Montreal August 2022 Family Activities
We’ve officially hit the halfway mark of summer. All the more reason to get out, explore and spend quality time with our kids, while enjoying the warm weather. Look no further than here to discover the best Montreal August 2022 family activities.
First Fridays – August 5-7
It’s hard to believe it but First Fridays is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month! The food trucks will head to a new destination for this special party that will last all weekend long. Head down to the Old Port to eat your way through the celebration at the Clock Tower. The event will feature a $3 entrance fee which will give you access to 30 restaurants, 6 bars, family games, live music and more. Head down on Saturday to see the fireworks too!
Friday: 4pm-11pm, Saturday: 12pm-11pm, Sunday: 12pm-10pm
Italfest – August 7-20
Montreal celebrates Italian culture during this festival that focuses on music, food, fashion and more. Some of the family-friendly highlights on the itinerary include a Fiat 500 car show, circus shows, food kiosks and more.
Various locations, check the schedule
Montreal Live Steamers Open House – August 7
Do you have a train-loving kid? Then this event is one not to miss. This Hudson-based club creates scale locomotives that kids can ride on. No entrance fee but donations appreciated.
11am-3pm, 1396 Chemin du Fleuve, Les Cèdres
Holifest – August 13
The most colourful celebration in Montreal this August, this musical, colour-throwing festival is inspired by the ancient tradition of India. It will feature Bollywood music, Henna tattoos, bouncy castles, food stalls and more. Tickets include a bag of coloured powder which can be thrown anytime but will be collectively thrown every hour, as of 2pm.
$25.50, kids under 12 free, Old Montreal
Marché des Possibles – August 13-14
While this event has been taking place in Mile-End every weekend this summer, this one has me most excited. This weekend will feature a folk festival featuring music, food and more. But the highlight is the dog fashion show taking place on Saturday at 3:30pm. There’s still time to sign your pup up if you’d like to participate!
Free, Entrepôt 77
Orientalys – August 18-21
Another multicultural festival hits Montreal this August, with a spotlight on Oriental cultures, tradition, food and more. From North Africa to China, Turkey to Syria, Cambodia to India, so many countries will be featured at this 3-day festival. Some of the kid-friendly events include drumming workshops, K-pop performances, dance and more.
Free, Old Port
Jackalope Festival – August 19-21
Extreme sports are on display at this festival taking place at the Olympic Stadium. Skateboarding, BMX, bouldering, break dancing and BASE jumping are just a few of the sports. Kids will love watching their peers compete in competitions, and the pros too. Pop-up shops, food trucks, and concerts will also be on the itinerary.
$35/day, kids under 10 free
Petit Piknik – Sundays
While this event has been going on all summer, you may be more inclined to pack up the kids post-Osheaga. Spend a day at Piknik Electronic in a family-friendly environment every Sunday from 2-7pm in the Petit Piknik zone. Admission for kids under 12 is free.
Parc Jean Drapeau