mouth-watering Italian dishes and listen to the lovely music of various Italian performers. Art displays, car shows, and bocce tournaments are other things you can expect to experience. Anyone with a sweet tooth should make sure they don’t miss the Best Zeppole contest! A full list of details can be found here.
International Balloon Festival
If you have never been to a balloon festival you should DEFINITELY get to Saint-Jean-Sur-Richleau from August 9-17! Over 125 balloons from all over the world will grace the skies in this week-long event. With so many activities for the kids, this festival is the perfect way to end the summer en famille. Kids will enjoy balloon rides, face painting, giant balloon play gyms, bubble balloon playgrounds, and so much more. There will be three stages set up that will play host to over 150 shows! Go here to buy your tickets and check out all the events.
Fashion & Design Festival
Fashionistas from all over Montreal and beyond will converge for this high-end three-day fashion event. Spectators will get to see a slew of renowned designers showcase their newest designs as well as enjoy various musical performances. Be the first to see the newest trends while enjoying a day of shopping and other special events. Full details can be found here.
You can’t spend time in Montreal in August without attending the Montreal Pride week-long festival! Get out and proud from August 11-17 for parades, concerts, and cabarets – you’re guaranteed a fabulous time! Check out the schedule here.