65 Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017

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    Free Things to Do This June 2017 in Montreal

    Montreal events 2017: June.
    ••• Photo courtesy of the Montreal Jazz Festival © Benoît Rousseau

    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Freebies Multiply

    June, oh glorious June, a month that rarely fails to disappoint in Montreal. Festivals start piling up on each other. Grand Prix engines rev up to city streets coming alive with activity and terrace lingering.

    See Also: Montreal's Hottest June Festivals and Attractions

    And anyone with any notion of what happens when summer hits Montreal knows that if you want to be in the heart of carefree hustle and bustle (accented by a low crime rate compared to metropolitan areas south of the border), NOW is the time to drop by one of the most cosmopolitan centres in North America.

    See Also: Montreal Family Activity Ideas

    Then there are the freebies. Hundreds and hundreds of freebies. There are so many free things to do in Montreal this June 2017, it's almost ridiculous. So I narrowed the playing field down to 65 gems, 65 surefire free events and activities that will keep you and yours entertained and delighted every single day of...MORE the month.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Village

    Free Things to Do in Montreal in June 2017 include going to Gay Village's first fair of the season.
    ••• George Rose / Getty Images

    Don't miss the Montreal Gay Village's first street fair of the season running May 29 through June 4, 2017. As with all self-respecting sidewalk sales, it's free admission.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: Visit the Old Port

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include exploring Old Montreal.
    ••• Olivier Cirendini / Getty Images

    Grab some picnic food and head down to the Old Port in Old Montreal. Then spend the afternoon meandering the historic centre's cobblestone roads.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: Fringe Festival

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include the Fringe Festival's Fringe Park series.
    ••• Image courtesy of the Montreal Fringe Festival

    From May 29 to June 18, 2017, the Montreal Fringe Festival unleashes its irreverent, off-the-wall programming, some of which is offered to the public free of charge, notably the Fringe Park series which features free live music in Parc des Amériques, a public square on the Main.

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    Free Things to do in Montreal June 2017: The Sidewalk

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include walking through sidewalk sales.
    ••• Photo by Flickr user Matias Garabedian (CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Folks never tire of Montreal's numerous sidewalk sales, street fairs which pop up all over town as soon as the weather heats up.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The TransAm

    Free things to do in Montreal this May 2017 include catching free performances at Festival TranAmériques.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Festival TransAmériques © Hervé Véronèse

    Montreal theatre and dance fest Festival TransAmériques, which runs May 25 through June 8, 2017, always features free performances and events. This year's freebies include free admission parties and cocktail events almost every night of the festival.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Friday

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include Frist Fridays, a monthly food truck tradition.
    ••• It doesn't cost anything to show up and hang at First Fridays, a monthly food truck tradition. Photo by Flickr user Andre Vandal (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

    First Fridays, Montreal's chief food truck gathering held at the Olympic Park every spring and summer month is on June 2, 2017 this month. Count on street eats and big crowds as of 4 p.m. Live music is part of the package. Free admission. Food costs extra.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The McCord

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include visiting the McCord Museum.
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    Everyone gets into the McCord Museum free as of 5 p.m. on June 7, June 14, June 21, and June 28, 2017. It's a Wednesday thing.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Mile End Summer

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include The Mile End Summer.
    ••• Image courtesy of Ubisoft

    From noon to 11 p.m. on June 3, 2017, a chunk of boulevard Saint-Laurent, from Fairmount to Van Horne as well as several blocks of St. Viateur make way for Ubisoft's The Mile End Summer

    Family-friendly inflatable games, mini-golf, "electronic skate" racing, concerts, a play area and more are open to the public free of charge.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Hochelaga

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include Promenades Hochelaga-Maisonneuve's first sidewalk sale of the season.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Promenades Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include Promenades Hochelaga-Maisonneuve's first sidewalk sale of the season running June 1 to June 4, 2017.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Cycle

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include going for a bike?
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    Have bike? Do travel. It doesn't cost a thing if you have your own. Here are my favorite Montreal cycling destinations.

