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ENTERTAINMENT

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.

In alphabetical order

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AURA

Basilique Notre-Dame, 110 Notre-Dame W.
Place-d'Armes Metro station (514) 842-2925

Light unveils the richness of Notre-Dame’s heritage and invites you to celebrate its beauty.The AURA Experience immerses you in a captivating visual and musical universe, presented upon one of the most sublime canvases imaginable: the French-inspired, Gothic Revival architectural interior of Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal. The experience offers a four-act multimedia display of dynamic light, orchestral music, and expressive architecture.

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FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL

June 27 to July 6, 2024

Lovers of all types of music meet at the most important jazz festival on the planet. 10 days of celebration, 300 concerts and 2.5 million visitors per year on the site accessible from noon to midnight.

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LA GRANDE BRADERIE 
DE MODE QUÉBÉCOISE

From April 11 to 14, 2024 - Marché Bonsecours

This is where you’ll find something for every season, discover the rising stars of Québec fashion and perhaps enjoy a little chat with some of your favourite designers. Renewing your wardrobe at this event means buying locally and representing Québec fashion and its creators. 

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LA TOHU - MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CIRQUE

2345 Jarry Street East (514) 374-3522  

The unmissable event for all circus lovers.

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LE BALCON

463 Sainte-Catherine St West (514) 528-9766

​One of a kind, Le Balcon offers you an extraordinary dinner-show experience in the heart of Montreal's entertainment district.

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L'INTERNATIONAL DE MONTGOLFIÈRES

From August 9 to 11 - From August 15 to 18 
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu 

The capital of hot air balloons presents every August, the largest gathering of hot air balloons in Canada.

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LE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL NUITS D'AFRIQUE

July  2024

An internationally renowned world music event, this festival offers 13 days of music from Africa, the West Indies, the Caribbean and America.

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LES FRANCOS DE MONTRÉAL

June 14 to 22, 2024

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.

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LE FESTIVAL MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE

February 2025

For 24 years, Montréal en Lumière has pursued one objective: to get people outside in the wintertime! In theaters, restaurants and especially outdoors, the festival will show you the best of Montreal in the winter.

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PARTY - QUÉBEC ISSIME

November 2024  - Cabaret Espace St-Denis

Québec Issime’s Party! is a dazzling show featuring some fifteen singers, dancers and musicians performing more than 100 songs. The production is enhanced by a bonanza of costumes and 180-degree projections in 12 scenes that represent each musical era from the 1960s to the present, from Janis Joplin to Lady Gaga. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime!

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