Le Weekend Guide Top 5 Free things to do. Weekend (May 4-6)
There are Free things to do in Montreal!
A weekend out can be expensive so we’ve done the research for you to find the best in free entertainment and adventure for this weekend. With the sun and heat finally arriving, there’s plenty of events starting up and just becoming accessible this weekend so check out what’s in store. Free Things To Do In Montreal starting today!
The Tam Tams
After a winter that seemed like it would never let up, the Tam Tams is finally opening for business this Sunday. Grab your best drum and head to the Sir George-Étienne Cartier monument on the mountain to meet up with dozens (or likely hundreds) of other musicians, dancers and audiences ready to get a beat going. There’s also plenty of unique crafts and art for sale, along with the unique atmosphere the event offers people who come to play and picnic every Sunday.
La Virée Des Ateliers
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Ever wanted a peek behind the easel? Well from May 3 to 6 the Grover Building will be opening its doors to function as an exhibition. The five floors of studio space (once an old textile mill) will be free for guests to come and see the works and creative processes behind the artists currently in residence. Works by over 90 painters, metalworkers, fashion designers, sculptors and more will be on display. You can even take some of the artwork home, although unlike the admission, the works will cost you some money.
First Fridays Food Trucks
FRIENDLY REMINDER⬇⬇⬇⬇ First Friday, which takes place every year in Montreal, is an event for everyone. Every first Friday of the month, from May to October inclusively, Montreal residents and tourists gather at the Olympic Park on the Sun Life Financial Esplanade from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Admission is free for all .. 📷: @felipecollado | #montrealonly
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In similar fashion, you can check out over 50 of the cities food trucks on May 4 as part of First Fridays Food Truck Fair. From 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. food trucks will be centered around Esplanade at Parc Olympique. You’ll be able to sample food from all the cities best food trucks covering dishes from all over the world. Burritos, burgers, lobster, ice cream you name it.
Concordia Film Festival
Tired of the same old Hollywood fluff? The 45th Concordia Film Festival is taking place across this whole weekend with amazing student films to check out. Hit the H-110 Auditorium at Henry Hall Building to check out film series, conferences, competitions, cocktail events, discussions from industry members and the final awards gala. There is a lot going on and a wide range of events, so check out the full programming here.
21 Swings/ 21 Balançoires
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Though it’s actually been open for several weeks, it’s probably been too cold or too gloomy to hit this amazing swing instalation at Promenade Des Artistes. The installation was made by Daily tous les jours, Luc-Alain Giraldeau and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh to create something both interactive and musical. Each swing makes a note so the more people you have the more music you’ll make. Whether you’re a kid or kid at heart, this exhibition will open your playful side. The exhibition is open 24 hours and is only running until May 28th so make sure you visit.
Stay tuned for next weekend as Le Weekend Guide continues its Free Things To Do In Montreal top 5!