Not to be confused with the city's long-running Divers/Cite LGBT arts festival, held in late July and early August, the Montreal Pride/Fierte Montreal Parade and Community Day celebrates its eighth year from August 11 to August 17, 2014.
The festivities take place over seven days, from Monday through Sunday, with events centered on the Gay Village, and in particular, Parc Emilie-Gamelin. In the official program, you can view a full list of events over the course of Montreal Pride/Fierte Montreal, including an LGBT Rights Conference, a women's networking social, a kids day, numerous parties, a movie night, a Pride Run, and several other related gatherings, arts presentations, literary readings, and more.
Saturday, August 16, is the all-important Montreal Gay Pride Community Day. The latter event takes place from 11 am until 5 pm along rue Ste-Catherine E, and featuring presentations by dozens of community groups and organizations. That same day, there's a full slate of events and parties, from an official Pride Brunch to a Pride Run to the Party BYOL and Party Black & White.
Then on Sunday, August 17, there's a Montreal Gay Pride Parade along blvd. Rene-Levesque, commencing at 1 pm.
Many gay bars as well as gay-popular restaurants, hotels, and shops have special events and parties throughout Pride Week. Check the city's great gay resources, such as Tourism Montreal's Gay Website, the French-language LGBT news magazine Fugues, the English-language Nighttours Montreal Gay Guide, and the About.com Montreal Guide to the city's Gay Village.