September Arts & Culture in Montreal

September 09, 2014

September is a pleasant time to visit Montreal. Not only is the weather more moderate, the humidity factor far less, but also kids are back in class and the city takes on a more easy-going form of liveliness. If you’re interested in an extended stay in Montreal, this is a great time of year to do just that. There are many affordable Montreal hotels located in close proximity to the downtown & historic areas you’ll be interested in exploring. There are also many art & culture activities to take in this month. Take a read to find out more about what’s happening this September:



Wait! Don’t put your lawn chairs away just yet. Let’s drag summer out as far as we can! If you’re staying in Montreal, grab a blanket and head over to the Place de la Paix. Featuring a series of 16 free films, Société des arts technologiques (SAT) and Quartier des spectacles will present a different film each Tuesday at 9pm until September 16, 2014. They will be showcasing works by the Orchestre de la francophonie, Montreal First Peoples Festival, Dérapage, Fantasia, the NFB, the Montreal International Black Film Festival, Cinemania, the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, Cinéma Politica, Prends ça court!, the Festival du nouveau cinéma, Double Négatif, Festival International du Film sur l'Art, Kino and POP Montréal! In the chance that it rains, screenings will happen at SAT.


Taking place September 17-21, 2014, this grass-roots festival was created by people with a passion for live performances. If you’re interested in spicing up your visit with a great performance, don’t overlook this! Beginning in 2002, this festival expands each year with a variety of performances by both emerging and established musicians from around the world. Rooted in the Montreal music culture, this festival provides an authentic Montreal experience with its variety of art forms, events, fashion shows, film screenings, concerts, symposium discussions, art exhibitions, and a few great parties! Head over to their website to buy tickets.


For you music lovers out there, you’ll be happy to hear there are lots of concerts planned at the Bell Centre in September. From Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull, Charles Aznavour, The Black Keys to ZZ Top; there’s a good selection of shows to choose from. To find out more details or to buy your tickets click here.


Free to the public, this three-day Quebec-wide event is all about inviting the public to experience the local arts and culture. If you’re visiting Montreal, this is the perfect way to experience the local art and culture scene and get a true taste of Quebec’s unique flavours. With events planned throughout the province, you’ll find over 500 events just within the Montreal area! Using the Journeé de la culture website is the best way to search for the right event for you.


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