Thank goddess it’s that time of year again. Fierté Montreal Pride is back for its annual 10 days of festivities, live music, film screenings, theatrical performances, film screenings, pop-up shops, exhibitions and activities — and 20gayteen’s bountiful lineup promises to be one of immense diversity and off-the-charts fun.
Since there are a multitude of events to sort through, making it tough to gauge which ones are worth attending and which you should skip to recharge your batteries before hitting the dance floor once more, we’ve thrown together a brief list of the 8 events for the fest’s 2018 iteration that you simply can’t miss.
Aug 10 — Grand Opening Party: Illusion (Parc des Faubourgs)
Fierté’s free concert series kicks off this year with iconic MTL drag performer Michel Dorion — and 30+ other fabulous drag queens. Keep an eye out for a special appearance by none other than American Idol runner-up Ada Vox.
Aug 12 — T-Dance Electrik (Parc des Faubourgs)
This dance partay celebrating trans identity will be helmed by local musicians DJ On1T and Bamboo Hermann. At 8:30 p.m. French producer Kiddy Smile will take the stage with a New York house-inspired sound.
Aug 15 — Princess Nokia + more (Parc des Faubourgs)
This tripartite set is made up of amazing queer and racialized artists who know how to get the party started. While we’re highly excited to witness what DJ Lykx and Big Freeda bring to the TD Stage, we must admit we’re most pumped to see some Princess Nokia. The New York rapper’s discography is filled with bangers, so get listening to her latest mixtape “A Girl Cried Red” to prepare for the surefire fire event.
Aug 17 — MPU Party Animals (Le Belmont)
This is the second year in a row the monthly party has teamed up with Fierté Montreal to transform Le Belmont into the wildest and most irresistible nightclub on Blvd Saint-Laurent.
Aug 17 — Bear Trap (Hangar 500)
Come do some bear hunting at this late-night bear & friends party thrown in a warehouse space with no enforced dress code.
Aug 18 — HER Montreal Pride Party (Club Soda)
This female-oriented Pride party is featuring the likes of Nina Sky, Fafa Khan + Laura Scavo!
Aug 19 — Closing Show (Parc des Faubourgs)
After Sunday afternoon’s parade draws to a close, take your place at Parc des Faubourgs for some extravagant live song, dance and comedy from your fave MTL queenz.
Aug 19 — Arena and Love Festival (Hangar 500)
A late-night bash to end Fierté 2018 with a bang.