International Jazz Festival
International Jazz Festival © Matias Garabedian
Montreal's annual jazz festival (Festival International de Jazz de Montreal) is one of the best and biggest in the world. Superstars of jazz, like Oscar Peterson, Ray Charles, Dave Brubeck and Chuck Berry have featured on the annual programme. Today the jazz festival features 3,000 artists and hosts more than 650 concerts (the majority of which are free outdoor events) every year. The celebrated event attracts more than two million visitors, over 30 percent of which are tourists.
Date: 30 June to 9 July 2016