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:
When: August 9, 2016
Where: Cabaret Mado
Time: 11:00 p.m.
What: Show by some of the best drag queens in Montreal
When: August 10, 2016
Where: Place Emilie-Gamelin
Time: 6:00 p.m.
When: August 11, 2016
Where: Lounge L’un et L’autre
Time: 5:00 p.m.
What: A relaxing happy hour
Pride Day at LaRonde
When: August 12, 2016
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.
When: August 13, 2016
Where: Place Emilie Gamelin
Time: 3:00 p.m.
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.
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/