Updated June 3, 2018

Quick calendar here, details below.

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 17-19: Greek street fair on Saint-Roch in Park Ex
August 23-26: Wellington Street fair in Verdun


Montreal’s neighbourhoods have a cascading series of street closures including sidewalk sales (“ventes de trottoir”) and fairs that progresses through late spring, summer and early fall.

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).

Many dates for late summer 2018 events are not yet set and will be added as they become available. 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.

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

Ville-Marie is the central city borough (arrondissement) which encompasses Montreal’s downtown core, the Quartier international, the Quartier des spectacles which includes the Place des Festivals, the Quartier Latin, the Gay Village, the river islands that make up Jean-Drapeau park, Old Montreal – indeed, much of what visitors and locals alike think of as most characteristic of the city. 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.

Don’t forget that 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 at the beginning of September (dates to come).

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. A second fair is usually held on the Main late in August.

The pedestrian part of Prince Arthur welcomes a street market Thursdays from July 13 to October 26 in 2017. Details in French.

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.

In August 2016 an event called the Réappropriation urbaine replaced the old Nuit blanche sur tableau noir event, with a street fair and arty installations along Mont-Royal. We will take note when it returns this year.

Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie

Promenade Masson, from 1st to 12th Avenue: May 24-27, 2018, with a second fair planned in August.

St-Hubert Plaza street fairs: July 5-8, 2018. Clothing sales are the focus here, although there’s also street food and amusements. There’s usually a second fair late in August with a back-to-school theme.

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 in August.

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, 2018. A second street sale usually takes place in September.

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.

Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

Le branle-bas de Hochelaga on Ontario Street from May 31-June 3, 2018. Another will likely take place in September.

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.