    See Also: Montreal Bike Rentals

    And a word of advice if from out of town. Consider avoiding BIXI, Montreal's public bike service, if you want to go on a leisurely bike ride. I explain why after the jump.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Mont-Royal

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include Pavé Poésie.
    ••• Photo by Flickr user nikolai36

    A poetry-themed street fair? Why not. Head to Avenue Mont-Royal June 1 through June 4, 2017 for its first street fair and sidewalk sale of the season.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Tams

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include the Tam Tams
    ••• Above: a clever DIY drum kit spotted at the Montreal Tam Tams circa 2014. Photo by Flickr user Gerry Lauzon (CC BY 2.0)

    Anyone and everyone are welcome at the Tam Tams, Montreal's weekly drum circle in the park. Sprawl out on Parc Mont-Royal's surrounding park space and have a picnic or join in the drum circle, whether dancer or drummer.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Wellington

    Free things to do in Montreal in June 2017 include Promenade Wellington's first street fair of the season.
    ••• Photo by Flickr user Matias Garabedian
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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Open-Air Museum

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include catching the Museum of Fine Arts' open air museum.
    ••• Image courtesy of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

    The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts debuts an open-air art gallery along Sherbrooke Street in the Museum Quarter, extending from McCord Museum in the east to Concordia University in the west. "Works by Canadian and international artists will be presented along the route, which will be lined with the flags of Canada and the provinces as well as those of some 200 countries."

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Cars

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include checking out cars at the Orange Julep.
    ••• For decades, the Orange Julep has been hosting informal sports, muscle and vintage car gatherings most spring and summer Wednesdays. Spyros Bourboulis / Getty Images

    Like muscle cars? Vintage gems? Modified rides? You're gonna love the Orange Julep on Wednesday evenings.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Suoni

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include Suoni Per Il Popolo.
    ••• Image courtesy of Suoni Pel Il Popolo

    Indie music fest Suoni Per Il Popolo proposes a handful of free concerts and events from June 1 through June 24, 2017.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Fam

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include Jardins Gamelin's Family Day on Sundays.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Jardins Gamelins © Maxime Leduc Photography

    Grab the clan and head out to Jardins Gamelins every Sunday morning for a weekly family-friendly event featuring free workshops and activities. Note that workshops may be held in French only. And do check the schedule before heading just in case of cancellations.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The OFFTA

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include catching OFFTA's free contemporary art performances.
    ••• Photo courtesy of OFFTA

    OFFTA: Festival d'arts vivants, an artistic event created by Montreal artists, proposes free talks and assorted events among its paid admission offerings May 30 through June 8, 2017.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Salsa & Dancing

    Free things to do June 2017 in Montreal include salsa dancing.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Salsafolie

    Some Saturday nights in Jardins Gamelin are themed Salsa Saturdays with Salsafolie. All levels are welcome, from newbie to professional dancer. Count on salsa, bachata, mambo, kizomba, reggaeton and other tropical genres bring brought to the fore.

    See Also: Need More Free Social Dance?

    New to Latin dancing? Show up early to learn the moves. Instructors are generally primed to teach the basics from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Food and drink sold on location.

    Jardins Gamelin also hosts other dance-class-followed-by-dancing nights dubbed Les bals de l'été. The next one is June 7, 2017 but more could be scheduled at any time. Check the schedule.

    All events are weather permitting, canceled in case of rain.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Bubbles

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include Hôtel le Crystal's Arts et Bulles event.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Ella Dugré

    Hôtel le Crystal's typically holds its final monthly installment of Art et Bulles in June, taking a break until September. But the the 5-à-7 free admission event which includes a complimentary glass of bubbly and artist and artisan exhibits isn't happening in June 2017. Better luck next year.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Beer

    Free things to do in Montreal in June 2017 include beer fest Mondial de la Bière.
    ••• Granted, the beer itself isn't free. But think about it. Would you want to be anywhere near 200,000 people drinking free booze?. Photo courtesy of Mondial de la Bière © Olivier Bourget

    The bad news? Beer isn't free at the Mondial de la Bière running June 14 through June 18, 2017. But admission is. And so is access to the Mondial's beer and cheese and chocolate pairing workshops.

