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Things To Do in Montréal: August 28 to September 3

From the World Press Photo exhibition to the World Film Festival, the best of the planet is uniting in Montréal this week. Plus there’s enough outdoor fun to enjoy the best of this heat wave, including open-air art festivals, concerts in the botanical gardens, and more food than you’ll be able to fit in. Picture this The World Press Photo exhibition celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, returning to Marché Bonsecours in Old Montréal to wow image lovers until September 27 with the world’s very best in professional media photography. Read more here. On the Plateau, the 20th edition of the street-long happening on Mont-Royal Avenue, Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir, turns the street into a canvas from August 27 to 30. Watch as artists create live works right there on the asphalt as local musicians provide the ambiance, and games like mini-putt and bouncy castles add even more life to this lively street. Meanwhile, downtown, head to Place Émilie Gamelin for Chromatic Festival on Saturday, August 29, put on by MASSIVart. The fest presents urban art and graffiti creative workshops for kids and adults, plus shows off the fun with  live painting and music for passersby from 10 am… / Read More →

Food and fun at Montréal’s 7th annual Oysterfest

Montréalers will celebrate almost anything and more often than not, we’ll party hardest in the name of food. One of the most highly anticipated summer food festivals is one that not only visitors to the city plan their entire family vacations to attend, but locals plan their weekends around as well.  This year marks the 7th edition of the wildly popular “Oysterfest”, a two-day event taking place at the Canadian Parks Heritage site, the Peel Basin and over the weekend of August 29 and 30. Oysterfest started as a dream and was realized in 2007 when founder Daniel Notkin put together a modest event that drew a meager 150 attendees and a handful of participants and sponsors. Experiencing exponential growth through the past seven years, it is projected that the 2015 edition of Oysterfest will attract over 8,000 guests while featuring over 80 restaurants and vendors where over 25,000 oysters are expected to be devoured. This event is renowned for bringing together restaurants, industry professionals and the general public all in the name of delicious food, a party atmosphere while encouraging a socially conscious mandate of promoting ocean sustainability and aquatic-life awareness. The Open Pier Conservatory (also founded by Notkin)… / Read More →

Things to Do in Montreal September 6-12

Even though summer has started to fade, Montreal celebrates the still-warm days with outdoor events, from food festivals to rock concerts, interactive art exhibitions to illuminated garden tours. Meanwhile, indoor entertainment continues to warm up chillier nights.