Celebrating Art and Culture: What to do in Montreal this September

Stay at Le Saint-Sulpice hotel to enjoy Montreal’s art and culture scene

This September, celebrate arts & culture in Montreal by attending some of the most exciting festivals of the year. From international music to innovative literature, these Montreal events are sure to impress you! Le Saint-Sulpice hotel in Old Montreal is the perfect place to stay to be close to all the action. Our luxury hotel will astound you with its exceptional service, dedicated staff and our exclusive SoSulpice! experiences during your visit. Here are our top recommendations for things to do in Montreal this September:

  1. Festival Quartiers Danses
  2. POP Montreal International Music Festival
  3. Expo World Press Photo Montreal 
  4. Montreal Black Film Festival 
  5. Festival International de Littérature  

Immerse yourself in movement by attending internationally renowned dance performances at the Festival Quartiers Danses

Festival Quartier DansesFrom September 6th to 17th, enjoy dance shows from over 30 choreographers hailing from around the world  during the 21st edition of the Festival Quartier Danses. With fascinating themes such as ageism, disability, and the working world being explored by the artists, be sure to put your thinking cap on. This year, the festival will be presented at the Studio-Theatre of Grands Ballets Canadiens, McCord Steward Museum and Pointe-à-Callière Museum. Planning to watch and need a place to stay? Our hotel in Old Montreal is a convenient 20 minute walk from the aforementioned venues and near many other events happening in the city. Visit their website to buy your tickets and to view the performance schedules.

© Romain Lorraine

Discover your new favourite artist at the POP Montreal International Music Festival

Pop Montreal © Ranko Bobusic for POP Montréal

POP Montreal International Music Festival is an annual not for profit  that aims to showcase the next generation of musical talent and independent art forms from artists around the world. This music festival, now in its 22nd year, will run for 5 days and give a platform to over 400 artists, including underground artists and independent performers such as Charlotte Cornfield, Men I Trust and many more! Taking place from September 27 to October 3 in the Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood, this family-friendly festival offers events for young and old. Pop Montreal is the perfect festival to attend if you are looking to discover your new favourite musical artist! Stay at our luxury hotel in Old Montreal whilst attending to enjoy the charms of the Old Port.

Admire award winning photography at the Expo World Press Photo

Expo World Press Photo

The World Press Photo Montreal Exhibition  is an annual photojournalism exhibition that takes place from August 30 to October 15 at the Bonsecours Market. This year, over three thousand photographers from 127 different countries will have the opportunity to showcase their resounding images. This exposition presents different worldwide perspectives from prizewinning photographers and is sure to leave a lasting impression on its attendees.When booking a stay at Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal, you will be able to benefit from  VIP access to the exhibition’s opening night or you can attend during regular hours at a discounted price. These offers are exclusive to our guests only! Make sure to book your stay at our hotel in old Montreal to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

© Pamela Lajeunesse

View the best up-and-coming films at the Montreal Black Film Festival 

Celebrate black excellence in film from local and international filmmakers at The Montreal Black film festival. With events taking place both online and in-person, you’ll have the opportunity to discover new independent films and actors at North America’s only bilingual film fall festival of Black cinema. The festival takes place at Quartier des Spectacles, just a few steps away from our hotel in Old Montreal. Buy advance passes for showings from September 27 to October 1 to get the best experience! 

Festival international du film black de Montréal

© Festival international du film black de Montréal «Tropique de la violence» by Manuel Schapira.





Get transported to a new world through literature at the Festival International de Littérature  

Festival international de littérature (FIL)

The Festival International de Littérature in Montreal is a ten day annual event celebrating literature and international authors. Live readings and productions will be held in concert halls, cinemas and public spaces, where literature is not traditionally used or celebrated. Taking place in the Quartier des Spectacles, celebrate the work and literature of over 200 authors in this fall festival and discover your new favourite story! 

Be close to all the fun in Montreal this September. We can guarantee the best promotions when you book your stay with us and we are proud to offer cancellation flexibility. Stay at Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal and sleep in luxury!

© Festival international de littérature – FIL – Photo par Marie-Andrée Lemire