Fierté Montreal Pride 2023

It’s Pride Week in Montreal!

The Fierté Montreal Pride festival is back in person from Aug. 1 to 7, with a series of awesome free outdoor concerts, the annual parade and much more.

Pride is on in Montreal as of today, Aug. 1, promising a week of awesome in-person parties, music and drag shows, art and comedy events as well as conferences and panels on the important issues of the day. It’s a long-awaited return for Fierté Montreal Pride, giving participants plenty to do — and almost all of it for free, with most of the shows in a fresh and exciting location: the Olympic Park Esplanade.

There are some Cult MTL favourites on the program for live music at Pride 2022, among them Coeur de Pirate, Alaclair Ensemble, Dominique Fils-Aimé and Strange Froots, ALL performing on Friday on the Esplanade. Backxwash will also perform on Thursday, Aug. 4, with Pierre Kwenders and Quebec legend Diane Dufresne playing on the festival’s official opening night, Wednesday, Aug. 3.

As per tradition, closing day of the Pride, Sunday, Aug. 7, heralds the return of the parade in full force on the streets of Montreal, specifically René-Lévesque Boulevard, between Metcalfe and Alexandre DeSève.

To read about the festival’s nightly contemporary dance show Rapture, which kicked off last week in conjunction with the AIDS 2022 conference, please click here.

For the complete Fierté Montreal Pride program, please visit the festival’s website.

For more Montreal arts coverage, please visit the Arts & Life section.