Event Date: Aug 09, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018

Since 2007, at the initiative of Montréal’s LGBTQ+ communities, the Montréal Pride Festival has promoted their rights and celebrated their cultural wealth and social advances. The largest gathering of the communities of sexual and gender diversity (SGD) in the Francophone world works locally on a daily basis while serving as a beacon of hope for people living in LGBTQ+ hostile regions of the globe. In 2017, the festival generated a total attendance of 2.7 million visitors. In 2018, the festivities will be held from August 9th to 19th. More information is available on the web page, the Facebook page, as well as Twitter and Instagram accounts.

This year, Canada’s largest parade, will be held on Sunday, August 19.

Inspiration for the theme of the parade will, for a fifth year, be the rainbow flag and will highlight the color blue, symbol of serenity and harmony. We invite all parade participants to wear this color and interpret its meaning in an original way: blue like the sky and the sea that open the horizons, like the water that unites us and embraces Montreal, or as the clear water unable to conceal anything!” said Éric Pineault, Founding President of Pride Montreal Festival.

While the full program will be unveiled on June 19, 2018, the Montreal Pride Festival promises the return of several popular events but also the addition of a multitude of new activities. It should be noted that all the free outdoor shows will be presented this year at the Parc des Faubourgs. Among other spectacular shows, Montréal Pride will held the show Drag Superstar, hosted by none other than Bianca Del Rio! Stay tuned for the program unveiling!