What better time to rediscover the many facets of our city and fall in love again with its rich cultural heritage, not to mention its many culinary offers and the irresistible joie de vivre! From planning culinary adventures to organizing a weekend getaway, we are here to ensure you a most memorable experience. Nothing in life is guaranteed but we can assure you that we will do our utmost best to make it happen.

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What better time to rediscover the many facets of our city and fall in love again with its rich cultural heritage, not to mention its many culinary offers and the irresistible joie de vivre! From planning culinary adventures to organizing a weekend getaway, we are here to ensure you a most memorable experience. Nothing in life is guaranteed but we can assure you that we will do our utmost best to make it happen.
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National Bank Open 2022 (ATP World Masters 1000 - Men)

August 05 to 14, 2022 -- IGA Stadium

The National Bank Open (formerly the Rogers Cup) is an annual tennis tournament that is held in Montreal and Toronto. The tournament features a men and women's tournament that is held in either Montreal or Toronto. The events rotate between both cities each year. The men's competition is part of a Masters 1000 event on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour while the women's competition is part of a Premier 5 tournament on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour. https://omniumbanquenationale.com/en/tournament-info/

Kooza -- Cirque du Soleil

May 13 to August 14, 2022 -- Under The Big Top, Old Port of Montreal

Cirque du Soleil presents KOOZA, the story of an innocent and charming clown who strives to find his own place in the world. The Innocent's journey introduces him to a panoply of comic characters. Between strength and fragility, laughter and chills, and turmoil and harmony, KOOZA, the 20th creation from Cirque du Soleil, explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power. The show is set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, audacity and total involvement. KOOZA, created and directed by David Shiner and filmed by Mario Janelle, combines two circus traditions - acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful "mélange" that emphasizes bold slapstick humor. https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza#about-the-show

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal -- Classical Spree Festival

August 10 to 14, 2022 -- Place Des Arts (Indoor & Outdoor venues)

Rafael Payare's first Classical Spree will be synonymous with discovery and daring. From the Far North to the Tierra del Fuego, this OSM summer event in Montreal's Quartier des spectacles offers an occasion to immerse yourself in some of the various languages, music and cultures that have inhabited the vast land known as the Americas for centuries.

For this event, the OSM will welcome several high-calibre artists from both American continents: saxophonist Branford Marsalis, soprano Jeanine De Bique, trumpeter Pacho Flores, violinist James Ehnes and pianists Sergio Tiempo and Bruce Liu, among others.

The Festival will celebrate a wide array of musical and literary cultures of the Americas, ranging from sacred songs in the Quechuan language, to Argentinian tango, to Yiddish literature, to Canadian concert music. The 2022 Classical Spree will kick off under Rafael Payare's direction at the Olympic Park's Esplanade and will total 24 indoor concerts as well as a host of free activities in the Quartier des spectacles. This voyage throughout the Americas, from North to South and from one ocean to the other, is absolutely not to be missed! https://www.osm.ca/en/classical-spree-2022/

Montreal International Fireworks Competition 2022 (36th Edition)

June 22 to August 03, 2022 -- Île Sainte-Hélène (La Ronde Amusement Park)

The largest pyrotechnics competition of its kind in the world, the Montreal International Fireworks Competition has been going strong since 1985 and remains one of this city's top summer attractions. Pyrotechnics artists from around the world will be launching fireworks over La Ronde. https://www.parcjeandrapeau.com/en/international-des-feux-loto-quebec-montreal/

Montréal First Nations Festival

August 09 to 18, 2022 -- Place des Festivals (Outdoor site)

The Montréal 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. https://www.presenceautochtone.ca/en

MUTEK Montreal

August 23 to 28, 2022 -- Several Locations throughout Downtown Montreal

After two-hybrid local editions, the MUTEK festival is back with a fully international 23rd edition in Montréal from August 23 to 28, 2022 at several Quartier des Spectacles venues: the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], MTELUS, Place des Arts' Théâtre Maisonneuve--and for the first time, Esplanade Tranquille, which, for six days, will host a must-see free outdoor stage. Montrealer's and festival-goers from all over the world will once again be able to take part in indoor and outdoor experiences together and discover an eclectic, inspiring selection of performances grounded in electronic music and digital creativity. https://montreal.mutek.org/en/welcome-to-edition-23

