Montreal's Pride Festival is right around the corner. In addition to the city's welcoming gay bars and LGBTQ+ hangouts, Montreal (which just ranked 9th best city in the world) is putting on a star-studded show.
What is the Montreal Pride Festival?
Montreal’s first Pride march was held in June 1979 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969. La Brigade Rose organizers in Montreal drew 52 marchers in 1979. Forty years later, in 2019, total attendance at Montreal Pride topped 3 million.
For the first time since 2019, the festival is back with live in-person performances, concerts and activities on the Esplanade of the Olympic Park—Montreal Pride’s new main site—as well as in the Gay Village and downtown.
This incredible and inclusive celebration is one of the many reasons why Montreal was ranked 9th best city in the world.
When is the Montreal Pride Festival?
This 15th edition of Montreal Pride also has new dates, from August 1 to 7.
What are the festival highlights?
There is free admission to all events on the Esplanade of the Olympic Park. Here are some programming highlights:
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