Most of us are feeling the economic crunch these days and entertainment has taken a back seat. Contrary to popular belief, not everything that is fun and unique has to cost a fortune. Montreal is full of free attractions for budget-friendly people to enjoy. Everything from art exhibits, festivals, cultural events, and outdoor activities can be found throughout the vibrant city of Montreal. Whether you are looking for something fun and free to do after work, something to entertain the kids for the day, or an inexpensive date night, there will be something to tickle your fancy!
Laugh All Night Long
Your sides will split and you will leave with a smile on your face after you attend the Just For Laughs Festival. This long-standing free comedy event is held every year in July and showcases more than a 1,000 outdoor performances for free! Now known as the largest comedy event in the world, visitors will get to see stand-up comedians, street performers, dancers, clowns, acrobats, and so much more. This is clean, fun, and free entertainment for all ages to enjoy. More information on the event can be found here.
See Stunning Sculptures
For those who take pleasure in viewing different forms of art, you will appreciate the more that 50 sculptures on display along the St. Louis Lake and Lachine Canal. Visitors can enjoy these sculptures while walking or biking the trail daily from dawn until dusk. This display is sponsored by Musée de Lachine.
Dance the Night Away
What better way to end a hectic week than listening to great beats and dancing your troubles away? Every Sunday from May-September, tourists and locals flock to the George-Etienne Cartier in Parc Mont Royal to take in the sounds of more than 100 percussionists. Can you hear the sound of music?
Romance under the Stars
Looking for a great addition to date night that won’t break the bank? Grab a blanket and some chairs and enjoy any of the 50 summer events sponsored by Théâtre de Verdure. Snuggle up while watching a concert or sway in the arms of your loved one during a dance performance, all under the stars.