Montreal Festivals for September, 2013

If you missed out on The International Film Festival—just wrapping up yesterday—don’t fear, there are still plenty of gastronomic and artistic ways to satisfying your Montreal festival hunger this month.

Here is an overview on 3 of the top Montreal festivals going down for September, 2013:
Montreal Burger Week

When: September 1-4

Where: various Montreal restaurants

What: 30 Montreal restaurants compete for the best burger, allowing you to sample a unique creation at each for $10 and vote on your favorite. Restaurants include Newtown, Uniburger, Blackstrap BBQ, Miss Pret à Manger , Globe.

Vote for your favorite and get other info at:

Price: $10 / burger


When: September 8, 1pm-9pm

Where: Terrasses Bonsecours, Old Port Quays

What: The 5th annual, not-for-profit Oysterfest this year features a (oh-so-Canadian) Caesar making contest sponsored by Mott’s Clamato juice, the yearly shucking competition, and of course, oysters you can sample from 20 of Montreal’s finest restaurants. Before you “feel too bad” about the gooey little guys (not that you would, if you’re going…) all proceeds go to the Open Pier Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting aquatic life. Arrive early.

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Price: $43 to $75+

POP Montreal

When: September 25-29

Where: POP Montreal headquarters (Quartiers POP) at Ecole des Beaux Arts de Montreal, many other locations

What: Not-for-profit multidisciplinary arts festival POP Montreal is in its 12th year, bringing you the best in “now” and emerging independent artists, with a five-day festival composed of everything from live music to visual art exhibits, fashion shows, film screenings and more. Free events include the kickoff party on September 4 at SAT, with giveaways for first 50 guests, DJing throughout the evening, and food and drinks available on site.

The highlight for many is the music, and this year should not disappoint with artists including The Dream, Shuggie Ottis, original Parliament members Fred Wesley and Bernie Worriell, The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show, and so much more…

If there is one POP show you know you can’t miss, it’s good to know that POP offers a Day Pass for a $10 upgrade upon purchase of a ticket—so you can see all other shows for that day at a great discount. See the POP Montreal website for details on the POP Hopper Upgrade and other info at:

Price: Some events free, some $$$

For details on some of the other notable shows and concerts happening this month, check out Montreal nightlife events for September, 2013.