Montreal Festivals and Events Calendar for April 2019

Judging of cat. Salon National de Animal Compagnie de Montreal. SNAC. Photo Rachel Levine Judging of cat. Salon National des Animaux Compagnie de Montreal. SNAC. Photo Rachel Levine

Get ready to enjoy April in all its slowly warming-up glory with a few spring festivlas as Montreal reclaims its streets from potholes.

Butterflies Go Free

February 28-April 28, 2019
Botanical Garden, 4101 Sherbrooke E

Butterflies fill the Jardin Botanique’s main exhibition greenhouse. Walk in the tropical habitat and see how many creatures land mistake you for their favourite flower. Information HERE.


Mondays, March 4 – May 6 2019

Only one can be the best, but over the next few months let your ears decide which of these artists deserves to advance to the next round: Info HERE.P

Papier 16. Photo Rachel Levien
Papier 16. Photo Rachel Levine

Vues D’Afrique

April 5 – 14, 2019

Cinema from Africa takes central stage at Vues D’Afrique. This annual festival, now in its 34th year aims to encourage both dialogue and public engagement as it showcases works from both Africa and Creole countries. There is also programming dedicated to films made in Quebec and Canada. Keep an eye HERE for details.

Parents and Kids Fair

April 5 – 7, 2019,
Place Bonaventure

Got kids aged 0 – 6 ? Well, this is fair has exhibitors and goods for sale intended for parents-to-be and those with little ones under the age of six. Exhibitors relate to daycare, education, recreation, and more. Benoît Gagnon is the new spokesman. Details HERE.

Latino Américain Festival du Cinéma

April 5 – 14, 2019
Cinema du Parc

Get ready for 10 evenings of film mostly from Latin America, but with a bit of Spain and Portugal thrown in. Details HERE.

Montreal Geek It

April 6 – 7, 2019

Grand Quay, 200 de la Commune W

Get ready for a weekend of all things geek culture. Cosplay, video games, products, escape games, combat, competitions, and more. This is a new festival, so get ready to check it out. Info HERE.

Montreal ToyCon

April 7, 2019

Courtyard at the Marriott, Montreal Airport (7000 Place Robert Joncas) 

What will you be buying for your nieces and nephews and inappropriately adolescent friends for the holidays? Check out ToyCon, which is a toy, sci-fi and anime event. Details HERE.

Montreal Punk Rock Flea Market

April 7, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Foufounes Electriques (87 St Catherine E)

With indie labels and self-promoting artisans, all things punk and weird will be on sale. Check out Young Pup lingerie, Slime City Toys, Stomp Records, and more. Info HERE.

21 Balçoires (21 Swings)

April 8 – May 28, 2019

Promenade des Artistes, Quartier des Spectacles

Sit and swing to a bit of carnival-esque music. This public art installation is an annual delight. Details HERE.

Le Braderie de Monde Québécoise

April 11 – 14. 2019, Bonsecours Market (350 St. Paul E)

The annual fashion show features hot designers with one-of-a-kind and sample pieces. Between 60 – 100 designers participate. Brighten up your spring and summer wardrobe by checking out this fab event. You can get stuff by Rudsak, Second Yoga, Lady Dutch, Mackage, Atelier B, Bodybag, and so much more. Details HERE. 

Cosplayer. Montreal Comiccon. July 08, 2016. Photo Jean Frederic Vachon.
Cosplayer. Montreal Comiccon. July 08, 2016. Photo Jean Frederic Vachon.

Montreal Cat Expo

April 14, 2019
Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal Ballroom, 5:45 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Everything cats. Cat products. Products with cat images. Cat care. Cat love. Even cat influencer, Jackson Galaxy aka the Cat Daddy will be present. Info HERE.


April 25-28, 2019
Grand Quay, Port of Montreal (200 de la Commune St W)

The annual festival to promote artworks done on paper is always a great gathering for collectors, professionals, and creators. There are plenty of paper goods to collect on some of the nicest paper you will ever touch. Check this art festival and enjoy how a simple medium can be the basis of a myriad of works. Info HERE.

Gueule d’Erable Festival

April 28, 2019

Old Port

Maple food products including beer, cocktails, maple taffy, and all things touched with sap. There is also a sugar shack currently set up in the Old Port until April 15. Details HERE. 

La Fête du Croissant

April 28, 2019


Love your pastry flakey, buttery, and melt-in-your mouth good. Figure out which bakery offers the best by sampling them all for just $1.25 each during La Fête du Croissant. Info about participating bakeries is HERE.

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