Montreal August Festivals & Events

Montreal August Festivals & Events

  • May 20 to September 23, 2018

    Piknic Électronik


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

  • June 20 to August 26, 2018


    Aquazilla is a unique 30-by-35 meters inflatable structure comprised of obstacles, slides and platforms for jumping into the water, and much more. Take the challenge among family and friends and make your way through a course on the platform or put your ability to the test on a series of disciplines on the course!

  • June 26 to September 23, 2018

    International Digital Art Festival - ELEKTRA


    This year we bring the international to Montreal in a cultural event of unprecedented scale with the 4th edition of the International Digital Art Biennial (BIAN), the 19th ELEKTRA Festival under the theme AUTOMATA - Sing the Body Electric and the 12th International Marketplace for Digital Arts (MIAN).

  • July 7 to August 8, 2018

    L'International des Feux Loto-Québec

    One of the most prestigious fireworks competitions in the world.

  • July 12 to August 1, 2018

    Fantasia International Film Festival


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

  • August 1, 2018

    The Piano Guys

    The Piano Guys live in concert.

  • August 2 to 5, 2018

    Festival Orientalys

    For 4 days and 4 nights, the Old-Port moves to the beat of bold fusions and original shows with artists and performers from here and abroad. Performances, workshops, animation, exhibitions and activities for children and adults are on the program this year – all around a veritable Oriental Medina!

  • August 3, 2018

    Les Dérives Nocturnes

    Following the great success of the Drift Away After Dark evenings this year, Bota Bota took the initiative to continue the tradition and pursue this unique concept in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal for 2018. Every first Friday of month, enjoy an exclusive after hour access to Bota Bota's facilities. Come and experience the a spa at night, in a deliciously lounge atmosphere with DJ VBEE.

  • August 3, 2018

    Les Premiers Vendredis

    The largest gathering of food trucks in Canada. It takes place every first Friday of every month, from May to October, from 16h @ 23h.

  • August 3 to 6, 2018

    Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival


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

  • August 9 to 12, 2018

    The History of Sexuality at Fierté Montréal Pride


    An intimate and radically honest examination of sex and power from a queer perspective. Sexuality is always wrapped up in structures and systems of power. The History of Sexuality, written by Dane Stewart, is an original two-act play exploring queer identities and LGBTQ communities in Montreal. The play is based off a series of interviews organized with queer Montrealers and uses verbatim theatre storytelling techniques.

  • August 9 to 19, 2018

    Canada Pride Montréal


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

  • August 10 to 11, 2018

    îleSoniq Montréal

    Montreal’s EDM festival.

  • August 11, 2018

    MUD GIRL RUN Montreal

    MUD GIRL, The "Girliest" Mud Run in Canada! Be ready for mud, foam, slides and a lot of FUN with your girl friends. Bring your girl's squad to the muddiest activity of the year. On the program, a less than 5KM mud run with 17+ accessible and remarkably fun obstacles. Get ready to Join the Pink Army !

  • August 11, 2018

    Matsuri Japon

    A family event that includes music, dance, children's activities, souvenirs, food and many more. We invite you to join us to celebrate Montreal's Japanese community during this summer festival.

  • August 11 to 12, 2018

    Wedding Dress Sale Up To 90% Off!

    All New Inventory, Exclusive Designer Collections! Up To 90% OFF ALL WEDDING DRESSES! August 11 & 12 2018 at the HOTEL SHERATON LAVAL 10 am – 5 pm in the Chomedey Room. 2440 Laurentian Autoroute, Laval, QC H7T 1X5.

  • August 11 to 12, 2018

    Tiny House Festival

    The fourth Tiny House festival in Canada ! Come and meet a large number of exhibitors from North America, visit several tiny houses, family games and listen to many lecturers !

  • Now to August 12, 2018

    World Elephant Day

    Simply by tweeting, Quebecers can help save African Elephants. #AmarulaTrust has launched a global campaign to safeguard the African Elephant from poachers. August 12, is the day to raise money and save these majestic animals. Each retweet of @AmarulaElephant’s story = $1.00. Share the @AmarulaElephant’s story on Twitter – for each of the first 10,000 retweets it receives, Amarula will donate $1 towards the #AmarulaTrust’s efforts to protect African elephants

  • August 17 to 19, 2018

    Montreal RibFest

    A 3-day street festival celebrating rockin' music & amazing BBQ! Free admission! Professional Ribbers! Life music! Benefits local kids! HUGE Kids play zone! Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Island! Become a Vendor, Sponsor or Volunteer!

  • August 19, 2018

    IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant

    The quaint, rustic village of Mont-Tremblant is home to the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant. The surrounding area is known for its hiking, skiing, kayaking, golfing and cycling—making it an idyllic location for IRONMAN athletes and their families and friends. The village of Mont-Tremblant and its surrounding communities offer a walkable, easily navigable location for all your race-week activities.

  • August 20 to 25, 2018

    Fashion & Design Festival

    The Fashion & Design Festival celebrates creativity and culture through a major outdoor event in the heart of downtown Montreal. This one-of-a-kind occasion provides an inside look at the world of fashion and design through a diversified program of activities.

  • August 22 to 26, 2018



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

  • August 23 to September 3, 2018

    Montréal World Film Festival


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

  • August 25 to 26, 2018

    Dog Fest Montreal

    Dog Fest was created for the purpose of celebrating the special relationship between human beings and our most loyal animal companions.

  • August 30 to September 2, 2018

    MEG Montréal Festival

    Over the years, the festival, a healthy prescription of up-and-coming electro, hip-hop, and pop rock artists has taken on the mandate of attracting a crowd of curious and open-minded night owls, of proudly representing Canadian music and bridging the distance with the US and Europe.

  • Annually in August

    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.

  • Annually in August

    Farmers Market at Marché des Éclusiers


    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.

  • Annually in August

    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!

  • Annually in August

    Montreal First Peoples Festival


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

  • Annually in August

    Nomadfest Urban Rodeo


    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.