Montreal August Festivals & Events

Montreal August Festivals & Events

  • August 18, 2020

    Cabaret Ciel de Nuit

    Royalmount Drive In Event Theatre
    Doors open 7:30pm | 514-347-6777

    Headliner: Lou Lou La Duchesse De Rière
    Featuring Performances by: The Foxy Lexxi Brown (Miss Viva Las Vegas 2018), Kiara (Canada's Dragrace 2020), Charli DeVille, Tristan Ginger, Joy Rider, Miami Minx, Enshantay, Captain Fun & Elle Diabloe
    We are thrilled to be partnered with Project10MTL and are donating a portion of the night's proceeds to support 2LQBTQ+ and BIPOC youth in Montréal.
    Social Distancing rules are strictly in effect. Chairs and small tables can be set up in front of your car.

  • August 17 to 18, 2019

    Bella di Sera: Summer 90% Off & More Sale!

    Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | 514.376.3123

    All New Inventory, Exclusive Designer Collections!
    NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! Doors open at 10 a.m both days.

  • From May to October, 2019

    Les Premiers Vendredis

    The largest gathering of food trucks in Canada. It takes place every first Friday of every month, from May to October, from 16h @ 23h.

  • May 5 to September 1, 2019

    Yoga Plein Air

    YOGA OUTDOORS and FREE all summer? Yes! It is possible and it is with POP SPIRIT that it happens. For a 3rd year, POP Spirit offers you the opportunity to come for free practice yoga outdoors and breathe in community. These classes will allow you to untie your body and soothe your mind from the hassle of everyday life. Hatha Yoga for all levels.

  • May 19 to September 29, 2019

    Piknic Électronik

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

  • Every Tuesday until October 15, 2019

    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!

  • June 11 to 16, 2019

    International Digital Art Festival - ELEKTRA

    This year we bring the international to Montreal in a cultural event of unprecedented scale with the 4th edition of the International Digital Art Biennial (BIAN), the 19th ELEKTRA Festival under the theme AUTOMATA - Sing the Body Electric and the 12th International Marketplace for Digital Arts (MIAN).

  • June 19 to September 2, 2019


    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!

  • July 11 to August 1, 2019

    Fantasia International Film Festival

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

  • August 2 to 4, 2019

    Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival

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

  • August 3, 2019

    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.

  • August 4, 2019

    Montreal Highland Games

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

  • August 6 to 14, 2019

    Montreal First Peoples Festival

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

  • August 7 to 12, 2019

    Under Pressure

    Free outdoor event for all ages. Celebrate all street art with the longest running graffiti festival in the world.

  • August 7 to 11, 2019

    OSM Classical Spree

    The OSM invites you to the 8th edition of its Classical Spree, held in a perfect summer setting for festivities and gatherings. This one-of-a-kind festival in North America features 31 indoor concerts in addition to a multitude of free activities – and as many opportunities to discover classical music in new ways.

  • August 8, 2019

    OVER THE RAINBOW 2, édition Gayer Than Ever

    The most gay show of Pride! Let's start with Rainbow Drag who will offer you a version 2.0 of his show Over the Rainbow, Gayer than Ever presented by Eleganza and Pride Montreal!

  • August 8 to 18, 2019

    Canada Pride Montréal

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

  • August 9 to 10, 2019

    îleSoniq Montréal

    Montreal’s EDM festival.

  • August 10, 2019

    Holi Montréal - Festival of Colors

    Inspired by the ancient tradition of India, this musical color-throw festival will transport you into a world of joy, happiness, and unique memories! Bollywood, Indie, House, Regaetton and many more music beats will be performed by DJs and live bands.

  • August 10 to 11, 2019

    MUD GIRL RUN Montreal

    MUD GIRL, The "Girliest" Mud Run in Canada! Be ready for mud, foam, slides and a lot of FUN with your girl friends. Bring your girl's squad to the muddiest activity of the year. On the program, a less than 5KM mud run with 17+ accessible and remarkably fun obstacles. Get ready to Join the Pink Army !

  • August 13 to 18, 2019

    Le Grand Ribfest de Montréal

    September August 13-18, 2019 on Jacques Cartier Quay in the Old Port of Montreal. Ribbers from Texas, Alabama, New Mexico, Florida and Tennessee are stopping in Montreal for 6 days. The 2019 edition will be the largest and most important in its history.

  • August 14 to 15, 2019

    Tiny House Festival

    The fourth Tiny House festival in Canada ! Come and meet a large number of exhibitors from North America, visit several tiny houses, family games and listen to many lecturers !

  • August 16, 2019

    KISS // Montréal

    evenko & Live Nation Concerts present KISS End Of the Road.

