Updated March 17, 2020

As of March 13, festivals and parades are being cancelled because of COVID-19. I will try to keep track, but for the moment, assume almost everything is cancelled.

Most dates below are still from 2019. If the dates below don’t say 2020, they’re from last year. Most seasons follow a similar pattern but there are novelties and changes from time to time.

Dates and details for street fairs and similar events can be hard to find, distributed as they are among Facebook pages, fitfully updated websites and other sources. Often the dates are not updated until shortly before events take place, and at the beginning of the season it’s difficult to get dates for later street fairs. Please email me with any corrections or further information.

For more formal, scheduled festivals please see this page.


March 22, 2020: St Patrick’s parade, back on Ste-Catherine Street this year. Cancelled.
March 19-22, 2020: Cabane Panache et Bois rond on Wellington Street in Verdun, the first street fair of the year. Cancelled.
March 24: Greek independence parade along Jean-Talon in Park Extension


May 24 and 25: Closure of lower St-Denis to mark the opening of terrasse season. Quartier Latin
May 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Mile End en Fleurs on St-Viateur between de Gaspé and Henri-Julien
May 23-26: Promenade Masson in Rosemont
May 30-June 2: Mont-Royal street fair from St-Laurent east to d’Iberville
May 30-June 2: Ontario Street from Darling to Pie-IX: Le Branle-bas d’Hochelaga


June 1: A new entry this year, Jarry between St-Gérard and Châteaubriand (3 blocks, one day only)
June 6-16: Mural Festival on the Main from Sherbrooke to Mont-Royal
June 6-8: Westmount, Victoria Village sidewalk sale
June 12-14, 2020: Grand Prix weekend. In past years, this was the picture: Crescent Street and part of Peel Street are closed for festivals from Thursday to Sunday. Boulevard Saint-Laurent in Little Italy closes for a festival from Friday to Sunday. I will update this for 2020 later on.
June 7-9: Promenade Wellington street fair
June 14: Roumeliotes Association feast at Liège and Querbes
June 21-28: The Marché des Possibles is atypical, taking place on the triangular green space at St‑Dominique and Bernard, near the Van Horne overpass, rather than on a commercial street


Sunday, July 7: San Marziale around Waverly and St-Viateur. The official saint’s day is June 30 according to the Italian Wikipedia and it’s usually celebrated here on a Sunday early in July, but seldom widely announced.
July 12-14: Ste-Catherine street sale, promoted as the biggest one in Canada.
July 19-21: Plaza St-Hubert, in a reprieve between bouts of road renovation, lists these dates as well as July 26‑28 and August 2‑4 as sidewalk sale days.


August 2-4: Plaza St-Hubert
August 10-11: La Grande fabrique, Ste-Catherine East between Aird and Bourbonnière.Artisanal products fair partly sponsored (?) by Etsy.
August 17-18: final weekend of Italian Week in Little Italy. Boulevard Saint-Laurent closed between Saint-Zotique and Jean-Talon.
August 22-25: Mont-Royal, street sale plus arty event called RU.
August 23-25: Promenade Wellington: street fair with a back-to-school theme
August 23-25: Westmount, Victoria Village sidewalk sale
August 24-25: 18th-century public market around Place Royale in Old Montreal
August 29-September 1: Boulevard piéton, Boulevard Saint-Laurent on the usual stretch from Sherbrooke to Mont-Royal.
August 29-September 1: Ontario between Darling and Pie-IX
August 30-September 1: Asian night market in Chinatown


September 5-8: Promenade Masson


November 23: Santa Claus parade along René-Lévesque


December 7: Christmas parade in the evening in the eastern Plateau