Montreal Festivals and Events

JANUARY

La Fête des Neiges
The largest outdoor winter event in Montreal
http://www.fetedesneiges.com

FEBRUARY

La Fête des Neiges
The largest outdoor winter event in Montreal
http://www.fetedesneiges.com

Les rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
A celebration of Quebec’s cinema industry.
http://www.rvcq.com

Festival Voix d’Amériques
A festival dedicated to oral literature, and to words brought to life with flair and outrageous experimentation.
http://www.fva.ca

Montreal High Lights
Three festivals in one: the Hydro-Québec Celebration of Light, the SAQ Dining Experience and, of course, the Festival’s prestigious cultural program, now named Sun Life Financial Performing Arts.
http://www.montrealenlumiere.com

Montreal International Children’s Film Festival
A film festival entirely dedicated to children.
http://www.cinemabeaubien.com/fifem/

MARCH

Montreal International Children’s Film Festival
A film festival entirely dedicated to children.
http://www.cinemabeaubien.com/fifem/

Festivalissimo
The most important multidisciplinary cultural event in Montreal and in Canada displaying the Iberian-Latin American arts.
http://www.festivalissimo.net

International Festival of Films on Art
The only festival in North America specializing in films on art.
http://www.artfifa.com

St. Patrick’s Day
Every year thousands of Montrealers head downtown to cheer on the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
http://www.montrealirishparade.com

Montreal’s White Party Week – Bal en Blanc
White Party Week invites you to celebrate the arrival of spring, five days of partying to remind everyone that fun and music are potent weapons to bridge the distance between people.
http://balenblanc.com

Blue Metropolis
Montreal international literary festival.
http://www.blue-met-bleu.com

APRIL

Blue Metropolis
Montreal international literary festival.
http://www.blue-met-bleu.com

Vues d’Afrique – African & Creole Film Festival
The biggest film festival devoted to Africa and Creole countries in North America.
http://www.vuesdafrique.org

Music and People Festival
A creative venture based on risk and on commissioning new works, seeking out up-and-coming groups and fostering positive culture shock.
http://www.musiquemultimontreal.com

MAY

Music and People Festival
A creative venture based on risk and on commissioning new works, seeking out up-and-coming groups and fostering positive culture shock.
http://www.musiquemultimontreal.com

Montreal Jewish Film Festival
The Montreal Jewish Film Festival celebrates the diversity of the Jewish experience around the world.
http://www.mjff.qc.ca

Théâtres du Monde
In alternate years with the Festival de théâtre des Amériques, Théâtres du Monde (TM) presents the most striking plays of contemporary theatre.
http://www.fta.qc.ca

Hot & Dry Weekend
The Hot & Dry Weekend is the second largest event organized by The BBCM Foundation!
http://www.bbcm.org

La grande rencontre
Folk and traditional dance and music Festival. Concerts, dancing to the finest callers, workshops, songs and stories for the entire family.
http://www.spdtq.qc.ca/rencontre/rencontre.htm

Montreal Women’s World Cup Cyclng Event
One of the most arduous stops on the women’s World Cup circuit.
http://www.world-cup-cycling.org

The Montreal Bike Fest
Montreal Bike Festival is the perfect way to kick off the cycling season and get those feet pedalling again!
http://www.velo.qc.ca

JUNE

The Montreal Bike Fest
Montreal Bike Festival is the perfect way to kick off the cycling season and get those feet pedalling again!
http://www.velo.qc.ca

Mutek
A major happening dedicated to electronic music and sound creation.
http://www.mutek.ca

Mondial de la bière
The Mondial de la bière is the most important international beer event in North America.
http://www.festivalmondialbiere.qc.ca

Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir
THE street Painting event in Montreal.
http://www.tableaunoir.com

Montreal First People’s Festival
A spectacular event highlighting the diverse and fascinating cultures of Quebec’s First Nations Peoples.
http://www.nativelynx.qc.ca

Grand Prix du Canada
A world-class event that brings together the best professional race-car drivers in the sport today!
http://www.grandprix.ca Mondial SAQ – Fireworks Competition
Celebrate 21 dazzling years of the Montréal International Fireworks Competition at La Ronde.
http://www.lemondialsaq.com