Jackalope Festival Montreal

August 19 to 21, 2022 -- Olympic Stadium

Don't miss one of the biggest action sports festivals in Canada. WCS skateboarding competitions and introductory workshops, slacklining, fixed-gear biking and climbing. Features a DJ, food trucks, participatory activities and pop-up shops. Also, see base jumping pros jump off the Olympic Stadium. Open to all! https://jackalope.tribu.co/montreal/

Île Soniq

August 04 to 07, 2022 -- Parc Jean-Drapeau ** August 4th will take place in the city**

A completely different kind of Parc life will spring into action at the second edition of new electronic dance and urban music festival ÎleSoniq, which in only its first year brought out nearly 35,000 beat-happy partiers. Spectacular, state-of-the-art special effects will overload your circuits to the sounds of Deadmau5, Die Antwoord, Azealia Banks and many, many more. https://www.ilesoniq.com/en

Fantasia Festival (26th Edition)

July 13 to August 03, 2022 -- Various Locations

The Fantasia Film Festival, a Montreal silver screen staple since 1996, is not quite as tame and heartwarming as Disney's groundbreaking collection of shorts that go by the same name. Horror, fantasy, Hong Kong action, animation, gored up sci-fi, gratuitous nudie shot B-movies, name your non-PG genre and chances are Fantasia has it covered in its programming, particularly Asian films which make up almost half of every year's selection. The Fantasia International Film Festival, already recognized as the most important genre-film festival in North America, is now considered a major and unique Canadian cultural institution. This commercial and critical success is due to the festival's proven ability to showcase the best imaginative cinema from more than 30 countries; from intimate auteur films to entertaining, commercially-geared genre films. www.fantasiafestival.com

Le Festival de Lanaudière

June 30 to August 05, 2022 -- Lanaudière

Canada's leading classical music festival. Continuing a long tradition of excellence, the Festival de Lanaudière presents a series of intimate recitals in the historic churches of the region and performances by famous symphony orchestras in the amphitheatre. https://www.lanaudiere.org/en/the-festival/about-the-festival-lanaudiere/

World Press Photo

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN 2022 TO CELEBRATE OUR 15TH ANNIVERSARY!

August 31 to October 02, 2022 -- Marché Bonsecours

A flagship event of Montreal's fall cultural calendar, the World Press Photo Montreal Exhibition is presented annually at Bonsecours Market. Over 55,000 people attend this large-scale international exhibition, which has been organized since 1955 by the World Press Photo Foundation, based in the Netherlands. https://www.expo-wppmtl.ca/en/

Candlelight Concerts

August 09, 2022 -- l'Église St-Jean-Baptiste, à la Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-bon-Secours et à l'Église Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs !

These magnificent candle-lit classical music concerts are in Montreal!

Montreal now hosts the famous classical music concerts that have caused a stir around the world! Candlelight shows adopt a new concept that engages all of your senses for a magical musical experience….DO NOT MISS ! This series of candlelit concerts, simply named "Candlelight", invites you to relive the greatest moments of classical music in the most magical places of Montreal. In an intimate and warm atmosphere, rediscover the works of Vivaldi, Mozart, Chopin or even Beethoven. After having been a huge success around the world - in cities like New York, Barcelona or London - this unique experience is finally coming to Montreal. www.feverup.com/montreal/candlelight

International des Montgolfières (Hot Air Ballon Festival)

August 13 to 21, 2022 - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu colors the sky each year with the largest number of balloons in the country. It offers a large-scale musical program, a culinary offer as well as a large area of rides and activities, all of which contribute to the festival's unifying atmosphere. This nine-day event combines the wonder of flight with the pleasure of gathering with friends and family to share great moments. Come live a unique and memorable experience! https://montgolfieres.com/en/

Nicolas Party -- L'heure Mauve

February 12 to October 16, 2022 -- Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

A rising star on the international scene, Nicolas Party is known for his meticulously composed paintings, his painted sculptures and his installations drenched in saturated colours. Through over 100 works and a series of monumental frescos realized in situ, the Swiss-born artist unveils a dreamlike exhibition themed on nature at the MMFA. https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/exhibitions/nicolas-party-lheure-mauve/

Yourcenar - Une île de passion (Éric Champagne | Hélène Dorion & Marie-Claire Blais -- Opéra de Montréal)

August 4 & 6,2022 -- Salle Pierre Mercure

Inspired by the life and work of Marguerite Yourcenar, this Quebec creation by librettist Hélène Dorion and the late Marie-Claire Blais is set to music by composer Éric Champagne. Focused mainly on her relationships with Grace Frick and Jerry Wilson, the opera highlights the tensions that shaped Marguerite Yourcenar's life as a woman, companion, and writer.

