The West Island is a vibrant community in Montreal that produces many events and activities all year round that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Whether you currently reside in the West Island or you’re a visitor looking to explore, there’s always something happening in this dynamic area. Here are some of the most anticipated events coming up this summer that you definitely don’t want to miss!

1. West Island Blues Festival

Dates: August 10th & September 7th 2024

Location: Dorval & Pointe-Claire

Music lovers, mark your calendars! The West Island Blues Festival is back with a stellar lineup of local and international blues artists. Enjoy a day filled with soulful music, great food, and a lively atmosphere. Bring your family and friends to enjoy live performances, and don’t forget your dancing shoes! The first day of this 2024 edition has already been crowned with success, however you’re still not too late to enjoy the second day in August and the third in September, entertaining you all summer. 

2. Montreal Ribfest

Date: August 16-18th 2024
Location: Pierrefonds

Foodies rejoice! The Montreal Ribfest is a three-day extravaganza of mouth-watering ribs, live music, and fun activities for the whole family. Top ribbers from across North America will be serving the best ribs in town, making this a must-visit event for anyone who loves great food and a festive atmosphere.

3. Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Farmers Market

Date: Every Saturday from 9am to 2pm
Location: Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Waterfront

Support local farmers and artisans by visiting the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Farmers Market. Every Saturday, the waterfront is bustling with hungry shoppers and vendors selling fresh produce, handmade crafts, and delicious treats. It’s a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning, enjoying the beautiful scenery and vibrant community spirit.

4. Outdoor Movie Nights

Date: Every Friday in July and August
Location: Various parks across the West Island

Enjoy a magical evening under the stars with Outdoor Movie Nights. Bring a blanket, some snacks, and your favorite people to enjoy family-friendly films in various parks around the West Island. It’s a perfect way to unwind after a busy week and enjoy some quality time with the community.

5. Shakespeare in the Park

Date: July and August
Location: Various parks across the Island

“Shakespeare in the Park” is an annual outdoor theatre event presented by Repercussion Theatre. It features lively performances of Shakespearean inspired plays, poetry and songs in various parks throughout the Island of Montreal. Check out their schedule and don’t miss it!


The West Island is bustling with events that promise fun, entertainment, and cultural enrichment. Whether you’re into music, art, food, or community gatherings, there’s something for everyone. Also a beautiful area to live in, West Island real estate has a lot to offer, with homes for sale in Beaconsfield and all around the island. Mark the dates above in your calendar and get ready to experience the best of what the West Island has to offer!

Stay tuned to Abbey and Olivier for more updates on local events, real estate insights, and community news. Enjoy your summer in the West Island!