Montreal July 2019: Things to do with Kids this Month
Summer is here! Sunny days at the pool, ice cream cones that need to be licked and mountains of sunscreen are on the itinerary. But if you’re looking to plan your weekends with other amazing activities there is plenty to do in Montreal July 2019. Here are my top 10+ things to do in the city this month.
International Fireworks Festival – July 3 -27
The fireworks festival is back for the month with many countries, from Italy to Australia, on the roster. The shows take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10pm. You can get tickets to the show (seated) or watch from the Old Port or La Ronde.
Parc Jean Drapeau, tickets starting at $56.99
Montreal Cirque Festival – July 4-14
For ten days, acrobats and entertainers will take over St Denis street between Sherbrooke and De Maisonneuve as it is renamed La Rue Complètement Cirque. All shows will be free and there’s a youth zone where kids 3-12 can try trapeze, trampoline and juggling, with the help of facilitators from the École de cirque de Verdun, on weekend evenings.
Quartier DIX30 Block Party – July 6-7
Head to Brossard for a block party for the entire family. Mom can stock up during the sidewalk sale, with live DJs setting the ambiance. In the meantime, the kids can enjoy creative workshops including 3D kite crafts, interactive BMX bike demos and giant board games. Finish it off with a family-friendly meal, alfresco.
Quartier DIX30, 10am-5pm
Carifiesta Montreal – July 6
Escape to the Caribbean during this colourful celebration that includes a parade at 12pm downtown. The costumes are certain to be amazing and the tropical music will have the entire family dancing.
Begins at du Fort and Réné Levesque W.
Strawberry Festival – July 6-7
I recently wrote about great local fields for strawberry picking but if you have to choose one weekend to go to Quinn Farm, this would be it! There will be live music, pony rides, access to the play yard, and, of course, strawberry picking.
Quinn Farm, $8/person, free/under 2, $8/2L basket of strawberries
The Wiggles in Concert
This one doesn’t actually happen in July but if you want to get tickets to one of the October 1st shows, now if the time to buy them! The Wiggles will be bringing their Party Time Tour! to Montreal with shows at 12:30pm, 4pm and 6:30pm.
Theatre St-Denis, $47.50/ticket, infants under 12 months free
Week-ends du Monde – July 6-7 & 13-14
This festival is a great opportunity to expose the kids to different cultures. From 2pm to 11pm on these two weekends, countries including Tunisia, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru and more will be highlighted. Kids can enjoy a multi-cultural food court, percussion workshops, soccer schools and a camping village.
Free, Parc Jean Drapeau
Shakespeare in the Park – July 11 – August 11
Repercussion Theatre is back for another season in the park with a production of Measure for Measure. Parks span the island from Baie d’Urfe to NDG to Verdun. Before 5 of the shows, a 2 hour workshop for kids hosted by Geordie Productions will be available for $35.
Free, Show times vary by park
Nautical Sundays – July 14 – August 18
The city of Dorval will be offering water enthusiasts the chance to rent kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards every Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
Pine Beach, $10/30 minute rental, free/under 3
Remote Controlled Sailboats at Mont Royal – Until September 2
A great activity for kids of all ages. Rentals for remote controlled sailboats are available at the Mont Royal rental shop on weekends from 10am to 1pm.
Petit Piknik – Until September 8
Every Sunday from 2pm to 7pm, this festival gets kid-friendly with musical afternoons. Activities will range from art to bubbles to tattoos and more. Food trucks will be on site or you can pack your own snacks and dinner.
Plaine des Jeux, Parc Jean Drapeau, Free/kids under 12
Plus, some of the activities in my June roundup will be taking place this month too!