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Discover the numerous festivals that give Montreal its reputation as a City of Festivals.

Montreal is known to be a gracious host to visitors and locals alike.
Whether you are looking for cool Jazz on a hot summer Montreal night or just want to stroll the snow swept streets for the Montreal High Lights Festival. Montreal is a city of festivals, a tradition that peaks in early to mid summer but continues year-round.


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


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


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


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


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 International Musical Competition May 26-June 6, 2014
MUTEK digital creativity fest, May 27-June 1, 2014


Grand Prix du Canada June 6 to 8, 2014
Cirque du Soleil KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities
April 24 to June 29, 2014
Les FrancoFolies de Montréal June 12 to 22, 2014
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal June 26 to July 6, 2014 .


Just For Laughs Festival July 12 to 26, 2014
Fashion & Design Festival August 20 to 23, 2014


Osheaga music & arts festival August 1- 3, 2014
Montreal Highland Games
Italian Week

HeavyMTL metal festival, August 8 - 10, 2014
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Hot Air Balloon Festival August 9-17, 2014
International tango festival August 5-10, 2014
Fierté Montréal Pride August 11-17, 2014
 (parade on Sunday, August 17)
Otakuthon anime convention,
Montreal World Film Festival August-September
Montreal Reggae Festival
18th-century public market August 23-24, 2014


Biennale de Montréal fall 2014
OUMF Quartier Latin culture fest,
early September
Escales improbables
Mois de la Photo
Jardins de lumière
Art Tattoo Montreal
Festival Transatlantique/Quartiers Danses
Montreal Comic-Con
International Black Film Festival
Festival international de la littérature
Car-Free Week
Montreal Marathon
Pop Montreal
Journées de la culture Quebec-wide culture fest,
Orgue et couleurs organ music fest,  (music)


October 2014 - Festival du Monde Arabe - Founded in 2000, the festival is dedicated to the arts of the Arab world and strives to develop dialogue between Arab and Western cultures. The celebration has diversified in nature and now includes dance, music theatre, visual art, multidisciplinary arts and emerging media.


Cinemania - If you are looking to preview over 200 French-language films and cannot make it to France, Cinemania in Montréal is your chance to view a wide range of films covering masterpieces, provocative exposes and feature films by new directors. Cinemania is the only French-language film festival to provide English subtitles for all films and will be held at Imperial Cinema.
 Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire - With over a hundred videos from around the world, this annual event prides itself on its international scope. The program is organized around themes: social, political and environmental; and includes workshops to engage the filmmakers and attendees in dialogue and debate.
M for Montréal - Discover who's who within the Montréal music scene at this annual music showcase. M for Montréal features a series of outdoor concerts, large attractions and intimate indoor concert venues. 


Salon des métiers d'art - Featuring both emerging and renowned artists, this is the destination for what's happening within the field of Canadian arts and crafts. This annual Montréal event serves as the largest professional craft show in Canada, with over 200,000 visitors and 400 participating exhibitors.
Old Montréal's Extravaganza - Each year the quaint streets of Old Montréal come alive in the holiday spirit. Throughout the month of festivities, local museums, institutions and shops embrace the holiday spirit with grand decorations, and both indoor and outdoor events.

  Fete des Neiges



   Festival Montreal en Lumiere





   Saint Patrick’s Day parade




 Montréal International Literary Festival




 Baloon Fest




Film Festival









Grand Prix




Montréal Chamber Music Festival




Montréal Jazz Festival




Pop Montréal




Festival du Monde Arabe




Old Montréal's Extravaganza