Seasonal events & activites

OSM Classical Spree

August 10 to 13

This grand celebration of classical music at the heart of the metropolis is more anticipated than ever, and has quickly become a mustsee (and musthear) tradition of the summer season. With a colourful offering of more than 30 concerts over 4 days, the possibilities are nearly endless. Chamber music, recitals, vocal music, world music, youthoriented concerts, and of course symphonic concerts make up the varied programming. Don't miss the big free outdoor concert 'Galaxy of heroes' at the Olympic park on August 10!

Montreal pride
August 8 to 14 

Montréal Pride celebrates its 10th edition! This year again, five free outdoor concerts are presented at Place Émilie-Gamelin from Tuesday to Saturday! Comedy, signers, music and dance are waiting for you! Don’t miss the emblematic T-Dance, which will keep the festivalgoers dancing to the sound of the best international DJs from 1 pm to 11 pm on Sunday!


Montreal history

Pre-download the application and embark on the Montreal en Histoires adventure as soon as you arrive in Old-Montreal. Explore the past through fifty points of interest and a dozen augmented realities. This fun, entertaining and surprising experience will teach you about important individuals and places that have forged Montreal.

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Cite Memoire -Old Montreal

Loosely inspired by the history of Montreal, Cité Mémoire invites you to meet a host of characters who've witnessed the city's evolution first-hand. Poetic, dreamlike and occasionally playful, the tableaux come alive with images, words and music. Projected throughout Old Montreal, the work appears on the very walls that surround us, the ground on which we walk, the trees that frame our present. Every evening at dusk. For a complete Cité Mémoire experience, download Montréal en Histoires free application. Soundtrack and historical contexts available in 4 languages.

The exhibitions not to miss!

Until September, 5th, 2016 

Soak up the splendour and opulence of Pompeii in a spectacular exhibition that features over 220 archaeological artifacts in a unique multisensorial environment. Mosaics, frescoes, bronze and marble statues, decorative art objects, as well as utensils and personal accessories, will bring to life this small provincial colony of the Roman Empire that was frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The largest exhibition on Pompeii ever presented in Quebec.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Toulouse-Lautrec illustrates the Belle Époque
From June 18 to October 30, 2016

Evoking he Belle Époque, when Montmartre and the Chat Noir cabaret were symbols of Bohemia, this exhibition presents for the first time one of the largest and finest private European collections of prints and posters by Toulouse-Lautrec. 
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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