2016 Pride Week

How could not be excited about a festival in which the parade is sponsored by Viagra.  All joking aside, this is Pride Week in Montreal and it is one big, busy party.  There are many parts or activities involved in the week and here is just a sample of what is taking place:

 

Full Vert

When:  August 9, 2016

Where:  Cabaret Mado

Time:  11:00 p.m.

Cost:  $6.00

What:  Show by some of the best drag queens in Montreal

 

DJ Abeille

When:  August 10, 2016

Where:  Place Emilie-Gamelin

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Cost:  Free

 

Official 5a7

When:  August 11, 2016

Where:  Lounge L’un et L’autre

Time:  5:00 p.m.

Cost:  Free

What:  A relaxing happy hour

 

Pride Day at LaRonde

When:  August 12, 2016

Where:  LaRonde

Time:  11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cost:  $45 + $2 service fees with coupon ($73.57 without coupon)

Meet us at the Montréal Pride kiosk facing the ticket booths to get your coupon.

 

Pride Zumba

When:  August 13, 2016

Where:  Place Emilie Gamelin

Time:  3:00 p.m.

Cost:  Free

 

Mapplethorpe at MMFA

When:  September 10, 2016 – January 22, 2017

Where:  Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Time:  Tuesday to Sunday (except Wednesday)

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost:  Ages 31 and up: $20

Ages 13 to 30: $12

Wednesday from 5 pm to 9 pm: $10

 

The Great Dragon Boat Challenge

When:  September 10, 2016

Where:  Lachine Canal (Club 22 Dragons Boarding Dock)

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost:  $35.00

 

2016 pride week2Parade:

When:  Sunday, August 14, 2016

Where:  Réné Levesque Blvd between St. Mathieu and Sanguinet

Time:  Begins around 1:00 p.m.

What:  Hundreds of floats from different community groups, sports teams, LGBT organizations, and cultural groups

Awards:  Most Crowd-Pleasing Float

Best Expression of the 2016 Theme

Best Choreography by a group

Best Costume and Make-up

Community Group Float of the year

Corporate Float of the year, as well as special “Jury Prizes” to be awarded at the discretion of our panel of distinguished judges.

 

As stated, this is just a sampling of the events going on.  For the full schedule go to http://www.fiertemontrealpride.com/en/

 

 

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