Montreal Events Happening This June You Won’t Want to Miss

It wouldn't be June in Montreal without these incredible events!
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Summer in Montreal is just around the corner, and it’s bringing a lineup of events you won’t want to miss! Picture this: the fireworks festival lighting up the sky at the end of June, the roar of engines and excitement during Grand Prix weekend – the official start of summer in the city if we do say so ourselves. Indulge in all the good vibes at the International Jazz Festival, and don’t forget Mural Fest, which turns our streets into a vibrant canvas of incredible art. 

With terrasses open and festival season in full swing, now’s the time to get outside and soak up all the fun Montreal has to offer. So, grab your friends, mark your calendars, and get ready to dive into an unforgettable June packed with amazing events!

Mural Festival

Next up is Mural Fest, and if you haven’t experienced it yet, this is the year to check it out! This vibrant festival turns the streets of Montreal into an open-air art gallery. You’ll get to see incredible murals being painted in real-time by artists from around the world. But it’s not just about the art.

The festival also features live music, pop-up shops, food trucks, and guided tours to give you the full experience. Whether you’re an art lover or just looking for a fun and unique way to spend your day, Mural Fest is a must-see. Don’t miss the chance to see Montreal come alive with colour and creativity!

When: June 6th-16th

Les Premiers Vendredis

First up is Les Premiers Vendredis, or First Fridays, and it’s an absolute must-do. Starting on the first Friday of every month at the Olympic Stadium Park, this event is the largest street food festival in Canada! Each month features a different cuisine, and June is all about Asian food. You’ll have the chance to indulge in an incredible variety of dishes from some of the best food trucks in the city.

Trust me, whether you’re a hardcore foodie or just looking for a fun night out, you won’t want to miss this. It’s the perfect way to kick off your summer weekends in Montreal!

When: June 7th-9th, July 5th-7th & August 2nd-4th

Grand Prix Weekend

Grand Prix weekend in Montreal is the unofficial start of summer, and it’s when the city truly comes alive. Featuring some of the most incredible cars, events, and A-listers who come specifically for the occasion, this weekend is the most electrifying time in the city. Whether you’re a local who gets to experience this every year or you’re visiting just for the festivities, know that this is going to be a weekend to remember.

The city is packed full of events and parties, and of course, the thrilling race on Sunday. There’s truly nothing like Grand Prix weekend in Montreal, where the energy is palpable and the excitement never ends.

When: June 7th-9th

Yatai Mtl

Get ready to treat your taste buds because Yatai Montreal is back in town! Hangar 1825 will be alive with the vibrant flavors of Japanese street food. Yatai Montreal brings the lively essence of Japan’s street food culture straight to Montreal, featuring over 25 food stands each with their own unique offering. Finding something to eat here won’t be the difficult part, it’ll be choosing between all the amazing spots. Plus, explore 30 booths showcasing authentic Japanese products.

With so much to taste and discover, this event promises a culinary adventure you won’t want to miss! Montreal food festivals are the pinnacle of summer, bringing together all the incredible food we know and love, in one place… What more could you ask for?

When: June 13th-16th

Montreal International Jazz Festival

The Montreal International Jazz Festival is an iconic event that brings the city to life every summer. Picture this: over 350 shows, most of them free, filling the streets with incredibly smooth tunes. Whether you’re a die-hard jazz fan or just love a good time, this festival is a must. Stroll through Montreal, with live music around every corner, and soak up the amazing atmosphere.

From legendary artists to up-and-coming talents, there’s something for everyone. It’s not just a festival; it’s a celebration of music, culture, and Montreal’s unique vibe. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on one of the largest jazz festivals in the world!

When: June 27th – July 6th

International Fireworks Competition

Get ready for the sky to light up! The Montreal International Fireworks Competition is one of the most incredible events of the summer. Held at La Ronde, countries compete for the top fireworks displays over the course of a few weeks. Created by some of the best fireworks designers in the world, each show is about 30 minutes and absolutely breathtaking. Set to music, with vibrant colors and impressive choreography lighting up the night. It’s the perfect event for a romantic evening, a fun night out with friends, or a family outing.

The best part? You can catch these beautiful displays for free around the city. Grab a spot by the water, bring some snacks, and get ready to be amazed as the sky above Montreal bursts into colour. 

When: June 27th – August 1st

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