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 are being added as they become available.

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January

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

Salon de l'Auto January 17-26, 2014

Fête des neiges weekends January 18-February 9, 2014

February

Black History Month all month, many exhibits and events

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 11-14, 2013

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

Elektra digital arts fest, May 1-5, 2013

Accès Asie May 2-13, 2013

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

Festival des Arts Vivants OFFTA, May 24-June 2, 2013

Montreal Museums Day Sunday, May 26, 2013

Montreal International Musical Competition May 26-June 6, 2014

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

Le Mondial de la bière/Beer Festival May 29-June 3, 2013

Montreal Bike Fest (Féria du vélo) May-June 2013

June

International des feux Loto-Québec fireworks fest, June-August 2013

Suoni per il popolo June 2013

St-Ambroise Fringe Festival June 3-23, 2013

Nuit blanche sur tableau noir June 6-9, 2013

Montreal Grand Prix June 7-9, 2013

Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal June 12-16, 2013

FIMA – Festival international Montréal en Arts June 12-16, 2013

Les FrancoFolies June 14-22, 2013

Montréal Baroque June 21-24, 2013

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

Montreal International Jazz Festival June 28-July 7, 2013

July

Canada Day July 1 – parade and events

Just for laughs/Juste pour rire July 2013

International Festival of Circus Arts July 2013

Les Week-ends du Monde July 6-17 and 13-14, 2013

Dragon Boat Race Festival July 13-14, 2013

Festival international de Lanaudière July 13-August 11, 2013

Nuits d'Afrique July 9-21, 2013

Fantasia Film Fest July 18-August 6, 2013

Children’s Festival July 20-21, 2013

Montreal Electronic Groove July 25-August 3, 2013

Divers/Cité Gay and Lesbian Pride days, July 29-August 4, 2013

Terres En Vue/Land InSights first people’s festival, July 30-August 5, 2013

Festival Mode & Design July 31-August 3, 2013

August

August is Archaeology month in Quebec, with various events

Osheaga music & arts festival August 2-4, 2013

Rogers Cup tennis tournament, August 2-11, 2013
This year: men's tennis

Montreal Highland Games August 2-3, 2013

FestiBlues August 8-11, 2013

Italian Week August 9-18, 2013

Matsuri Japon Japanese festival, August 10, 2013

HeavyMTL metal festical, August 10-11, 2013

St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Hot Air Balloon Festival August 10-18, 2013

International tango festival August 13-18, 2013

Fierté Montréal Pride August 12-18, 2013
(parade on Sunday, August 18)

Otakuthon anime convention, August 16-18, 2013

Montreal World Film Festival August 22-September 2, 2013

Montreal Reggae Festival August 16-18, 2013

18th-century public market August 24-25, 2013

September

Biennale de Montréal fall 2014

OUMF Quartier Latin culture fest, early September, 2013

Escales improbables September 3-14, 2013

Mois de la Photo September 5-October 5, 2013

Jardins de lumière September 6-November 3, 2013

Art Tattoo Montreal September 6-8, 2013

Festival Transatlantique/Quartiers Danses September 11-22, 2013

Montreal Comic-Con September 13-15, 2014

International Black Film Festival September 18-29, 2013

Festival international de la littérature September 20-29, 2013

Car-Free Week September 20, 2013

Montreal Marathon September 22, 2013

Pop Montreal September 25-29, 2013

Journées de la culture Quebec-wide culture fest, September 27-29, 2013

Orgue et couleurs organ music fest, September 27-October 5, 2013 (music)

October

Montreal Improv Festival October 3-12, 2013

The OFF Festival de Jazz October 3-12, 2013

Festival du nouveau cinéma October 9-20, 2013

Festival Phénomena October 18-25, 2013

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 7-17, 2013

Rencontres internationales du documentaire, November 13-24, 2013

Expozine small press fair, November 16-17, 2013

M for Montreal music showcase, November 20-23, 2013

Salon du Livre November 20-25, 2012

Image+Nation LGBT film fest, November 22-December 2, 2012

December

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

Burlesque Festival December 6-7, 2013

Salon des métiers d'art December 6-22, 2013

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