Montreal May Festivals & Events

Montreal May Festivals & Events

  • January 28, 2020 to January 24, 2021


    ORIGINS is an exhibition of original photographs that evokes, in a profusion of extraordinary images, evolution and life on our planet. Presented in 2018 at the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, the exhibition unveils the work of photographer Olivier Grunewald and journalist Bernadette Gilbertas. The immersive effect generated by these large-format images plunges visitors in the contemplation of the beauty of our planet and the discovery of our origins.

  • April 29 to May 2, 2020

    Danza Contemporánea de Cuba

    Founded in 1959, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba is known for its unique style, a skilful blend of mambo, Afro-Caribbean dance, classical ballet and contemporary influences. For the company’s Quebec debut, three of its leading choreographers infuse the dancers’ bodies with their signature vision. With total commitment, an impressive cohort of dancers delivers this choreographic and musical journey full of contrasts and sensuality. An invigorating cultural and artistic encounter where the myths of the past illuminate the present.

  • April 30 to May 9, 2020

    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.

  • April 30 to May 31, 2020


    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 1 to 3, 2020

    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 1 to 6, 2020

    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 15 to 17, 2020


    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 15 to 17, 2020

    Festival Metro Metro

    Music Festival.

  • May 17 to September 27, 2020

    Piknic Électronik

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

  • May 21 to 24, 2020

    Montreal Beer Fest

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

  • May 21 to June 4, 2020


    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.

  • May 23 to 24, 2020

    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.

  • May 30, 2020

    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.

  • May 31, 2020

    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.

  • May 31 to June 7, 2020

    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!

  • From May to October, 2020

    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.

  • Annually in May

    La Pasta Week

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

  • Annually in May

    Le salon métaphysique et spirituel de Montréal

    The Montreal Spiritual and Metaphysical Show is the most anticipated event of the year and the entrance is completely FREE. This show welcomes anyone who is interested in learning more about crystals, wellness, meditation, music, art and more.

  • Annually in May

    The Montreal Model Train Exposition

    The Montreal Model Train Exposition is a miniature train show presented in conjunction with Sun Youth Organization, at their community services center, a non-profit organization renowned for its work in aiding the Montreal community.

  • 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.

  • Annually in May


    The Beachclub moves its operations to Montreal for 4 weekends, on the Olympic Park’s Esplanade.