Montreal May Festivals & Events

Montreal May Festivals & Events

  • May 1, 2023

    The Neurodiversity Awareness Event

    The Neurodiversity Awareness Event is Back on May 1st, 2023! In the first edition, 440 people brought tickets! We expect to triple this number! Contact us to learn how you can support us!

  • May 1 to September 30, 2023

    Les Tam-tams du mont Royal

    Drummers and dancers (and vendors) assemble at the base of the mountain to beat away the weekend.

  • May 3 to September 17, 2023

    Summer Animations

    This summer, the Quartier des Spectacles is swarming with cultural events with a diversified program on Sainte-Catherine Street, in the Quartier Latin and at Philipps SquareEach week is booked with amazing performances to entertain audiences of all ages. Theatre, dance, music, circus arts and comedy will share the limelight.

  • May 4 to 13, 2023

    Montreal Sketchfest

    THE Montréal’s big celebration of the art of sketch comedy! 10 days of sketch comedy shows featuring troupes from all over North America.

  • May 4 to 28, 2023


    The Festival Accès Asie presents an eclectic and colorful program. From the sacred, profane, ancient, modern and classical to the popular, this Festival of multi-disciplinary delights, features performers from music, visuals arts, new media, dance and film to celebrate the history and the cultural richness of Canadians of Asian origins.

  • May 5 to 7, 2023

    Montreal Medieval Fair

    Unique in North America, the “Salon de la Passion médiévale et historique” offers to its visitors an extraordinary opportunity to immerge in the past. Each year, thousands of people visit this festive and colourful medieval fair where more than 75 exhibitors and artisans offer jewelry, decorative accessories, leather goods and much more.

  • May 11 to 24, 2023

    Pasta Fest

    Discover the best pasta restaurants in the greater Montreal area and Quebec City.

  • May 13 & 27, 2023

    Zouk social - ZE Montréal

    Brazilian zouk social organized by ZE Montréal.

  • May 14, 2023


    Welcome to the 8th FantastiCon MTL; the only show in town that promotes equally english and french language comic books alongside with TOYS, TOYS and VINTAGE TOYS!!!

  • May 17 to 22, 2023

    Bailongo Montréal

    Bailongo equals quality, style and dynamic energy all rolled into one. Think a serious Tango Festival meets the hippest marathon.

  • May 18 to 21, 2023

    Montreal Beer Fest

    A beer-tasting adventure that showcases the many different flavours of beer, cider and various fine dishes.

  • May 19, 2023

    Party like Gatsby Montreal - Spectacle Extraordinaire

    Party like Gatsby presents the "Spectacle Extraordinaire". Dress in your finest attire and feel the vibrant pulse of the Golden Twenties. A world aimed to amaze, amuse and entertain you. Become part of Jay Gatsby's inner circle, while dancing the night away with your friends, creating everlasting memories.

  • May 19 to 21, 2023


    POUZZA FEST is a punk rock music festival. Over 200 groups in different venues, all of which are located within walking distance of one another. See your favorite bands and discover new ones.

  • May 19 to 21, 2023

    Festival Metro Metro

    Music Festival.

  • May 20, 2023

    MARLEX Life Of The Party

    Party Event.

  • May 21 to October 1, 2023

    Piknic Électronik

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

  • May 24 to June 8, 2023


    An international event celebrating new works in contemporary dance and theatre, the Festival TransAmériques combines disciplines and artistic trends under cohesive programming. The Festival presents exciting forms of the art of our era, featuring works by choreographers, writers and directors. The only criterion is to present strong work, regardless of theme or place of origin.

  • May 26 to 28, 2023

    Festival Eurêka!

    Three days of fun with over 75 FREE outdoor activities for the whole family!

  • May 28 to June 4, 2023

    Go Bike Montréal Festival

    Getting together, having fun, creating memories – that’s what it’s all about! The popular events of Go Bike Montréal Festival are a wonderful opportunity to bike stress-free with family and friends along an untimed route, in the company of thousands of other two-wheel enthusiasts. Like riding a bike, this Festival just comes naturally!

  • May 29 to June 18, 2023

    Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montréal

    The program of Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montréal features fringe (experimental) theatre, repertory theatre, dance, music, drag queen shows, burlesque, puppetry, spoken word, storytelling, comedy, magic, and other types of performing art.

  • Annually in May

    The Queerness and Games Conference

    The Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon) is a community-oriented, internationally-recognized event dedicated to exploring the intersection of LGBTQ issues and games.

  • Annually in May

    Intl. Black Women's Exposition

    This is the key event of Canada's black communities that contributes to the emancipation of Mixed and Black Women. The SIFN is the place to debate the news, discuss issues, meet Black women models of success, have access to all information to products and services and especially, find themselves among Black Women.

  • Annually in May

    Montreal Museums Day

    A rich and colourful program organized by the Montréal Museums Society. Storytellers, artisans, and historical figures will all be on hand. Free bus routes laid on by the STM especially for the event takes visitors between the participating museums.