Montreal August Festivals & Events

Montreal August Festivals & Events

  • 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 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.

  • June 24 to August 18, 2023


    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 29 to August 10, 2023

    L'International des Feux Loto-Québec

    L'International des Feux Loto-Québec is an international fireworks competition in which major companies, representing their respective country, provide the opportunity to see the latest techniques and innovations in the field of pyrotechnics.

  • July 20 to August 9, 2023

    Fantasia International Film Festival

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

  • August 3 to 13, 2023

    Canada Pride Montréal

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

  • August 4, 2023

    Les Premiers Vendredis

    Since 2012, First Fridays has been the flagship street food event in Montreal. It is a monthly event that takes place on the Esplanade of the Olympic Park every first Friday, from June to October! Bringing together more than 50 foodtrucks at each edition, the event is recognized as the largest gathering of street food in Canada!

  • August 4 to 6, 2023

    Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival

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

  • August 4 to 20, 2023


    ItalfestMTL aims to promote and bring to life Italian culture through the expressive and artistic forms that characterize it. The festival today offers a variety of free activities and events in various Montreal neighborhoods, as well as in Laval.

  • August 6, 2023

    Montreal Highland Games

    Highland dance, pipes and drums, athletic events, concessions and more!

  • August 8 to 17, 2023

    Montreal First Peoples Festival

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

  • August 10 to 13, 2023

    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 12 to 13, 2023

    îleSoniq Montréal

    Montreal’s EDM festival.

  • August 22 to 27, 2023


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

  • August 25 to 27, 2023


    The practice of action sports is an art of living: the art of surpassing oneself, perseverance, solidarity and sharing. These core values have the power to create a positive impact in the world. JACKALOPE Experiences express this art of living which consists in living differently and fully.

  • Annually in August

    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 August

    Strangers in the Night Gourmet Gala

    This Summer, dine in style with friends at the 15th Annual Strangers in the Night gala, benefiting the Simple Plan Foundation, Lymphoma Canada, and Friends for Mental Health.

  • Annually in August

    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.

  • Annually in August

    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.

  • 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.