Montreal Events

Montreal Bike Festival, Montreal Events

Montreal Bike Festival

Montreal Events

In a city that sparked Cirque du Soleil theatrics, one should anticipate a large catch of imaginative and engaging annual Montreal events. This is one place you will like visiting in the snow.

FEBRUARY

Montréal High Lights Festival
Revel in an atmosphere of light and warmth in the middle of winter. This 11-day festival features hundreds of exceptional gastronomic and wine tasting activities, shows, exhibits, concerts and a free outdoor illuminated site at the Quays of the Old Port and Old Montréal.
Several Montréal locations
514-525-7732
http://www.montrealhighlights.com

MARCH

International Festival of Films on Art
Presenting many films in the following disciplines: painting, dance, sculpture, architecture, design, theatre, photography, art history, cinema, literature and music.
Several Montréal locations
514-874-1637
http://www.artfifa.com

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
The longest-running Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Canada held in continuity since 1824.
St. Catherine Street West
514-932-0512
http://www.montrealirishparade.com

Montréal’s White Party Week
Electronic music, fashion, dance and design are at the forefront during this event that celebrates diversity and openness of mind.
Several Montréal locations
514-840-9164
http://www.balenblanc.com

Montréal Fashion Week
Montreal’s best designers present their newest collections.
Marché Bonsecours
514-234-4736
http://www.sensationmode.com

APRIL

Pan-Africa International Film Festival
Vues d’Afrique invites you to discover African and Creole life and culture in dramatic and documentary film offerings.
Several Montréal locations
514-284-3322
http://www.vuesdafrique.org

MAY

Elektra Festival
This high-calibre Montreal-based cultural initiative presents artists and works of art that align the latest electronic music and visual creations derived from new technologies.
Several Montréal locations
514-524-0208
http://www.elektrafestival.ca

Mondial de la Bière
A beer-tasting adventure that showcases the many different flavour of beer, cider and fine dishes.
Windsor Station and Windsor Courtyard
514-722-9640
http://www.festivalmondialbiere.qc.ca

Montréal Bike Fest
The bicycle is celebrated for eight days, in the best cycling city in North America, according to Bicycling magazine.
Several Montréal locations
514-521-8687
http://www.velo.qc.ca

Montréal Fashion & Design Festival
This festival offers five days of dazzling shows with more than thirty fashion shows on outdoor stages in several locations of downtown Montréal.
514-876-1499
http://www.sensationmode.com

JUNE

Grand Prix of Canada
Uncanny drivers meet at the demanding Gilles-Villeneuve Circuit to battle out an important stage of the Formula 1 World Championship.
Parc Jean-Drapeau
514-350-0000
http://www.grandprix.ca

Concours International d’Art Pyrotechnique de Montréal
During the most prestigious event of its kind, pyrotechnicians from nine countries display their daring talent in competition for Jupiter awards.
La Ronde, île Sainte-Hélène
514-790-1245
http://www.internationaldesfeuxloto-quebec.com

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Over 500 shows by many great artists, including 370 free outdoor concerts, are presented in downtown Montréal at several locations
514-525-7732
http://www.montrealjazzfest.com

JULY

Montréal International Tango Festival
Montreal is known as the North American capital of Argentine tango.
Several Montréal locations
514-527-5197
http://www.festivaldetangodemontreal.qc.ca

International Nuits d’Afrique Festival of Montreal
A large music event celebrating the spirit of Africa and the Caribbean.
Several Montréal locations
514-499-9239
http://www.festivalnuitsdafrique.com

Just for Laughs Festival
The world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event includes gala performances, theatre, club show and outdoor events. Over 1600 shows, including more than 1200 free performances.
Quartier Latin
514-845-2322
http://www.hahaha.com

Les Franco Folies de Montréal
Thousands of artists, musicians, renowned singers, rising stars and promising talent from a dozen countries meet up each summer to celebrate the diversity and rhythms of French music from around the world. Traffic comes to a halt for the occasion, and hundreds of thousands of festivalgoers invade Montréal’s downtown streets to take in around 150 free shows over 10 days on seven specially-designed outdoor stages, with programming that delivers sensational creations and surprise collaborations.
514-525-7732
http://www.francofolies.com

AUGUST

Montréal World Film Festival
This tremendous film Festival is open to all cinema trends from around the world. Every year, films from more than 70 countries, including well-known and first-time filmmakers are presented.
Several Montréal locations
514-848-3883
http://www.ffm-montreal.org

SEPTEMBER

The Magic of Lanterns
The Chinese Garden is all aglow again. Hundreds of handmade silk lanterns from China combine to create a fantastic Asian ambience.
Montréal Botanical Garden
514-848-3883
http://www.ffm-montreal.org

OCTOBER

Black & Blue Festival
The festival features about 60 activities for the gay community and its friends. The week of events includes major dance parties, cultural and artistic events, sports events, brunches and more
Several Montréal Locations
514-875-7026
http://www.bbcm.org

The Grand Masquerade – A Halloween Celebration
End of October; Each evening starting at 6pm, The Grand Masquerade invites people of all ages who wish to enter a world of bewitchment. Rediscover Old Montreal, at Place Jacques Cartier and the Old Port, inhabited by Halloween characters from the oldest of legends and tales. In a unique sound-and-visual ambiance, disquieting characters display the full range of their theatrical prowess in a marriage of multimedia, music, theatre, dance, circus arts and marionettes
514-281-1222
http://www.grandemascarade.com

DECEMBER

X’mas Fairies
bring together various activities: choirs, a decorated skating rink, a traditional market, sleigh rides, food tastings, exhibitions, nativity scenes, Christmas masses and concerts. An outdoor New Year’s ball and fireworks will close event on place Jacques-Cartier.
Old Montréal
514-499-0260
http://www.christmasextravaganza.info

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