Major events

Not-to-be-missed sports and cultural events

Montréal_en_lumieres_534x534.jpgMONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE
February 18 to March 5, 2016
http://www.montrealenlumiere.com
514 288-9955
Quartier des spectacles
Place-des-Arts métro
A three-tiered winter festival celebrating the performing arts, light, and fine dining.

 

Go_Velo_534x534.jpgFestival GO VÉLO MTL
May 29 to June 5, 2016
http://www.veloquebec.info/fr/govelo/Festival-Go-velo-Montreal
514 521-8356
In the streets of Montréal
For one week, cycling takes centre stage in one of North America’s most bike-friendly cities (says Bicycling magazine).

 

Grand Prix_534x534.jpgCanadian Grand Prix
June 10 to 12, 2016
www.circuitgillesvilleneuve.ca
514 350-0000
Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Parc Jean-Drapeau
Jean-Drapeau métro
The world’s best Formula 1 drivers come to Montréal to race on the demanding Gilles-Villeneuve circuit.
 

Franco_534x534.jpgLes FrancoFolies de Montréal
June 9 to 18, 2016
www.francofolies.com
514 876-8989
Quartier des spectacles
Place-des-Arts métro
This annual festival celebrates Francophone and world music in the largest French-speaking city in the Americas. 
 

Feux_534x534.jpgL'International des Feux Loto-Québec
Annually in July
www.internationaldesfeuxloto-quebec.com
514 790-1245
La Ronde, Île Sainte-Hélène, Parc Jean-Drapeau
Jean-Drapeau métro,  167 bus
The world’s best pyrotechnicians converge on Montréal for this month-long fireworks competition consisting of 10 high-energy shows lasting 30 minutes each.
 

Jazz_534x534.jpgFestival International de Jazz de Montréal
June 29 to July 9, 2016
www.montrealjazzfest.com
514 871-1881
Quartier des spectacles
Place-des-Arts métro
The annual rendezvous for fans of jazz and plenty of other music genres, with more than 800 concerts on the agenda.
 

Cirque_534x534.jpgMONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE
July 7 to 17, 2016
www.montrealcompletementcirque.com
514 374-3522
Circus troupes and travelling players from here and everywhere invade the city. An essential summer attraction!

 

Juste_pour_rire_534x534.jpgFestival Juste pour rire/ Just for Laughs
July 16 to 31, 2016
www.hahaha.com
514 845-2322
Various venues
Theatre, galas and street performances are on the program at the world’s largest international comedy festival.
 

 

Coupe_Rogers_534x534.jpgRogers Cup presented by National Bank 
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank
July 22 to 31, 2016
www.CoupeRogers.com
Uniprix Stadium
Parc Jarry, 285, rue Gary-Carter Ouest
De Castelnau métro
Come and see the world’s best professional tennis players compete for the coveted Rogers Cup. 

 

Canadiens_534x534.jpgMontréal Canadiens Hockey Club
45 games from September to April
http://canadiens.nhl.com
514 932-2582
Bell Centre
The Montréal Canadiens, with a record 24 Stanley Cup championships, play in the National Hockey League. Games are held at the Bell Centre, which also offers guided tours.

 

Montréal à table_534x534.jpgTASTE MTL
Annually in November
www.mtlatable.com
For 10 days or so, the best restaurants all over the city offer fixed-price dinner menus ($19, $29 and $39), a great and affordable way to discover the high-end cuisine that is the pride of Montrealers!