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Festivals & Events : Montreal

Festivals & Events: MontrealMontréal hosts numerous events and festivals year round. Participate or attend these colourful festivals during which you can fully live the Montréal atmosphere. You can attend festivals of all kinds like the Festival international de Jazz, the Festival Black and Blue or the Francofolies. Consult the calendar of events to know everything about the festivals presented during your stay in the region of Montréal.

Region of Montreal

Archaeology Month
From Gatineau to Gaspé, 57 places offer over 85 entertaining, ingenious activities. With guided tours, archaeological digs, exhibitions and much more, there’s something for everyone!
Black & Blue Festival
This festival draws crowds from all over the world each year. More than 50 activities are offered to the public, like concerts, shows, a parade as well as artistic and sports events.
Cottage and Country Home Show
Are you looking for a property or a plot of land in the country? Do you own a cottage and are planning to renovate or redecorate? You’ll everything you’re looking for under one roof at the Olympic Stadium!
Course Apocalypse au Parc Jean-Drapeau
The Apocalypse 5k and 10k is a suspense movie-themed night race for runners of all levels. With over 400 zombies characters, sets, sound and light effects all along the course, the Apocalypse race immerses runners in a suspense-movie atmosphere.
Divers/Cité, Montreal Gay and Lesbian Pride Celebration
Elektra - International Digital Arts Festival
Elektra is an avant-garde festival of digital arts offering an advanced programming bringing out the links between the most recent digital technologies and their creative potential.
Fall Home Expo
Following the resounding success of the first edition of the Fall Home Expo, the second edition, from October 22 to 25, 2015 will be even bigger and take up almost the entire ball field!
Festival de Casteliers
The program features ten shows – five for family audiences and five for adult audiences. World famous companies as well as up-and-coming artists will perform both traditional and contemporary puppet theater works.
Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal
This festival was the first of its kind in Canada, and it offers visitors the possiblility to discover numerous original movies that were never seen before. You will even discover unknown forms of cinema.
Festival Fringe de Montréal
The St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival is the ultimate Summer happening to hit up for that unbeatable neighborhood feel!
Festival international de la littérature (FIL)
Festival International Nuits d'Afrique de Montréal
Come thrill to the music of more than 400 artists from Africa and the Caribbean at Festival International Nuits d'Afrique.
Festival MMM (Musique Multi-Montréal)
The MMF festival allows you to discover the talent of many artists from different countries who express themselves through folk songs.
Festival TransAmériques
The Festival TransAmériques (FTA) will set the city of Montreal ablaze with 28 dance, theatre and performance art presentations that candidly question the era we are living in.
Festival Vue sur la Relève
Vue sur la Relève invites you to come discover the new emerging talents in performing arts from Quebec and the French-speaking world.
Fête nationale du Québec
Igloofest on the Quays
Renowned DJs, electronic music as well as a large outdoor dance floor will be your remedy for winter coldness during the Igloofest on the Quays.
International FestiBlues of Montréal
The International FestiBlues of Montreal will present around 40 performances with artists coming from our region, other provinces and other countries as well. This 15th edition of this festival will take place from August 9th to August 12th.
International Festival of Films on Art
The most important of its kind in the worldpresents the best productions of films on art from around the globe.
International Tourism and Travel Show
The International Tourism and Travel Show invites you to travel around the world with a hundred exhibitors presenting the most beautiful attractions of their countries.
Je t'aime en chocolat
Je t’aime en chocolat! will be held for the 4th edition on February Friday 13th to Sunday 15th, 2015 at Bonsecours Market - Old Montreal.
L'International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS
L’International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS invites you to a very colourful event with the presentation of the most prestigious pyrotechnic art competition in the world!
L'OFF Festival de Jazz de Montréal
L’OFF JAZZ festival takes place in October in Montréal, in several venues: Lion d’Or, Upstairs, Résonance Café, Maison de la Culture Côte-des-Neiges, La Vitrola, La Passe, Casa del Popolo, Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur and Club Soda.
La Fête des Vins du Québec
To visit the Fête des vins du Québec is to explore Québec's "Parcours Divins" wine routes! In only a few hours, come enjoy the best that our five wine routes have to offer, all brought together at Montréal’s unique Marché Bonsecours for the occasion.
La Grande Rencontre
Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal
Located at the Île-Lebel on the shore of the Saint-Laurent river, the festival gathers microbreweries, local producers, food trucks, family programs, Bavarian music and dance.
Le Mondial de la bière
Come to the most important festival of international beers in America! In addition to a selection of quality beer, visitors have access to the Biertrotters’ Beach and the Music Esplanade and can participate to the very popular beer and cheese workshops!
Les Coups de Théâtre
Les Coups de Théâtre, Festival international des arts jeune public, will be a convergence point for the innovative artists who shape the direction of creative works for the young, offering an exceptional selection of shows to be presented in theatres throughout Montreal.
Les Escales Improbables de Montréal
Les Escales Improbables de Montréal have been showcasing living arts in all its forms, offering an eclectic programming, inviting artists, places and the audience to meet.
Les FrancoFolies de Montréal
This important rendez-vous of all the French-speaking people in the world gathers numerous artists from 12 countries. Numerous shows and performances are presented over 10 days of celebration.
Les Midis Financière SunLife
