Montreal March Festivals & Events

Montreal March Festivals & Events

  • November 17, 2022 to March 12, 2023

    Headdresses from around the World

    The exhibition Headdresses from around the World, the Antoine de Galbert Collection features over 300 pieces of headwear from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Take a journey around the world to meet the people who wore them!

  • December 1, 2022 to March 5, 2023


    This winter, the heart of the city is the place to be – Luminothérapie is here to get you moving and enjoying the outdoors! With an all-new interactive experience on the Esplanade Tranquille skating rink, a series of six colourful installations on Sainte-Catherine St. extending to Phillips Square and original video projections, everyone is invited to take a break and have some fun.

  • January 18 to March 4, 2023

    Banff Mountain Film Festival

    The 27th Quebec edition of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back in theatres and promises a breathtakingly captivating evening! The Festival presents short and medium-length films made by adventurers in the heart of the wilderness.

  • February 16 to March 5, 2023

    Montréal en Lumière

    MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE is one of the largest winter festivals in the world, an annual celebration registering 1,300,000 festival site visits from fans experiencing the joy of Montreal wintertime through a unique program combining performing arts, gastronomy, free outdoor family activities, and a full night of exquisitely original discoveries!

  • February 22 to March 4, 2023

    Les Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma

    The Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma is the only festival dedicated exclusively to Quebec’s films. For 37 years, it has presented the widest possible range of cinematic genres and approaches, with works by new and established filmmakers.

  • February 23 to March 5, 2023

    MNM Festival

    More than 20 concerts, orchestras, ensembles, soloists, an electroacoustic laboratory, conferences, an international colloquium, a new music lounge and youth activities will take place during these 10 days of celebrations.

  • February 25 to March 5, 2023

    Montréal International Children'S Film Festival (FIFEM)

    The Montreal International Children’s Film Festival (better known under its French acronym, FIFEM) is an international film festival and a family version of the biggest international film event, like a Cannes, Berlin or Sundance for kids!

  • March 1 to 5, 2023

    Festival de Casteliers

    A rich selection of puppet shows, intended for both children and adults, created by renowned as well as newly emerging companies from here and abroad.

  • March 2 to April 2, 2023

    Happening Gourmand

    (Re)discover Old Montreal’s best restaurants without breaking the bank during Happening Gourmand. Creative, lively and unique, Old Montreal is a real foodie paradise.

  • March 4, 2023

    Study and Go Abroad Fair

    Explore Your Future and Discover the World. Ever considered an undergrad or postgrad program abroad? Attend this event to meet with top universities from around the world, embassies, and student travel organizations and plan your studies, work, or language travel abroad.

  • March 14 to 26, 2023


    International Festival of Films on Art.

  • March 18, 2023

    Zouk social - ZE Montréal

    Brazilian zouk social organized by ZE Montréal.

  • March 19, 2023

    St. Patrick's Day Parade

    St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montreal.

  • March 24 to 26, 2023

    Montréal Salon Audio / Audio Fest

    The Montréal Audiofest brings in more than 5,000 visitors who want to hear, see and touch over 300 brands of audio products under one roof. It’s the biggest get-together of audio-video industry manufacturers, distributors and retailers in Canada.

  • Annually in January to March

    Skating Events at the Old Port

    Being festive is the Old Port’s guiding principle, and no efforts are spared to live up to it. Each season brings new and exclusive events, festivals, shows, celebrations, and more. With marvellous music and glorious gastronomy to cater to all tastes and cultures, you’ll find here a cordial atmosphere to delight and nourish, and so much more.

  • Annually in February and March

    Festival Montréal Joue!

    With more than 200 free activities, 150 exhibitors, 80 locations and 60 partners, the Montreal Festival plays brings together the great Montreal players in the game to spread the excitement and creativity of the game world. The festival wishes to promote Montreal as a cultural metropolis and a gaming capital. Montreal Plays is a new genre festival combining the cultural forces of the City and those of the artisans of the gaming industry.

  • Annually in February to April

    Butterflies Go Free

    Butterflies are ideal ambassadors for the insect world, offering an inspiring visual feast with their colourful wings in different shapes, their agility and their fragility.

  • Annually in March

    Art Souterrain

    Created 11 years ago, the Art Souterrain Festival invests more than 6 km underground and 7 satellite sites for 3 weeks exhibiting works of contemporary art. A hundred local and international artists are represented for the occasion around a social and topical theme. Accessible at all times and free of charge, the Festival is one of the major events of the winter season that enlivens the lives of thousands of people and offers them mediation activities and artistic discoveries.

  • Annually from February to April

    Sugaring Off Season at Sucrerie de la Montagne

    During the week or on weekends, Sucrerie de la Montagne lets you experience real Québec traditions. Here, the maple syrup is produced the old-fashioned way: the tree is tapped with a spout, the sap collected in a pail and transported to a traditional wood-fired evaporator, where it is transformed into maple syrup.

  • Annually in March

    Circus Cabaret

    Attend a series of original creations by the cream of local contemporary circus artists! Imagine a central scene, a bar, and tables close to the artists… live a unique experience led by a Master of Ceremony. For each production, discover a new selection of artists performing different acts.

  • Annually in March

    Barbegazi - Winter Action Sports Festival

    Freestyle snowmobile demonstrations, snowskate initiation, a fatbike contest, as well as a winter obstacle race.

  • Annually in March

    Cabane Panache et Bois rond

    The 9th edition of the most festive Sugar Shack in Quebec is approaching. From March 21st to 24th, the “Cabane Panache et Bois Rond” sugar shack offers you a completely electrifying atmosphere! Lumberjacks wandering all over Wellington Street, thrilling shows, mouth-watering comfort food, alcoholic beverages to keep your body warm and classic maple taffy on snow... just because it is a must! Don't miss the biggest free “Bûcheronesque” festival in Quebec.

  • Annually in March


    Providing exposure to the Scandinavian way of life by sharing music, cinema, gastronomy as well as other distinctive cultural traits from Scandinavia.

  • Annually in March

    Montreal Digital Spring

    As spring approaches, so do exciting ideas and discoveries at the forefront of the international, collective imagination. Architectural installations, interactive exhibitions, and contemporary creations combining disciplines and artistic currents, among others, are up for the offering for Montrealers and tourists alike.