Montreal is a city of festivals, a tradition that peaks in early to mid summer but continues year-round. Please see our EVENT LISTING CALENDAR for day-to-day details.

Dates for events in 2014 and 2015 are being added as they become available.

Are you looking for tech camp events? Try nextmontreal.com.

Also see our list of street fairs and sidewalk sales.

Festival sites sometimes play music automatically on load. I try to take note of this but it can turn up unexpectedly.

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January

Igloofest (music plays) weekends January 16-February 4, 2014

Salon de l'Auto January 16-25, 2015

Fête des neiges weekends January 18-February 9, 2014

February

Black History Month all month, many exhibits and events

Salon de la musique indépendante November 20-22, 2014

Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois February 20-March 1, 2014

Festival Montréal en Lumière aka High Lights Festival
February 20-March 2, 2014

Montréal Joue, February 22-March 9, 2014

Port Symphonies, February 23-March 9, 2014

Festival Nouvelles Musiques next instalment 2015

March

Nuit Blanche on March 1

Edgy Redux, March 1-9, 2014.

International Children's Film Festival March 1-9, 2014

Under The Snow indie music fest, March 4-9, 2014

International Film Festival on Art March 20-30, 2014

190th annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade March 16, 2014

April

Vue sur la relève performance art festival, April 2-12, 2014

La Braderie de mode québécoise April 10-13, 2014

Bal en blanc, April 17-21, 2014

Vues d’Afrique international film fest, April 25-May 4, 2014

Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, April 28-May 4, 2014

May

Biennale internationale d'art numérique digital arts fest, May 1-June 19, 2014

Accès Asie May 1-18, 2014

Jane's Walks May 2-3-4, 2014

Croissant festival, May 3, 2014

Montreal Chamber Music Festival May 8-31, 2014

La Grande Rencontre folk fest, May 8-11, 2014

Festival musique actuelle Victoriaville, 30th anniversary, May 15-18, 2014

Festival TransAmériques May 22-June 7, 2014

Anarchist bookfair May 24-25, 2014

Montreal Museums Day Sunday, May 25, 2014

Festival Go Velo Montreal May 25-June 1, 2014

Montreal International Musical Competition May 26-June 6, 2014

Festival des Arts Vivants OFFTA, May 27-June 1, 2014

MUTEK digital creativity fest, May 27-June 1, 2014

June

International des feux Loto-Québec fireworks fest, June-August 2014

St-Ambroise Fringe Festival June 2-22, 2014

Suoni per il popolo June 4-24, 2014

Montreal Grand Prix June 6-7-8, 2014

Grain de ciel kite festival, June 7-8, 2014

Le Mondial de la bière/Beer Festival June 11-15, 2014

FIMA – Festival international Montréal en Arts June 11-15, 2014

Les FrancoFolies June 12-22, 2014

Festival Mural public art fest June 12-15, 2014

Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal June 18-22, 2014

Infringement Festival June 18-22, 2014

Montréal Baroque June 19-22, 2014

Fête nationale Saint-Jean June 23 and 24 – parade and events

Montreal International Jazz Festival June 26-July 6, 2014

July

Canada Day July 1 – parade and events

International Festival of Circus Arts July 2-13, 2014

Carifiesta parade, July 5, 2014.

Les Week-ends du Monde July 5-6 and 12-13, 2014

Festival international de Lanaudière July 8-August 10, 2014

Nuits d'Afrique July 8-20, 2014

Just for laughs/Juste pour rire July 9-27, 2014

Kahnawake Pow-Wow July 12-13, 2014

Fantasia Film Fest July 17-August 5, 2014

Children’s Festival July 19-20, 2014

Montreal Electronic Groove July 24-August 2, 2014

Dragon Boat Race Festival July 26-27, 2014

Divers/Cité Gay and Lesbian Pride days, July 28-August 3, 2014

Terres En Vue/Land InSights first people’s festival, July 31-August 5, 2014

August

August is Archaeology month in Quebec, with various events

Osheaga music & arts festival August 1-3, 2014

Rogers Cup tennis tournament, August 1-10, 2014
This year: women's tennis

Montreal Highland Games August 2014

International tango festival August 5-10, 2014

FestiBlues August 7-10, 2014

Italian Week August 9-18, 2013

Matsuri Japon Japanese festival, August 9, 2014

HeavyMTL metal festival, August 8-10, 2014

St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Hot Air Balloon Festival August 9-17, 2014

Fierté Montréal Pride August 11-17, 2014

Festival Mode & Design August 20-23, 2014

Otakuthon anime convention, August 22-24, 2014

Montreal World Film Festival August 21-September 1, 2014

Montreal Reggae Festival August 15-17, 2014

18th-century public market August 23-24, 2014

Nuit blanche sur tableau noir August 28-31, 2014

September

Biennale de Montréal fall 2014

OUMF Quartier Latin culture fest, early September, 2013

Mois de la Photo next instalment September 2015

Jardins de lumière September 5-November 2, 2014

Art Tattoo Montreal September 5-7, 2014

Quartiers Danses September 2014

Montreal Comic-Con September 13-15, 2014

Pop Montreal September 17-21, 2014

International Black Film Festival September 23-28, 2014

Festival international de la littérature September 12-21, 2014

Journées de la culture Quebec-wide culture fest, September 26-28, 2014

Montreal Marathon September 28, 2014

October

Montreal Improv Festival October 3-12, 2013

The OFF Festival de Jazz October 3-12, 2013

Festival du nouveau cinéma October 8-19, 2014

Burlesque Festival October 16-18, 2014

Festival Phénomena October 17-24, 2014

La Braderie de mode québécoise, October 24-27, 2013

Festival du monde arabe October 25-November 9, 2013

November

Cinemania French films subtitled in English, November 6-16, 2014

Rencontres internationales du documentaire, November 12-23, 2014

Expozine small press fair, November 16-17, 2013

M for Montreal music showcase, November 19-22, 2014

Salon du Livre November 19-24, 2014

Image+Nation LGBT film fest, November 28-December 8, 2013

December

Telus Fire and Ice Saturdays from December 1, 2012 to January 5, 2013

Salon des métiers d'art December 5-21, 2014

Old Montreal Extravaganza December 15, 2012-January 5, 2013. Music and voice-over.