Montreal August 2016 events cover everything from today's fashion to yesteryear's customs, with a little something for everyone, an unwinding of sorts now that Montreal's dense festival crowds from June and July transition from high energy frenzy to a chiller, slower vibe that gently takes hold of the city.
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Starting your vacation? Planning a staycation? Even if all you can afford is a weekend off in the city this summer, plan for a great one this August.
01 of 08
The construction holiday might be over but summer certainly isn't.
ÎleSoniq is a major EDM draw the first weekend of the month, catwalks take over the downtown core for six days, it's finally time to celebrate gay pride, some of the world's best photojournalism crowns month's end, and that's but a peek at everything going on in August, a month packed with events and freebies every weekend.
02 of 08
Montreal is particularly glorious during the dog days of summer. Things calm down a little come August, but there's still a buzz about it.
Orchestras schedule outdoors concertos. Big screens pop up all over town in the name of movie nights under the stars. And street fairs give it their last hurrah before retiring for the season.
Admission for all of this? NADA.
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04 of 08
Have some free time coming up and want to plan the perfect weekend in Montreal?
I cover everything from your best brunch options, where to bring a hot date, how to eat in some of the city's best restaurants for less to what must-see events are happening that you won't want to miss.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
It's no secret Montreal is one of North America's must-visit destinations come summer.
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World-class festivals and event traditions dominate public squares. Food trucks find their way to hungry denizens. And both tourists and locals converge to take it all in.
Find out what summer favorites are scheduled through August in Montreal.
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Visiting Montreal in August
Not quite as nuts as June or July, August in Montreal is still very much festive. Be near festival action with these Montreal Festival hotels. Some are higher end and yet others offer competitive, affordable rates.
If you'd like a taste of Montreal's European charm, stay at these top 12 Old Montreal hotels. From there, spend the day exploring the city's historic centre. Then pass through Chinatown, do some downtown shopping, and hit the entertainment district by evening.
07 of 08
Summer heat rages on during Montreal's dog days come August: much like in New Orleans, 30ºC (86ºF) in Montreal can feel more like 40ºC (104ºF). However, by the last two weeks of the month temperatures tend to settle into a more comfortable, but still summery range.
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