Montreal announces details for next month's Pride Parade

Jul 19 2019, 1:02 pm

Montreal Pride has announced details for this summer’s Pride Parade, the largest parade in the city.

The 35th annual Pride Parade will be held on August 18 at 1 pm.

According to the Fierté Montreal website, this year’s theme and inspiration will be the rainbow flag, for a fifth year, while highlighting the colour violet which is a symbol for “dreams, gentleness, and peace.”

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All parade guests are invited to “wear this colour and interpret its meaning in an original way.”

 

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The parade’s 2.7 km route will link the old and the new, departing from the former west end LGBTQ+ area to arrive at the very heart of the new Village.

The parade will follow its traditional route and start at the corner of Boulevard René-Lévesque and Metcalfe Street to the end on Alexandre-DeSève Street.

A moment of silence, honouring lost members of the LGBTQ+ community, will take place at 2:30 pm.

“Be ready to take in the intense festive ambiance of the parade featuring all kinds of colourful people, themed floats, dancers and musicians along with the marching representatives of our diverse LGBTQ+ communities,” reads the Fierté Montreal website. “Come support and greet our elected officials, the members of many community groups and of the First Nations as well as businesses and other organizations marching in solidarity with us!”

 

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The Pride Parade is free to join and Montreal urges participants to use public transport in getting to the site.

Montreal Pride Parade

When: August 18
Time: 
1 pm – 4 pm
Where:
Boulevard René-Lévesque and Metcalfe
Price: 
Free