Montreal March Festivals & Events

Montreal March Festivals & Events

  • January 9 to March 5, 2020

    Skating Events at the Old Port

    Being festive is the Old Port’s guiding principle, and no efforts are spared to live up to it. Each season brings new and exclusive events, festivals, shows, celebrations, and more. With marvellous music and glorious gastronomy to cater to all tastes and cultures, you’ll find here a cordial atmosphere to delight and nourish, and so much more.

  • January 28, 2020 to January 24, 2021


    ORIGINS is an exhibition of original photographs that evokes, in a profusion of extraordinary images, evolution and life on our planet. Presented in 2018 at the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, the exhibition unveils the work of photographer Olivier Grunewald and journalist Bernadette Gilbertas. The immersive effect generated by these large-format images plunges visitors in the contemplation of the beauty of our planet and the discovery of our origins.

  • February 20 to March 2, 2020

    Coups de Cœur

    This unmissable event for all circus aficionados is in its 5th year. The show is directed by Anthony Venisse—known for his praised MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE creations. It features a selection of the most talented artists from around the world. It’s a true celebration of the circus in all its forms. Each performance is both playful and highly emotional, and hosted by a colourful master of ceremonies.

  • February 26 to March 7, 2020

    Les Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma

    The Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma is the only festival dedicated exclusively to Quebec’s films. For 37 years, it has presented the widest possible range of cinematic genres and approaches, with works by new and established filmmakers.

  • February 26 to April 26, 2020

    Butterflies Go Free

    Butterflies are ideal ambassadors for the insect world, offering an inspiring visual feast with their colourful wings in different shapes, their agility and their fragility.

  • February 26 to April 26, 2020

    The Odd Plants of Mrs Z

    This event is an invitation to the clandestine visit of Mrs Z's greenhouse-laboratory while she is temporarily absent from her lab. Mrs Z... an enigmatic do-it-yourselfer, a lover of odd and unusual plants... What will you find behind the door? What are the botanical secrets of the mysterious Mrs Z? What are these strange plants?

  • February 29 to March 8, 2020

    Montréal International Children'S Film Festival (FIFEM)

    The Montreal International Children’s Film Festival (better known under its French acronym, FIFEM) is an international film festival and a family version of the biggest international film event, like a Cannes, Berlin or Sundance for kids!

  • February 29 to March 22, 2020

    Art Souterrain

    Created 11 years ago, the Art Souterrain Festival invests more than 6 km underground and 7 satellite sites for 3 weeks exhibiting works of contemporary art. A hundred local and international artists are represented for the occasion around a social and topical theme. Accessible at all times and free of charge, the Festival is one of the major events of the winter season that enlivens the lives of thousands of people and offers them mediation activities and artistic discoveries.

  • Annually from February to May

    Sugaring Off Season at Sucrerie de la Montagne

    During the week or on weekends, Sucrerie de la Montagne lets you experience real Québec traditions. Here, the maple syrup is produced the old-fashioned way: the tree is tapped with a spout, the sap collected in a pail and transported to a traditional wood-fired evaporator, where it is transformed into maple syrup.

  • March 4 to 8, 2020

    Festival de Casteliers

    A rich selection of puppet shows, intended for both children and adults, created by renowned as well as newly emerging companies from here and abroad.

  • March 5 to 7, 2020

    Montreal Robotics Festival

    The Montreal Robotics Festival.

  • March 6 to 7, 2020

    Circus Cabaret

    Attend a series of original creations by the cream of local contemporary circus artists! Imagine a central scene, a bar, and tables close to the artists… live a unique experience led by a Master of Ceremony. For each production, discover a new selection of artists performing different acts.

  • March 7 to 8, 2020

    Barbegazi - Winter Action Sports Festival

    Freestyle snowmobile demonstrations, snowskate initiation, a fatbike contest, as well as a winter obstacle race.

  • March 17 to 29, 2020


    International Festival of Films on Art.

  • March 19 to 22, 2020

    Cabane Panache et Bois rond

    The 9th edition of the most festive Sugar Shack in Quebec is approaching. From March 21st to 24th, the “Cabane Panache et Bois Rond” sugar shack offers you a completely electrifying atmosphere! Lumberjacks wandering all over Wellington Street, thrilling shows, mouth-watering comfort food, alcoholic beverages to keep your body warm and classic maple taffy on snow... just because it is a must! Don't miss the biggest free “Bûcheronesque” festival in Quebec.

  • March 22, 2020

    St. Patrick's Day Parade

    St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montreal.

  • March 27 to 28, 2020

    Music, Fashion and Mouvement

    The idea of combining classical music, movement, dance and clothing has led to an unprecedented meeting between the universes of fashion creator Marie Saint-Pierre and Maestro Kent Nagano.

  • March 27 to 29, 2020

    National Women's Show

    The ultimate girls' outing! An unparalleled discovery and shopping weekend awaits you at the National Women's Show with more than 300 exhibitors on hand to offer you everything from food and wine tastings, fashion shows, celebrity guests, free beauty transformations, secrets of beauty and well-being, cooking demonstrations, planning tips and travel ideas.

  • March 27 to 29, 2020

    Montréal Salon Audio / Audio Fest

    300 marques / brands, 100 exposants / exhibitors, 20 spectaclesn / live performances, Atelier d'éveil musicale pour enfants / Music awakening for kids, Foire du disque / records fair. Et plus encore / and even more to do!

  • March 29, 2020

    Montreal ToyCon

    The Montreal ToyCon has been offering attendees the latest and hottest in Funko pop, action figures, statues, plush toys, high-end collectibles, comics and much, much more. The convention draws a ton of vendors, fans and collectors, plus Lego creators and Cosplayers who lend some extra flavour to the event. It's a great opportunity for fanboys and fangirls to get their pop culture fix.

  • Annually in March

    Festival G. : Griffintown Gourmet and Gastronomic

    The G Festival, organized by the Business Organization – Les Quartiers du Canal, is an opportunity to celebrate the exceptional gastronomic offer, the great diversity and the originality of our restaurants in Griffintown. It is also an event to salute the work of all teams, chefs and cheffes cooks of our beautiful restaurants, those, who, on a daily basis are ambassadors of our Business and Gourmet destination of Montreal. For the SDC, it will also be an opportunity to highlight the heritage of our neighborhood and the design that we find in each of our good addresses in Griffintown.

  • Annually in March

    Under the Snow Festival - Montreal Record and Underground Arts Fair

    Come stroll through the stands and see what the artists have prepared for you: albums, vinyls, DVDs, books, clothes, jewelery, paintings, alternative media, cultural organizations and lots of little surprises!

  • Annually in March


    Providing exposure to the Scandinavian way of life by sharing music, cinema, gastronomy as well as other distinctive cultural traits from Scandinavia.

  • Annually in March

    Montreal Digital Spring

    As spring approaches, so do exciting ideas and discoveries at the forefront of the international, collective imagination. Architectural installations, interactive exhibitions, and contemporary creations combining disciplines and artistic currents, among others, are up for the offering for Montrealers and tourists alike.