Events in Montreal
Don't Miss the Best Events of the Summer!
L’International des Feux Loto-Québec
This international fireworks competition has been going strong since 1985 and remains one of this city's top attractions, showering Montreal skies Wednesday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer.
When: June through August
St. Laurent “The Main” Boulevard
St. Laurent “The Main” is a generally mid-end shopping destination in Montreal. Great shopping deals, outdoor cheap eats, live entertainment, and activities for kids are often part of the experience, appealing to anyone searching for sales as well as families looking for something interesting to do.
When: June and August
Formula 1 Grand Prix
Montreal goes absolutely crazy when the Grand Prix rolls into town. There’s the race and much more. People come to Montreal from every part of the globe and enjoy stores, restaurants and clubs as well as the race.
When: June 8 - 11, 2012
Les FrancoFolies de Montréal
One of Montreal's most important festivals, attracting almost one million spectators over the course of ten days, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal is the largest French music festival in the world with more than 70 concerts and 180 free outdoor shows. It’s the best time of the year to discover the language of love in song.
When: June 8 - 16, 2012
Montreal International Jazz Festival
The largest jazz festival in the world is right here, in Montreal, drawing in two million people over the course of 13 days. In addition to a wide variety of mesmerizing indoor entertainment, there are hundreds of free outdoor shows right in the heart of the city. The city vibrates to the sound of music during these fun filled days.
When: June 28 - July 7, 2012
Montreal Just for Laughs Festival
The 30th edition of the largest international and most prestigious comedy event in the world presents gala performances, theatre, club shows and free outdoor performances. Every summer, over 2000 shows, including more than 1500 free performances amuse an ever growing public.
When: July 12 - 29, 2012
Montreal First Peoples Festival
The Montreal First Peoples Festival highlights American aboriginal art, history and traditions. The richness and vitality of traditional and contemporary aboriginal cultures take centre stage, encouraging a spirit of awakening. Come discover the vivid culture of our continent's first inhabitants.
When: July 31 - Aug 8, 2012