Spring 2018 in Montreal – Festivals, Concerts & Events Happening In April & May


Come out of hibernation, Montreal – it’s Spring 2018 and we have a rundown of what the city is up to April & May.

Spring 2018 in Montreal is heating up with concerts, crazy sales, galas and free ice cream. Check below for our top events to attend. Don’t miss out!

Concerts & Shows


April through to May, see artists such as Bon Jovi, Harlem Globetrotters, Justin Timberlake, René Simard, Yves Pelletier, WWE and Peppa Pig Live! Check Evenco for tickets and more acts.

Le Balcon

From April 13 to May 11, get in to the fiesta spirit with a live Cuban band at Le Balcon. Ticket options include a dinner. Other events during April and May include Motown, soul and disco nights. Check their schedule for what’s on offer.

Cabane à Sucre

Photo of the inside of Sucrerie de la Montagne - rustic, wooden beams and long benches

Sucrerie de la Montagne

Sweet tooth? Sucrerie de la Montagne is open for business until May. You can expect an authentic experience: including traditional maple syrup, horse-drawn carriage rides, all-you-can-eat maple dishes and live music.

At One With Nature

Up-close photo of a butterfly. The black and white butterfly sits on an orange flowers

Butterflies Go Free

A favourite located at Montreal’s Jardin Bontanique. The annual ‘Butterflies Go Free‘ exhibition is a must. Enjoy the tropics inside the Main Exhibition Greenhouse whilst the butterflies flutter around you.


Spring 2018: Photo of a store partaking in the discount sale. Winter coats

The Big Fashion Sale by Quebec Designers (La Grande Braderie Mode Québécoise)

Calling all shopaholics: it’s time to fight over a pair of $20 designer jeans. Discounts range from 50% – 80% off. Participating Quebec designers usually include: Mackage, Second Denim, Noujica, Shan, Rudsak and Tokaya. The Braderie is located at Marché Bonsecours. April 12 – 15.

Food Festivals

Fête du Croissant

Who doesn’t love croissants? For the pastry lover in your life, April 28 is dedicated to croissants. Devour $1.25 croissants (regular price: $2) across Montreal at participating cafés, boulangeries and pâtisseries.

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

On April 10th, walk into your local Ben & Jerry’s and get a free ice-cream! Since 1979, we’ve been gobbling free scoops. Join in with the rest of the world before it melts: find a participating store here.

Expos & Galas

Montreal’s Toycon

Have a little (or large) one who loves toys? Join in the fun at Montreal’s Toycon. Local and international toy companies to attend; demonstrating their latest toys to try and family favourites. A great family day!

Galas / Fundraisers 

Help raise awareness, donate, dine and socialize at a Foundation Gala. There’s an extensive list by Montreal Gazette detailing all the events you can attend. From early March till mid September.

Literary Delights

Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival

Attracting writers from all over the world, this festival offers a multitude of activities catering to adults and children. Check their website for more information.

Film Festivals

Poster for Vues D'Afrique festival.

Festival Vues d’Afrique

Culture, fine dining, exclusive screenings and exhibitions are to be found at the Festival Vues d’Afrique. The festival is renowned as the most prestigious of its kind in North America. Attend and immerse yourself in African and Caribbean culture.


Montreal Medieval Fair

Step back in time at Montreal’s Medieval Fair. The fair includes acrobatics, battle competitions, vendors, music and much more. Plenty of fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Street Festivals

Aires Libres

The Société de Développement Commercial du Village partners with Ville-Marie Borough for it’s 10th street festival, Aires Libres. Opening in May and continuing till late September, expect a lot of fun. St Catherine Street Est. turns into a pedestrian-only street boasting 50 terraces, a floating bridge and photo exhibitions. May – September.

Music Festivals

Piknic Electronik Montreal - photo of the crowd in the park and a lit-up stage

Piknic Électronik 

The ultimate electronic music festival, Piknic Électronik, returns for its 15th edition. Starting in late May, visit Parc Jean-Drapeau every Sunday for epic DJ sets.


Queens of Egypts

An exhibition opening in early April, Pointe-à-Callière museum presents ‘Queens Of Egypt‘. The exhibition highlights wives, mothers and daughters of Egyptian Pharos dating back 3,500 years ago.

Montreal Museum’s Day 2018

Montreal Museum’s Day welcomes its 32nd year this Spring 2018. Museums across the city will open their doors with free admission for a single day in the year. Most of the museums partaking in the event are yet to be announced.

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