Montreal October Festivals & Events

Montreal October Festivals & Events

  • September 2 to October 31, 2022

    Gardens of Light

    This autumn event sets three cultural gardens at the Jardin botanique all aglow. The Chinese Garden displays its traditional lanterns and shares a fabulous fishing tale with visitors, the Japanese Garden leads visitors along a meditative illuminated path inspired by the seasons, and the First Nations Garden features an intense multimedia experience that lets visitors feel the beating heart of the Cycle of Life.

  • October 1, 2022

    Montreal Tea Festival

    Nearly forty exhibitors, a dozen conferences and a multitude of discoveries!

  • October 5 to 16, 2022

    Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

    The Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal champions the latest practices in cinema and new technology with an international program of over 300 films, multimedia installations, performances, conferences and events.

  • October 8 to 9, 2022

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  • October 9, 2022

    Black & Blue Festival

    Information to come.

  • October 20 to 22, 2019

    La grande dégustation de Montréal

    This tasting event is a unique gathering where 200 wine producers, distillers and brewers come together to share their passion with wine, beer and spirit lovers and connoisseurs. This year will feature wines of Chile and Argentina and spotlight the syrah and whiskies of the world. This event provides a rare opportunity to meet producers from all around the world and discover over 1200 great products.

  • October 20 to 31, 2022

    Spasm Festival

    Festival of genre cinema and the unusual. Any film that is out of the ordinary, that makes you laugh, that disturbs, that makes you think, that inspires, that amazes...

  • October 27 to January 3, 2023

    Birth of Planet Earth

    How did Earth become a living planet as a result of the violent birth of our solar system?

  • October 28 to 20, 2022

    Annual Gem and Mineral Show

    Annual exhibition and sale of semi-precious stones, jewellery, sculptures, beads, semi-precious beads (beads), fossils, and minerals of all kinds. Crystals and minerals from here and abroad. See jewellery made of amber from the Baltic Sea, as well as fossils, rough lapis lazuli, kunzite, aquamarine, quartz, rose quartz, and giant amethyst geodes to name a few.

  • October 29 to November 13, 2022

    Arab World Festival of Montreal

    Arab and Western cultures meet at the crossroads for the latest in Arabic cinema and performing arts.

  • Annually in October

    Euro Classic Tuesdays

    You are welcome to join us at the traditional weekly Euro Tuesday meet-ups! As long as the weather is nice, we will be there to share our passion for classic cars with you!

  • Annually in October

    Quinn's Farm Fall Festival

    Admission to the farm's Fall Festival will include : Access to our Orchard, Tractor rides, Animal Interpretation, Access to our Play yard, Pony Rides* and Live Music*.

  • Annually in October

    The Great Pumpkin Ball

    You’ll know absolutely everything there is to know about the gourd family! At the Squash Kiosk, little ones, fat ones, round or warty ones – each one will be exercising its ingenuity to make the best impression. And at the pumpkin-decorating contest, the good witch Esmeralda, invites you to tour roughly 800 squashes and pumpkins decorated by students and visitors.

  • Annually in October

    La Ronde Fright Fest

    It’s a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones throughout the park. The Ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals and apparently there is no place to hide!

  • Annually in October

    Light the Night Walk

    Walk with us on Saturday, October 19 at Parc Jean Drapeau as we gather together with families, friends, and coworkers to celebrate, honour, and remember those touched by cancer.

  • Annually in October


    The Complexe Desjardins has plenty of fun activities for families, and this weekend is no exception! From October 26 to 27, La Grande-Place will be transformed into La Grande-Place des Fantômes, with a face-painting workshop, dance shows, magic and more... A bewitching time awaits!

  • Annually in October

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    We are back to rock Montreal's most beautiful vintage theatre in the heart of the Quartier des Spéctacles and we are still the ONLY Rocky Horror event in town that gives you the original cult classic movie. See Tim Curry, Richard O'Brien, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf on the big screen while a large cast performs live on stage with wild audience participation. Come see why we are the most spectacular and popular Halloween event in town!

  • Annually in October

    Montreal Zombie Walk

    Where the Zombies meet to get ready for the Walk : place du Canada, between noon and 3PM! Rockabilly rockers Black Moon Boys will be playing at 2PM to motivate the dead to walk again.

  • All Year

    Haunted Montreal Ghost Tours

    Haunted Montreal conducts Ghost Walks and carries out research into ghost sightings, paranormal activities, historic hauntings, unexplained mysteries, and strange legends in the Montreal area.