Happy Weekend! Here’s What to do in Montreal this Week (Yes, with Kids)

SUMMER! SUMMER! Happy Summer everyone!Endless ice creams, strolls around the city, picnics, bike rides, and a ton of outdoor activities are part of my family repertory these months.We have a ton of activities planned and If you’re staying in the city, I’ve listed a few ideas for you (and your family)beach plans? a casual brunch in Mile-end? a splash park in downtown?I gotcha! scroll down and set up your calendar alarms,let’s do this, Montreal!

FOODIE PLANS

FIRST FRIDAYSThis event is the largest gathering of food trucks in Canada (YES, Canada!) It takes place the first Friday of every month from 4pm until midnight during summertime at the Stade Olympique and this is one of our top activities to visit with our kiddos.Location: Metro Pie-IXPrice: $ (bring cash, just in case some vendors won’t take cards)Kids friendly: Absolutely! there’s tons of activities and space to picnic, run and have funMore detailed info: here5@9 ON DU MUSEE AVENUEThis year, The Museum of Beaux Arts is hosting a free event at their ephemeral installation “Strut the Catwalk” with food trucks, bar service and a salsa concert, in the heart of downtown Montreal.Location: Metro PeelPrice: Free (food and drinks are not included)Kids friendly: I’m down to bring my kids next weekDate: Next Wednesday, July 10thMore detailed info: hereYOGA & BRUNCHA beautiful event at the top of Place Ville Marie where Yoga meets brunch will take place (the dream) You can start your morning at 10am with a yoga lesson followed by a brunch at Les Enfants Terribles.Location: Metro Peel or McGillPrice: $40 (you can reserve your spot here)Kids friendly: It’s not clear if you can take your kids to the event, so in this case, bring your gf and enjoy a summery activity together.Date: Next Sunday, July 7thMore detailed info: herePASTEL RITA X TH3RD WAVE NEW MENUOne of my favourite coffee shops in the city launched a new menu in collaboration with th3rdwave and I promise you it’s worth the visit. Vegetarian chili, avocado toasts, grilled cheese, Foodchain salads are included their weekly menu.Location: St-Laurent (by bus or metro Outremont)Price: starting at $8Kids friendly: YES! and it’s such an inspiring, colourful spot to bring your kids to.Date: All summer long!More detailed info: hereSTRAWBERRY PICKING The BEST activity of summer just started and local strawberries are now blooming all over. Last weekend, we drove to a local farm and picked the sweetest berries with Nico and Oli.Location: Best ones: Quinn Farm, Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande, Les Fraises Louis Hebert.Price: they vary between $15 and $20Kids friendly: SO much yes!Date: All July only for strawberries.More detailed info: here

FUN FESTIVALS AND THINGS TO DO 

MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVALClosing tomorrow, the Jazz fest is one of the most important gatherings to kick-off summer in the city. I was lucky to visit this week and loved seeing a ton of activities, so I’m planning to come back with the kids this weekend.Location: St-Laurent metroPrice: Free! They have a ton of food trucks, drinks and restaurants that are part of the festival.Kids friendly: YES! there’s a dedicated section for kids (near the MAC) with splash parks, a giant piano and a ton more.Date: Until July 6th.More detailed info: hereBEACH DAY IN THE CITYYes, you read that right! There are two cute beaches in the city that you can visit with your family at Parc Jean-Drapeau and Verdun.Location: Verdun metro and Jean Drapeau metro.Price: $22 for a family pass at Jean Dreapeu, free at VerdunKids friendly: Absolutely YES!Date: All summer longMore detailed info: hereMARCHE DES POSSIBLES x MUTEKComing back this year, the Marche des possibles celebrates its 6th anniversary with live music, DJs, family activities, games, a garage sale, a taco competition and a LOT of fun. This event is a total must this summer!Location: Outremont metroPrice: Free! (not including food or drinks)Kids friendly: can’t wait to bring Nico and Oli already!Date: Weekend of July 12thMore detailed info: hereTERRACE ST-AMBROISEFresh beer, AMAZING pizza (baked instantly for you) and a stunning canal view (that we usually bike to), this terrace is our summer tradition since we moved to Saint-Henri a few years back. Please try the pizza, I can’t even describe how good it is.Location: St-Henri metroPrice: Access to the terrace is free, food and drinks are not included.Kids friendly: they love having kids and they even placed some games for them around the terrace.Date: All summer!More detailed info: hereST-HENRI COMPLETEMENT CIRQUEFor the first time, Montreal completement cirque arrives at St-Henri with a packed weekend full of amazing activities for families (I’m SO excited about this one!). Yoga classes, live concerts, cirque shows, cocktails, and even a vinyl pop-up will be at the Park Sir-George-Etienne-Cartier.Location: St-Henri metroPrice: Freeee! Outdoor activities, paid consumption if you need to eat and drinkKids friendly: Just imagine your kids running and playing with real cirque artists, the DREAM!Date: this weekend only, July 6th and 7thMore detailed info: here

Do you want to see more posts like this one from now on? More cute activities?I’m so into it!Happy weekend, Montreal friends!
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