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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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

June 30 to July 09, 2022 -- Various Locations

Montreal Jazz Festival: The Largest Jazz Festival in the World

Ranked as the world's largest jazz festival in the Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music for now 40 years. Every year for 10 days, the French-speaking metropolis of North America becomes the venue where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of jazz in its purest form. All on a unique site designed to meet festival goers' every need, right downtown in an area off-limits to car traffic! Montreal is without a doubt the true heartbeat of Planet Jazz!www.montrealjazzfest.com

Just for Laughs Festival (40th Edition)

July 13 to July 31, 2022 -- Various locations

Montreal Jazz Festival: The Largest Jazz Festival in the World

Everything's funny in Montreal during the month of July. Just for Laughs Festival, the world's largest and most renowned comedy festival brings together artists from all corners of the planet to laugh and celebrate Montreal's joie de vivre. It's a wonderful time to enjoy over 2,000 performances for the entire family including 1,300 free, outdoor shows in Montreal's splendid Quartiers des Spectacles. The Festival is 18 days of performances, street entertainers, urban street theatre, stand-up comedy and laughter. https://www.hahaha.com/

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

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/

Osheaga Festival

July 29 to 31, 2022 -- Parc Jean-Drapeau/Île Sainte-Hélène

Osheaga is a unique and eclectic music and arts festival staged in the breath-taking environs of Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène, an island of tranquility set in the middle of the bustle of one of North America's most exciting cities. The festival was inaugurated in 2006 with the intention of offering a world-class European-style festival to Canadians and to showcase Montreal's acclaimed local talent alongside some of the industry's biggest names. The artist line-up was designed to present a mix of today's most avant-garde emerging artists juxtaposed against those internationally known artists who appeal to the most discerning music lover. The festival founders also sought to provide fans with an unparalleled experience by offering them the best music, the best food and concessions, an eco-conscious approach, and by limiting the corporate presence to those who contribute to the spirit of the festival. https://www.osheaga.com/en

OSM in the Park

July 23, 24 & 25, 2019 -- Various Locations

For more than 80 years now, the OSM has offered concerts in the parks free of charge to Quebec audiences. Once again this year, there is no age limit to come out and savour three exciting outdoor concerts with OSM Conductor-in-Residence Adam Johnson and violinist Kerson Leong. These dazzling events hosted by André Robitaille are ideal for individuals, friends and families to come together and soak up the music in a festive spirit. Bring out the picnic blankets, folding chairs and lemonade, and spend an unforgettable evening with an orchestra that is cherished at home and acclaimed across the globe! https://www.osm.ca/en/losm-in-the-parks/

Festival Nuits d'Afrique

July 12 to 24, 2022 -- Various Locations

More than 700 artists from some thirty countries and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers meet each year in Montreal, for the pleasure of being together and living an unforgettable experience at the Festival International Nuits d'Afrique, the most great meeting of world music! Like world music, current, plural and without borders, the International Festival Nuits d'Afrique is always... exciting, intoxicating, dancing and festive!

From big names on the international scene to new generations of artists from here and elsewhere, all come to meet the public, share their passion, their culture and their joie de vivre. Eclectic, authentic and unifying, the festival creates memorable evenings of irresistible favourites. Since 1987, every edition of Festival International Nuits d'Afrique has had its own particular charm and personality. That is one of the important reasons it thrives. At the forefront of artistic creativity the Festival plumbs a vast pool of talent from here to Timbuktu, across great oceans to Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.

TAn oasis of discovery and recreational activities for the whole family! A meeting place for lovers of music and world cultures, the Village des Nuits d'Afrique offers a steady stream of unifying concerts, open-air workshops of traditional dances and musical instruments, a play area for children, without forgetting the authentic Timbuktu Market and the exotic dishes and drinks to savor there, the relaxation areas, and the Family Zone. https://www.festivalnuitsdafrique.com/en/festival-international-nuits-dafrique-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/la-ronde-park-rides-attractions-fun-entertainment-fireworks-montreal/#fireworks


July 14 to 31, 2022 -- Varios Locations

Zoofest & OFF- JFL has been on the Montreal scene since 2009. Founded to provide a meeting place between the public and the newcomers in humor, theater and music, Zoofest is a playground for new faces just like the most established, 60 minutes at a time. From a first hour of material to the creation of a new concept show, or the running of a fifth solo show, Zoofest offers a freedom of creation to the artists it broadcasts by allowing them to think outside the box and offer original content to its curious festival-goers.


