They say that Montreal is the best place to celebrate, be entertained and have fun. To take the pulse of the artistic community, discover the Quartier des Spectacles, the heart of Montreal's cultural activities, where there are more than 80 cultural venues in less than a square kilometer. Montréal vibrates to the rhythm of its festivals, which attract hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. Here are our picks of the most popular events in Montreal.
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FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL
June 29 to July 8, 2023
Lovers of all types of music meet at the most important jazz festival on the planet. In total, 800 concerts - two thirds of which are free - 600 activities and 2.5 million visitors per year on the site accessible from noon to midnight.
LE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL NUITS D'AFRIQUE
July 11 to 23, 2022
An internationally renowned world music event, this festival offers 12 days of music from Africa, the West Indies, the Caribbean and America.
LE FESTIVAL MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE
February 16 to March 5, 2023
Put on your skates and come celebrate winter at Place des festivals. A brand new musical and aerial skating trail, an exclusive show created by the 7 Fingers, a course of light installations, giant cinematographic projections... You will be amazed!
All this for FREE
LES FRANCOS DE MONTRÉAL
July 12 to 16, 2023
Les Francos de Montréal invite you to discover the cream of French and world music. Numerous indoor shows and free outdoor concerts testify to the quality and diversity of a program rich in music.
PARTY - QUÉBEC ISSIME
November 16 to December 30, 2023
A dinner-show format hosted by 16 singers, dancers and musicians on stage performing more than 100 songs in a rolling fire of costumes and 180-degree projections, in 12 scenes representing each musical era from the 1960s to today, from Janis Joplin to Lady Gaga.