Montreal Summertime Festivals

Montreal Must See Festivals

A lively, entertaining city at all times of the year, Montreal, Quebec is famous for the energy and excitement that comes to a vivacious front during the summertime festival season! With an endless list of festivals in all forms and sizes the options can be overwhelming! Book your RV now, and take in these 4 must see Montreal festivals.

The Top 4 Festivals in Montreal

1. L’International des Feux Loto

Montreal’s International Fireworks Competition, know as L’International des Feux Loto, is the worlds largest pyrotechnics competition, a brilliant display of rhythmic, explosive sound and beauty. This spectacular event is one of the city’s top attractions, held from June 29-July 27. As the best in the world display their art, rain or shine, capture the experience at the grand stand of La Ronde amusement park at 10pm. Make a day of it by discovering the rides and rollercoasters at La Ronde before the show. You don’t want to miss the most dazzling, vibrant firework display in the world.

Montreal RV Road Trip to Montreal’s International Fireworks Competition
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2. Tam-Tams

Tam-Tams was named to represent the sound of the event, may be one of the largest drum circles in the world! Held every Sunday at the George-Etienne Cartier Monument in the beautiful green spaces of Mount Royal Park, brings thousands of drum players, dancers, vendors, DJs, performance artists, and spectators. The Tam-Tams typically starts around 10:30am and continues until sunset. A little hipster, a little hippie, add some fantasy role players, and you will see this event attracts all types, of all ages, from all walks of life. Bring a blanket, a picnic, a drum or noise maker and settle into the action. This is guaranteed fun for the whole family, and a Montreal must see!

3. Just For Laughs Festival

One of the most famous festivals to hit Montreal every summer is the largest and most prestigious international comedy event in the world: The Just For Laughs Festival. This year marks the 37th anniversary, featuring galas, musicals, theatre, stand up comedians and street entertainment. The festival hosts 1700 artists from 19 countries and over two million spectators from all over the world. With so much to do all over the city, including the food truck villages, interactive art, tonnes of free shows, and crazy décor, just walking around the city is exciting! Make sure you buy tickets to the headliners, and choose your seat carefully or you may be the brunt of many jokes! Join in the festivities as everyone comes together to eat, drink and laugh!

Osheaga Music Festival for your RV Road Trip
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4. Osheaga Music and Arts Festival

The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival is an epic outdoor festival taking place the first weekend of August in Parc Jean-Drapeau. This is Montreal’s top music festival and it’s massive! In 2019, the headlines include the Lumineers, one of hundreds of bands, marrying emerging talent with famous talent new and old. Walk the festival grounds to take in the vast variety of art, including sculptures, graffiti, paintings and abstract art forms. This is a family friendly event, kids under 10 are free. With a plethora of vendors there is a little bit of everything to do as you shop, eat and play your way from stage to stage. The spectacular combination of art, music and excitement make this top Canadian music festival a must see.

Just the tip of the iceberg, rent your RV today, load up the maps of Montreal and get ready to take in some of the best festivals in the world!

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