The Place des Festivals is a large public urban space that is dedicated to festivals and entertainment within the Quartier des Spectacles. The Place des Festivals draws huge festival crowds, particularly, during the summertime because of the many free events that take place in the Quartier des Spectacles. It is part of the Place des Arts and it contains the biggest interactive fountain in Canada.
Events at The Place des Festivals
Since its inauguration in 2009, the place des spectacles has hosted many free events for many types of festivals. Many of Montreal’s biggest festivals, such as the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Montreal highlights festival, the Froncofolies de Montreal and Just For Laughs use the Place des Festivals to host free events and concerts. The place des spectacles also features many outdoor activities throughout the summer and special events during the winter.
If you plan to visit Montreal during an international summer festival, the free outdoor activities for that festival will most likely be held at the Place des Festivals. It is located on Rue Sainte-Catherine, and bordered by Boulevard de Maisonneuve and Rue Jeanne-Mance. It covers an area of approximately 4,500 square meters and is part of the Place des Arts area of the Quartier des spectacles. Thousands of visitors and Montreal locals visit this landmark every year.