Its Summer !!!!

 The city of Montreal is brimming with numerous festivals and activities to see and do. There’s more to summer than just the major events taking place around  Le “Quartier des Festivals”.

Below is a joint list compiled by Michael D’Alimonte (from MTL Blog) and myself of various fun and non mainstream events for young and old to participate in!

Have a great summer and please feel free to add events and activities below in the comment section !


Piknik Electronik: Every Sunday ’til September 21st

Tam Tams: Every Sunday on Mont Royal

FTA- TransAmerican Festival: From 22nd Mai to June 7th

24th edition of the Montreal Fringe Festival:  2- 22nd of June

MTL Awards After Party: Burlesque on the menu! June 5th, Telus Theater

Museum of Life and Death: Artistic nude exhibition by Viktor Tatran: June 2nd-8th St-James Theater.

APOLLO Thursday – Professional networking event with Viktor Tatran exhibit at St James Theater June 5th.

Pavé Poésie: June 5th to 8th

June First Friday Food Truck Festival: June 6th at Olympic Stadium:  Perfect for foodies!

Die Antwoord @ Metropolis: June 6th

Montreal Champagne – Race for the Weekend: at the beautiful Théâtre St-James: June 6th

Exclusive Grand-Prix F1 party at the Ritz Carlton: Meet F1 legend David Coulthard! June 6th

Grindhouse Crew’s Outdoor Screening of Night of The Living Dead: Sunday, June 8th

Grand Prix Weekend: June 6th to 8th

Monkland Street Festival: June 6th to 8th

Parc Exalto: Montreal’s acrobatic park is now open for you to enjoy

Nature’s Slowpokes in the Spotlight at the Biodôme – From June 7 to October 26

Summer Zombie March: Sunday, June 8th

Eureka Science Festival: June 13th to 15th

St. Laurent/The Main Street Fest: June 12th to June 15th

Aires Libres in the Village: now until September 1st

Beer Fest: June 11th to 5th

FrancoFolies: June 12th to 22nd

Footsie Grand opening Party : June 12th

Chill at a bar ’til 6am: June 12th to July 5th

Mural Fest: St-Laurent Boulevard , June 12th to 15th

Montreal Boat Tour: Ride the water with Bateau Mouche or Croisière AML

Clock Tower Beach Chillin’: Open weekend until June 20th, then every day until September

St. Jean Baptist Day Celebrations: June 24th

Chinatown Street Sale: June 25th to 29th

International Jazz Fest: Grand opening by Woodkid June 26th to July 6th

International Fireworks Competition: Every Saturday from June 28th to August 2nd

Montreal Ghost Hunts: Every Friday from July 4th to August 29th

Lady Gaga:  July 2nd @ Bell Center

Bijou, Bijoux: Free Jewelry exhibition at Marche Bonsecours: June 29th to the 2nd of July

Montreal Circus Festival: July 2nd to 13th @ La Tohu

Shakespeare In the Park’s production of Harry the King: July 4th to August 2nd (multiple locations)

July’s First Friday: July 4th at Olympic Stadium

Michael Buble @ Bell Center:  July 4th and 5th

38th Annual Carifiesta Festival: Saturday July 5th to the 7th

Nuit d’Afrique: July 8th to 20th

Just for Laughs: July 8th to 28th

Mondial des Jeux Loto-Québec: July 12th to 26th

Fantasia Film Festival: Sci-fi, Asian and Horror films on big screen ! July 17th to August 5th

Justin Timberlake: July 25th & 26th @ Bell Center

Divers/Cité: Montreal Gay festival , July 28th to August 3rd

August First Friday: August 1st

Osheaga: Music and Arts Festival  August 1st to 3rd

Under Pressure: August 8th & 9th

Montreal’s International Tango Festival: August 5th to 10th

Walking with Dinosaurs :  August 13th to the 17th at Bell Center

Ile Soniq: August 15th & 16th

International Reggae Festival: August 15th to 17th

Italian Week: August 15th to August 17th

Pride Week and Parade : August 11th to 17th

18th Century Market: August 23 & August 24 in Old Montreal

Montréal Fashion and Design Festival: August 20th to 23rd on McGill College

ElectroDash Montreal: August 29th @ Parc Jean-Drapeau

Montreal World Film Festival: August 21st to September 1st

The Black Keys @ The Bell Centre: September 18th

Tall Ships On The Quays: September 12th to 14th


With so much going on ….What will you be doing this summer?

Please feel free to email or  send me your event to add to the list  or share  below in the comment section: