Montreal Area Festivals

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These are a few festivals we put together for your montreal visit.
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Name & LinkDateLocationFeatures
chromatic montreal24 may 2017the Old Port’s historic Hangar 16The program features an eclectic range of arts – visual, digital, performance, interactive and
more –at events including concerts, exhibitions, screenings, workshops, parties and activities for all ages. Both
Montréal and Toronto talents will be teaming up for this seventh edition.
Festival Trans-Amerique may 25 -june 8 2017 multiple location check siteThe Festival TransAmériques (FTA) celebrates new works in
contemporary dance and theatre. Showcasing both established and emerging artists, choreographers, writers and
directors, this tenth edition of the FTA also aims to foster dialogue through a stimulating range of workshops,
debates and roundtable discussions.

 may29-june 18 2017 multiple location check siteIn a world of global chaos, we need the happy chaos of the FRINGE to tie us to our community and remind us that everything is alright in the world. In November 2016, the Canadian Association of FRINGE Festivals plays host to the FRINGE World Congress in Montreal. This event, created by the Edinburgh FRINGE, is a meeting for FRINGE producers from around the world. Typically held in Edinburgh, as part of the Edinburgh FRINGE, this year’s event comes to Canada to see what makes us tick. The Canadian Association of FRINGE Festivals has created a unique but simple recipe for FRINGE success – even the Mother of all FRINGE Festivals, Edinburgh, wants to know what’s in the special sauce.
Mutek aug.23 to 27 2017 multiple location check siteOver 150 multi-sensory events and adventures are scheduled at this year’s world-renowned MUTEK festival. For five days, MUTEK will again be promoting artists and innovators at the forefront of electronic music, digital creativity, technology and live performance.
Our next edition takes place from August 23 to 27, 2017 in the heart of Montréal. Expect another 5 days and nights of international-grade, leading-edge, live electronic music and audiovisual performances. First names will be released in the coming months.
ElektraElektra to be determined check siteElektra is a yearly digital arts festival showcasing new creations in electronic music,
video, cinema, performance, design, gaming and interactive installation in combination with the innovative use
of new technology, especially digital technologies
Montreal Folk Festival june 14 to 18along canal lachine
check map on site
When the Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal was born in 2008, it was a one-day event that drew 500 folk faithful.
The event was such a hit – it’s picturesque park placement along Montréal’s historic Lachine Canal didn’t hurt any –
that it now draws close to 10,000 for five days of folk, roots and bluegrass featuring both emerging artists and folk royalty.
Mural Festival not determined
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 check site for mapEye-catching doesn’t even begin to describe the work this celebration of urban art and graffiti produces each year.
For its fourth year, the Mural Festival has invited 20 artists to create large-scale art on the sides of many
Plateau Mont-Royal buildings. Block parties, film screenings, installations and other performance and festive
events are also part of the fun.
F1 Grand Prix du Canada9-11 JuneCircuit Gilles Villeneuve &
Crescent street
Montréal revs up for the fastest fun in the country when hundreds
of thousands show up for this top-tier racing event. And the good times roll off-track as well: numerous neighbourhood
streets are closed for special family-friendly F1 events, restaurants shift kitchens into high gear and nights are
alive with celeb-studded parties.
Montreal at it's best!
Les Francofolies de Montréal8-18 JuneQuartier des spectacles.Les Francos celebrate the diversity and quality of musical
offerings from the international Francophonie. At an average of 70 indoor shows and 180 free outdoor shows, the wide world of French pop, rock, blues, jazz, world music and more can be yours.
L’International des Feux Loto-Québec1 July -5 AugLa RondeWorld-class pyrotechnicians representing their
respective countries are invited to participate in this competition. The best spot to watch the fireworks is from La Ronde. You’ll see them illuminate the night sky and the St-Laurence
.Jacques Cartier Bridge closes for the duration of the fireworks.
Monteal Completement Cirque6-16 Julyto be determined
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Montréal will be showing off at major, multidisciplinary circus arts festival. The 11-day indoor/outdoor fest unites Montréal’s key circus companies as they highlight world-class local talent alongside ground breaking international guests.
