Events Offered in Montreal During Your Summer School Program

Montreal is undoubtedly the festival capital in North America. Here are the events you will be able to take part in during your Summer School program at HEC Montréal Business School. A great number of these activities are free of charge.



A festival of music and arts, divided in three parts: Osheaga Arts, Osheaga in the City and Osheaga on the island. The biggest of its kind in Canada!

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Cubaneando International Festival

A celebration of Montréal’s cultural diversity to the sounds of Cuban music.

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Haiti on Fire

An outdoor event entirely dedicated to Haitian cinema, culture, music and gastronomy.

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MEG Montreal Festival

MEG music festival makes Montréal a high place of emerging culture with a mix of international A-listers and local rising talents.

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Festiblues international de Montréal

Once again, the event will present an exceptional range of national and international blues artists.

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Heavy Montreal

Three days of loud music.

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Montreal’s International Tango Festival

Concerts, shows, dance evenings, open air activities and master classes offered to all participants.

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This comedy event also features dance, music, circus and theater and focuses primarily on discovery.

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Just for Laughs Festival

The world’s largest comedy event presents over 2000 shows, of which more than 1200 are free.

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Gay | LGBT


A very unique LGBT event. Seven days of outdoor activities happening in Montréal’s urban core…

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Montreal’s Gay Pride

The event features a Community Day, the annual Pride Parade and more fun in the Gay Village.

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Rogers Cup

The best tennis players in the world meet in one of the most prestigious tournaments on the professional tour.

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Fantasia International Film Festival

Although its focus is on fantasy, action and horror, Fantasia’s lineup also includes other original and eclectic works.

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World Culture

Montreal’s Italian Week Festival

An exciting annual celebration: food, shows, tournaments, exhibits and guided historical tours of Little Italy.

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First People’s Festival

A multidisciplinary festival highlighting Amerindian and Inuit cultures through artistic events.

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Montreal Highland Games

A festival of Scottish music, dance and athletics.

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