Major events

Not-to-be-missed sports and cultural events

Montréal_en_lumieres_534x534.jpgMONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE
February 22 to March 4, 2018
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 27 to June 3, 2018
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 8 to 10, 2018
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 8 to 16, 2018
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
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 28 to July 7, 2018
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.

July 5 to 15, 2018
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 14 to 28, 2018
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
August 3 to 12, 2018
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
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
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!