Your Guide To The Best Weekend Activities In Mumbai For July 13-14

From a nature walk to a "Pokémon GO" community meetup, here are the best things to do in the city
Weekend activities to do in Mumbai
There are lots of fun things to do in Mumbai this weekendvijit bagh/Shutterstock

Another July weekend beckons and if you’re looking to avoid the hubbub of the Ambani wedding, we recommend catching up with some of our favourite reads this week, including what to do on your layover at Changi Airport in Singapore; reading about the comeback of Himalayan cuisine in Munsiyari; learning about how the family-run enterprise of Anar Studio is sharing the stories and humour of Afghanistan; and visiting the four Indian bars which made it onto Asia’s 51-100 best bars list 2024.

For those looking to get out of the house, here’s what you should do in Mumbai this weekend.

Go On A Nature Walk

Nature lovers are invited to show up at the Maharashtra Nature Park to study its rich biodiversity
Nature lovers are invited to show up at the Maharashtra Nature Park to study its rich biodiversitymaharashtranatureparksociety/Facebook

Nature lovers are invited to show up at the Maharashtra Nature Park to study its rich biodiversity and learn nature ethics in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. An expert will be on hand to teach visitors about the fascinating life of the diverse flora and fauna that inhabit the park. There will also be time for light-hearted discussions about nature conservation with the group. Bring a water bottle, wear sturdy shoes and slip into camouflage gear if you can before arriving.

Date: July 14 | 8:15AM-10:30AM

Venue: Maharashtra Nature Park, Sion Bandra Link Road, Dharavi, opposite Bus Depot, Mumbai 400017

Book your tickets here.

Sample Authentic Chinese Cuisine

The InterContinental Marine Drive’s Dome restaurant has released a “Jiaozi” menu this monsoon season for a limited time only
The InterContinental Marine Drive’s Dome restaurant has released a “Jiaozi” menu this monsoon season for a limited time onlyInterContinentalMarineDrive/Facebook

The InterContinental Marine Drive’s Dome restaurant has released a “Jiaozi” menu this monsoon season for a limited time only. Guests will be able to savour handcrafted bao, dim sum, dumplings, Kung Pao mushroom and classic chicken gyoza, among other dishes, alongside expertly crafted cocktails and mocktails like the Hong Kong Sipper and Chinese Whisperer.

Date: Till July 28 | 5PM onwards

Venue: Dome, InterContinental Marine Drive, 135 Marine Drive, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020

Show Up To A Speed Dating Event

If dating apps have left you sour then go back to the old-fashioned way of meeting people through a speed dating event
If dating apps have left you sour then go back to the old-fashioned way of meeting people through a speed dating eventAndrey_Popov/Shutterstock

If dating apps have left you sour then go back to the old-fashioned way of meeting people. No, we don’t mean arranged marriages but rather a speed dating event. The event is split into 18-24 and 25-30 age groups where each ticket holder will get the chance to speak to at least two people. If you’re lucky you may even chat with 3-10 attendees. If people in your age bracket do not show up, or in case the event is rescheduled or cancelled, visitors will have their money refunded. The ticket comes with a free invite to a comedy show at Dorangos.

Date: July 13 | 5PM

Venue: Dorangos Café, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050

Book your place here.

Get Creative With A Tie-Dye Workshop

Learn about the art of tie-dyeing and create a vibrant T-shirt that you can take home with you
Learn about the art of tie-dyeing and create a vibrant T-shirt that you can take home with youA3pfamily/Shutterstock

What better way to get off screens and socialise in a relaxed environment than by making something with your hands? Learn about the art of tie-dyeing and create a vibrant T-shirt that you can take home with you. Attendees will be introduced to tie-dying techniques, given personalised guidance and provided with t-shirts by the organiser. T-shirt sizes are available sizes from small to extra large.

Date: July 14 | 4PM

Venue: Tropicool Café, Bajaj Arcade, Off Carter Road, CHS, Union Park, Khar Danda, Mumbai 400052

Book your spot here.

Watch The Euros 2024 Final

Watch the final of the Euros 2024 at the SAQI Bar and Kitchen
Watch the final of the Euros 2024 at the SAQI Bar and Kitchenfifg/Shutterstock

The month-long UEFA European Football Championship is coming to a head this Sunday when Spain face off against England. Watch the game at the SAQI Bar and Kitchen with other football fans to see who will come out on top.

Date: July 14 at 11:30PM till July 15 at 2AM

Venue: SAQI Bar and Kitchen, First floor 10/A, Raj Kutir Apartment, Railway Station, 3rd Street, near Unicontinental Hotel, Khar, Ram Krishna Nagar, Khar West, Mumbai 400052

Book your tickets here.  

Play 'Pokémon GO' With Fellow Gamers

“GO Fest 2024” is an opportunity to explore new places and connect with "Pokémon GO" communities at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana
“GO Fest 2024” is an opportunity to explore new places and connect with "Pokémon GO" communities at the Shivaji Park GymkhanaFellowNeko/Shutterstock

“GO Fest 2024” is an opportunity to explore new places and connect with "Pokémon GO" communities at this exciting meetup. Get outside, make new friends and reunite with old ones. “Trainers” of all levels are invited and there will be experienced “Trainers” to teach you the game, too. Download the “Pokémon GO” app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and carry a power bank if you plan to play long hours. Entry is free.

Date: July 13-14 | 10AM-6PM

Venue: Shivaji Park Gymkhana, Keluskar Road, Dadar West, Dadar, Mumbai 400028

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