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Montreal is the place to be this summer with the 31st Annual Just for Laughs/Juste pour Rire Comedy Festival running from July 9-28th. The great summer weather has finally arrived, and with it the hundred of thousands of visitors who come to enjoy all that Montreal has to offer. Montreal's friendly 'Joie de vivre' atmosphere, is the only city in North America to give you the feeling of being in Europe. Please check the Events section for a listing of the countless activities from sporting events, music, circus, animation, fireworks, cinema and art just to name a few, that are hosted here in Montreal. 

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  • Montreal Jazz Festval JULY

    The Montreal Jazz Festival is in it's 35th year and growing larger every year. In 2004 it was named the largest jazz festival in the world by the Guiness Book of World Records. The Festival organizers claim that the festival attracts roughly 2 million attendees every year. 

    This year the Montreal Jazz Festival will be held from June 26-July 6th and guests can expect hundreds of free outdoor events with musical styles including jazz, blues, folk, reggae and everything in between. There are also approximately 200 indoor concerts, as well as special events for kids. The free outdoor concerts start at 11:00 am everyday and run until midnight at the Place des Festivals.

    The headliners this year include the legendary Diana Ross, and B.B. King, Earth Wind and Fire, Woodkid, and Canada's own Diana Krall and Michael Buble.

    Check this listing for the event schedule:http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/program/concerts-day.aspx?dateselected=2014-06-26.

    Come enjoy this wonderful not to miss Montreal summer tradition.

  • Cirque du Soleil presents Kurios JULY

    All new show by Cirque du Soleil: Kurios at the Tents in the Old Port of Montreal.

    Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosity is the latest show produced by Michel Laprise & Chantal Tremblay, performances are offered until July 14th, at the Old Port of Montreal. 

    This new and exciting show delves into the world of curiosity where seeing is believing.  It is an unusual blend of acts and stunning acrobatics that will show you that anything is possible through the power of imagination. 

     

  • Just for Laughs JULY

    Just for Laughs Festival / Juste pour Rire, is the largest International Comedy Festival in the World. Every summer since 1983, millions of visitors enjoy the galas, street art, theatre productions, and stand up performances.  

    Just for Laughs Festival / Juste pour Rire, is the largest International Comedy Festival in the World. Every summer since 1983, millions of visitors enjoy the galas, street art, theatre productions, and stand up performances.  This year's schedule offers 1600 shows of which 1200 are free outdoor shows with 1,700 performers from 19 countries. Some of the Top performers this year include Seth Rogen, July 26th at Place des Arts, Godfrey July 16-19, and Bobby Slayton. The Festival runs from July 9-28.

     

  • RBC Canadian Open JULY

    The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Ile Bizard, will host this year's Canadian Open from July 21-27.

  • The Montreal International Fireworks Competition JULY

    The Montreal International Fireworks Competition has been going strong since 1985 and remains one of this city's top attractions. It is the largest pyrotechnics competition of its kind in the world. It is held at La Ronde, the Six Flags amusement park. The competition will run from June 28-August 2. 

    The Montreal International Fireworks competition held from June 28-August 2, features teams from around the world. This years lineup will include: Italy on July 5th, followed by Spain, Canada on July 16th, United States, France on July 23rd, with a special tribute to Nelson Mandela, then Australia and the closing show with a tribute to Pink Floyd August 2nd. You can purchase seated tickets for the event or can enjoy the show at many of the free locations throughout the city. The five best spots to watch are: Parc Jean-Drapeau (Jean-Drapeau metro), Clock Tower beach (Champ-de-Mars metro), Old Port (Champ-de-Mars metro, or Place D'Armes metro), Jacques Cartier bridge (Papineau metro), and Terrase sur l'Auberge (Place d'Armes metro).

  • FINA World Masters Championships AUGUST

    The Masters was created about 25 years ago, but only since 1990 have all five disciplines been incorporated.

    The Masters was created about 25 years ago, but only since 1990 have all five disciplines: swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, and open water swimming been incorporated. The Masters promotes, fitness, friendship, understanding and competition, for adults every two years from all around the world. The competition runs from July 27 to August 10th at Parc Jean Drapeau.

  • Rogers Cup AUGUST

    This year's Roger's Cup at Stade Uniprix will highlight the Women from August 1-10. Genie Bouchard, right off of her Wimbledon final will participate in this year's event. 19 of the top 20 players will be participating in the event along side another local favorite, Aleksandra Wozniak.

     

    This year's Rogers Cup at Stade Uniprix will highlight the Women from August 1-10. Genie Bouchard, right off of her impressive Wimbledon final will participate and her genie army will be out in force. 19 of the top 20 WTA players will be participating in this event along side another local favorite, Aleksandra Wozniak. Stade Uniprix is accessible my car, bus or metro (De Castelnau), get a free ride the day of your session by presenting your session ticket to the STM Public transit driver. For more information click here:http://www.rogerscup.com/women/english/home.php

     

  • Montreal World Film Festival AUGUST

    The MWFF is the only competitive film festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF.  The goal of the MWFF is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to promote filmmakers and innovative works, to discover new talents and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world. The Festival runs from August 21 to Sept. 1.

  • Montreal International FestiBlues AUGUST

    The 16th Edition of the FestiBlues offers Blues programming and related music, it also has a low pricing policy in order to be accessible to a larger number of people. 

    The 16th Edition of the FestiBlues offers Blues programming and related music, it also has a low pricing policy in order to be accessible to a larger number of people. It offers over fifty artists from national and international sources. Through a collaboration with the Blues sur Seine festival in France, FestiBlues allows local young talent from Quebec the opportunity to perform in France and vice versa.

  • FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada AUGUST

    Montreal will host the final of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup at the Olympic Stadium August 24th. 

    Montreal will host the final of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup at the Olympic Stadium August 24th. The three week competition starting August 5th will be held in Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal & Moncton, featuring 16 teams from around the world. The tournament is a precursor to the Women's World Cup hosted by Canada in 2015. 

  • Festival du Nouveau Cinema de Montreal OCTOBER

    The Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal is in it's 35th year. It highlights the latest practices in cinema and new technolgy with an international program of over 300 films, multimedia installations, performances, conferences and events.

    The Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal is in it's 35th year. It highlights the latest practices in cinema and new technolgy with an international program of over 300 films, multimedia installations, performances, conferences and events. This year's event runs from October 8-19th, at 10 different sites in Montreal. For the full schedule, click here.

  • For Kids

    Here are some suggestions that are family oriented: -La Ronde Amusement Park: La Ronde opened it's doors as part of Expo '67. It offers some 40 rides, a diving show, the Fireworks competition, and a ... Read More
  • Speciality Activities

    Montreal has many wonderful, fun, entertaining and beautiful attractions. Here is a short list of the Top 10 must see places to visit: -Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal -St. Joseph's Oratory -M... Read More
  • Eating and Drinking

    Favorite eating and drinking spots in Montreal: -Moishes -Schwartz's Deli -Au Pied de Cochon -L'Express -St.Viateur or Fairmont Bagels -Tavern on the Square -L'Avenue -Poutine: Poutineville, R... Read More
  • Getting Around

    There are many options for transit in Montreal: The metro system with the four lines can bring you east/Honore Beaurgrand to west/Angrignon and from north/MontMorency to south/Longueuil. Click here&n... Read More
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