The International Acadian / Cajun Festival of Québec
A unique opportunity to discover and share the rich Acadian heritage and culture through its history, music, songs, dances, stories, arts and crafts, traditional foods and genealogy.
http://www.acadieenfete.ca

Saint-Jean Baptiste
Québec’s national celebration!
http://www.cfn.org

Montreal International Jazz Festival
http://www.montrealjazzfest.com

JULY

Mondial SAQ – Fireworks Competition
Celebrate 21 dazzling years of the Montréal International Fireworks Competition at La Ronde.
http://www.lemondialsaq.com

Montreal International Jazz Festival
http://www.montrealjazzfest.com

Canada Day – Célafête
http://www.celafete.ca Fantasia
While predominantly a Fantasy / Action / Horror festival, FanTasia has always opened its arms to eclectic films whose sheer individuality puts them in a genre of their own.
http://www.fantasiafestival.com

International Nuits d’Afrique Festival
North America’s premiere showcase of African and Caribbean culture.
http://www.festivalnuitsdafrique.com

Just For Laughs Festival
Whatever your sense of humour, the Just For Laughs Festival has something that is guaranteed to tickle everyone’s particular funny bone.
http://www.hahaha.com

Montreal International Dragon Boat Race Festival
An event that is as exciting for the colours as it is for the competition.
http://www.montrealdragonboat.com

Les Francofolies de Montreal
Les Francofolies is recognized as one of the largest and most significant French music festivals in the world.
http://www.francofolies.com

Montreal Highland Games
One of the most renowned events on the North American Highland Games circuit.
http://www.montrealhighlandgames.qc.ca

Rogers AT&T Cup
Only Wimbledon and the U.S. Open have longer histories than the major Canadian stop, which is acknowledged by the tennis world to be one of the best-run tournaments in the world.
http://www.rogersattcup.com

AUGUST

Les Francofolies de Montreal
Les Francofolies is recognized as one of the largest and most significant French music festivals in the world.
http://www.francofolies.com

Rogers AT&T Cup
Only Wimbledon and the U.S. Open have longer histories than the major Canadian stop, which is acknowledged by the tennis world to be one of the best-run tournaments in the world.
http://www.rogersattcup.com

International Sandcastle Competition of Montreal
Fun for the whole family.
http://www.chateauxdesable.org

Mr. Christie International Balloon Fiesta in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
The most family-oriented summer festival in Quebec!
http://www.montgolfieres.com

Festiblues International de Montreal
Featuring the biggest names in the Quebec blues music scene.
http://www.festiblues.com

World Film Festival
The most highly attended film festival in the Western world.
http://www.ffm-montreal.org

Molson Indy
The cars and stars of the Champ Car World Series return!
http://www.molsonindy.com

SEPTEMBER

World Film Festival
The most highly attended film festival in the Western world.
http://www.ffm-montreal.org

The Magic of Lanterns
It’s a dazzling show you won’t want to miss! Festival de la santé Oasis
Cycling, inline skating, walking, running… activities for the entire family!
http://www.festivaldelasante.com

Orgue et Couleurs
A tribute to the versatility and appeal of the organ.
http://www.orgueetcouleurs.com

La Biennale
The 4th Biennale de Montréal will focus on the development of public spaces, urban planning, the safeguard of open public spaces, and public art.
http://www.ciac.ca

OCTOBER

The Magic of Lanterns
It’s a dazzling show you won’t want to miss!

Orgue et Couleurs
A tribute to the versatility and appeal of the organ.
http://www.orgueetcouleurs.com

La Biennale
The 4th Biennale de Montréal will focus on the development of public spaces, urban planning, the safeguard of open public spaces, and public art.
http://www.ciac.ca

Montreal International Festival of New Media and New Cinema
A festival dedicated to promoting up-and-coming talents in the world of independent films.
http://www.fcmm.com

NOVEMBER

Coup de Coeur Francophone
A festival promoting French music across the country.
http://www.coupdecoeur.qc.ca

DECEMBER

Bal des Boys
A big party to celebrate the new year!
http://www.bbcm.org

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