Montreal May Festivals & Events

Montreal May Festivals & Events

  • April 28 to May 8, 2022

    Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival

    An explosive, exuberant literary festival, tailor-made for lovers of words against a backdrop of the most unexpected literary excesses and critical, intense debates. Writing workshops, irreverent authors and storytellers are part of what awaits you for this event.

  • May 5 to 14, 2022

    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 5 to 29, 2022


    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 11 to 24, 2022

    Pasta Fest

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

  • May 13 to 15, 2022

    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 13 to August 14, 2022

    Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA

    KOOZA is a show that blends, almost to perfection, its subcontinental sounds, its stunning lighting and costumes with theatrical ingenuity and acrobatic wonder - THE INDEPENDENT, LONDON

  • May 19 to 22, 2022

    Montreal Beer Fest

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

  • May 20 to 22, 2022


    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 20 to 22, 2022

    Festival Metro Metro

    Music Festival.

  • May 22 to October 2, 2022

    Piknic Électronik

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

  • May 25 to June 9, 2022


    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.

  • 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.

  • Annually in May

    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!

  • Annually in May

    Aires Libres

    An invitation to attend the many festivals, activities, and temporary art installations on Sainte-Catherine Street East. Come by and enjoy the festive atmosphere of this pedestrian-only zone.