When: July 7-17 2016
Look out — Montréal is about to turn into a citywide big top! Performers from around the globe are packing up their clown noses and Hula-Hoops and journeying to the headquarters of Cirque du Soleil, the National Circus School, Cirque Éloize and other companies. The fest is a carnival of epic proportions, with so many acts that you’d have to be a magician to catch them all. Some, such as the outdoor aerial show by Cirque Carpe Diem, give spectators the chance to take the trapeze. Others, such as Cirque Le Roux, blend film-noir themes, theater and circus arts for an enchanting and humorous evening. Come one, come all: The cirque is in town!