Montreal Pride came to existence in 2007 and since then it has become the largest gathering of its kind in the francophone world. According to the city tourism website, "in 2018, 2.1 million visitors attended Montréal Pride, and this year hundreds of thousands of partygoers are expected to attend more than 150 events."\nApproximately two million people are expected to once again attend the month-long event in our city and with so much going on, it is hard to know what events are the ones worth going to.\nFrom free outdoor events to epic drag shows, this year's pride really has something for everyone.\nBottomless Mimosa Brunch\nWhen: August 11\nWhere: Méchant Boeuf Bar-Brasserie (124 Rue Saint-Paul O.)\nView this post on Instagram Pride week is coming, and so is our Drag Brunch! 💃 For this edition of our boozy brunch, on August 11, come dance, sing and celebrate with us. Three performers and bottomless mimosas! 🥂 One day only - buy your tickets now! 👉 #LinkInBio /// La fierté approche, tout comme notre Drag Brunch ! 💃 Pour cette édition de notre boozy brunch, le 11 août, venez danser, chanter et célébrer avec nous. Trois performances et des mimosas à volonté ! 🥂 Un jour seulement - achetez vos billets maintenant ! 👉 #LinkInBio . . . . . . . . #mechantboeuf #DragBrunch #BoozyBrunch #mtlfood #expoldmtl #oldmtl #vieuxmtl #foodiemontreal #foodiemtl #vieuxportmtl #mtlresto #montrealview #vieuxportmontreal #restomtl #montrealrestaurant #mtlfood #mtlfoodies #mtlfoodie A post shared by Méchant Boeuf (@mechantboeuf) on Jul 22, 2019 at 8:01am PDT\nMimosas, brunch and drag queens…where do I sign up? Sunday, August 11 at either 10 am or 1 pm, is your chance to be part of the most fabulous brunch of the year.\nTickets are only $40 and a portion of the proceeds will go to GRIS-Montreal, a non-profit organization that promotes "better awareness of the homosexual and bisexual reality and to make it easier for gays, lesbians and bisexuals to integrate into society."\nThis is one event you will be sorry you missed.\nGet your tickets here!\nParade\nWhen: August 18th\nWhere: Blvd. René-Levesque\nView this post on Instagram Bring your crew and your brightest outfits for a celebration you’ll be talking about for years to come. . . Take Part in Montréal Pride 2019 from August 8 to 18, 2019! . . 👉 LIKE this post & FOLLOW our account to learn more cool stuff about Pride Montréal! . . . . #fierteMTL #prideMTL #equalityact #instagay #gaystagram #lgbt #lgbtpride #gay #pride🌈 #lgbtflag #loveislove #lgbtcommunity🌈 #lgbtq🌈 #loveislove🌈 #lgbt #lesbian #bisexual #transexual #transgender #homosexual #pansexual #loveisequal #loveislove🌈 #rainbowbaby🌈 #lovehasnogender #lovehasnolimits #rainbow🌈 #pride #Fierté A post shared by Fierté Montréal Pride (@fierte.montreal.pride) on May 19, 2019 at 8:26am PDT\nThe parade, which will begin around 1 pm on August 18th runs east along boulevard René-Levesque. Make sure to get to the parade early to make sure you get good seats because it fills up very quickly.\nThe pride parade is all about love, equality and good energy which is exactly what you will feel on that day.\nAt 2:30 pm, there will be a moment of silence to honor LGBTQ pioneers and those who have been lost to violence and AIDS.\nMega T Dance\nWhen: August 18th\nWhere: Quartier des Spectacles\nView this post on Instagram Thanks for the great weekend, Toronto! We are looking forward to seeing you in Montreal in August! 🏳️🌈⠀ Merci pour le merveilleux weekend, Toronto! Nous avons hâte de vous voir à Montréal en août! 🏳️🌈 . 📸: @_suriously ⠀ #FierteMTL #PrideMTL #PrideTo #PrideParade #Pride #LoveisLove #Toronto #Lgbtq #Montreal A post shared by Fierté Montréal Pride 🏳️🌈 (@fiertemontreal) on Jun 25, 2019 at 12:46pm PDT\nRight after the parade, at 3 pm, there is the annual post-parade Mega T-Dance, which is pretty epic.\nThere is a sick line-up of international and local DJ’s and performers, from Montreal DJ's Marina and Alain Jackinsky, to Chus & Ceballos from Madrid.\nThis party will have you dancing like no one is watching, under the sun and stars.\nThere will also be live dance performances and a lot of good vibes. This high-energy event is definitely not one to miss.\nGet your tickets here!\nJet-Set\nWhen: August 17\nWhere: Parc des Faubourgs • TD Stage\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Ciara (@ciara) on Jul 21, 2019 at 7:39pm PDT\nJet set is a free show that is taking place in Parc des Fobourgs.