Updated March 1, 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.

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.


Festival des technologies vertes April 21-23


Jane’s Walks May 5-6-7
Pouzza Fest May 19-21
Festival MetroMetro May 19-21
Festival TransAmériques May 24-June 8
Festival BD de Montréal May 26-28


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
Jazz festival June 29-June 8


Canada Day July 1


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


Marathon Beneva September 22-24