    Pro tip: visit Montreal's hottest brewpubs ​for a taste of some of Quebec's finest microbrews.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Mural

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include checking out Mural Festival.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Mural Festival

    From June 8 to June 18, 2017, it's Mural Festival, a fest devoted to street art creation featuring an awful lot of freebies, from opening night's block party to free events and activities for kids (and bigger kids) at Parc du Portugal. Events are generally held on or along the Main.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The French Song

    Free things to do in Montreal in June 2017 include catching Les FrancoFolies.
    ••• Above: Algerian R&B singer Zaho performs two free gigs at Les Francofolies June 9 and June 10, 2017 on festival grounds in the Quartier des Spectacles. Photo courtesy of Zaho

    Every day in and around Place des Festivals June 8 through June 18, 2017 features free outdoor concerts, a courtesy of the largest French music festival in the world, Montreal's Les FrancoFolies.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Eureka

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include Eureka Festival.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Eureka Festival © Roland Lorente

    From June 9 to June 11, 2017, don't miss Eureka Festival, a three-day family-friendly science fair held in Montreal's Old Port, stimulating minds into creating their own 3D printed robot, walk on the moon with the help of virtual reality, participate in experiments and more. As always, admission to Eureka is free. 

    Pro tip: drop the Montreal Science Centre IMAX after checking out Eureka for a deeper dose of science entertainment.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: Grand Prix

    Montreal sidewalk sales, ventes trottoir and street fairs to catch in 2015 include Little Italy's F1 Grand prix edition.
    ••• Photo by Flickr user abdallahh

    A surprising amount of free street fairs are part of Montreal's Grand Prix Weekend festivities.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Music

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include checking out Jardins Gamelin's free nightlife events.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Jardins Gamelin

    Jardins Gamelin always features free nightlife events, stuff like live music and DJ sessions. Check the schedule to see who plays next.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Art Fair

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include Mural Festival's art fair.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Mural Festival

    From June 8 to June 11, 2017, Mural Festival proposes a free admission art fair at Marché Bonsecours. A VIP night on June 8 at $33.91 per ticket is also something to consider, with welcome cocktails as part of the package.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Redpath

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include dropping by the Redpath Museum.
    ••• Above: inside Montreal's Redpath Museum. Ron Levine / Getty Images

    From a handful of dinosaur replicas to Ancient Egyptian mummies, the Redpath Museum might be small, but its natural science collection is mighty, an entertaining free admission drop-in perfect for kids and anyone, really.  

    Pro tip: doing some downtown shopping? Consider tacking on a visit to the Redpath. It's barely a five-minute walk from both Place Montréal Trust and the Eaton Centre.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Irish

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include events part of Festival Bloomsday Montréal.
    ••• Above: a pre-spectacled James Joyce captured on film at age 22 circa 1904. C. P. Curran / Getty Images

    Celebrate Montreal's Irish connection with Festival Bloomsday Montréal. Free panels covering Irish literature, free storytelling and more, the fest runs June 10 to June 16, 2017. And do drop by ​Montreal's best Irish pubs while you're at it.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Barbie

    Free things to do in Montreal in June 2017 include visiting the Barbie Expo.
    ••• Photo by Flickr user Andre Vandal (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

    Like Barbie? I've got just the place for you at Cours Mont-Royal, a popular downtown Montreal shopping mall. It features a free admission Barbie exhibit on the second floor composed of 1,000 ''entertainment industry Barbies,'' ''movie character'' Barbies and Barbies ''dressed by leading fashion houses.''

