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10 Activities Young Internationals in Montreal must try this July!

10 Activities Young Internationals in Montreal must try this July!

Authored By Jean-Francois Brouillette

As we are reaching the peak of this summer 16' in Montreal, the month of July is bursting with festivals, trips, and activities to do in and around the city! Take a pen and write down on your agenda all those things to do this month.


Wednesday, June 29th to July 9th - Montreal Jazz Festival 

On his 37th edition, the Montreal Jazz Festival is now a tradition among the Montreal summer festivals and you need to experience at least one day on the 11 days. Plus, most of the shows are free and open to everyone. Check out the program right here

Thursday, July 7th to 17th - Montréal Complètement Cirque Festival

Presented by the ToHu, Montréal Cirque Festival is the first International Festival to showcase the circus art in a variety of styles. Open to everyone with some free outdoor activities and paid shows. Check out their program here


Friday, July 8th to the 30th - Zoofest Festival

Along with the Just For Laughs Festival, the 8th edition of the Zoofest Festival offers comedy shows but dedicated to the discovery of emerging talent in the areas of humor, music, theater and entertainment. It is a bit more affordable and there's even multi-show passes available on their website

Saturday, July 9th - Jump in Paradise 

Need to cool down during these hot days? Join this Interstude trip to the “Chutes Monte à Peine” a top-secret paradise 1.5 hours away from Montreal. Hundreds of people go there to enjoy the sun and hang out by the river. You can even jump off a 20 feets reef, go down the little cascades or go hiking in the national park if you feel like it.

Sunday, July 10th - Weekend du Monde at Parc Jean-Drapeau

Go back to your country traditions for a day or simply get to know other countries and culture by going to the Week-end du Monde at the Parc Jean-Drapeau on July 9th-10th and July 16th-17th. This Sunday, July 10th will be held the Dominican Republic Festival, the Eurofest (celebration of the European countries) and the Quebec-Maghreb party. Don't miss it, all info here

Tuesday, July 12th to 24th - Festival International Nuits d'Afrique

The Festival International Nuits d’Afrique is an international event that brings thousands of spectators eager to discover the music and cultures from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. More than 110 concerts, workshops and activities presented at indoor and outdoor venues in the heart of downtown Montreal making it the largest North American gathering of major artists coming from 35 different countries. All info here.

(source: http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/What-To-Do) 

Wednesday, July 13th to August 1st - Just For Laughs Festival

Get ready to laugh and be amused by a variety of free and paid activities throughout the Just For Laughs Festival. Whatever is your style of humor, you'll certainly find a good show to go to or have fun just by walking around the Place-des-Arts during the festival. All info here

Saturday, July 16th - Be a Boston Groupie for a Day

Get ready for a 1 Day crazy trip to Boston with Interstude! Visit the most famous American Universities, discover the famous “Clam Chowder” (soup of scallops and /or lobster), check out the Fenway Park home of the Red Sox and walk around the cute Beacon hill neighborhood. Book your place right here! 

Friday, July 22nd - A Stand-Up Guide to Montreal 

You've been in Montreal for a few weeks or months and you think you know this city. Well, maybe this comedy show will teach you a thing or two you didn't know about this beautiful city with a humoristic twist. For info and tickets click here

July 29th to 31st - Osheaga Music & Art Festival

It's probably not a secret to anyone that Osheaga is THE music festival of the summer in Montreal!  With its numerous outdoor stages located at parc Jean-Drapeau on Montreal’s Saint Helen’s Island, Osheaga attracted 135 000 music lovers from North America and Europe last year. It's approximately 100 bands will take to the various stages at parc Jean-Drapeau and across the city in the festive ambiance that only a Montreal summer can provide. All info right here

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