Les Rendez-Vous du cinéma québécois
Hundreds of screenings, fascinating master classes and special events enliven this gathering and festive happening, which is a bright reflection of our identity. Definitely a must! Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois festival stands out from the crowd by its impressive selection of movies and great diversity of genres.
MEG Montreal Festival
This festival of emerging and urban music allows you to get in touch with different styles, such as rock, pop music, hip hop...
Montreal Bach Festival
Discover Montreal to the sound of the most beautiful compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach and other great composers!
Montreal Chamber Music Festival
The Montreal Chamber Music Festival is the perfect occasion for all music and art lovers of all genres to attend renowned concerts in a welcoming atmosphere.
Montreal High Lights Festival
The Montreal High Lights Festival invites you to one of the world's largest winter festivals where fine dining, performing arts and family activities are perfectly combined.
Montreal HomeExpo
Are you looking for a property or planning to purchase products and services for your construction, renovation or decoration projects? You’ll find everything you need in one place by coming to meet the 400 exhibitors at the City & Suburb Home Show at the Olympic Stadium.
Montreal International Black Film Festival
The Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), Canada’s biggest black film festival.
Montreal International Documentary Festival
Quebec’s only film festival dedicated to documentaries, the Montreal International Documentary Festival presents the best reality‐based films, including the works of established directors and new talents.
Montréal International Jazz Festival
Downtown Montréal livens up in July for this lively festival. Attend the numerous outdoor and indoor concerts, as well as the performances of artists in the street.
Montreal Popular Concerts
Classical music aficionados will be smitten by Orgue & Couleurs, as its programme includes many concerts of high quality.
Montreal's Italian Week
Montreal's Italian Week invites you to come celebrate the great Italian culture in this one of a kind festival.
MUTEK Festival
MUTEK is a digital arts and electronic music festival that is entering its 13th year in 2012. A unique gathering of over 100 artists and professionals from 15 different countries for 5 days of indoor and outdoor performances, presentations, special events, workshops and panels.
Noël dans le parc
Noël dans le Parc its outdoor celebration. For more than 15 years, we have been welcoming all sorts of musical acts as it is an amazing opportunity for emerging artists such as jugglers, poets, music bands and many more performances.
Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir - Montreal's street painting event
Artists and lovers of all kinds of art are invited to this large-scale event. The entire family will love the program of this annual event.
Orgue et couleurs
The festival gathers around fifty artists and ensembles from everywhere who come to perform and make discover a classical, popular and contemporary repertoire.
Petits bonheurs, le rendez-vous culturel des tout-petits
Petits bonheurs, is for the children of 0 to 6 years-old and their parents, event present performances, workshops of creation and awareness of the arts, cinema, events of cultural mediation: a thousand ways to awaken to the arts are available!
Piknic Électronik
Friendly outdoor event offering visitors a chance to enjoy good weather, an incomparable view of Montréal and quality electronic music every Sunday during the summer.
POP Montreal International Music Festival
During this festival, visitors will have the possibility to attend many performances and participate in a lot of activities. POP Montreal is very popular in the urban pop culture.
Project Ecosphere raises collective awareness regarding environmental issues and presents solutions to protect it. Therefore, many conferences and activities are offered.
Salon des métiers d'art de Montréal
On top of bringing together nearly 400 exhibitors in jewellery, pottery, woodworking, glasswork, textile design and other craft categories, the SMAQ offers a variety of activities that will appeal to everyone: musical performances, fashion shows, objects on parade, film conferences, videos and much more.
Scvlptvre - Symposium de sculpture
The Art Foundry of Inverness has been specializing in moulding, casting and finishing bronze and aluminum sculptures and monuments for over a quarter of a century. Our team is currently putting this finely tuned experstise to work to prepare a major art event that is sure to engage, enchant and enthrall.
The Arab World Festival of Montreal
During the Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal, you will learn more about various cultures through various artistic disciplines.
The Fête des Neiges de Montréal
Winter is always fun in Quebec, and Montréal is no exception to that. The Fête des Neiges draws people who come to warm up, whatever the temperature outside.
The International Digital Arts Biennial (BIAN)
The International Digital Arts Biennial (BIAN) is a major exhibition featuring vernissages and special events, which takes you on an artistic journey dedicated to digital art, by bringing together Montréal's leading contemporary creation spaces.
The International Percussion Festival
The International Percussion Festival of Longueuil invites you to take part in a great gathering of sunny rhythms where a non stop programme of shows, entertainment and varied activities are combined to the great pleasure of visitors.
The Just For Laughs Festival
A host of ridiculously funny shows will be presented during the Just for Laughs festival. Don't hesitate to buy tickets to see your favourite comedians!
The Magic of Lanterns
Come live a thousand-year-old tradition from China with The Magic of Lanterns at the Montréal Botanical Garden.
The Montréal Fashion and Design Festival
The Montréal Fashion and Design Festival invites you to an event full of great surprises and emotions with the very latest creations in fashion.
The Montreal International Tango Festival
The Montreal International Tango Festival gathers professional musicians and dancers to offer concerts, workshops and high-quality tango shows for all tango-lovers.
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