Five things to do in Montreal this weekend, Aug. 16-18
Here are some events and activities you can enjoy this weekend around Montreal.
On the last day of Fierté Montreal on Sunday, the 36th Pride Parade will be taking place at 1 p.m. The parade will go down René-Lévesque Blvd., from Metcalfe to Alexandre-DeSève Sts. The route symbolically links the old and the new, since it departs from the former west-end LGBTQ+ sector to arrive at the heart of the new Village. A moment of silence will also be taking place at 2:30 p.m. Full details here.
Queer Between the Covers
On the same day of the Pride Parade, you can stop by the 12th annual Queer Book fair on Sunday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Centre communautaire de loisirs Sainte-Catherine d’Alexandrie. You can read more about the bookfair here.
If you’d like to find out about more events taking place for Montreal Pride 2019, Richard Burnett has you covered.
For three days straight starting on Friday, you can enjoy some of the best ribs in the city at the 5th annual Montreal Ribfest, located this year at 13,665 Pierrefonds Blvd. Full details here.
Haven’t had a chance to see the remake of the Disney classic Dumbo? Now is your chance, with the Verdun community hosting an outdoor viewing party at l’Honorable-George-O’Reilly Park at 8 p.m. on Friday. Full details here.
If you’ve never seen Kiss perform live, this may be your final chance, with the band coming to Montreal on Friday as part of their farewell tour. As of Wednesday, tickets were still available, starting at $59.50 (with floor seats under $200) for what should be a show filled with the band’s usual pyrotechniques brilliance. Tickets are available here.