Montreal August Festivals & Events

Montreal August Festivals & Events

  • December 11, 2016 to December 31, 2017

    Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary

    514.908.0375

    Montréal is celebrating the 375th anniversary of its founding.

  • Mar 10 - Oct 1, 2017

    Fashioning Expo 67

    514.861.6701

    Expo 67 put Montreal designers and Canadian fashion on the world stage. Expo 67 offered the fashion milieu opportunities to shine in futuristic fashion magazine spreads shot on the site, locally designed uniforms for hostesses, and live fashion shows with roller skating models.

  • Apr 20 - Oct 22, 2017

    Amazonia. The Shaman and the Mind of the Forest

    514.872.9150

    From the collections of the Musée d’ethnographie de Genève and the Musées royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Bruxelles. Pointe-à-Callière will be transformed into the Amazon forest in an immersive and multi-sensory experience that will showcase the shamanism and mythology of traditional Amazonian societies.

  • May 5 - Oct 6, 2017

    First Fridays - The Montreal street food

    The largest gathering of street food trucks in Québec. Delight in a festive atmosphere and music from talented DJs.

  • May 17 - Sept 2, 2017

    Montréal AVUDO

    514.788.3383

    Images and scenes are projected on rippling water walls and other spectacular installations. It tells the story of those who lived there, who arrived by the St. Lawrence, whose livelihood depended on it, who built, innovated and set off to link Montréal to the rest of the world. In short, memories of the St. Lawrence come alive through it.

  • May 21 to September 24, 2017

    Piknic Électronik

    514.904.1247

    Every Sunday, discover the best of the electronic music scene in an environment created to stimulate the senses.

  • June 1 to September 30, 2017

    Farmers Market at Marché des Éclusiers

    438.795.8265

    Located on the waterfront at Place du Génie, le Marché des Éclusiers has a simple mission: to showcase Québec products. For that, they have created a community of farmers, buisnesses and consumers conscientious about their ecological footprint and what they eat.

  • June 21 - Oct 9, 2017

    Olafur Eliasson

    514.847.6226

    Since the mid-1990s, Eliasson has produced devices that call upon the mechanisms we use to perceive light and natural phenomena. These truly multidisciplinary works offer immersive experiences that investigate body, movement and perception of self and the environment..

  • July 1, 8, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 and August 5, 2017

    L'International des Feux Loto-Québec

    One of the most prestigious fireworks competitions in the world.

  • July 13 to August 2, 2017

    Fantasia International Film Festival

    514.790.1245

    Although its focus is on fantasy, action and horror, Fantasia's lineup also includes other original and eclectic works.

  • July 13 - Aug 15, 2017

    Much Ado About Nothing

    514.931.2644

    The characters in this dark love story learn that real love requires unmasked vulnerability. Featuring a wonderful cast of 11 actors, a blend of playfulness and pathos, and a dynamic design.

  • July 18 - December 16, 2017

    Lucid Realities

    Step inside dreams, nightmares, recollections, and fantasies. Walk in space, inhabit another person’s body, explore secret locations, and fly like a bird.

  • July 24 - Aug 19, 2017

    Baseball in Montréal

    514.872.0077

    For years, the sport has aroused the passion of Montrealers, either through its amateur leagues or friendly pick-up games. And with such professional teams as the Royals and Expos, fans have had the privilege of seeing some of the world’s greatest players—Jackie Robinson among them. Several key dates are underscored. Also featured is a section on women’s baseball.

  • August 2 to 9, 2017

    Montreal First Peoples Festival

    514.278.4040

    A multidisciplinary festival highlighting Amerindian and Inuit cultures through artistic events.

  • August 4 to 6, 2017

    Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival

    514.790.2525

    Osheaga Music and Arts has established itself as the most important festival of its genre in Canada.

  • August 10 to 20, 2017

    Canada Pride Montréal

    514.903.6193

    Presented in collaboration with the Society of the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary.

  • August 10 to 12, 2017

    îleSoniq Montréal

    Montreal’s EDM festival.

  • August 22 to 27, 2017

    MUTEK

    514.871.8646

    An annual gathering dedicated to emerging forms of electronic music and sound design in the era of new technologies.

  • August 24 to 27, 2017

    Nomadfest Urban Rodeo

    581.981.8686

    At NomadFest, visitors will experience every facet of the cowboy lifestyle through their senses: the richness and emotion of country music; the thrill of the rodeo; fun and informative activities; and uncommon gourmet experiences that revive the culinary traditions of nomadic communities.

  • August 24 to September 4, 2017

    Montréal World Film Festival

    514.848.3883

    Every year, films from more than 70 countries, including well-known and first-time filmmakers alike, are presented.

  • Aug 25 - Sept 22, 2017

    Musica Cubana

    514.528.9766

    Get into the groove with the tropical heat and the musical culture of Cuba... the rhythm of the best music from a country reknown to be home to some of the finest luxury cigars and rums in the world. Salsa, son, cha-cha-cha, merengue, bolero.

  • Aug 26, 2017

    The Color Run

    The Color Run Dream Tour, Presented by Lay's® is coming to your city with an all-new Lay's® Poppables™ Foam Zone, Unicorn Medal, inspirational Dream Wall, and giant inflatable unicorns!

  • August 31 to September 3, 2017

    MEG Montréal Festival

    514.223.8415

    MEG makes Montréal a high place of emerging culture with a mix of international A-listers and local rising talents.