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Montreal Festivals: April 2014

Montreal Festivals: April 21 to April 27, 2014


A Montreal Festivals April 2014 listing. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in April 2014 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste. More on April in Montreal.

Through April 2014
Spring in Montreal
This is how it works.

Through April 2014
Sugar Shack Season
With the province of Quebec recognized as the leading producer of maple syrup worldwide, it's no wonder visiting a cabane à sucre is part of the Montreal experience, be it a traditional sugar shack in the country or an urban approximation in city centre. More info.

Through April 2014
Sales, Sales and More Sales
Freshen up that spring wardrobe the smart way. I dub it the do-you-really-think-I'm-going-to-pay-full-price-on-items-with-a-300%-markup strategy. But there's a catch. It takes a bit of work. Read more.

Through April 2014
Go Downhill Skiing
Usually a great month to downhill ski. With temperatures heating up, snow gets heavier, denser and wetter, which allows skis a more solid grip, meaning beginners can try some harder, more advanced runs, and intermediate skiers can (fairly) safely attempt more challenging expert trails.

Through April 2014
Buy Jazz Fest Tickets
The 2014 edition scheduled this June features a Motown diva, the Grammy winners for best blues album, a chart-topping crooner, a leading jazz pianist and more.

Through April 2014
Montreal Concerts in April
From indie to big ticket.

Through April 2014
Montreal Museum Exhibits
A round up of current exhibits and IMAX film presentations at Montreal's leading museums and science centres.

Through April 2014
Ongoing Family Activities
Just a few ideas suitable for the whole clan.

Through April 2014
Eat Local: Sign up For Organic Food Baskets
Ever consider community-supported agriculture (CSA)? Now is the sign-up season for weekly baskets filled with fruit and vegetables grown by local farms. But you might want to explore the pros and cons of CSAs if you've never participated in this kind of arrangement. It's tailor-made for some lifestyles, such as families with predictable schedules, creative cooks, foodies, open-minded eaters. It can also be a great-now-I've-got-a-pile-of-rotting-veggies-in-the-back-of-my-fridge letdown for others.

Through April 2014
Find a Summer Camp for the Kids
This nifty resource helps you find a day camp or residential summer camp in Montreal and all of Quebec by language, location, activity, and other criteria. All listed camps adhere to a strict set of standards involving safety, cleanliness and appropriate staff training.

Through April 2014
Montreal Terraces
Terraces, patios ... whatever you call them, they're baaaack.

Through April 2014
Reader-Submitted Events
Have a Montreal event to propose? Submit event information here.

Through April 2014
Easter in Montreal
Your complete guide to Easter in Montreal, from egg hunt to Sunday brunch to the most comprehensive list available of what's open and closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Through April 21, 2014
Easter in the City
What's open, what's closed, what's happening. More info.

April 21 to April 27, 2014
Montreal Spa Week
One of the best times of the year to book a facial or body treatment. Some of the prices are so competitive, you won't believe you're, for example, paying less than $17 for a massage. Here are my top Montreal Spa week picks.

Through April 22, 2014
Earth Day
Earth Day is technically on April 22, but Montreal is host to Earth Day events throughout the month.

April 24 to June 29, 2014*
Cirque du Soleil's latest touring show premieres worldwide in Montreal. *Dates might be extended into July.

April 24 to May 8, 2014
Festival du Cinéma Latino-américain de Montréal
The Latino-American film fest's official selection includes Latin American award-winners who've done the film fest circuit as well as popular flicks that raked in via the box office. Admission $12. At Cinéma du Parc (map).

April 25 to April 27, 2014
International Psychic Expo
Mystics, psychics, astrologists, numerologists, clairvoyants, mediums and healers converge under one roof, offering readings and chart breakdowns. Free paranormal lectures on-site, usually in French. Call (514) 366-0549 for admission price. Readings cost extra. At Place Bonaventure (map).

April 25 to April 27, 2014
Papier 14: Contemporary Art Fair of Works on Paper
Papier is French for “paper,” the chief medium spotlighted at this temporary, open-air art gallery. Free admission. Outdoors at Place des Festivals (map).

April 25 to May 4, 2014
Vues d'Afrique
Featuring over 100 films from 30 countries. Admission $10 per screening, $30 for four screenings, $20 opening night. At various venues.

April 26, 2014
Monster Spectacular
Monster truck stunts, car stunts, ATV back flips, etc. Tickets $25 to $84.15 plus service/shipping/box office charges. At the Olympic Stadium (map).

April 26, 2014
Jillian Michaels Live: Maximize Your Life
Admission $34.25 to $154.25 plus service/shipping/box office charges. At Théâtre St-Denis (map).

April 26 to April 27, 2014
The National Women's Show
“Shop ‘til you drop at over 300 exhibits and find everything from food and wine sampling, fashion shows, celebrity guests, free makeovers, health, wellness & beauty secrets, cooking demos, home renovation advice and travel ideas!” Admission $14, free for ages 12 and under. At the Palais des congrès (map).

April 26 to April 27, 2014
National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show
According to the National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show, franchises are recession-proof, ideal business start-ups for risk-aversive entrepreneurs. The show goes as far as to claim that 95% of franchises are still in business five years later. Admission $10. At the Palais des congrès (map).

April 26 to May 4, 2014
Grande Bibliothèque Book Sale
Montreal's public libraries join together, selling over 95,000 books for tiny prices. Previous editions charged $2 or less per book. Most of them are in French, with up to 12,000 in English in addition to foreign language books, audio tapes, CDs, CD-ROMs and DVDs. At Aréna Étienne-Desmarteau (map).

April 27, 2013
Half Marathon Championships
Registration fees for the half marathon and 5km run range from $40 to $95. Both races held at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Through April 27, 2014
Butterflies Go Free
Thousands of butterflies are set free in the Montreal Botanical Garden's climate-controlled greenhouses. Admission and venue details here.

Through May 18, 2014
Suivez le chef!
A Château Ramezay employee plays the part of Claude Maupoint, an 18th century chef, taking participants on a 90-minute walking tour of Old Montreal complete with tasting pit stops at select restaurants. Every Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission $15, students and seniors $12. Information and tour in French only. Departure from Château Ramezay (map).

Through June 1, 2014
21 Balancoires
You know those musical swings Oprah was raving about? These are the ones. Free admission. At Place des Festivals (map).

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