Fall is coming.
And will those three words seem to be causing an influx of sad faces around the city, we say, worry not; we’re here to lighten the mood.
As sad as summer coming to an end is, the launch of fall brings on a whole slew of new and amazing events that will keep you busy all the way until October.
So to avoid any end-of-summer-depression, you should start filling your social calendar ahead of time with these 9 Montreal events:
On Friday, September 18, over 500 community leaders between the ages of 25 and 45 from the medical, corporate, and artistic realms will come together to celebrate St. Mary’s in an unprecedented fashion at the 2nd Annual Wonder Ball. Think red carpet, open bar, fancy digs, and a fantastic charitable cause.
Red Bull Boite à Savon Soap Box Derby
On Sunday, September 6th, Red Bull will host a four-wheeled, human-powered challenge in Montreal’s Square Victoria for the first time (after having toured more than 46 other countries). This is a unique, fun, and non-motorized racing event that challenges participants to build outlandish, human-powered soapbox dream machines to compete against other teams in a downhill race.
Matinee A La Plage
Back by popular demand, Matinee Brunch is going to the beach, yet again, for another summer jam that will make this Labor Day weekend the most memorable one yet. On Sunday September 6th, Matinee brunch continues its summer series of outdoor brunch parties with a day at Clocktower Beach. Dj Toddy Flores and Danny Torrence will have you dancing in the sand, as you feast on a mouth-watering brunch, and sip on the finest champagne. Get ready to call in sick on Monday.
Festival YUL Eat
The second edition of Festival YUL EAT is coming to Old Montréal on Labour Day weekend and promises to be bigger and better than the first time around. Access to the main site at the Old Port’s Clock Tower Quay is free and allows for three glorious days rubbing elbows with Québec’s best chefs, producers, and food providers while highlighting local gastronomical talent. #NomNom
Montreal International Black Film Festival
The Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) is back and bringing audiences the most beautiful new Black films, while creating a space to debate major cultural, social, and socio-economic issues. The MIBFF will be showcasing groundbreaking cinema that will not only move us but also raise awareness.
Art Tattoo Show
Here is your chance to meet the most talented tattoo artists from America, Asia, and Europe and get inked by them at the same time. More then 10,000 people will stop by the majestic Windsor Station for this edition and indulge in live music, tattoo competitions, live painting, and art exhibitions. Get inked.
Casino For Cancer
Save the date for the fourth annual Casino contre le Cancer, happening on September 25th, it will bring you a Versailles-themed evening by the Young Ambassadors Circle of the Institut du cancer de Montréal. The chic Le Windsor will once again be filled with fancy suits, gorgeous dresses, casino tables, and music to keep you on your feet all night long.
All we have to say is get ready for 5 days of music, art, film, crafts, panels, community vibes, workshops, and special events with over 400 bands in 40 venues.
Brunch In The City
Co-Hosted by female entrepreneurship platform LORI.biz, #BrunchInTheCity is one of Montreal’s biggest fashion networking events bringing together rising and independent female vendors with the city’s trendiest young professionals and fashion enthusiasts. You can enjoy a tapas catered brunch, local shopping, quality fashion, free manicures & on-spot henna, and the chance to sip on the bottomless cocktail bar to the beat of a live DJ.