February 21, 2018
There is no lack of events to attend to in Montreal this year. This big city is fortunate to host some of the most incredible events, such as sporting events, concerts and world-renowned festivals. With so many activities, you will never be stuck trying to find something to do. In order to plan your next outing in the city, here are the best events of 2018!
Montréal en Lumière
from February 22 to March 4
Visit one of the biggest winter festivals in the world. Montréal en Lumière welcomes over 1,300,000 visitors each year. You will find many activities, including a gourmet corner with 500 renowned chefs, a wide range of music with over 600 artists, theater performances and amazing circus and dance acts!
Montreal International Children's Film Festival (FIFEM)
from March 4 to March 12
This festival brings together all the best and newest children’s movies from around the world straight to Montreal. In addition to the broad repertoire of films presented, ranging from fiction to documentary, children will be able to participate in thematic workshops. A perfect activity for the whole family!
Views of Africa, International Film Festival
from April 13 to April 22
Views of Africa is one of the most prestigious film festivals of its kind in North America, bringing together visual arts, film, performing arts and activities for even the youngest. Going into its 34th year, they celebrate the best of African and Caribbean film culture.
Montreal Comic Arts Festival
from May 26 to May 28
Comic book lovers will be ecstatic! The Montreal Comic Strip Festival celebrates the art of the comics in the heart of La Fontaine Park. More than 150 cartoonists from around the world will be there to talk about their job with you.
30th Montreal Museums Day
on May 28
The 30th edition of Montreal Museums Day will also be held in May. 40 Museums in the city will offer free admission, with shuttles that circulate to drive visitors from one place to another. The perfect day for discovering the cultural jewels of the city!
Francos de Montréal
from June 8 to June 18
The Francos de Montreal offers more than 250 music ensembles, 180 of which are free and will be playing on 7 different outdoor stages. It is the biggest French music festival and will host various famous artists such as Marc Dupré, Pierre Lapointe and Galaxy.
Montreal International Jazz Festival
from June 28 to July 8
If you enjoy the sweet sounds of jazz, the Montreal International Jazz Festival is sure to please you. For almost 40 years, this festival has been the meeting place for many music lovers. Many artists from all over the world will invite you to be charmed by their art.
8th Montreal Cirque Festival
from July 6 to July 16
For 11 days, you’ll find the best circus acts in the entire city. Streets, parks and sidewalks are truly transformed into a performance venue where artists give themselves over to the circus arts for as long as they want.
Shakira at the Bell Center
on August 8
Shakira guides her tour to Montreal this August for the pleasure of her many admirers. Come and dance to the familiar rhythms of “Hips Don’t Lie”, “Whenever, Wherever” and “Waka Waka”!
WTA Rogers Cup
from August 4 to August 12
Tennis fans will not want to miss the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium as Montreal welcomes women in this year. With more competition than ever, you’ll see the biggest names in women’s tennis, including Venus, Simona, Caroline and Angelique.
22nd Days of Culture
from September 29 to October 1
For 3 days, you will have access to more than 3000 free activities across the province to promote art and culture at the 22ndDays of Culture event. Budding artists will also have the opportunity to discuss and interact with professionals and artisans.
Montreal Canadiens Hockey Season
begins at the Bell Center
Experience the excitement behind Montreal’s favourite sport. The Bell Center will host several important games from the NHL (National Hockey League). The schedule for regular season games will be announced this fall.
Montreal’s Restaurant Week – (date to be confirmed)
As much for gourmets as for food lovers, the MTLàTABLE is an event that everyone must attend. Celebrating all the culinary wealth of Montreal restaurants, with more than 175 restaurants participating to satisfy the taste buds of everyone who goes.
Christmas in the Park
from December 1 to December 25
The magic of Christmas comes alive in many parks in the city. With more than 100 shows and free entertainment, artisans, magical settings and, of course, Santa Clause, you will experience a true Quebec Christmas.
The biggest advantage for any of these events is staying in a hotel in downtown Montreal, near all major events. It is possible to thank the Hotel Le Roberval, allowing you to reside in the heart of the city with easy access to all major sites.
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