\nThe show, headlined by superstar Ciara, is the perfect free outdoor event to celebrate pride this year. If you want to stay away from the clubs and be a bit more casual; this is the event for you!\nGet more information here!\nExcellence\nWhen: August 15\nWhere: Parc des Faubourgs • TD Stage\nView this post on Instagram Lucia and I wish you a happy #4thofjuly and #pride #love A post shared by Margaret Cho (@margaret_cho) on Jul 4, 2019 at 9:24am PDT\nExcellence is an evening of laughs and good times featuring queer and/or trans people of colour.\nThis year will be the second edition of this incredible event, with performances from talented comics like Robin S., Cyber, Randay, Jade Above, Andy Razafi, Apollin, Joy Rider, Tammy Tuesdayz, Mehdi Bahmad, BACKXWASH, Elle Barbara and Tika.\nThis event aims to create a safe space for queer and trans people of colour to celebrate their identity.\nThis evening is also going to be headlined by Margaret Cho who is a comedy legend and queer icon.\nOh and did I mention this is a free, outdoor event? Because it is!\nDrag Superstar Concert\nWhen: August 16\nWhere: Parc des Faubourgs • TD Stage\nView this post on Instagram Had the most amazing time at NYC pride today! Thank you @lyft for having me on your float and letting me invite the amazing @vandervonodd @neoncalypso @ladyquesa_dilla @sashacolby @charleneincarnate @itsickarus @djhannahlou @nicolesgarlato! This look is by @diegomontoya3d with stunning headpiece and jewels by @sorrelloriginals. Billowing silk lamé is from @bandjfabrics 🌈❄️☁️ Photo by fashion icon @mettieostrowski 💖 A post shared by Sasha Velour (@sashavelour) on Jun 30, 2019 at 8:25pm PDT\nDrag diva Sasha Velour, who is the winner of season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race is going to be the host of the biggest ever Montreal Drag Superstar concert.\nThis amazing three-hour show will feature some of the best drag performances on the globe.\nWith A'keria Chanel Davenport, Detox, Willam, Trinity the Tuck, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Latrice Royale, Manila Luzon, Naomi Smalls, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Yvie Oddly and Canadian native Brooke Lynn Hytes, this is guaranteed to be one hell of an event.\nGet more information here!\nParadise Circus\nWhen: August 17\nWhere: 1676 Rue Ontario E.\nView this post on Instagram Take a stroll down Sainte-Catherine Street under the aptly named, “18 Shades of Gay” from May through September and enjoy a drink or meal on a patio in this car-free pedestrian zone. These 180,000 recycled rainbow-coloured balls span over a full kilometre! It’s the last year to see this art installation by Claude Cormier, so don’t miss this chance to stand under the rainbow! #ExploreCanada ⠀ ⠀ 📷: @madnan.8 ⠀ 📍: @montreal, @tourismequebec ⠀ .⠀ #mtlmoments #quebecoriginal #montrealpride A post shared by Explore Canada (@explorecanada) on Jul 6, 2019 at 11:17am PDT\nParasise circus is being brought to our city by HER app, the world's largest dating and social networking app for LGBTQ women and queer people.\nHER is also the largest LGBTQ and events company for women and queer people in the world.\nThis year's event will be filled with excitement; from peep shows and pole dancers to freak shows, burlesque and drag shows.\nOver 600 people attending are expected to attend.\nGet your tickets here!\nSinful Pride\nWhen: August 9\nWhere: 3956 Blvd. Saint-Laurent\nView this post on Instagram Encore une fois, la journée communautaire a été un immense succès! Merci infiniment de votre présence et merci également aux exposants! On se revoit assurément l'année prochaine! 😇💖😘 . . ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ . . Again, the Community Day was such a great success! We’ll see you next year, that’s for sure! 😱💗🤗 . . . #fierteMTL #prideMTL #festival #défilé #celebrate #célébrations #fête #celebration #community #communauté #LGBTQ #alliés #spectacles #événement #events #diversité #mtl #quebec #canada #musique #music #danse @td_canada @casinomontreal A post shared by Fierté Montréal Pride 🏳️🌈 (@fiertemontreal) on Aug 19, 2018 at 8:43am PDT\nSinful Pride is an event that was created to let individuals fly their freak flag high, without judgement or fear!\nIt is a night about self-love, pride and releasing your inner demons — it is a night of celebration.\nFeaturing some epic drag performances by Montreal’s most powerful witches, this is the night when we will find out who will be the next supreme.\nGet your tickets here!\nHappy Pride, Montreal!