Montreal August 2019: Things to do with Kids this Month
We’ve officially hit the halfway mark. One month of summer to go before the kids go back to school, and we get back to our regularly scheduled routines (homework, extracurriculars, popsicles no longer being considered a food group). So now is the time to make the most of the dog days of summer by discovering all of the amazing activities to do in Montreal August 2019.
Rogers Cup Family Weekend – August 2 – 4
Even if they’re not quite ready to sit in the grand stands, this Canadian tennis tournament still makes for a great family outing. Activities include the chance to meet a superhero, participate in a Lego workshop, play in a ball hockey match, not to mention taking in some tennis.
Free, Jarry Park
Rex the Dinosaur – August 4
Carrefour Angrignon is hosting a pre-historic guest as Rex the Dinosaur comes to central court. This afternoon event will feature an archeological dig, reptile exhibit, photobooths and, of course, a show of giant proportions.
Free, Carrefour Angrignon, Lasalle
St Jean sur Richelieu Balloon Festival – August 10 – 18
While the hot air balloons are amazing enough on their own, this festival features so much more for the entire family. From a zip line to a boat ride on a lagoon to inflatable obstacle courses to kiosks from Parc Safari…there’s something for everyone. Flights range in price from $185-$225 per person.
Rates vary by day, $10-$30, on weekends opening at 12pm
Firemen’s Day – August 10
The city of Pincourt is hosting a day to celebrate its local firefighters, complete with an emergency vehicle parade, kid-friendly animation as well as two performances. The evening will culminate with a fireworks display.
Free, 11:45am-10:30pm, Bellevue Park, Pincourt
NDG Arts Week Festival – August 19 – 25
A festival to celebrate this municipality’s diversity and culture, every day of the week features a different activity. On weekday mornings, kids can enjoy musical performances, a pop up from Jabberwocky Studio, and a puppet camp. Parents will appreciate the beer garden and the entire family will enjoy Saturday’s puppet parade and Sunday’s multicultural festival in Benny Park.
Free, Activities begin daily at 10am, various locations
Monarch Fiesta – August 24-25
The Montreal Botanical Garden and Insectarium will be celebrating the queen butterflies with craft workshops, music, displays, gardening tips and lots more. Kids will enjoy monarch yoga, a puppet show and even a monarch parade.
$45/Family, with entrance to the museums, 10am-4pm
18th Century Public Market – August 24 – 25
This annual summer-time event takes place at the Pointe-à-Callière museum outdoors in Place Royale. The entire family can experience life in the 1700s in New France via reenactments, an Amerindian encampment and a military regiment. The public market includes a variety of vendors from food to crafts. Animation and kid-friendly games will be on-site too.
Free, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
Festival Marionnettes Plein la Rue – August 24 – 25
Verdun is hosting a puppet festival with 17 different local theatre companies performing on the street. Over 60 shows will take place, mostly in French. A sensory garden will be open to kids aged 18 months to 6 years old, daily from 12pm-4pm.