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Cultural events in Montreal

Published on
6/15/2022
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Myriam Jézéquel
Journalist, freelance
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The cultural effervescence is one of the greatest charms of Montreal. Do you like theater, dance, music, museums, circus, films, technological arts, performances and discoveries of all kinds? Montreal is full of cultural outings all year long. Art is everywhere and the stage is wide open to international artists. The heart vibrates in Montreal. The senses are in turmoil and the stimuli are at their maximum capacity.

Montreal, cultural events - sculpture fountain place Jean-Paul Riopelle

 

Quoi What to do in Montreal ?

www.quoifaire.com is the essential site that brings together all the cultural news and events in the greater Montreal area, from gourmet outings to underground exhibitions, 100% comedy shows, go biking in Montreal, escapist games, gastronomic tours... For free shows, the Maisons de la culture offer a varied program that is open to multicultural and interdisciplinary diversity, in all the neighbourhoods of Montreal.

Montreal, cultural events - street art near complexe Desjardins downtown

Over the course of international festivals

The Festival International de Jazz, the FrancoFolies or the Piknic Électronik make the city pulsate with music until the middle of the night. Each festival is an event and a gathering worthy of the world's greatest stages. While these energies from here and elsewhere mingle for the duration of a major festival, Montreal can also boast other more popular festivals of Quebec tradition, such as alternative festivals like Osheaga, POP Montreal or ZooFest.

Montreal, cultural events - International Jazz Festival

 

Montreal in motion

To each his own style and taste! Some will prefer to go to the Formula 1 Grand Prix, others will line up at the Just For Laughs Festival or the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. Or maybe it's the tom-toms of Mount Royal or the jazz bars that catch your eye. Many people combine social and cultural activities to fit in, meet new people or expand their circle of friends. Cultural networks where people gather by affinity of tastes are meant to create bonds as well as moments of pleasure.

Montreal, cultural events - the entertainment district: a gathering place to light up your evenings

 

Museums and public art

Culture is everywhere in the form of public art. Public squares, city gardens, busy streets, public buildings... works of art by local or international artists are an integral part of the urban landscape. They are spread out along a walkway or exposed in the heart of the city, on the facades of buildings, at the exit of a subway, in the middle of light shows. Cafés and restaurants play the game of exhibiting artists. The art galleries, numerous in the Old Port, arouse the interest of enthusiasts and the curious. As for the 65 museums, each one rivals in imagination to offer the public original and stimulating experiences. Paintings, sculptures, history, archaeology, science, contemporary art, visual arts, fashion... the exhibitions open their doors wide to a public of all ages.

Montreal, cultural events - The Chinese pavilion at the Botanical Garden has many surprises in store
Montreal, cultural events - free photo exhibition near the Biosphere at Parc Jean Drapeau

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