Montreal Pride has announced the details for this summer’s Pride Parade, the largest parade in the city.
Montreal’s 34th Pride Parade will be held on August 19 at 1 pm.
According to the Fierté Montreal website and Éric Pineault, the Founding President of the Montreal Pride Festival, this year’s theme will be the rainbow flag, highlighting the colour blue.
“The color blue, symbolizes serenity and harmony. We invite all parade participants to wear this color and interpret its meaning in an original way: blue like the sky and the sea that open the horizons, like the water that unites us and embraces Montréal, or as the clear water unable to conceal anything!”
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.
The parade’s festive ambiance will feature a variety of colourful people, themed floats, musicians, dancers, and elected officials all representing the LGBTQ+ communities marching in solidarity.
The Pride Parade is free to join and Montreal urges participants to use public transport in getting to the site.
When: August 19
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boulevard René-Lévesque and Metcalfe