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Chamber

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include the Montreal Chamber Music Festival.
    ••• Above: Montreal Chamber Music Festival founder and artistic director Denis Brott. Photo courtesy of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival

    The Montreal Chamber Music Festival proposes free classical music performances June 10 through June 17, 2017.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Fontaine

    Free things to do in Montreal in June 2017 include catching Parc La Fontaine's free cultural events.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Accès Culture

    Parc La Fontaine proposes several free cultural activities open to everyone June through August, from music to theatre to dance and film screenings near Théâtre de Verdure. Here's the schedule. And here's another.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Folk

    Free Things to Do in Montreal this June 2017 include the Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal.
    ••• Photo courtesy of the Folk Festival on the Canal

    Every year, the Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal peppers its programming with free shows. In 2017, the fest runs June 14 to June 18, 2017.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: Mixed Arts Festival

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include the Mixed Arts Festival.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Mixed Arts Festival

    In its fifth annual run, the Mixed Arts Festival held in Old Montreal square Place Royale honors First Nations cultures June 16 through June 18, 2017, proposing live performances, kiosks, and an open-air art gallery.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Block Party

    Free things to do in June 2017 include ÎLESONIQ X MURAL.
    ••• Image courtesy of IleSoniq

    Mural Festival and ÎleSoniq pair up to present ÎLESONIQ X MURAL running June 17, 2017 at 6 p.m. in that infamous parking lot on the Main south of Prince Arthur. Featuring Anna Lunoe (with special guest), 12th Planet, VILIFY, the W4RRIORS and Lex & Wood on decks, admission is poignantly free.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Caribbean

    Free things to do in Montrealin June 2017 include Taste of Caribbean.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Taste of the Caribbean © Pascal David Jean François

    Access to Taste of the Caribbean at the Old Port is free. Discover a slew of Island flavors and taste test rhums (costs extra), catch free live music (reggae, soca, calypso, kompa) in the evening and check out vendor wares while you're there, June 21 to June 25, 2017.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Possibilities

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include the Marché des Possibles.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Marché des Possibles

    From June 23 to August 13, 2017, Marché des Possibles is open for business and it's free admission, an open air market set up in the Mile End neighborhood featuring a biergarten, a farmer's market, artisanal crafts, food truck and pop-up restaurant fare, free film screenings and family-friendly musical performances and activities for kids. Organized by POP Montreal. Open Friday evenings and weekends.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Beach

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include swimming in Montreal's beaches.
    ••• Photo by Flickr user abdallahh

    Montreal's beaches are generally open by mid-June. And one of them is always, always free of charge.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Chinatown

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include Montreal's Chinatown first sidewalk sale of the season.
    ••• Bruce Yuanyue Bi / Getty Images

    Mark June 21 through June 25, 2017 on your calendars if you've got a soft spot for Montreal's teeny tiny Chinatown district. Its sidewalk sale might be small, but it's worth a drop-in, if only to pick up these buns.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Extra

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include looking for movie extra work.
    ••• Above: A group of extras dressed as Roman Catholic nuns hanging around on the steps of a building on March 27, 1972 during a break from the shooting of the film Bluebeard starring Raquel Welch and Richard Burton. Express Newspapers / Staff / Getty Images

    Sticking around Montreal the mid to long term and need a job? Have you tried the movie extra route? It's not as glamorous as it looks, but there are worse ways to make a buck. And it doesn't cost anything to look into it.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Oasis

    Free things to do in Montreal in June 2017 include attending a free Oasis Musicale concert at Christchurch Cathedral.
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    L’Oasis Musicale is the name of Christchurch Cathedral's free Saturday afternoon classical music concerts. Shows start at 4:30 p.m. Sandwiched between downtown Montreal's malls, the cathedral itself is a five-minute walk from Place des Festivals and an even shorter stroll from my favorite pizza joint in Montreal.

    See Also: Montreal's Best Brunch

    Donations in the range of $5 to $10 are welcomed to help support performing artists as well as fund ongoing building repairs and maintenance.

