Montréal is known as a festive city where something is always going on—and it’s true! Festival season is in full swing, but it’s far from over. Events for every taste are planned from now until the end of summer; these are our faves:
MONTRÉAL CiRQUE FESTiVAL
July 6 to 16
What does the first international circus arts festival in North America have to offer? Circus everywhere in the city! The festival’s stunning and unique program includes performances not only on stages, but also (especially!) in the streets, in parks, on sidewalks… You will be astounded by the amazing feats of the most talented artists from the circus world. It will be a thrill for everyone, young and old!
Just for Laughs
July 15 to 30
Is Montréal the world’s funniest city? It’s very possible.The world’s biggest comedy festival was born here. Just for Laughs has tons of comedy shows of all kinds, in both English and French, featuring local comedians and renowned international guests. The fun will also spill out into the streets, so get ready to laugh your head off!
Osheaga Festival Music and Arts
August 4 to 6 at Parc Jean-Drapeau
Every year, Osheaga, the biggest festival of its kind in Canada, brings together music and art lovers for an epic weekend featuring hundreds of performances by renowned and emerging artists on several stages, a series of art installations and a festive ambiance. It’s a feast for the eyes—and the ears! Think Woodstock, but better. ;)
Montréal’s Italian Week
August 4 to 13
Travel to Italy without leaving the city! Montréal’s Italian Week is coming up. This colourful and flavourful festival is an opportunity to discover Italian culture, with music, arts, food, literature, fashion and more! For 22 years, the event has drawn in more than 400,000 visitors seeking to dive into the beauty and diversity of Italy. See you there!
August 4 to 13 at Uniprix Stadium
The Montréal Canadiens are on holiday and the Grand Prix is over. Sports fans, no need to panic: the Rogers Cup is coming up! This year, the men will hit the court and dazzle you with their masterful performances. The top stars of the tennis world are coming to Montréal in August; you don’t want to miss it! The ball is in your court.
As you can see, the metropolis has no shortage of events this summer. Music, arts, culture, sports … the choice is yours! Don’t forget to include Montréal in your vacation plans. The city is ready for you.
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