Updated July 8, 2022

Most festivals were cancelled throughout 2020 and 2021 and in the first few weeks of 2022. In March 2022, festivals are starting to list live events again.

Early 2022:

Wildside Festival 2022 was postponed.

Fête des Neiges 2022 was cancelled.

The Salon de l’auto was cancelled.

February is Black History Month with many events, mostly online.

Montréal en Lumière aka the High Lights festival, was partly on for 2022, from February 17-27. As noted in this Journal item, some of the intended concerts went ahead, others were cancelled or postponed.

Most of the events shown on the Igloofest 2022 site were postponed.


FIFA festival of films on art, March 15-27, hybrid format
St Patrick’s parade, March 20


Festival des technologies vertes April 22-24
Blue Metropolis April 28-May 4 online then May 5-8 live


Jane’s Walks May 6-7-8
Montreal History Festival May 13-15
Pouzza Fest May 20-22
Festival MetroMetro May 20-22
Festival TransAmériques May 25-June 9
Festival BD de Montréal May 27-29
Festival Go Vélo May 25-June 9 – Tour la nuit, Tour de l’Île and other cycling events
St-Ambroise Fringe Festival May 30-June 19


Suoni Per Il Popolo June 3-29
Mural Festival June 9-19
Francos June 10-18
Grand Prix weekend June 17-19
Festival sur le canal (used to be Folk Fest) June 17-19
Fête nationale Saint-Jean June 24
International des Feux Loto-Québec June 25-August 6.
Mtl en Arts June 29-July 3
Jazz festival June 30-June 9


Canada Day July 1 – As of early April, the parade has been cancelled due to Covid
Week-ends du Monde cancelled for 2022
Tohu circus festival July 7-17
Montreal Comiccon July 8-10
Kahnawake Pow-Wow July 9-10
Nuits d’Afrique July 12-24
Just For Laughs July 13-31
Fantasia film festival July 14-August 3
Osheaga July 29-31


ÎleSoniq August 5-7
ItalFestMTL August 5-21
Festival Lasso country and western music, August 12-13
Mutek August 23-28


Marathon Beneva September 25