    And given how popular the free concerts have been at Christ Church, St. George's Church added on its own series of concerts, this time on Sundays at 2 p.m. Classical, jazz, and popular tunes are performed by emerging artists. As with Christ Church, donations are welcomed.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Fête

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include Fête nationale's free events.
    ••• Photo courtesy of La Fête nationale du Québec à Montréal

    Celebrate Quebec this June 23 and June 24, 2017. Here are just some of the free things you could do in Montreal during Quebec's Fête Nationale.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Mount

    Mount Royal Park, aka parc du Mont-Royal, is one of Montreal's top attractions.
    ••• Photo by Flickr user Eduardo Zárate

    Mount Royal is one of Montreal's top tourist attractions for a reason. And it's a free one.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Baroque

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include attending the Montreal Baroque Festival.
    ••• Above: Montreal Baroque Festival coartistic directors Susie Napper and Matthias Maute. Photo coutresy of the Montreal Baroque Festival

    From June 22 to June 25, 2017, the ​Montreal Baroque Festival proposes a series of free classical music events, including a series of free outdoor concerts every day of the fest. The theme this year? CIRQUE MUSICAL CIRCUS.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Bonfire

    Free things to do in Montreal in June 2017 include attending the Fête Nationale bonfire.
    ••• Photo courtesy of the Parc Olympique de Montréal

    Join in a centuries old tradition this June 24, 2017, the lighting of the bonfire on Saint Jean-Baptiste Day. Details.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Parade

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include La Fête nationale 2017 parade.
    ••• The défilé de la Fête nationale is a longstanding annual parade celebrating the history and beauty of Quebec culture. Photo courtesy of La Fête nationale du Québec à Montréal

    Last year, select lucky attendees scored apples and tree saplings at Montreal's beloved Fête Nationale parade, which, as with any parade, is always free admission. Catch this year's edition on June 24.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Night Market

    Free things to do in Montreal July 1, 2017 include the Marché de Nuit.
    ••• Image courtesy of Marché de Nuit

    Food trucks, DJ sessions and a night market converge from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. but not at the end of June as it did last year. Catch the event on Canada Day July 1, 2017 instead at de l'Esplanade above St. Zotique courtesy of Marché de Nuit.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The BIXI

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include trying BIXI for free.
    ••• Bruce Yuanyue Bi / Getty Images

    A monthly custom since 2016 is Free BIXI Sundays, a chance to try out Montreal's public bike service free of charge. The next one is Sunday, June 25, 2017. Details here.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Steps

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include dancing at the Verdun Greenhouses.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Verdun Greenhouses

    Learn how to social dance for free at the Verdun Greenhouses nearly every day of summer.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Arts

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include the Gay Village's arts festival and street sale Mtl en Arts.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Mtl en Arts

    Free things to do in Montreal June 28 through July 2, 2017 include the Gay Village's annual arts festival and street sale Mtl en Arts.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Jazz

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include attending the Montreal Jazz Festival's free concerts.
    ••• Photo courtesy of the Montreal Jazz Festival © Benoit Rousseau

    The Montreal Jazz Festival has a tradition of featuring free shows every day of every edition. And 2017 is no different. Check out my Montreal Jazz Festival 2017 free concerts hit list or show up in the vicinity of Place des Festivals anytime from June 28 to July 8, 2017.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Miracles

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include visiting the St. Joseph's Oratory.
    ••• Above: don't be fooled by this photo's play on perspective. St. Joseph's Oratory is huge. naibank / Getty Images

    The site of thousands of alleged miracles, it's always free to visit the St. Joseph's Oratory. Usually open every day, even on statutory holidays like the Fête Nationale.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Digital Art

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include catching the Ed Atkins exhibit Modern Piano Life.
    ••• Still courtesy of Ed Atkins

    British artist Ed Atkins' premiere Canadian exhibit runs now until September 3, 2017 at the DHC/ART Fondation pour l'art contemporain, presenting five recent digital video works by the Berlin-based artist exploring loneliness, alienation, and the invasive security of modern life. Entitled Modern Piano Music, admission is free.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Schulich

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include attending recitals at the Schulich School of Music.
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    Last call to catch one of the McGill University Schulich School of Music's free recitals and concerts until September when the music school starts up again. Genres are generally classical, jazz and opera.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Opening Party

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2016 include Parc Jean-Drapeau's
    ••• Photo by Flickr user carophoto (CC BY-NC 2.0)

    Parc Jean-Drapeau's Jean-Doré Beach -also known as Plage Doré and Plage du Parc Jean-Drapeau; two name tweaks I've noticed on the official website over the last four years, not sure why- proposes an opening party on June 25, 2017.

