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21 Free Things You Can Do During Montreal’s Pride Week 2016

This year's Pride Week is taking place in Montreal on August 8 - 14, and (like every year before) it promises to be an incredibly awesome event. They've got educational panels, community days, ways to get involved, and some seriously fun nights planned ahead, making for one seriously awesome Pride Week.

Of course, they've also got a whole bunch of events to check out that are totally free, which is like the cherry on top of one already delicious sundae. Don't know where to start your fun and free adventure through Montreal's Pride Week? No worries. I've got your back.

1. Check out the fantastic Pride Parade, taking place on August 14.

2. On August 13, participate in a free Kundalini Yoga session.

3. Or, if Zumba's the name of your game, check out free Pride Zumba event, August 13.

4. On August 11, from 9 - 2, check out the free Kids Day activities taking place in Place Emilie-Gamelin, like face painting, shows, and more.

5. Get involved during Pride's Community Day on August 12, and take a stroll through the village to discover organizations, businesses, community groups, and more, run by or catering to the LGBTQ community.

6. On August 13, check out Pride's Health Avenue event, giving tips and information for living a healthier life.

7. Check out this panel on ageism in the LGBTQ community on August 11, presented by the Fondation Emergence.

8. Art lover? On August 9, stop by the Cafe Des Arts for their Retrospective Exhibition vernissage, featuring 46 artists who embody the spirit of Pride.

9. On August 14, check out the Pride Ride in Lachine, as cyclists bike to raise money for HIV/AIDS.

10. Feel like partying your day away? On August 14, check out the Mega T-Dance event at Place Emilie-Gamelin.

11. If jerk chicken is your bae, check out the Mega Rooftop Jerk Chicken BBQ, basically a huge barbecue happy hour party.

12. On August 12, check out the Cocktail Ladies Lesbian Night Out at Bar Le Cocktail.

13. Stroll down to the Olympic Stadium on August 12 and 13, and watch the stadium light up with colours of Pride.

14. Comedy buff? On August 10, check out Andre Sauve's free show at the TD Music Stage at Place Emilie-Gamelin.

15. Then, on the 11th, check out the Drag Superstars show, starring contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race.

16. On August 8, get yourself to Bar Le Cocktail, for poetry show L'Emmental Expiree.

17. Or check out La Course Capotée, an obstacle race with businesses and community organizations, taking place that same day.

18. If photography's your passion, swing by Place Emilie-Gamelin on August 9 for the 10 Years of Pride photo exhibition.

19. More of a music lover? No problem. Check out DJ Abeille on August 10, at the TD Music Stage at Place Emilie-Gamelin.

20. Or, on August 12, drop by Bar Le Cocktail for their 80s & 90s Retro Party.

21. Then, on August 13, check out Michel Dorion's Illusion show, at the TD Music Stage.

22. And don't forget to attend the raising of the Rainbow Flag on August 9.

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