With summer in full swing there’s a lot going on, so we’ve narrowed it down to help you find the best in free entertainment and adventure for this weekend. Whether it’s nature, crafts or even some dancing, we’ve got a little bit of everything for Free Things To Do In Montreal starting today!
Etsy MTL (May 12-13)
Ever wish the crafting beauty of Etsy could happen in real life, well your prayers have been answered. Technopole Angus (2600 William Tremblay) is going to be home to over 100 local craft shopkeepers displaying their wares at this massive market. Anything and everything from art, toys, clothing, housewares, and even food will be at this massive collection of vendors. Admission is free but this is a market so the products are not.
Whisky & Grooves (May 12)
Dancing and the right drink can be a powerful potable pairing. This Saturday night at The Black Watch Officers’ Mess (2067 Bleury) you can come down for free dancing to their one of a kind mix of records. Though their range of scotches will cost you, the dancing is all free so get in as the party kicks off at 9 for a party that will just keep getting bigger.
Block Party (May 12)
Dive in to the birth of hip-hop at Block party as performers take you through the origins of how rap, DJ, graffiti and dance cultures intersected to form a genre. Performers like Mo’Cashmo, Ebnfloh, Dramatik and others are putting on just as much of a show as a class to enlighten fans to the background of one of the most popular sounds of our time. Check it out at the Georges-Émile-Lapalme Cultural Space at Place Des Arts.
Festival Accès Asie (All Weekend)
The 2018 edition of Montreal’s biggest Asian culture showcase features a wealth of shows, many of which require no wealth at all. Dozens of talks, exhibits, films, music and dance shows are available throughout May, but make sure to check their website to know what is free of charge and what isn’t! With so much happening you’ll be hard-pressed to only take in the food.
24 Hours of Science (May 11-12)
For only 24 hours this weekend, museums across the city are offering free exhibits for everyone to learn something new. From science to science fiction, the reality of magic shows, flying cars, tech showcases, animals, biology and more, there’s more than you’ll probably even have time for. So whether you want to learn something new or get your kid interested in science, it’s a no-brainer.
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