Festival International Jazz De Montréal

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Festival International Jazz De Montréal, or the Montreal Jazz Festival, takes place in the heart of the Canadian city of Montreal. Every year, for ten days, North America welcomes aficionados of jazz from around the world, for their sojourn in this French-speaking Canadian city. Started in the year 1980, this festival is ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival by Guinness World Records (2004). It hosts about 3,000 musicians and public entertainers from almost 30 countries for almost 1,000 concerts (out of which 60-70% are free) and welcomes millions of visitors. An exceptional thing about the festival is that a pedestrian site is open from noon till midnight in the heart of Downtown and Quartier des Spectacles. Numerous art forms apart from jazz are displayed on the streets, which leaves the visitors spellbound and a desire to have more of such performances! Experience the lovely vibe and have a gala time at this eccentric festival! 

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Quartier des Spectacles

400 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montreal, QC H3A 1L4, Canada


Ticket info

Ticketing office

  • Tickets can be purchased at various venues. Refer here for details.

How to reach

General info


  • Place des Arts and Saint Laurent Metro stations provide direct access to the site.
  • Those arriving by metro are advised to use St Catherine Street or De Bleury Street exits.

Own Vehicle:

  • If you are willing to drive down to the venue, then you will be directed to paid parking areas near the site or directly on site at Place des Arts, Complexe Desjardins and The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
  • Bicycle parking is available if you are cycling to the festival. Refer here for details.
  • You can opt for Bixi biking as per your convenience. Take one, when you need one and leave it at any nearby station around your destination. Refer BIXI Montreal for details.
  • For further details on parking and reaching the venue refer here.

Inside the venue

Food & Beverages:

  • There are varieties of food kiosks serving wide range of cuisine at the venue.
  • Mobile bike vendors with their rollicking bicycles roam around to offer cotton candies, popcorn and churros.
  • Your purchases from these kiosks help the Festival present free shows.


Inside the Venue:


Allowed (Yes / No)





Animals (Service Animals)


Except service animals





(bottles, ice boxes, Aerosol)


Glass and Aluminium containers are not allowed.



  • Any other objects likely to compromise the security of festival-goers are prohibited.
  • Sale and solicitation are strictly prohibited at the venue.
  • A special designated area is reserved for impaired persons to accommodate their wheelchairs. You can make your reservation 48 hours in advance by calling the Info- Jazz la Presse+ line at 514 871-1881 or 1 855 299-3778. Find more information here.


Other Amenities:

  • Restrooms
  • Stroller loans
  • Information Kiosks
  • First Aid
  • Lost and Found
  • Wheelchair loans
  • Refer here for more details on services provided.



  • There are various activities held during the event. Refer here for details.

Schedule Timing

Schedule for the next edition of Festival International Jazz De Montréal has not been released yet.

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