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June 28 - July 8, 2009

The gigantic summer music celebration features 11 days of non-stop entertainment, from noon to midnight, right in the heart of downtown Montréal.


April 22-26, 2009

The world's first multilingual literary festival - and the best five-day literary party. In 2008, Blue Met gathered about 350 writers, literary translators, musicians, actors, journalists and publishers from Quebec and from all around the world for five days of literary events in English, French, Spanish and other languages.


July 2 - 5, 2009

More than 150 artists (painters, sculptors, photographers and artisans) show and sell their artwork in the Gay Village.

Since 1999, the FIMA has been uniting under the summer sun over 150 visual artists, painters, illustrators, photographs, sculptors, craftsmen and women displaying their works to the public on a one-kilometre stretch of the Ste-Catherine Street, downtown Montreal. Laying out their pieces in white tents decorated by themselves, they have the possibility to be seen by a great number of visitors.

Each space is clearly identified with the name of the artist. Visitors walk freely, approaching artists, looking at their work, some talking and asking questions, buying art works, and some just browsing around. They are in no stress, nor are the artists, in this relaxed atmosphere, friendly and convivial. The context is great for the public to meet artists on a personal level. And for the artists, it is a great opportunity to make contacts with public, and also gallery owners, collectors, buyers, as well as other artists from Montreal, Canada and from around the world.

In addition to the main exhibition, artistic performances and installation art will be scattered on the site in 2009.

Each year, awards are delivered by a jury of pairs at the closing ceremony. As well, the public votes for it's favourite artist, who will receive de "Coup de Coeur du public" award.


May 10 - 31, 2009

Biennale de Montréal highlights contemporary Canadian art with works by established and emerging artists from around the world.

La Biennale de Montréal 2009 focuses on open culture, the theme proposed by its creative director Scott Burnham, integrating the different artistic practices by bringing together artists from the fields of visual arts, architecture, landscape architecture, graphic/object design, music, video and cinema. In addition to serving as a showcase for contemporary art, La Biennale de Montréal 2009 is also a place for exchange and debate, via symposiums and conferences. Read more >>>


Montreal Baroque Festival
2009 Festival : June 25-28 celebrating Purcell 

MONTREAL BAROQUE offers a unique opportunity to hear music of the 17th and 18th centuries, performed by Canadian and international celebrities, in appropriate and unusual settings. Snaking through the narrow streets of the Old City to the sound of a hundred flutes at the festival's Grand Parade, relaxing at a garden concert, catching a choral concert in a chapel or simply enjoying a street performance, this festival gives a new cultural identity to Old Montreal, attracting international tourists and local music lovers as well as novices to Early Music.

Just For Laughs Just For Laughs
July 12-22, 2009

World-renowned entertainment landmark, recognized for the quality of its content and the professionalism of its staff.

Gilbert Rozon decided to create a comedy extravaganza - a worldwide first - to propagate good humour and bring the gift of laughter to as many people as possible. On July 14, 1983 he launched this singular concept: Just for kicks, just for the thrill of it, just for fun and, ultimately, Just For Laughs. For four days, 16 artists performed 35 shows on four stages. Twenty five years later, nearly 2000 artists and over 2 million people take part in the event, which is broadcast to millions of faithful fans all over the world.

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