Not to be confused with the city's long-running Divers/Cite festival, held in late July and early August, the Montreal Pride/Fierte Montreal Parade and Community Day celebrates its seventh year from August 12 to August 18, 2013 (about two weeks after Divers/Cite, the popular gay arts and culture festival).
More on Montreal Gay Pride 2013 will be posted here as information becomes available. Here's a look at last year's event:
The festivities take place over seven days, from Tuesday through Sunday, with events centered on the Gay Village, and in particular, Parc Emilie-Gamelin. Here's a full list of events over the course of Montreal Pride/Fierte Montreal, including an LGBT Rights Conference, a women's networking social,the French premiere of Bain-Sauna: Le Musical, a kids day, the Cuir as F*ck women and trans leather party, a movie night, Zumba in the Park, and several other related gatherings, arts presentations, literary readings, and fun parties.
Saturday is the all-important Community Day, 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 First Official Montreal Dyke March taking place in the Gay Village, a Pride Run set for Parc Mont-Royal, and several big parties taking place that night, from a bear party to the fetish-themed PIG. Then on Sunday, August 19, 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 "Queer Montreal" online guide to the city, and the About.com Montreal Guide to the city's Gay Village.