Festivals and events

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Calendar of festivals and cultural events

It’s a well-known fact that Montrealers love to party. The city enjoys an international reputation for its festive atmosphere and joie de vivre. The past two decades have witnessed an unprecedented rise in the number of premier festivals. Each year, Montréal hosts some 100 festivals and public events, nearly half of which transcend borders. The number of cultural activities continues to grow, thanks to the friendly spirit of Montrealers, the excellence of our cultural institutions and the diversity of our arts sectors.

Calendar of festivals

Festivals and events generate cultural, economic and tourism benefits that are unparalleled in North America and foster excellent opportunities for international exchanges.

From gatherings of major artists to events featuring up-and-coming performers, the work of creative talents from near and far is showcased before a wide audience, fuelling Montrealers’ appreciation of innovation and modern creativity.