Festivals in Montreal, Canada

If you’re visiting Montreal this year but want to try something a bit different to pancake houses and ice hockey games then look no further. Here are some alternative festival which should keep you entertained.


The Montreal Fashion and Design Festival

Date: 31st July – 3rd August 2013
Location: McGill College Avenue, Downtown

The 13th instalment of the Montreal Fashion and Design Festival will be arriving at the renowned McGill College Avenue this month. The event will welcome leading international fashion labels, real time designs, renowned national designers, musical performances and various special events in this glamorous celebration of all things chic.

Fashion fans won’t want to miss this one, as the festival offers a unique platform to announce and introduce the latest trends and designs in this one of a kind event.

Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival

Date: 2nd August – 4th August 2013
Location: Parc Jean-Drapeau, Downtown

The Osheaga Festival will see a first-rate collection of bands and musicians descend to Montreal. This year offers a selection of events with the Osheaga Arts featuring a unique artistic happening and two vernissages before Osheaga in the City presents shows in various locations.

The event will conclude with the main event festival on the island at the scenic parc Jean-Drapeau, where five different stages will host more than 80 acts over three days. Headliners include The Cure, Beck and Mumford & Sons.

Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival

Date: 21st September – 3rd October 2013
Location: Playground Poker Club, Kahnawake

If you want some high adrenaline action and the chance to win some big cash prizes, then the Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival is the solution for you. Spread across 13 days, the tournament has a huge variety of events scheduled, with buy-in costs ranging from an affordable $50 + $10 to a daring $200 + $20.

The festival highlight is set to be the $1 million guaranteed Main Event, which begins on Friday 27th September for a buy-in of $1,000 + $100. If your pockets don’t go that deep though, the event always makes thrilling viewing for all poker fans.

Taste MTL

Date: 1st November – 11th November 2013
Location: Various locations


The Taste MTL event should get some tummies rumbling. For one week, top restaurants across Montreal will be offering delicious three course menus at set prices, giving foodies the chance to dine at some of the finest eateries in the province without busting their bank balances.

There is something to satisfy everyone’s tastes during the Montreal Restaurant Week. Charismatic bistros, ‘Bring Your Own Bottle’ venues and top of the range five star restaurants will all be taking part.