There are mane events and festivals that take place throughout the year in Montreal. Most of these festivals are open for the common public. Let us have a look at some of the popular festivals in Montreal.
The Fête de Neiges (known ad Festival of Snow) is conducted at Parc Jean Drapeau on the second Sunday of every January. The festival includes several activities such as ice sculpture displays, building snowman competition for children, sledding, tube slides and skating. Montreal gets good snowfall during January and many people from far and wide come to celebrate this event.
Then there is Film on Arts Festival which has films and videos on different subjects of art. This festival is conducted in various theaters in the first week of March. This festival is open for the common public. The High Lights festival takes place during the last two weeks of February. During this festival there are various light projections at night on the various buildings and monuments in the city. People burst fireworks at night and this festival has been celebrated since the last 40 years.
The Festivalissimo is an annual event which takes place during the last weekend on April. This festival is conducted for celebrating the Latin culture in Montreal. In this festival, there are various sellers who sell wares on the sidewalks of the streets. The Asian Festival is also called the Accès. This festival is for celebrating the presence of Asian music, film art, dance and theater. The festival takes place in the last week of June.
The Montreal Bike Fest is an event that takes place in summer and it consist of cycling tours to pay tribute to the bicycle. This event includes bike racing and also a brief on the history of biking.