Fridays/Saturdays 10pm-3am at 950 rue Ottawa. 18+ dance party, concert/nightclub with terrace, DJs the likes of Thomas Gold, Steve Lawler, Mark Knight, Fedde LeGrand, Steve Angello, Junior Sanchez, Markus Schultz, Max Vangeli.
July 30 - August 4, 2013. Annual week-long community fair, queer arts & music festival celebrating diversity, sharing, solidarity & openness --music concerts, theater, drag performances, film, open air dance extravaganzas & performers.
August 3, 2013, 8pm, at Jacques-Cartier Quay in the Old Port. The 16th edition of the event, part of Divers / Cité, presents Quebec's most beautiful and flamboyant queens in big wigs, glittering boas and sequins --over one hundred of them presided over by the peerless Mado Lamotte in a four-hour spectacular, several months in preparation.
Continuing through August 3, 2013. For nine summer nights the skies over Montreal are filled with fireworks displays each year from La Ronde on Île Sainte-Hélène - pyrotechnics by the masters of the art from countries around the world, each based on a theme.
August 12-18, 2013, annual week of festivities include Sunday Parade from Guy St, east on René-Lévesque Blvd, to Sanguinet St. This past year was followed by free mega T-Dance, open air in Place Emile-Gamelin. See their website for media & 2013 details.
October 9-15, 2013, at Arsenal; big dance events, Canadian Thanksgiving and US Columbus Day Weekend; internationally renowned DJs/ artists. Event re-geared towards world gay jet setters with focus on the USA -a strategic alliance between Montreal and New York in entirely new major venue. Also interactive art event: “La Grande Messe d’Art.” See website for schedule.
November/ December, 2013. 26th Annual GLBT independent film festival, at Cinéma du Parc, 3575 Park Avenue, and other locations. See website for more info.
Mid-June, 2014. Open-air art show in the Village representing the works of hundreds of artists, along the pedestrian-only rue Ste-Catherine E, between Saint-Hubert and Papineau. See their website for more details.
June 24, 2014. Annual Québec statutory holiday. Pagan festivals long celebrated Summer Solstice longest day with bonfires. In Catholic countries the old rites became associated with St John the Baptist. In Quebec it became their National Day, celebrated with enthusiasm and joy throughout the province. Montreal festivities are centered in parc Maisonneuve, with entertainment.
June 27 -July 6, 2014. Gigantic summer music celebration with 10 days of non-stop entertainment on 10 free outdoor stages in downtown Montreal. See website for previous years and the artist line-ups for 2014.
Mid-July, 2014 at 30+ venues around the city, most within walking distance of Metro stations Place-des-Arts, Saint-Laurent and Berri-UQAM. The Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal is the largest comedy festival in the world, attracting 1.25 million visitors every summer -- celebrating its 32nd anniversary in 2014!