    See Also: Parc Jean-Drapeau's Multiple Attractions

    Ages 13 and under get in free for the occasion and assorted activities and entertainment are part of the package from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from a sandcastle competition to bubble workshops to intros to canoe and kayaking. And foam. Expect a lot of it. It's a foam beach party, after all.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Fine Art

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2016 include visiting the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
    ••• Bruce Yuanyue Bi / Getty Images

    Seniors get free access to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' permanent exhibits every Thursday. As for everyone else, freebie day is the last Sunday of the month, which in the case of this month is June 25, 2017. Just keep in mind that you'll still have to pay to see temporary exhibits.

    Pro tip: consider pairing your visit with a traditional high tea experience either before or after.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Canal

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include exploring the Lachine Canal.
    ••• Nino H. Photography / Getty Images

    No one will charge you admission to linger by the picturesque waters of the Lachine Canal.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Underground

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include exploring the underground city.
    ••• Emmanuel Joly / Getty Images

    Some people say Montreal's underground city is just a glorified mall. I say it has its moments. Feel free to explore.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Virtual

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include catching free virtual reality films.
    ••• Above: Felix & Paul Studios' short film 'Cirque du Soleil – KÀ The Battle Within'. VR still courtesy of Felix & Paul Studios

    You've got until June 21, 2017 to view seven virtual reality films produced by Felix & Paul Studios free of charge at PHI Centre. Details.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Queen

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include visiting a replica of Rome's St. Peter's Basilica.
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    Spot a slice of Rome in Montreal. It's free.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Architecture

    Free things to do in Montreal in June 2017 include visiting the Canadian Centre for Architecture.
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    Broke? Reserve your Thursday evenings for the Canadian Centre for Architecture when it opens its doors to the public free of charge. Assorted talks and screenings are often offered as well.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Lesbian Flick

    Free things to do in Montreal this June 2017 include Lesbian Movie Nights.
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    No word yet if every summer Tuesday as of sundown is Lesbian Movie Nights in the Montreal Gay Village as it has been in recent years. More info to come.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Gamble

    Photo of the Montreal Casino.
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    Gambling, food and alcoholic drinks -Las Vegas, this ain't- aren't exactly free but admission to Casino de Montréal sure is.

    See Also: Heading to the Casino? Here's What Else is in the Neighborhood

    And look for the self-serve self drink area near the penny slot machines where free juices, coffee, tea, milk and soda is available. Open 24 hours a day seven days a week, you could technically spend the afternoon (or the middle of the night) observing local fauna betting the farm. Or find the Casino dance floor and bust a few moves. Again, no payment required.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Chill

    Free things to do in Montreal June 2017 include cooling off at Parc Jean-Drapeau's fountains.
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    Too hot? Chill out. Take the subway and get off at Jean-Drapeau Metro. Exit the station and look straight ahead for Parc Jean-Drapeau's water jets. Consider bringing a picnic with you too. You're just a short walk from the Floralies Gardens.

    Just one thing. There might or might no be water jets in 2017 because of ongoing construction in the park. But Doré Beach is definitely open. It's not free admission, but it's still affordable.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Boardwalk

    Montreal boardwalk Village au Pied-du-Courant
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    Free entertainment all summer long starting June 1, 2017, Montreal boardwalk Village au Pied-du-Courant is a local favorite, a grassroots experiment that quickly became a choice summer destination.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal June 2017: The Yoga

    Free things to do in Montreal this June include free yoga sessions.
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    In addition to these regularly-scheduled free yoga classes in MontrealMontreal boardwalk Village au Pied-du-Courant hosts free yoga classes every Sunday, and Jardins Gamelin schedules them Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m.