What makes Zoofest unique is the variety of its programming. With the heart of its mission to radiate new faces, festival-goers are invited every year to discover new artists in new concepts. Whether through concept shows that bring together comedians around common themes, established artists who take risks while playing new material, first-time performances or even humorous theater, the uniqueness of the program is which reminds festival-goers from year to year at the festival. With three to four shows a day in each of its rooms, we really can say that at Zoofest, every night is a like little weekend! https://zoofest.com/about-zoofest

Festivales d'été in Quebec City

July 06 to July 17, 2019 -- Plaines d'Abraham

Every year, the Festival d'été de Québec attracts over one million festival-goers to Québec City's historical district for concerts by international superstars and top new talent. Festival-goers and the organization are getting ready to experience a more normal FEQ in 2022. Rage Against the Machine will rock the Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham on July 16. The full FEQ lineup is now available! https://www.feq.ca/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. https://www.fantasiafestival.com/

Le Festival de Lanaudiere

June 30 to August 05, 2022 -- Lanaudiere

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://lanaudiere.org/en/the-festival/about-the-festival-lanaudiere/

Candlelight Concerts

July 06, 07, 13, 14, 16 & 28, 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. https://www.feverup.com/montreal/candlelight

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/


June 22 to July 17, 2022 -- Théâtre Saint Denis

It is with great enthusiasm that Just for Laughs announces the production of the musical Annie. For the staging, Just for Laughs once again trusts Serge Denoncourt, after his brilliant collaborations with the company, including Les Choristes, Cyrano de Bergerac, The First Name and The Three Musketeers.


This Broadway classic takes us back to 1933 during the Great Depression. The charming and resourceful Annie, residing in a girl's orphanage in New York, lives a hard life and one day meets a billionaire who makes it his mission to help her find her parents. https://espacestdenis.com/evenement/annie/

Heavy Montreal

July 23 & 24, 2022 -- Parc Jean Drapeau ** Dates To Be Confirmed **


Located in Parc Jean-Drapeau, in the heart of the city, this large-scale festival is the largest in the world to celebrate heavy metal, attracting tens of thousands of metalheads. Intense and loud in decibels, HEAVY Montreal brings together more than 40 hard rock and metal bands, who share four stages erected on the magnificent outdoor site of Île Sainte-Hélène. This unique event in North America takes place at Parc Jean-Drapeau and in various venues in Montreal. https://www.heavymontreal.com/en

Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur

July 28 to August 07, 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/

Canada Day Festivities

July 01, 2019 -- Old Port of Montreal

Montreal's Canada Day -- fête du Canada in French -- would not be Canada Day without its parade, Old Port activities and the customary mega-cake. But every year has a little something different to offer. https://montreal.about.com/od/attractionsbyholiday/a/canada_day_parade_montreal_defile_fete_du_canada.htm

Week-ends du Monde

July 02, 03, 09 & 10, 2022 -- Parc Jean Drapeau

A unique crossroads of cultural diversity, the Week-ends du monde festival provides Montrealers of all origins with a veritable showcase to celebrate and share their culture and traditions with the general public through music, dance, culinary discoveries, and other activities. Many different cultures at one event featuring more than 50 countries this year. Many activities for families and children and a good opportunity to spend your weekend surrounded by friends from many different countries and cultures. https://www.parcjeandrapeau.com/en/week-ends-du-monde-montreal/#information

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/

Carifiesta 2022

July 02, 2019 @ 12h00 Pm -- Downtown Montreal

Carifiesta Montreal -- Carifête in French -- is one of the city's more engaging parades, a July tradition since 1975 celebrating Montreal's Caribbean community, carnival style, with beautiful costumes, steelpan performances and vibrant parade participants animating the event. https://www.carnivaland.net/carifiesta-montreal/

Tremblant International Blues Festival

July 14 to July 16, 2022 -- Mont Tremblant

The Tremblant International Blues Festival is back! Day or night, from cobbled streets to wilderness stages, your heart will beat to a whole new tempo. Over the course of three days, you can enjoy numerous free shows, set against the enchanting pedestrian village. Let the rhythm of the Tremblant's destination take you over during this iconic event, where street music and family activities come together. https://blues.tremblant.ca/en/

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


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

April 09 to May 19, 2022: open on weekends from Noon to 18h00.

