Updated May 8, 2024

Recent history: Most festivals were cancelled throughout 2020 and 2021. 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 2024

Will be updated as I find the current data


Igloofest, January 18-February 10.
Salon de l’auto, January 19-28.


February is Black History Month
Montréal en Lumière aka the High Lights festival, February 29-March 10.
Nuit Blanche, March 2


FIFA festival of films on art, March 14-24
St Patrick’s parade, March 17.


Vues d’Afrique film festival, April 11-21
Festival des technologies vertes April 19-21
Clown Festival April 25-28
Blue Metropolis April 25-28


Jane’s Walks May 3-4-5
Japan Week May 6-12
Montreal History Festival May 10-12
Pouzza Fest May 17-19
Festival MetroMetro on pause for 2024
Vue sur la Relève May 22-29
Festival TransAmériques May 22-June 5
Festival BD de Montréal May 24-26
Mondial de la bière May 24-26
Festival Go Vélo May 26-June 2 – Tour la nuit, Tour de l’Île and other cycling events
St-Ambroise Fringe Festival May 29-June 18


Grand Prix weekend June 7-9
Suoni Per Il Popolo June 12-23
Mural Festival June 6-16
Francos June 14-22
Festival sur le canal (used to be Folk Fest) June 14-16
Fête nationale Saint-Jean June 24
Jazz festival June 27-July 6
International des Feux Loto-Québec June 27-August 1.


Canada Day July 1
Tohu circus festival July 4-14
Montreal Comiccon July 5-7
Carimas, Caribbean style parade, part of a new festival, July 6
Kahnawake Pow-Wow July 13, 14
ComediHa! salue Montréal, a Quebec City attempt to launch a new comedy fest here, July 18-28
Fantasia film festival July 18-August 4


Osheaga August 2-4
Montreal Highland Games August 4
Festival Lasso country and western music, August 16, 17


Palomosa September 5-7
Marathon Beneva, September 22-24