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!
Web site: www.osheaga.com
Cubaneando International Festival
A celebration of Montréal’s cultural diversity to the sounds of Cuban music.
Web site: http://cubaneandomontreal.com
Haiti on Fire
An outdoor event entirely dedicated to Haitian cinema, culture, music and gastronomy.
Web site: www.haitienfolie.com
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.
Web site: www.megmontreal.com/en/
Festiblues international de Montréal
Once again, the event will present an exceptional range of national and international blues artists.
Web site: www.festiblues.com
Three days of loud music.
Web site: www.festiblues.com/?lang=en
Montreal’s International Tango Festival
Concerts, shows, dance evenings, open air activities and master classes offered to all participants.
Web site: www.fitm.ca/#/en
This comedy event also features dance, music, circus and theater and focuses primarily on discovery.
Web site: www.zoofest.com/en
Information taken from Tourisme Montréal Web site
Just for Laughs Festival
The world’s largest comedy event presents over 2000 shows, of which more than 1200 are free.
Web site: www.hahaha.com/en
Gay | LGBT
A very unique LGBT event. Seven days of outdoor activities happening in Montréal’s urban core…
Web site: www.diverscite.org/en/
Montreal’s Gay Pride
The event features a Community Day, the annual Pride Parade and more fun in the Gay Village.
Web site: www.fiertemontrealpride.com/en/
The best tennis players in the world meet in one of the most prestigious tournaments on the professional tour.
Web site: www.rogerscup.com/index.php
Fantasia International Film Festival
Although its focus is on fantasy, action and horror, Fantasia’s lineup also includes other original and eclectic works.
Web site: www.fantasiafestival.com
Montreal’s Italian Week Festival
An exciting annual celebration: food, shows, tournaments, exhibits and guided historical tours of Little Italy.
Web site: http://italianweek.ca/en/
First People’s Festival
A multidisciplinary festival highlighting Amerindian and Inuit cultures through artistic events.
Web site: www.presenceautochtone.ca/en/home
Montreal Highland Games
A festival of Scottish music, dance and athletics.
Web site: http://montrealhighlandgames.qc.ca/site/?lang=en