At long last, spring has finally made its debut appearance in Montreal. Snow is melting away, the sun is shining brighter, and the temperature is rising from negative to positive. Gone are the days where all you want to do is huddle under a pile of blankets while binge-watching Netflix and sipping on a comforting beverage.
With the dreary, bleak days of winter finally behind us, it’s time to emerge from hibernation and partake in the wonderful activities that are happening throughout the city this April. Here are 6 things you should consider adding to your social calendar this month:
Swing Up a Symphony
Who says you’re too old to swing? Starting April 8th until the end of May, head down to the Promenade des Artistes in the Quartier des Spectacles and swing on one of the 21 custom-made musical swings. What makes the 21 Balancoires unique compared to the average park swing is that each one sets off a different musical note. Gather up some friends and create a musical symphony for passersby’s in the heart of downtown.
We All Scream for (Free) Ice Cream
Ice cream lovers, unite! Head down to your local Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop between 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9th and indulge your sweet tooth in Free Cone Day. Since 1979, this annual spring promotion draws everyone near and far for a free single scoop of their favourite flavour. Consult the Scoop Shop Locator for a list of participating stores.
Spruce Up Your Wardrobe with Quebec Fashion
Fashionistas, this one’s for you. Get ready to shop till you drop from April 11th – 14th at La Grande Braderie de Mode Quebecoise, where you’re guaranteed to snag the latest fashionable outfit for the upcoming season. Talk fashion with local designers and discover Quebec fashion like never before! This event takes place at Bonsecours Market and has free admission.
Say Yes to Your Bridal Dress or Accessories
Calling all bride tribes! If you’re a bride-to-be or know someone who’s getting married, be sure to check out the spring sale that’s being held at Bella di Sera. Whether you need a wedding dress or accessories, the professional bridal consultants will help you bring your dream to life. Book your appointment for Friday, April 12th or Saturday, April 13th today!
May the Force be With Us All
On April 19th and 20th, relieve the journey to a galaxy far, far away on the big screen with the movie’s original score playing live. Orchestre FILMharmonique, Montreal’s premier film concert orchestra, delivers a powerful show at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier that will have old and new generations of the franchise feeling the force from within. Tickets to Star Wars: A New Hope can be purchased here.
Feed Your Curious Mind
If museum outings are more your style, be sure to check out the temporary exhibition at Pointe-à-Callière, Into the Wonder Room. This ongoing exhibition displays over 1000 rare and exotic objects that pays tribute to the beauty and strangeness of the world. From mysterious objects, fantastic creatures, mounted animals, and scientific instruments, you’ll be transported to a world like no other. Step in and prepare to be amazed by the sights before you!
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