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Best for Family Fun
The Harvest Festival: September 2
Transport yourself to the 17th Century for an experience rich in discovery. Actors, musicians, storytellers, artists and artisans promise unforgettable moments.
Fête de la Famille: September 2
Enjoy shows, activities, a parade, teen zone, inflatable structures and more in Laval’s Centre de la Nature.
Kids Pop: September 26-30
Children can discover music, take part in art projects and dance.
Best for Feasting Foodies
First Fridays – The Montreal Street Food: September 7
The largest gathering of street food trucks in Québec. Delight in a festive atmosphere and music from talented DJs.
The Great Montréal Ribfest: September 13-16
Master Chefs from the southeastern United States anchor their giant food trucks in the Old Port. They’ll be serving up huge spare ribs, grilled chicken, pulled pork, secret sauces and authentic BBQ side dishes.
Eco-Gourmet Event: September 15
Food lovers come to this event to make discoveries, taste the products from local producers that are on site, and attend outdoor culinary classes and workshops with the chefs from Centropolis.
Best Cultural Celebrations:
Montreal Ukrainian Festival: September 7-9
Browse through many kiosks featuring Ukrainian cuisine, folk art and crafts, local businesses and information booths.
Fête Des Amériques: September 7-9
Artisans from more than 15 countries participate to this event to offer a variety of typical dishes. Renowned international and local traditional artists present an amazing show that will transport you to the warm and festive atmosphere of Latin America.
Festival Flamenco Montréal: September 9-15
Free activities for all ages, festive happy hours and a host of colourful shows are presented during this week of celebration to the rhythm of flamenco.
Culture Days: September 28-30
Free cultural activities in Laval such as exhibitions, interactive shows, creative workshops in theatre, music, dance, literature and visual arts.
Best for Music Maestros:
MEG Montreal Festival: August 30-September 2
Showcases contemporary music trends with numerous players of the indie rock, hip-hop and electronic scene.
OSM CLASSICAL SPREE: August 29-September 2
More than 30 colourful and affordable concerts performed by outstanding interpreters from around the world.
Villa Paradizo – Electronic Dance Music Festiva: September 14-15
A free, outdoor, electronic dance music festival in the heart of downtown.
Other Great Events:
Montréal World Film Festival: August 23-September 3
Enjoy films from around the world.
Art Tattoo Montreal: September 7-9
Meet over 200 tattoo artists coming from all around the world. Demonstrating their expertise, each is available to tattoo on sight.
Montreal International Black Film Festival: September 26-30
Canada’s largest film event entirely dedicated to Black cinema. A fresh, new look at black cinema from all over the world.