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An 11th Festival on Saint-Denis Street

From May 27 to 29, the Festival will set up its tents on Saint-Denis Street, between Gilford and Roy, creating a 1.5 km-long comic book stroll punctuated with activities, exhibitions and encounters. This project is part of the Plan de relance de la rue Saint-Denis.

The Montreal Comic Arts Festival team, in partnership with the SDC Rue Saint-Denis,  is excited to reconnect with the public live and in-person, and is pleased to unveil its 2022 program. Spread over three days, the programming slate will be bilingual, free and open to all. After two years of absence, more than a hundred exhibitors will be participating in this year’s Festival.

Opening Hours

  • Friday, May 27 – 11am to 7pm
  • Saturday, May 28 – 10am to 7 pm
  • Sunday, May 29 – 10am to 6 pm


In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, MCAF intends to make every effort to ensure the safety of the public, artists and cultural personnel participating in its 11th edition. The governmental measures in place will be applied.

Montreal Comic Arts Festival | MCAF

It’s been more than a decade since MCAF planted its stakes for the very first time in the heart of the metropolis. This literary event, which is now unmissable, aims to be the meeting point for everything related to the world of comics, and nothing can deviate the team from its primary objective: to promote the work of the artisans of the comic arts through meetings, presentations, exhibitions and the holding of special events. Rain, hail or shine, the MCAF team and its many volunteers will be there to make this event a true success.

More than 100,000 people have visited our tents over the years and MCAF is still going strong. We look forward to seeing you there and to enriching our common comic arts experience!

Holding an outdoor event means leaving a little play to the uncertainty of the weather. It goes without saying that we cannot promise you a 100% sunny weekend. However, we PROMISE you in writing that you will be treated to :

Creators & Books

  • more than 175 artists from Quebec and abroad
  • dozens of self-published authors
  • more than 100 exhibitors

A Variety of Activities

  • original exhibitions
  • workshops for all ages
  • meetings with the artists
  • panels
  • animations

Not to Mention…

  • information booths
  • boutiques space with MCAF and Presses du FBDM | MCAF Press colours
  • a zero waste environment
  • a festival zone where respect and pleasure are king