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Montreal Festivals: September 2014

Montreal Festivals: September 2014

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

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Through September 2013
Go Apple Picking
Apple picking orchards near Montreal? Take your pick, no pun. There are literally dozens upon dozens of orchards one hour or less from Montreal. Included in this guide are a comprehensive list of said orchards as well as an apple picking solution for those of you who do not have a car. And... I even included recipes to help you figure out what to do with all those apples once you bring them home.

Through September 2013
Go Pumpkin Picking
When fall hits Montreal, a common, seasonal, knee-jerk reaction is to head out to the country for an afternoon of apple picking. But apples aren't the only pick-your-own fruit on the autumn block.

Through September 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 September 2013
Visit the Orange Julep
Order a hot dog at the iconic giant orange, have a julep and check out the city's favorite unofficial muscle car showcase held every week while the weather is warm. Details here.

Through September 2013
Visit St. Joseph's Oratory
Founded by a humble orphan, the recently sainted miracle Man of Montreal, countless miracles have allegedly occurred on oratory grounds, a top Montreal attraction that welcomes up to two million visitors every year. Details here.

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

Through September 2013
Sidewalk Sales: 2013 Schedule
Deals multiply as streets close off to cars to make way for blowout sales, street food, and more, May through September, sometimes October.

Through September 2013
Montreal Concerts in September
From indie to big ticket.

Through September 2013
Montreal Terraces
Terraces, patios ... whatever you call them, there's still time to enjoy them before the weather cools.

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

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

Through September 2013
Young Cuts Film Festival
"...features short films produced by emerging filmmakers, providing exposure and recognition for some of the most exciting new talent from around the globe." In other words, watch dozens of films online, free of charge. And vote for your favorites.

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

September 17 and September 18, 2013
Montreal Job and Training Fair
Free admission. At the Palais des congrès (map).

September 18, 2013
Free Cupcake Day
Cupcake makers Les Glaceurs are celebrating their 6th anniversary in business and are intent on sharing the joy with a little freebie. One free cupcake per person. At Les Glaceurs' three locations.

September 19 to September 21, 2013
OldWIG Vintage Sale
"Treasures, cocktails, music, art and shopping meet in a unique place; Le Bain Mathieu, vintage pool from the 30's. Men & Women Clothing + Home Décor & Furnitures!" Free admission. At Bain Mathieu (map).

September 20, 2013
Car-Free Day
Well, car-free day has turned into more a feel-free-to-bring-your-car day as this year's edition will not block much traffic beyond a couple of streets in Montreal's Financial District, a decision allegedly made due to complaints over the inconvenience of the annual exercise. Details here.

September 20 and September 21, 2013
Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Marathon Expo
For Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Marathon participants as well as runner passionate about their sport. "Pick up your registration packet, timing tag, swag bag and Brooks tech tee at the Expo. Official race merchandise is available at the Official Merchandise Store and a variety of exhibitors will display and sell running apparel, footwear and health and fitness products. Stop by the Stage for the Expo Clinics and speakers..." Free admission. At Place Bonaventure (map).

September 20 to September 29, 2013
Festival international de la littérature
Montreal's chief French-only literary fest. Admission varies by event. Various venues.

September 21, 2013
celebrating Place des Arts' 50th Anniversary
"September 21, 2013 is the day on which Place des Arts celebrates its 50th anniversary. There will be a festive ambiance in the air in Place des Arts’ performance halls that evening, particularly in Théâtre Maisonneuve, where a unique dance performance will take place to mark the occasion, in the Maison symphonique, with the premiere of a new work commissioned by PDA to highlight its 50th anniversary, and in the Studio-théâtre, where you can re-live 50 years of francophone song." Admission varies by event. At various venues.

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).

September 22, 2013
Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Marathon
All races are sold out, but there's still room to register in the 1km race. Several road closures across Montreal are in effect the day of the marathon. Details.

Through September 22, 2013
Transatlantique Montréal: Quartiers Danses
"Our mission at the Transatlantique Montréal / Quartiers Danses festival is to democratize contemporary dance and make it more accessible to all audiences by offering a diverse program of works from national and international artists in a variety of venues, and by using a multidisciplinary approach that comprises shows, films, exhibitions, conferences/meetings and workshops." Admission varies by activity, with many performances offered free of charge. At various locations.

Through September 29, 2013
World Press Photo
View some of the best photojournalism of the past year. Admission $12. At Bonsecours Market (map).

Through September 29, 2013
Free Activities Celebrating Place des Arts' 50th Anniversary
"On the occasion of Place des Arts’ 50th anniversary, you are cordially invited to attend a series of cultural events, many of which will be presented in the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme. This space, which is open to one and all, is dedicated to the creation and presentation of free programming showcasing all artistic disciplines, from performing and visual arts to digital arts." Free admission. At various venues.

Through September 29, 2013
Street Food Season
Montreal food trucks are out and about at these four top food truck spotting locations until the end of the month.

Through September 30, 2013
Montreal Oyster Festival
Oysters are $2 each at select Old Montreal restaurants, including Kyo and Méchant Boeuf.

Through October 5, 2013
Mois de la Photo
Featuring the works of several photographers, count on perusing at least a couple dozens exhibits at any given photo month edition, all free of charge. Organizers also usually propose a handful of paid events, from meet-the-artist brunches to colloquia to pre-launch parties. Ar various venues. Details here.

Through November 3, 2013
Gardens of Light
At the Montreal Botanical Garden. Admission details here.

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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Restaurant Labo Culinaire / Foodlab
Discover new experimental dishes made by chefs Michelle Marek et Seth Gabriel. Menu changes theme every two weeks. Reasonable wine prices. Tuesdays to Fridays as of 5 p.m. Reservations can be made for groups of 8 and up. At the Société Des Arts Technologiques (SAT) (map). Information in French only.

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