Marguerite Yourcenar was a novelist who strongly impacted the literary world of the 20th century. Torn between the discipline which writing demanded and her thirst for freedom, between the stability of emotional balance and her own passionate nature, she gathered implacable strength out of these dualities, enabling her to break with the social conventions of her time. https://www.operademontreal.com/en/shows/yourcenar-une-ile-de-passions

I Musici Montreal -- Dances Aound The World

August 12, 2022 -- Théâtre de Verdure

 

Founded in 1984 by Yuli Turovsky, the I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra has been sharing its passion for classical music for over 35 years. The 15 exceptional musicians who make up the orchestra bring to life a varied repertoire ranging from the 17th century to the present day, accompanied by their principal guest conductor and artistic advisor Jean-François Rivest. With a program based on tradition, originality and innovation, the Orchestra stands out for the place it gives to numerous emerging and renowned artists with whom it partners to offer you a colorful and meaningful musical experience. I Musici de Montréal has built a solid reputation thanks to its numerous international tours and 40 recordings that meet the highest standards. The Orchestra also acts as a creative catalyst within the city of Montreal and continues to strengthen its roots in the community by collaborating with various organizations and schools on its territory. https://imusici.com/en/i-musici-and-les-violons-du-roy/

Marché des Possibles

May 27 to September 25, 2022 - L'Entrepôt77 (77 Rue Bernard E.)

Marché des Possibles is a public open-air space featuring a free and diversified socio-cultural programming that includes musical performances, screenings of films and activities for children. On the premises, you will also find a bar and a biergarten, a market with artists and artisan creations, as well as delicious food provided by local chefs and pop-up restaurants. www.popmontreal.com

Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur

July 28 to August 08, 2022 -- Saint-Sauveur

Currently under the artistic leadership of dance superstar Guillaume Côté, the Festival has become one of the largest major artistic and cultural events in Quebec and in Canada. This annual presentation of artists of national and international renown, has established FASS's reputation of excellence. The Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and presentation of the best choreographers, dancers and composers. Through its eclectic and original programming, the Festival seeks to support and inspire artists from Canada and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their work and passion in an intimate setting. https://festivaldesarts.ca/en/

ITALFESTMTL Festival (previously named MONTREAL ITALIAN WEEK)

August 05 to 20, 2022 -- Little Italy& Laval

Montreal's Italian Week aims to promote and bring to life Italian culture through the expressive and artistic forms that characterize it. The festival today offers a variety of free activities and events in various Montreal neighborhoods, as well as in Laval

 

For a week in August, get a taste of the Italian culture and indulge in its legendary charm during an event filled with activities. ITALFESTMTL features a comedy show, an opera, a fashion show, and Italian Canadian singers and artists. Little Italy on St. Laurent between Jean-Talon and St. Zotique. https://www.italfestmtl.ca/

End of August (dates to be confirmed) -- Downtown Montreal

May 19 to September 29, 2022 -- Parc Jean Drapeau (Mainly on Weekends)

The Fashion & Design Festival celebrates creativity and culture through a major outdoor event in the heart of downtown Montreal. This one-of-a-kind occasion provides an inside look at the world of fashion and design through a diversified program of activities.

 

Every year, many well-known Canadian designers, retailers, up-and-coming creators and international fashion icons will share their art and vision with the public. The activities include fashion shows, live creative sessions, design showcasing and musical performances. The Fashion & Design Festival's presence will also be felt around the city with novel exhibits, original installations and unique experiences open to all.

