Montréal's festivals and events in summer

The city explodes into action in summer, stirring up a non-stop international-level joyride of live music, comedy, art, cultural activities and fabulous food. The hot outdoors is the place to be in summertime, whether dancing with a sea of festival-goers, gasping at acrobatic circus performers, savouring gourmet fare from a food truck, kicking back on a restaurant's sunny terrace with a drink or picnicking alongside happy Montrealers in the park. And if you really want to heat up a conversation with Montrealers, ask them which season is the best – everyone's got a favourite, but summer might just have the leading edge.

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