5 March Events in Montreal You Don’t Want to Miss

Shake off those winter blues with some epic events happening this month in Montreal!
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March in Montreal is heating up, finally…And we’re rounding up some exciting events that promise to keep these good vibes going all month long! From the classic St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to food festivals showcasing the city’s epic offerings, at a good price, we might add, there’s no shortage of fun and flavour to indulge in. 

Take advantage of the last of winter here in the city, with festivals offering great activities like skating and enjoying a cozy fire. Whether you’re craving cultural experiences, delicious dining, or some good old outdoor fun, here are five events happening in Montreal this March that have something for everyone to enjoy.

Montréal en Lumière

Light up your evenings with Montréal en Lumière! Nestled in the heart of downtown Montreal, this vibrant event marks the final days of winter with a dazzling array of outdoor activities. Whether you’re planning a cozy date night or an outing with friends, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Glide across the ice at the skating rink, take in cool light displays, and hop on the ferris wheel for a bird’s-eye view of the city. With live DJs pumping up the energy and a classic selection of food vendors, you’re in for an unforgettable evening. Best of all, admission to all activities is free, so there’s no excuse to miss out on the excitement!

When: February 29-March 10

Happening Gourmand

Montreal Foodies listen up! Happening Gourmand is back for its 16th season, and it’s time to indulge in some of Montreal’s top restaurants without breaking the bank. Experience incredible 3-course table d’hôte menus at participating restaurants like Modavie, Méchant Boeuf, Maggie Oaks and more…priced at just $39, $49, or $59. If that wasn’t enough to get you to venture into the city, they’ve introduced brunch menus for just $29. So whether you’re planning a romantic date night or a leisurely brunch with friends, you can treat yourself to a gourmet experience in the heart of the Old Port at an unbeatable price. Don’t miss out on this chance to feast on some Montreal classics without the hefty price tag – book your table now and prepare for a culinary adventure like no other!

When: March 1-31

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

It’s almost time to paint the town green because St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and Montreal is gearing up for an amazing celebration! With green drinks flowing, festive floats lined up, and the energy levels high, the annual parade promises a day of Irish cheer. Whether you’re proudly Irish or simply looking for an excuse to experience the festivities, the 199th St. Patty’s Day Parade is guaranteed to be a blast. While the exact route is still in the works, mark your calendars for the kickoff at Fort Street and De Maisonneuve at noon, with the grand finale set for Jeanne-Mance and De Maisonneuve. So, grab that green outfit and join the festivities, because the party doesn’t stop with the parade – there are St. Patty’s Day events happening all over the city to keep the celebration going…Especially at those good ol’ irish pubs we love!

When: March 17

Cabane Panache

Sugar shack season is almost here, and we’re determined to make the most of every sweet moment! It’s time to embrace the quintessential Quebec experience by dining at one of the many sugar shack restaurants scattered throughout the province. But that’s not all – we’re also gearing up for the mini sugar shack festival known as Cabane Panache, which takes over Wellington Street. This is your chance to let your Canadian spirit shine as you ride the maple syrup high! Now in its 12th edition, this four-day festival is jam-packed with great food, lively music, and even some fun camp activities. Whether you’re rounding up your friends or flying solo, missing out on this event would be like a slap in Canada’s face!

When: March 21-24

ISU World Figure Skating Championships

Get ready to witness some of the world’s finest figure skaters in action at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships, coming to Montreal this year! With over 200 top athletes representing more than 50 countries, this global event promises to be nothing short of spectacular. It’s a rare opportunity to see these skating stars compete on Canadian soil, especially considering that Montreal last hosted the Championships in 1932, marking Canada’s first time as host. Taking place at the Bell Centre, the championships will feature four disciplines: men’s singles, women’s singles, pairs, and ice dance. So, whether you’re a die-hard fan or just eager to experience the thrill of world-class figure skating, be sure to snag your tickets and cheer on your favorite skaters!

When: March 18-24

Featured photo via Montréal en Lumière

Continue to level up your date nights and check out some other amazing date ideas you can do this month and every month!

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