 

With 50 shows, as much as 300 participants and 550,000 visitors expected, the Fashion & Design Festival is a leading platform for fashion, design, music, beauty and shopping trends. https://festivalmodedesign.com/en/schedule/

Festival LASSO Montreal

August 12 & 13, 2022 -- Parc Jean-Drapeau

LASSO Montréal is a modern country music festival in one of the world's greatest festival cities. Situated on Montreal's beautiful Île Sainte-Hélène, North America's premiere urban country music festival is the ultimate celebration of a musical genre that reaches beyond geographical borders and across generations. LASSO Montréal promises an unparalleled experience for fans of country's new vanguard as well as established favourites by honouring tradition while at the same time embracing the newest trends! Over the course of two days in August 2021, some of the most exciting acts in country music will take over the various stages at Espace 67 of Parc Jean-Drapeau on a scenic island in the middle of St Lawrence River, within minutes of downtown Montreal. The inaugural lineup LASSO Montréal is produced by evenko. https://www.lassomontreal.com/

Piknic ElectroniK

May 19 to September 29, 2022 -- Parc Jean Drapeau (Mainly on Weekends)

Piknic Électronik Montreal is an outdoor electronic music event aiming to offer immersive, social experiences in a friendly environment. Located in an urban park just 10 minutes from downtown Montréal, he brings together thousands of electronic music enthusiasts every Sunday from May to September. Piknic Électronik Montreal diverse programing has made it a highlight of the Montreal summer cultural circuit for over 15 years. https://piknicelectronik.com/montreal/en/events/#

The Montreal Tamtams

Every Sunday beginning on May 01 ending on September 30, 2022 -- Mont Royal Park

The Montreal Tamtams are a drum circle based in Montreal, Canada. One of the most original musical events in Montréal, this free festival takes place on Sundays, near the monument to Sir George-Étienne Cartier and in Mount Royal Park's surrounding green spaces. The Tamtam festivities start at 1 pm and continue until sunset. A colourful gathering of drummers, dancers, vendors and their admiring audiences. For twenty years, Montrealers and visitors have come to play music and dance, or just watch and listen. Tamtams, or simply "tams" as they are sometimes called by locals, began in 1978 and over the years have become one of the main tourist attractions of the city. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drum_circle

Aura

Starting August 13, 2021- Notre-Dames Basilica *See schedule for dates**

Notre-Dame Basilica proudly welcomes the reopening of Aura, a luminous experience in the heart of the Basilica. To usher in this bright new era, starting August 13, 2021, the universally-acclaimed experience returns in a renewed form, featuring extended visual and musical moments. https://www.aurabasiliquemontreal.com/en

Voiles en Voiles -- Old Port of Montréal

June 23 to July 22, 2022- Every day: 10h à 22h

July 05, 2022 - 10h à 20h

July 23 au August 21, 2022 -- Every day: 9h30 à 22h

August 22 to August 28, 2022 -- Every day : 10 h à 18 h

Voiles en Voiles is a family adventure park in the Old Port of Montreal that will make you experience memorable emotions! In summer and winter, take part in the outdoor action in the unique world of royal ships and pirate ships. One of the things to do in Montreal that families love most!

In summer, climb aboard our spectacular life-size ships. Experience our aerial courses that will please both the agile little adventurers and big buccaneers thirsting for thrills. The site also has the Pirates Movie Theatre, climbing walls, inflatable games and a totally safe archery tag arena that will give you adrenaline rushes! https://www.voilesenvoiles.com/en/about-voiles-en-voiles/

Esplanade Tranquille

Open as of February 21, 2022 -- Quartier des Spectacles

Esplanade Tranquille is the newest public space in the Quartier des Spectacles. Montrealers are welcome to visit this fun and inviting all-seasons spot, inspired by urban backyards. Families and other visitors will discover a diverse and entertaining cultural program -- a true reflection of the city. Esplanade Tranquille is named in honour of the Tranquille bookstore, once located on the site, and its owner, Henri Tranquille (1916-2005). It is an important site in contemporary Quebec history, having hosted the launch of the Refus global manifesto in 1948.

Tonga Lumina

Since July 20, 2017 -- Mont Tremblant

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Montreal multimedia phenom Moment Factory has just launched a new nature walk. A night walk in search of the giant! Deep in the heart of Mont Tremblant, the last of the giants has awoken. Follow your sense of adventure to discover the secret he wants to share. The Tonga Lumina illuminated trail is a sensory experience in the forest. This 1.5-km nocturnal walk takes place on a stone dust pathway at the heart of nature. To start off, visitors show up at the bottom of the Flying Mile chairlift that will take them up to the midway station where they will be led to the entrance of the trail. After taking visitors on a brief ascension, the trail slowly weaves its way down the hill through the woods, crosses streams and clearings. Participants can anticipate being on the pathway an average of one hour. Departures are continuous from sunset to closing, with a maximum of 300 people admitted per half-hour on the course. https://tongalumina.tremblant.ca/en/

Clock Tower Beach

June 16 to September 02, 2022 -- Foot of the Clock Tower (Old Port)

**Mon/Tues/Wed 11h00 am to 19h00, Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun from 11h00 Am to 21h00. On fireworks night and special events, late closing at 11pm. From September 3 to 23 open on weekends only. **

Located a short distance from the historical district, the Old Port of Montreal's urban beach offers a vacation atmosphere with its fine sand, chairs, parasols and refreshing mist. There is also a bar where you can meet with friends over a drink and a bite late into the evening.

