LGBT in Montréal

Montréal Pride

Montréal's Gay Pride Week, including the annual Montréal LGBTA Parade, attracts hundreds of thousands every August.
Music in Montréal

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

For 11 days the heart of downtown explodes in jazz and blues during 650 concerts, most of them outdoors and free.
Cultural in Montréal

Montréal en Lumière

Created to help shake off the late-winter doldrums, Montréal en Lumière is a kind of wintry Mardi Gras with concerts, exhibitions and fireworks. Place des Arts becomes an illuminated fairground with a Ferris wheel a…
Comedy in Montréal

Just for Laughs Festival

Everyone gets giddy for two weeks at this international comedy festival with hundreds of shows, including free ones in the Quartier Latin.
LGBT in Montréal

Black & Blue Festival

This is one of Montréal's biggest gay events, with major dance parties, and cultural and art shows, all in the second week of October.
Cultural in Montréal

Les FrancoFolies

This annual international showcase of French-language music and theater spotlights today's biggest stars and those on the rise. Held over 10 days.
Music in Parc Jean-Drapeau

Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts

On one weekend in early August, Parc Jean-Drapeau becomes a giant stage (actually four of them) for one of the city’s grand rock festivals. Some 70,000 fans typically turn up to the powerhouse lineup of performers, …
Cultural in Montréal

Fête des Neiges

Montréal’s Snow Festival features some ice-sculpting contests, dog-sled races, snow games and costumed characters such as mascot polar bear Boule de Neige. It’s held over three consecutive weekends in late January a…
Film in Montréal

Montréal World Film Festival

One of the most prestigious film events in Canada, attracting 400,000 visitors to screenings from 70 countries. The stars come out, as well as the directors, producers and writers of the big screen. It’s held over 1…
in Montréal

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal

This festival highlights who is up-and-coming in feature films, documentaries, experimental shorts, videos, narrative features and electronic art forms during 10 days in early October.