Updated September 23, 2018

The 2018 season is over. I’m leaving this schedule of events up because 2019’s will follow a broadly similar pattern, although we won’t see the actual dates until the season is about to begin.

Please note: these dates are all from 2018. They will be updated later.

May

May 25 and 26: Closure of lower St-Denis to mark the opening of terrasse season
May 26: Mile End en Fleurs on St-Viateur
May 24-27: Masson Street in Rosemont
May 31-June 3: Mont-Royal street fair from St-Laurent east to d’Iberville, Terrasse Ontario street fair in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and Wellington Street fair in Verdun – and of course the Tour la nuit and Tour de l’île events close many streets on Friday evening and on Sunday.

June

June 8-10 is Grand Prix weekend. St-Laurent is closed in Little Italy, Crescent Street and part of Peel Street are closed. June 7-17 is the Mural Festival on the Main from Sherbrooke to Mont-Royal.
June 15-17: Promenade Fleury in Ahuntsic
June 22-24: Monkland Village street fair

July

July 8: San Marziale around Waverly and St-Viateur
July 5-8: St-Hubert Plaza street sale
July 13-15: Ste-Catherine street sale

August

August 10-12: Street fair on Saint-Denis from Gilford to Roy. (Street not closed to traffic.)
August 16-19: St-Hubert Plaza street sale
August 17-19: Greek street fair on Saint-Roch in Park Ex
August 18-19: Grande fabrique in Hochelaga
August 23-26: Wellington Street fair in Verdun
August 23-26: Masson Street fair in Rosemont
August 23-26: RU on Mont-Royal in the Plateau
August 23-26: NDG Arts Week
August 30-September 2: Ontario Street in Hochelaga

September

September 5-8: OUMF festival for the academic rentrée, Quartier Latin
September 6-9: Fleury Street in Ahuntsic
September 13-16: BLVD on St-Laurent in the Plateau


Some streets have commercial associations organizing these events. Others are connected to cultural festivals or more general festivities such as the Grand Prix (June 8-10 in 2018) or the Fête nationale (June 24).

Some street organizations can be very stingy with information online and some of the events created by and for specific cultural groups can be a little hard to pin down for outsiders. At the beginning of the season it’s difficult to get dates for later street fairs, but I believe I’ve now got most of them for 2018.

In 2018, a few more streets will be pedestrianized for summer: Gilford near Laurier metro (not the first time this has been attempted), part of Decelles in St-Laurent and Masson between 5th and 6th in Rosemont.

For festivals that are more intensively organized than street fairs, please see the festivals list.

Have I missed something? Drop me a line!

Ville-Marie

See Destination centre-ville for more.

Some streets are for pedestrians only throughout the summer:

Avenue du Musée beside the Museum of Fine Arts
Place d’Youville
Ste-Catherine Street through the Village, from St-Hubert to Papineau, from May to September
Ste-Catherine Street through the Quartier des spectacles
St-Paul between St-Laurent and the Bonsecours market, in Old Montreal
Tiny Victoria Street next to the McCord Museum
The city’s official page on these street closures.

Parts of La Gauchetière and Prince Arthur, and all of McTavish, are permanently closed to motor traffic and are for pedestrians only.

Lower St-Denis in the Quartier Latin is closed May 25 and 26, 2018 to celebrate the opening of terrasse season. The OUMF Festival for the academic rentrée will be held there September 5-8, 2018.

Grand Prix weekend on June 8-10 will see the closure of Crescent Street with a whole list of events – shows, competitions, DJs, celebrities. Peel Street, part of St-Paul Street and other streets close for parties that weekend.

The Ste-Catherine street fair from Atwater to St-Urbain from July 13-15, 2018, is the biggest street fair in Canada.

The 18th-century public market returns this year to close streets around the Pointe-à-Callière history museum on August 25 and 26.

There will be popup farmers’ markets in various downtown locations in August and September.

In Chinatown, La Gauchetière is always pedestrianized, but in summer there will be occasional street sales too.

Plateau Mont-Royal

The Plateau began the craze for closed street fairs with Main Madness on St‑Laurent Boulevard between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal, held twice a summer for decades. This established a familiar citywide pattern of holding two street fairs, one at the start and the other near the close of summer.

St-Viateur Street is closed for the Mile End en Fleurs event on Saturday, May 26, 2018, then on July 8, the Festival of San Marziale means a street fair and a marching band around Waverly and St-Viateur.

The Main will see the Mural festival in 2018 with an accompanying street fair from June 7-17. An event called BLVD is planned for September 13-16, 2018.

Mont-Royal Street is closed from May 31 till June 3 in 2018 for a street fair between St‑Laurent and d’Iberville. This will be accompanied by music and activities for children. There’s an event called RU from August 23-26.

Saint-Denis holds a street fair from August 10-12 in 2018, from Roy up to Gilford, but the street is not closed to traffic.

Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie

Promenade Masson, from 1st to 12th Avenue: May 24-27, 2018, and again August 23-26.

St-Hubert Plaza street fairs: July 5-8 and August 16-19, 2018. Clothing sales are the focus here, although there’s also street food and amusements.

Little Italy sees St-Laurent Boulevard closed for Grand Prix weekend, June 8-10 in 2018. The street is closed between St-Zotique and Jean-Talon with fancy cars on display and food and family activities. The same stretch is closed intermittently for Italian Week from August 3-12.

The Olympic park holds a food truck extravaganza every first Friday of the month from May 4 till October 27, 2018.

Ahuntsic-Cartierville

Promenade Fleury between St-Hubert and Papineau, June 15-17 and September 6-9, 2018.

Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Monkland Village saw its old organization defunded in 2017 and no event that summer. Arts NDG has taken over and offers a new event called Imagine Monkland to replace it in 2018 from June 22-24, including a parade.

A second event called NDG Arts Week will take place from August 23-26.

Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

Le branle-bas de Hochelaga on Ontario Street from May 31-June 3, 2018 and a second street fair from August 30-September 2.

La grande fabrique de Hochelaga takes place along Ste-Catherine in the borough, August 19 and 20, 2018.

Verdun

Promenade Wellington has an early spring cabane à sucre event March 22-25 near de l’Église metro.

The first street fair on Wellington will be held May 31-June 3 in 2018 and there will be a second from August 23 to 26.

Park Extension

A parade to celebrate Greek independence day is usually held in the area around the end of March. The actual day is March 25.

The Roumeliotes Association holds a three-day festival with roast meat and entertainments on St-Roch near Birnam in mid-June.

The Panigiri Evangelismos Greek fest closes Saint-Roch between Champagneur and Outremont from August 17-19 in 2018.

A parade for India’s independence has often been held in the area in August. The actual day is August 15.