Updated February 28, 2021

After mid-March 2020, festivals and parades were cancelled because of Covid, and that included many of the street fairs that enliven our summers. Some streets were pedestrianized in the summer of 2020, including Mont-Royal between Park and Fullum, the usual segment of Ste-Catherine through the Village, part of Wellington Street, and parts of Ste-Catherine West as well, without going full street sale. Similar plans may be put in motion for the summer of 2021.

I’m keeping part of the list from 2019 below, in the gray box, in hopes that future seasons will follow a similar pattern, but at this point who knows. Do not rely on the information with the gray background – it’s just to reference how things were done in the past.



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: Would have been 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. Like everything else, cancelled this year.
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