The Montréal International Jazz Festival28 June-8 JulyQuartier des SpectaclesWith over 1,000 concerts and activities, it’s no wonder the Guinness Book of World Records declared it the
largest jazz festival in the world. The Montréal International Jazz Festival will once again overwhelm the downtown Quartier des Spectacles this year with hundreds of concerts representing numerous genres including
some 300 free outdoor shows.
Festival International Nuits D’Afriquetoo numerous
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 to be determinedMontréal’s much-loved Nuits D’Afrique world music festival brings the best of African and African-influenced music from some of the biggest names in the game at numerous indoor and free outdoor shows.
Just For Laughs Comedy Festival 12 to 31 JulyQuartier des SpectaclesJust For Laughs (the world’s) largest comedy fest and its associated industry conference brings both A-List comedians and next-generation up-and-comers to its galas and club shows. Its sprawling outdoor site is also a daily hive of family-friendly entertainment opportunities.
Fantasia Film Festival 13 July to 2 Aug. Multiple Location
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Premiere magazine called it “one of the most exciting genre film festivals in the world,” and the
approximately 125,000 festival goers who attend Fantasia’s 150-plus films every year would be among the first to
agree. Underground, international and retro films in the realms of horror, fantasy, sci-fi and much more are on
offer as well as numerous associated conferences and industry/social functions.
OsheagaOsheaga Music and Arts Festival 4 to 6 Aug.Parc Jean-DrapeauOsheaga is a truly exceptional, world-class outdoor music and arts experience. This year’s 11th edition
will again deliver the best in rock, pop, indie music and more. This year’s headliners include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Ray and Radiohead.
Heavy Montréal Not Showing in 2017
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Parc Jean-DrapeauHeavy Montréal is unconditional in its love of heavy music: death metal,hair metal, black metal, hard
rock and hardcore all enjoy equal attention. And this year’s lineup is with the likes of Five
Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Nightwish and Volbeat, to name a few.
ÎleSoniq 5-6 Aug. Parc Jean-DrapeauAnd a completely different kind of Parc life will spring into action for the third edition of
wildly popular electronic dance and urban music festival ÎleSoniq, which brings out 40,000 beat-happy partiers.
Spectacular, state-of-the-art special effects will overload your circuits to the sounds of headliners Zedd and Skrillex, plus many more.
Fashion and Design Festival aug.2017
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Quartier des SpectaclesThis major outdoor event in the heart of downtown Montreal, presenting 50 shows, as much as 300 participants and 550,000 visitors expected.
This one-of-a-kind occasion provides an inside look at the world of fashion and design through activities like fashion shows, live creative sessions, film screenings, tons of conferences, design showcases
and musical performances.
The FIA Formula E Championship29-30 Julythe circuit will
consists of 14 turns and winds its way along Rue Viger E and past Maison Radio-Canada - with the 20 fully-electric Formula E cars launching from the start-line on Boulevard Rene-Levesque E.
Jean Todt, President of the FIA, said: "Montreal has a great motorsport tradition and the local authorities, as well as its citizens are particularly receptive to a hot topic such as a new model for sustainable mobility. If there’s one single event that brings together these two elements, it’s definitely a Formula E race. I’m therefore very pleased that Montreal is preparing to host the final round of the third season of the FIA Formula E Championship. I would like to thank Denis Coderre, who is not only the mayor of the city, but also a member of the FIA High Level Panel for Road Safety, as well as being a personal friend of mine, for having given permission for this event to go ahead. I’m sure this event will attract the attention of motorsport fans, but also a wider audience, who are interested in the future of mobility in this great city.”
igloofest12 January to 19 Feb.Old PortThis year for the special 375th edition, Igloofest runs across six week-ends, with 12 regular nights and winter activities celebrating Les Hivernales. The event will take place Thursday to Saturday, on January 12-13-14th, 19-20-21st, 26-27-28th, on February 2-3-4th, as well as on February 11-18th and 19th of 2017.
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