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Montreal Festivals: August 2014

Montreal Festivals: August 2014

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A Montreal Festivals August 2014 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in August 2014 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.More on August in Montreal.

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Through August 2013
Sample the Fare of Montreal Food Trucks
But where can you find them exactly? I narrowed down the list to four of my favorite locations Details here.

Through August 2013
Have Fun For Free
On a tight budget but aching to do something? Anything?! Then you're going to love your ultimate insider's guide to what to do in Montreal for free.

Through August 2013
Ongoing Family Events
Listed are ongoing events and activities perfect for families. A few community activities suitable for older ages are also included.

Through August 2013
Sales, Sales and More Sales
Find out how to save at least 50% on retail in Montreal.

Through August 2013
Sidewalk Sales 2013 Schedule
Deals multiply as streets close off to cars to make way for blowout sales, street food, and more, throughout the summer.

Through August 2013
Outdoor Dancing
From tribal gyrating to outdoor raving, sultry tango to sexy salsa, Montreal moves to the beat of many drums, June through September. Admission ranges from free to affordable. At various locations.

Through August 2013
Montreal Museum Exhibits
A roundup of current exhibits and film presentations at Montreal's leading museums and science centres.

Through August 2013
Montreal Concerts in June
From indie to big ticket.

Through August 2013
Montreal Terraces
Terraces, patios, terrasses ... whatever you call them, they're baaaack.

Through August 2013
Tam Tams
A popular drum and dance activity with locals, and a hit with tourists, every summer Sunday on Mont Royal. Details here.

Through August 2013
Reader-Submitted Events
Have a Montreal event to propose? Submit event information here.

Through August 2013
Place des Festivals
Montreal's chief public square is usually bustling with activity but management has taken it a step further for the 2013 summer season, proposing all sorts of street arts and public performances on daily basis, especially around lunch time and during 5-à-7, Montreal's favorite witching hour. Just show up, find a nice spot to sit, relax and expect pretty much anything to happen. Free admission. At Place des Festivals (map).

August 2 to August 4, 2013
Osheaga
But what is Osheaga exactly? It's only Montreal's hottest summer music festival, an annual tradition in the park -- this park -- that, since 2006, delivers dozens of bands, duos and solo artists playing different stages every day it runs. Details.

August 2 to August 11, 2013
Rogers Cup
Celebrating 34 years of tennis championships in Montreal, Rogers Cup welcomes the men in 2013. At Uniprix Stadium (map)

(NOT) August 3, 2013
Montreal Highland Games
A Celtic music fest, feats of strength, a beer tent, Highland dancing, haggis on demand and more... Highland Games fans will have to wait until 2014 for the next edition as organizers are skipping a year in 2013.

Through August 3, 2013
Montreal Fashion and Design Festival
Fifty free outdoor fashion shows presented over the course of four days, find out which ones you won't want to miss. Free admission. At McGill College and Ste. Catherine (map).

Through August 3, 2013
MEG Montreal
An acronym for Montreal Electronic Groove, MEG proposes a multi-day ode to a wide array of electronic music genres often bordering on pop, rock, hip hop and punk. Admission varies by event. At various venues.

Through August 3, 2013
Montreal Fireworks Competition
The largest pyrotechnics competition of its kind in the world, the Montreal International Fireworks Competition has been going strong since 1985 and remains one of this city's top attractions. Details on when and where to catch the fireworks here.

Through August 4, 2013
Shakespeare in the Park
For the 2013 season, Repercussion Theatre proposes an outdoor rendition of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream across various Montreal parks. Cancelled in case of rain. Free admission. At various venues.

Through August 4, 2013
Haiti en Folie
Song, theatre, spoken word, food and more, experience Haitian culture over the course of three days. Admission varies by event, with most events free. At various venues. Free events at Place des Festivals and Théâtre de Verdure (map). Website in French only.

Through August 4, 2013
Divers/Cité
A celebration of the LGBTA community, the Divers/Cité arts and cultural festival is a seven-day extravaganza of indoor cabaret, afterhours events, and outdoor music and dance freebies. Admission varies by event. At various venues.

Through August 5, 2013
First People's Festival
A First Nations festival complete with film presentations, outdoor concerts, visual arts and more. Admission varies by event. At various venues.

Through August 7, 2013
Fantasia Film Festival
Horror, fantasy, Hong Kong action, animation, gored up sci-fi, gratuitous nudie shot B-movies, name your non-PG genre and chances are Fantasia has it covered in its programming, particularly Asian films which usually make up almost half of every year's selection. Admission $9 at the box office in person, $10 online and by phone. At various venues.

Through August 7, 2013
Italian Cinema Rendez-Vous
Catch Italian flicks on the big screen outdoors every Wednesday. Free admission. At Parc Dante (map).

Through August 18, 2013
Théâtre de Verdure
Located on Parc La Fontaine grounds, Théâtre de Verdure, French for “greenery theatre,” is an outdoor venue ever-so-slightly off the Montreal tourism radar host to literally dozens of free presentations held almost every day in the summer. Details here.

Through August 29, 2013
Cinema, DJs & BBQ
Expect film screening to be in French. On most weekends and some weeknights from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free admission. At Place de la Paix (map).

Through August 30, 2013
Ciné-Cité: Free Outdoor Movies
French or English screenings of various movies. Cancelled if rain. Free admission. At various outdoor venues. Information in French only.

Through September 2, 2013
Clock Tower Beach in the Old Port
Montreal's favorite swim-free beach is open every day and is free of charge before 5 p.m. At the Quays of the Old Port (map).

Through September 4, 2013
Free Lunchtime Concerts
Indulge in free outdoor jazz, rock, folk, Franco, pop, and RnB performances from noon to 1 p.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday through the summer. Free admission. At Place d'Armes Square, in front of the Notre-Dame Basilica (map).

Through September 6, 2013
Gay Village Goes Car-Free
An annual tradition since 2008, the Montreal Gay Village turns itself into a car-free, pedestrian zone filled with terraces and special events. Details here.

Through September 22, 2013
Piknic Electronic
Montreal's weekly dance party in the park is back every Sunday. Admission $14. At Parc Jean-Drapeau (map).

Through October 31, 2013
Montreal Ghost Walks
Go on a Montreal ghost walk and you'll never see Old Montreal's streets and landmarks in quite the same way. Details here.

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