Many cities around the world always claim to have the best festivals. There's Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Carnival in Rio, La Tomatina in Spain  and even the Day of the Dead in Mexico to name a few.

It's easy to have one big festival, but we here in Montreal can't handle going more than week without some kind of special event.

So I tried to find another place that has more than us, and it turns out we have a lot more than the average city.

Actually, we have over 120!

Some events already happened this year so they have been marked as "Over this year". If exact dates have not been announced for 2016 then only the month.


Montreal Chamber Music Festival

All year


Igloofest

Over this year


Salon de l'Auto

Over this year


Fête des neiges

Over this year


Black History Month

Over this year


Rendez-Vous Du Cinéma Québécois

Over this year


Montréal en Lumière

Over this year


Montréal Joue

Over this year


Port Symphonies

Over this year


Festival Nouvelles Musiques

New -  Over this year


Underground Art Fest

March 13th


Nuit Blanche

February


Lantern Festival

February


Butterfly Festival

Until April 24


International Children's Film Festival

Over this year


Festival Barbegazi

Over this year


Under The Snow

March 19-20


International Art Film Festival

March 10-20


Saint Patrick’s Day parade

March 20


Bal en blanc

March 27


Relâche Gourmande

Until March 13


Montreal Mac & Cheese Week

Until March 13


Expo Manger Santé Vivre Vert 2016

March 11 - 13


Performance art Festival

April 5-16


International Literary Festival

April 11-17


La Braderie de mode Québécoise

April 14-17


La Cabane Panache et Bois rond (Maple Syrup Fest)

March 18 - 20


Sugaring-Off Time At Jardin Botanique

April 28


Vues d’Afrique film fest

April 17-24


Classical Guitar Festival

April 29-May 1


La Fête du Croissant

April 30


Festival du Bacon

May 21-22


Accès Asie

May


Lobster Clam Jam 4

May 22


Jane's Walks

May


La Grande Rencontre

May


First Fridays

May - October


Montreal International Music Competition

May - June


Festival TransAmériques

May 26-June 8


Anarchist bookfair

July


Montreal Museums Day

May 29


Festival Go Vélo Montreal (Tour de l'Ile)

May 29-June 5


Festival des Arts Vivants

May 27-June 4


MUTEK

June 1-5


St-Ambroise Fringe Festival

June 9-19


Mural Fest

June 4-14


Suoni per il popolo

June 4-22


Grand Prix

June 10-11-12


Kite Festival

Date not yet announced


Beer Fest

June 8-12


Les FrancoFolies

June 9-18


Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal

June 16-19


Infringement Festival

June


Saint-Jean

June 24


Montréal Baroque

June 25-28


Montreal International Jazz Festival

June 26-July 5


Canada Day

July 1


Festival international Montréal en Arts

July 1-5


International des feux Loto-Québec

July 1-July 30th


International Festival of Circus Arts

July 2-12


Montreal Comic-Con

July 8-10


International percussion festival

July


Carifiesta parade

July


Les Week-ends du Monde

July


Festival international de Lanaudière

July


Nuits d'Afrique

July


Just for laughs/Juste pour rire

July


Kahnawake Pow-Wow

July


Fantasia Film Fest

July


Haïti en Folie

July


Montreal Electronic Groove

July 24


Dragon Boat Race Challenge

July


Divers/Cité

Didn't happen in 2015


Land InSights

July


OSHEAGA

July


Archaeology month

August


Montreal Highland Games

August


FestiBlues

August


Under Pressure

August


Otakuthon

August


HeavyMTL

August


Rogers Cup

August


Italian Week

August


International tango festival

August


St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Hot Air Balloon Festival

August


Fierté Montréal Pride

August


Matsuri Japon

August


Festival Mode & Design

August


Montreal World Film Festival

August -September


Montreal Reggae Festival

August


18th-century public market

August


Nuit blanche sur tableau noir

August


Jardins de lumière

September


Quartiers Danses

September


OUMF

September


Photo Month

September - October


Art Tattoo Montreal

September


Pop Montreal

September


Montreal Marathon

September


Festival international de la littérature

September


Journées de la culture

September


International Black Film Festival

September


Festival de Jazz

October


International Organ Competition

October


Festival du nouveau cinéma

October


Burlesque Festival

October


Festival Phénomena

October


Montreal Biennale

October


La Braderie de mode québécoise

October


MTL À TABLE

October


Festival du monde arabe

October


Montreal Improv Festival

November


Cinemania

November


Coup de cœur francophone

November


La Grande Dégustation

November


Rencontres internationales du documentaire

November


Expozine

November


M for Montreal

November


Salon du Livre

November


Bach festival

November - December


Image+Nation

November -December


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