  • August 16 to 18, 2019

    Montreal RibFest

    A 3-day street festival celebrating rockin' music & amazing BBQ! Free admission! Professional Ribbers! Life music! Benefits local kids! HUGE Kids play zone! Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Island! Become a Vendor, Sponsor or Volunteer!

  • August 17, 2019

    Lolë White Tour Montréal

    Since 2012, the Lolë White Tour has united over 77,000 people dressed in white, from communities around the world, to practice yoga and meditate in a unique session dedicated to peace. We invite you to join us for this inspiring community-driven event — a celebration of inspiration, hope, equality and unity.

  • August 18, 2019

    IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant

    The quaint, rustic village of Mont-Tremblant is home to the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant. The surrounding area is known for its hiking, skiing, kayaking, golfing and cycling—making it an idyllic location for IRONMAN athletes and their families and friends. The village of Mont-Tremblant and its surrounding communities offer a walkable, easily navigable location for all your race-week activities.

  • August 19 to 24, 2019

    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.

  • August 20 to 25, 2019


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

  • August 22 to 25, 2019

    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 22 to 25, 2019

    Wanderlust Tremblant

    Wanderlust’s mission is to help you find your true north, to live a healthy and inspired life. We’ve hand-selected world-renowned guides—yoga and meditation teachers, outdoor instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs—to light your path.

  • August 23 to 25, 2019

    BOOCHFEST: International Kombucha Festival in Montreal

    We know the culture of kombucha begins at home. That's why we put home brewers in the spotlight with the World Homemade Kombucha Competition. We have international competitors competing for the world's best home brew!

  • August 23 to 25, 2019

    LangFest Montreal

    LangFest, along with the world-renowned Jazz Festival and Just For Laughs Festival, gather a unique and diverse crowd to Montreal. As North America’s hotspot for linguists, LangFest promises participants an unforgettable week immersed in languages. Activities include: conference talks by internationally and locally acclaimed language experts, tours of Montreal and other social activities.

  • August 24, 2019

    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.

  • August 24, 2019

    Prison Break Race - Rawdon

    Get a ticket for a 2019 escape and come live a thrilling experience out of the ordinary. Locked in a prison, we guarantee you that you will have no chance of being released for the next few years ... unless you succeed in escaping! EVERYONE can do it: small, big, young and old, come and try your escape. Experience for all ages and levels, no need to be fit.

  • August 29 to September 2, 2019

    MEG Montréal Festival

    Over the years, the festival, a healthy prescription of up-and-coming electro, hip-hop, and pop rock artists has taken on the mandate of attracting a crowd of curious and open-minded night owls, of proudly representing Canadian music and bridging the distance with the US and Europe.

  • August 30, 2019


    Cinéma Beaubien, Cinéma du Parc and Cinéma du Musée Museum offer at nightfall, a projection of films, documentaries and short films in the gardens of the Bota Bota on an inflatable screen. Watch the movie via our bean bags, sun loungers or even from the pools. Bar service will be available.

  • August 30 to September 1, 2019

    Asian Night Market

    For the third consecutive year, FoodfestMTL in collaboration with the Montreal Chinatown Development Council invites you to the largest ASIAN NIGHT MARKET in Montreal bringing together street food, performances and games! On top of the 50 kiosk of food and activities, more than 30 marchants of Chinatown will be there as well!

  • August 30 to September 2, 2019

    Get your Zouk on Festival

    The "Get Your Zouk On - Dance Festival" is an exciting program of activities taking place on a 4 days schedule. It's mission: make you discover and learn more about Brazilian Zouk through fusion dance nights, in collaboration with various dance communities! Furthermore, our team selected numerous daytime activities for you to enjoy Montreal's best summer festivities.

  • August 31, 2019

    Montreal Detective Day

    Think you have what it takes to catch a killer? CluedUpp is the British detective game that's just like a giant, outdoor version of the board game Clue. The Montreal version of the game is called "Sneaky Finders" and is set in the fictitious town of Millingham. Your team of detectives will be tasked with cracking the case as you stalk the streets, tracking down virtual witnesses and eliminating suspects.

  • August 31 to September 1, 2019

    Dog Fest Montreal

    Aqua Dogs is coming to Montreal, Quebec for our very first outdoor event in Quebec! Come out and try this amazing sport. All three disciplines will be available - GoHigh, GoLong and GoFetch. This event is a qualifier for the 2019 Aqua Dogs Canadian Championships.

  • Annually in August

    Montréal World Film Festival

    Every year, films from more than 70 countries, including well-known and first-time filmmakers alike, are presented.

  • 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.

  • Annually in August

    The Color Run

    The Color Run Dream Tour, Presented by Lay's® is coming to your city with an all-new Lay's® Poppables™ Foam Zone, Unicorn Medal, inspirational Dream Wall, and giant inflatable unicorns!