Updated May 20, 2023

Most festivals were cancelled throughout 2020 and 2021 and in the first few weeks of 2022. In March 2022, festivals started to go live again for the most part, but the pattern of festivals, especially the smaller ones, may have been changed for good.

Some entities, like Nuits d’Afrique and Just For Laughs, are now producing shows all year, so don’t really count as festivals any more.

Festivals 2023

Will be updated and re-added as I find the current data


Fête des Neiges has been turned into a simple list of winter activities in Parc Jean‑Drapeau, and is no longer really a festival.
Igloofest, January 19-February 11.
Salon de l’auto, January 20-29.


February is Black History Month
Montréal en Lumière aka the High Lights festival, February 16-March 5.
Nuit Blanche, February 25


FIFA festival of films on art, March 14-26
St Patrick’s parade, March 19.


Vues d’Afrique film festival, April 20-30
Festival des technologies vertes April 21-23
Blue Metropolis April 27-30


Jane’s Walks May 5-6-7
Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation May 9-14
Montreal History Festival May 13-15
Pouzza Fest May 19-21
Festival MetroMetro May 19-21
Festival TransAmériques May 24-June 8
Festival BD de Montréal May 26-28
Festival Go Vélo May 28-June 4 – Tour la nuit, Tour de l’Île and other cycling events


Suoni Per Il Popolo June 4-23
Mural Festival June 8-18
Francos June 9-17
Grand Prix weekend June 16-18
Festival sur le canal (used to be Folk Fest) June 16-18
Fête nationale Saint-Jean June 24
International des Feux Loto-Québec June 29-August 10.
Jazz festival June 29-June 8


Canada Day July 1
Tohu circus festival July 6-16
Kahnawake Pow-Wow July 8, 9
Montreal Comiccon July 14-16
Fantasia film festival July 20-August 9


Osheaga August 4-6
Festival Lasso country and western music, August 17-19


Marathon Beneva September 22-24