Montreal July Festivals & Events

Montreal July 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 16 to July 23, 2023

    HAIR La comédie musicale

    From Broadway to Tokyo, via Paris, Berlin and Sydney, HAIR has been rocking stages around the world for more than 50 years thanks to, among other things, the immortal choruses of Aquarius and Let the sunshine in.

  • 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 28 to July 2, 2023

    Mtl en Arts

    Mtl en Arts was created as a community event to support and promote the visual arts and celebrate local creativity. The festival brings together the artists of today and tomorrow to connect with the general public.

  • June 29 to July 8, 2023

    Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

    A meeting place for enthusiasts of all jazz-related music.

  • 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 6 to 9, 2023

    Un Goût des Caraïbes

    A cultural feast featuring a variety of food and beverages, music and arts from many Caribbean nations. This year we're celebrating 20 years so there's a lot in store including traditional and fusion flavors (like Jerk Chicken poutine!), the Rum Zone, dance workshops and performances, mixology demonstrations, and much more! With the family or with friends, come eat, drink and dance Caribbean style!

  • July 6 to 16, 2023

    Montreal Cirque Festival

    Troupes and performers from near and far take the cultural metropolis by storm for a summer event not to be missed.

  • July 7, 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!

  • July 8 to 9, 2023

    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 !

  • July 13 to 29, 2023

    Zoofest & OFF JFL

    This comedy event also features dance, music, circus and theater and focuses primarily on discovery.

  • July 14 to 16, 2023

    Montreal Comiccon

    Montreal Comiccon is a pop-culture fan convention that showcases artists and products from entertainment genres like: Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming in all its forms, and, of course, bande dessinée and comic books.

  • July 14 to 29, 2023

    Just For Laughs Festival

    The world's largest comedy festival.

  • July 15 to 16, 2023

    Médiévales Lanaudière

    Once again, the Medieval Festivals of Lanaudière will combine history with fantasy, literary culture, equestrian shows and more... Discover a magical universe in which knights, creatures, artisans and reenactment artists come together.

  • 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.

  • Annually in July

    Festival International Nuits d’Afrique

    The best music from Africa and Latin America and activities for the whole family.

  • Annually in July

    Startup Fashion Week (SFW)

    SFW provides the most innovative program and memorable experience by focusing on three main pillars. We select Canada’s most promising fashion designers to showcase on our runway. We program cutting edge conferences and networking events to fuel the growth of Canada’s fashion industry.

  • Annually in July

    77 Montréal

    ’77 MONTRÉAL seeks to celebrate the quintessence of the alternative music scene and the cultural shifts that have unfolded over the last 40 years with an exhibition and concert. The promoters behind ’77 MONTRÉAL have been booking punk rock shows in Montréal for over 25 years.

  • Annually in July

    Heavy Montreal

    HEAVY MONTRÉAL is the premiere North American destination for fans of rock and metal. Since the first edition in 2008, the festival has welcomed close to 300,000 fans who have congregated to see the likes of groups such as Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Slayer, The Offspring, Marilyn Manson, Mötley Crüe, Disturbed, Slipknot, Anthrax, System of a Down, Mastodon, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Korn, and many more.