April 15 to 18: Noon to 18h00

As of May 20, 2022: Open all week

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


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

  • July 09, 2022 - CF MONTRÉAL VS KANSAS CITY

  • July 16, 2022 - CF MONTRÉAL VS TORONTO

  • July 30, 2022 - CF MONTRÉAL VS NEW YORK CITY

Stade Percival Molson


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Centre Bell

  • July 12, 2022 - ALANIS MORISSETTE

  • July 15, 2022 - ROGER WATERS

  • July 23, 2022 - MATHIEU DUFOUR

  • July 25, 2022 - DUA LIPA

  • July 29, 2022 - KEVIN HART

  • July 30, 2022 - BILL BURR

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Place des Arts


  • July 01, 2022 - MARCUS MILLER - FJM

  • July 02, 2022 - AVISHAI COHEN

  • July 02, 03 & 04, 2022 - LUDOVICO EINAUDI -- FJM

  • July 03, 2022 - RAVI COLTRANE - FJM

  • July 03, 2022 - DOMINIQUE FILS-AIMÉ

  • July 04, 2022 - AL DI MEOLA

  • July 05, 2022 - HOLLY COLE -- FJM

  • July 06, 2022 - ROBERT CLASPER - FJM

  • July 08, 2022 - BASIA BULAT -- FJM

  • July 07, 2022 - THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER - FJM

  • July 09, 2022 - BEBEL GILBERTO




  • July 27, 2022 - THE HANNAH GABSBY GALA - JPR

  • July 28, 2022 - JOHN MULANEY -- JPR

  • July 28, 2022 - THE CHELSEA HANDLER GALA -- JPR

  • July 28, 2022 - THE JO KOY GALA - JPR


  • July 29, 2022 - HASAN MINHAJ -- JPR

  • July 29, 2022 - THE PATTON OSWALT GALA -- JPR

  • July 31, 2022 - THE RONNY CHIENG GALA -- JPR

  • July 31, 2022 - THE RUSSELL PETERS GALA - JPR

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Olympia Theater

  • July 05 & 06, 2022 - HALF MOON RUN

  • July 29 & 30, 2022 - RACHID BADOURIn

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Corona Theatre

  • July 27, 2022 - SASHA ALEX SLOAN

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  • July 02, 2022 - JOEY BADA$$ - FJM

  • July 04, 2022 - MASEGO - FJM

  • July 03, 2022 - COLIN JAMES -- FJM

  • July 05 & 06, 2022 - WOODKID - FESTIVAL DE JAZZ

  • July 08, 2022 - ALLAN RAYMAN -- FJM

  • July 09, 2022 - THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS - FJM

  • July 14, 2022 -- ALEXISONFIRE

  • July 20 to 28, 2022 - THE NASTY SHOW - JPR

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Club Soda

  • July 01, 2022 - CORY HENRY - FJM

  • July 04, 2022 - CÉU - FJM

  • July 05, 2022 - AROOJ AFTAB -- FJM

  • July 08, 2022 - SUDAN ARCHIVES -- FJM

  • July 13 to 28, 2022 - THE ETHNIC SHOW - JFL

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  • July 21, 2022 -- Pinegrove

  • July 27, 2022 -- Brit(ish) -- JPR

  • July 27, 2022 -- Midnight Sunrise - JPR

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L'Étoile Brossard

  • July 05, 08 & 09, 2022 - SAM BRETON

  • July 10, 2022 - IRVIN BLAIS

  • July 15, 2022 - PHILIPPE BOND

  • July 21 & 22, - LOUIS-JOSÉ HOUDE

  • July 16, 2022 - MIKE WARD

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Le Club Brossard

  • July 30, 2022 - GUILLAUME PINEAULT

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Le Gesu

  • July 01, 2022 - TORD GUSTAVSEN TRIO - FJM

  • July 01 & 02, 2022 - MAKAYA MCCRAVEN -- FJM

  • July 04, 2022 - MOOR MOTHER - FJM

  • July 05, 2022 - BRAD BARR SOLO -- FJM

  • July 06, 2022 - HANIA RANI - FJM

  • July 07, 2022 - DJANGO FESTIVAL ALL-STARS -- FJM

  • July 07, 2022 - JOHN RONEY -- FJM


  • July 09, 2022 - MICHEL DONATO ET INVITÉS - FJM

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Parc Jean Drapeau

  • July 31, 2022 - DUA LIPA

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