Cité Mémoire

Throughout Old Montréal

Loosely inspired by the history of Montreal, Cité Mémoire invites you to meet a host of characters who've witnessed the city's evolution first-hand. Poetic, dreamlike and occasionally playful, the tableaux come alive with images, words and music. Projected throughout Old Montreal, the work appears on the very walls that surround us, the ground on which we walk, the trees that frame our present. A creation by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, in collaboration with Michel Marc Bouchard. https://www.montrealenhistoires.com/

La Ronde (Six Flags)

Opens as of May 21, 2022

La Ronde, the biggest amusement park in Eastern Canada, has forty rides and attractions, including a new ride suspended over Lac des Dauphins: "EDNÖR -- The Attack." La Ronde has something for everyone: roller coasters for thrill seekers, slower rides with panoramic views of the city for the wiser ones, and gentle rides for the youngest children in Le Pays de Ribambelle. https://www.sixflags.com/larondeen

Montréal Canadiens Hockey

May 2022 -- Centre Bell ** Season Over **

Watching a hockey game in Montreal is the ultimate hockey experience. hhttps://www.centrebell.ca/

Concerts/Sporting Events

Stade Saputo

  • August 06, 2022 - CF MONTRÉAL VS MIAMI

  • August 20, 2022 - CF MONTRÉAL VS NEW ENGLAND

  • August 31, 2022 - CF MONTRÉAL VS NEW YORK REDBULLS

Stade Percival Molson

  • August 04, 2022 - ALOUETTES DE MONTRÉAL VS WINNIPEG

  • August 20, 2022 - ALOUETTES DE MONTRÉAL VS HAMILTON

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Centre Bell

  • August 12, 2022 - PITBULL

  • August 18, 2022 - GRETA VAN FLEET

  • August 19, 2022 -- WWE Live

  • August 20, 2022 - MAROON 5

  • August 26, 2022- - TWENTY ONE PILOTS

  • August 27, 2022 -- Scorpions with special guests White Snake

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Place Bell

  • August 16, 2022 - LAUV

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Place des Arts

  • August 07, 2022 - HOMMAGE À SYLVAIN LELIÈVRE

  • August 06 & 07, 2022 - J'AIME HYDRO (THEATRE)

  • August 09 to 20, 2022- NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS

  • August 10, 2022 - DANCING QUEEN - TRIBUTE TO ABBA

  • August 23, 2022 - RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE WORLD TOUR

  • August 27, 2022 - STAR WARS - L'EMPIRE CONTRE-ATTAQUE

  • August 28, 2022 - JS TENDRESSE AVEC JEAN-SÉBASTIEN GIRARD

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Théâtre Saint-Denis

  • August 16 to 20, 2022 - ELVIS EXPERIENCE TOUR

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Olympia Theater

  • August 26, 2022 -- Streetlight Manifesto

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Corona Theatre

  • August 02, 2022 - HANSON

  • August 5, 2022 -- BLXST

  • August 7, 2022 -- Orville Peck

  • August 23, 2022 -- Calum Scott

  • August 25, 2022 -- Built to Spill

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MTelus

  • August 16, 2022 - FRANZ FERDINAND

  • August 22, 2022 - JORJA SMITH

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L'Astral

  • August 19, 2022 -- Nouvelle vague

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L'Étoile Brossard

  • August 03, 2022 - MARTIN PETIT

  • August 10 to 13, 2022 - PIERRE-YVES ROY-DESMARAIS

  • August 18, 2022 - SYLVAIN COSSETTE

  • August 30 & 31, 2022 - ROXANE BRUNEAU

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Le Club Brossard

  • August 19 & 20, 2022 -- Billy Tellier

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Parc Jean Drapeau

  • August 21, 2022 - RAMMSTEIN

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