See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Montreal area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Fridays/Saturdays 10pm-3am at 950 rue Ottawa. 18+ dance party, concert/nightclub with terrace, DJs the likes of Thomas Gold, Steve Lawler, Mark Knight, Fedde LeGrand, Steve Angello, Junior Sanchez, Markus Schultz, Max Vangeli.
Summer Sundays at the Montréal men-only cruise bar: 5-8pm BBQ with $3.25 burgers; 5-10pm T-Dance with VDJ Goodpill; 10pm-3am Soirée Jetons chill-out nights with DJ Steeve Couture.
March 6, 2015. Evening of short performances + dance party, to be hosted by the simultaneously sacred and profane Alexis O’Hara. On stage, Johnny (Forever) Nawracaj + Lisa Gamble (Gambletron), Kathy Kennedy, Cynthia Naggar, Jamie Ross, Winnie Superhova and Jacqueline van de Geer, will cast a collective spell and invoke mysteries and realities to feed our imagination.
March 26-29, 2015. THU: Welcome at Stud. FRI: Sauna Bear Beach Party + Bear Art by Tatsu at Dental Galerie + Salty Sweet at STUD. SAT: Sugar Shack Brunch + Official Reception & Lumberjack Night at Stud. SUN: Farewll Brunch + X-trem Wood Cutting at Stud.
March 28, 2015, 10pm-3am at Apollon. "It's all about the music...and the men." Dance party for ALL types and ages 18-59+ guys -- twinks, bears, daddies, muscle boys, etc. DJs Ron Hamelin and LoganX . No remixes, no/ few female vocals, no fluff, no commercial music. 100% Testosterone men-only party. No dress restrictions or requirements.
April 2-6, 2015, Easter White Party Week five nights of celebrations, 18+ parties culminating in Sunday night mega-event from 9pm at CentreBell --one of the most important electronic dance music events in North America + various activities related to new urban culture, music, fashion, dance and design. See previous years' videos on the website.
June 24, 2015. Annual Québec statutory holiday. Pagan festivals long celebrated Summer Solstice longest day with bonfires. In Catholic countries the rites became associated with St John the Baptist. In Quebec it is their National Day, celebrated with enthusiasm and joy throughout the province. Montreal Tues/Wed festivities are centered in parc Maisonneuve, with entertainment.
June 26 -July 5, 2015. Gigantic summer music celebration, the 36th edition, with 10 days of non-stop entertainment on 10 free outdoor stages in downtown Montreal. See website for previous years and the artist line-ups for 2015.
June through August, 2015. For nine summer Saturday nights the skies over Montreal are filled with fireworks displays each year from La Ronde on Île Sainte-Hélène - pyrotechnics by the masters of the art from countries around the world, each based on a theme.
July 1-5, 2015. Open-air art show in the Village representing the works of hundreds of artists, along the pedestrian-only rue Ste-Catherine E, between Saint-Hubert and Papineau. See their website for more details.
July 8-26, 2015, at 30+ venues around the city, most within walking distance of Metro stations Place-des-Arts, Saint-Laurent and Berri-UQAM. The Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal is the largest comedy festival in the world, attracting 1.25 million visitors every summer -- celebrating their 33rd anniversary in 2015!
July - August, 2015 (dates to be confirmed) in Vieux-Port. Annual week-long community fair, queer arts & music festival celebrating diversity, sharing, solidarity & openness --music concerts, theater, drag performances, film, open air dance extravaganzas & performers.
August 10-16, 2015, annual festivities over 5 days: SAT: Village Community Day, Ste-Catherine E. SUN Pride Parade, from 1pm on René-Lévesque Boulevard West, from Guy to Sanguinet, in the heart of downtown Montréal; shows and activities will take place at Place Émilie-Gamelin, in addition to a conference, a major t-dance, parties and a play at other venues.
August 27 - September 7, 2015 at: Théâtre Maisonneuve, 175 Ste-Catherine W; Cinéma Impérial, 1430 de Bleury; Cinéma Cineplex Odeon, 350 Emery. Cultural diversity and understanding between nations, quality cinema and innovation from all continents, discovering/ encouraging new talents, and facilitating meetings between cinema professionals.
October 7-13, 2015, 25th edition dance events, Canadian Thanksgiving/ US Columbus Day Weekend. Internationally renowned DJs/ artists, performers + interactive art event. For details, see website: