Known as the City of Festivals, Montreal Attractions abounds with exciting events throughout the year. Some of the city’s most anticipated festivals and attractions include the Formula One Grand Prix race in Montreal (beginning of June) known to mark the start of Summer in the city, the world-renowned Montreal International Jazz Festival (end of June), the fun-filled Just for Laughs Festival (beginning of July), and the spectacular shows put on by Montreal’s very own Cirque du Soleil circus troupe.
Come the colder months, the city finds itself celebrating the joys of Winter with such festivals as the Snow Village, Igloofest, and Fête des Neiges (January-February); as well as its high regard for fine dining with the Montreal HighLights Festival (February-March).
And we mustn’t forget Montreal’s ever-present art scene, which accounts for the city’s many year-round literary, film and design festivals such as the International Film Festival on Art (mid-March), the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival (end of April), the Montreal Fashion and Design Festival (beginning of August), and the Montreal World Film Festival (end of August). All this among many other festivals celebrating the city’s love of food, music, sports, diversity and fun!