Festivals in Montréal
No matter the season, time or weather, Montrealers flock to festivals like moths to a flame. There are more festivals in Montréal than weeks in a year. Relaxed, safe and convivial, it’s just a plain old good time where masses of people of all backgrounds and origins come together to create, experience and share Montréal’s truly unique festival vibe. Sure, the downtown core may be closed off to traffic and flooded with people—it’s just proof of how serious Montrealers are about having fun. Each season, it hosts an array of festivals and gatherings, ranging from the traditional to the wildly avant-garde. From the world’s biggest jazz festival to a bilingual comedy festival, an international fireworks display or a winter festival of gastronomy, arts and music, each one is cause for pleasure and celebration.