Events

Summer must-sees in Montreal

Whether you're new to Montreal and want to explore the surrounding area, or you live in the region and are looking for the best places to spend your hot summer days, we've put together the perfect list of must-do activities this summer, sure to please young and old alike. and it's sure to please young and old alike!
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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

📍 : Quartier des spectacles

🗓️ : June 29 to July 8

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Come and enjoy several free outdoor shows with renowned artists such as Vance Joy, Diana Krall, Rober Plant & Alison Krauss, Christine and the Queens, and many more! With over 300 local and international artists, everyone will find something to enjoy!

 

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Festival International Nuits d’Afrique

📍 : Quartier des spectacles

🗓️ : July 11 to 23

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6 days of free programming with over 700 artists, outdoor market and open-air dance workshops! A cultural event not to be missed!

 

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JOAT International street dance festival

📍 : Quartier des spectacles

🗓️ : August 31 to September 3

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Several artists from the music and dance scene come together to create an event where everyone shares their passion and has fun to the rhythm of the music. Come dance, share and have fun in this electrifying atmosphere!

 

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Aire Commune

📍 : Quartier des spectacles

🗓️ : Every Thursday, 4 pm to 10 pm

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Located in the Mile-End district, Aire Commune brings the community together to organize events where everyone comes to enjoy the summer season, dance and socialize to the music and rhythms of local artists!

 

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Osheaga

📍 : Parc Jean-Drapeau

🗓️ : August 4 to 6

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The Osheaga music festival is back again this year with an exceptional line-up. Headliners: Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Rüfüs du sol. There's also a whole range of activities, not to forget the many local food trucks to satisfy your taste buds.

 

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Montréal complètement cirque

📍 : Quartier des spectacles

🗓️ : July 6 to 16

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This unique festival offers a variety of circus activities and street performances. Come and enjoy the free performances and activities offered in this totally magical, artistic and unusual atmosphere!

 

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First Fridays

📍 : Esplanade financière Sun Life at the Olympic Stadium

🗓️ : Every first Friday of the month, from June to October 2023, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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A flagship street food event in Montreal, The First Fridays is the perfect event to discover Montreal's street food culture. With over 50 food trucks and the city's largest ephemeral terrace, there's something for everyone!

 

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Walk on Mont-Royal Av.

📍 : Mont-Royal Av., between Saint-Laurent blvd. and Fullum street

🗓️ : May 14 to September 16

Pedestrian street over 2.5km long filled with activities, summer installations and terraces. Photo exhibitions, outdoor cinema, BBQ evenings, play areas and much more!

 

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Montréal Street Art Tours –Spade & Palacio Tours

📍 : Galerie Station 16, 3523 Saint-Laurent blvd.

🗓️ : Book online

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Accompanied by a professional guide, you'll discover the art that beautifully decorates the streets of the city of Montreal. With spectacular murals by local and international artists, the city's street art will amaze and impress you.

 

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« The Pop of Life » Exhibition

📍 : Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

🗓️ : August 31 to March 24

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Discover the amazing collection of pop art creations of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with this new exhibition. While you’re at it, you can also take the time to discover one of the many beautiful permanent exhibitions that the museum has to offer!

 

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Cinema under the stars

📍 : 15 parks across the city

🗓️: June 28 to August 31

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Over 45 free outdoor screenings to discover this summer on the island of Montreal. Watch your favorite films or discover a new universe with family and friends! Don't forget to bring your blankets and popcorn!

 

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Have a great summer! ☀️

 

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