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Gay Montreal

Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec - CACTUS-Montréal
ASTTeQ Mondays

Every Monday except holidays at 1300 Sanguinet. Every Monday 2-7pm Drop in! + 7-9pm Discussion Group! Last Monday of the month 7-9pm Community Dinner! (open to friends and allies). First Monday of the month 7-9pm FTM/trans masculine drop in! For this year's annual ASTTeQ BBQ see: Facebook.
Mado reçoit Nana, ses Nanettes et plusiuers artistes invités!
Mado Reçoit

October 2-31, 2020, 9-11:30pm. Friday + Saturday nights, Mado Lamotte welcomes Nana De Grèce, Marla Deer, Gisèle Lullaby, Mona De Grenoble, and RV Métal. An 18+ show. Restaurant reservations accepted at
HOMOPOP and Loïc present
West End Gays - St. Henri Dance Party - New Date

October 2, 2020, 10pm-3am at Loïc, 5001 Notre Dame Ouest. W E S T E N D G A Y S Sud-Ouest Queer Dance Party with Disco Italo House Dark Wave Future Funk - UPSTAIRS from Bar Loïc.
A Drag, Burlesque and Evil Halloween Show
Magical Creatures Burlesque

October 3, 2020, 9-11pm, Diving Bell Social Club, 3956 St Laurent Blvd. Once upon the time, six magical creatures from all the Cardinal Points stepped out the deep dark forest, searching for... Guess what? If you want to know what is next, come to the show! Starring* Velma Cabriole, Selma Gahd, Salty Margarita, Moxxi Hollow, Miss Pretty Pretentious, Dark Felina and, Jimmy Phule.
Everyone's favourite unofficial aunty is here to read you all stories!
Drag Story Time - Heure du conte - Uma Gahd

October 5 + November 2, 2020, 4-5pm - every First MON through June 7, 2021. Uma Gahd will live stream a story hour for kids and kids at heart. Uma will keep your little ones entertained! Uma is a qualified early childhood educator and beloved wholesome drag artist in Montreal, so you know this will be kid friendly and appropriate. Hosted by House of Laureen, Uma Gahd, and House of Gahd.
Magnificent Drag Queen Cabaret in the heart of the village
Show à Vendre

October 15, 2020, 9pm-midnight. Open concept, fantastic view of a fantastic show, featuring your two favorite Drag Queens who didn't participate in Canada's Drag Race. Large bedrooms, walk-in closets filled with gorgeous sequined dresses. Double garage to store wigs, high heels and makeup. Spacious kitchen to concoct crazy numbers! Crazy laughter guaranteed. A must visit!
Bad Boy Club Montreal
Black & Blue Festival 2020 - postponed until October 2021

October, 2020, 30th edition dance events, Canadian Thanksgiving/ US Columbus Day Weekend. Internationally renowned DJs/ artists, performers, interactive art event. Main event on the Sunday at Theatre Olympia. Afterparty at Club Soda. BBCM Foundation has organized the festival for 30years to support organizations providing direct assistance to people with HIV/AIDS. Details at website:
The 33rd annual LGBTQ independent film festival

October 21-31, 2020, 11 days of screenings at: Impérial, 1432 rue de Bleury; MBAM, 1379a rue Sherbrooke; laïka, 4040 boulevard St-Laurent; never apart, 7049 rue Saint-Urbain; L’un et L’autre, 1641 rue Amherst; Centre Phi, 407 rue Saint Pierre; Cinémathèque Québécoise, 335 boulevard de Maisonneuve E + more locations. Website:
Hosted by Homopop - Shantay you stay!
RuPaul's Drag Race Dance Party - New Date

October 23, 2020, 10pm-3am. Gentlemen and all identities, start your engine! Dance the night away to RPDR anthems, picked from the most iconic Lipsyncs for your life/legacy, RP singles-on-iTunes, cast recordings (WE ARE THE FROCK DESTROYERS!), judges' hits and contestants' oeuvre (hiiiiiiiii ALASKA). ALSO: surprise drag performance; Pit creeeeew gogo dancers; Video projections!
Day and evening celebration of all things witchy, goth and alt!
Witch Please 4 - Discover Local Indie Artists' Creations

November 7-8, 2020, 11am-7pm. Jewelry, clothing, artworks; tarot/ palm-reading, henna tattoos; special bar cocktails. Free 18+ Entry. Artists: Inchoo Bijoux, Catrinoire, MADmoiselle S, Old Cavern Boutique, AV MUSE Boutique, Miss Cheekabloom, Mortifleur, Nikmak, White Witch Cottage, Addicted creations, Blueberryjams, May Jackalope, Missy Industry, Les Alcôves, Anamnesis Syndrome....
Hosted by SUPER TASTE, Bar Le Ritz PDB and Homopop
Voulez Vous: Disco New Wave Dance Party

November 7, 2020, 10pm-2am. SUPER TASTE presents VOULEZ-VOUS, a brand new Disco & New Wave Dance Party at BAR LE RITZ! ABBA, Donna Summer, Boney M, Prince, Chic, Madonna, Depeche Mode, Kool & The Gang, Blondie, Human League, Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, Sylvester, Anita Ward, Cerrone, Bronski Beat, The Pointer Sisters, Giorgio Moroder, Gloria Gaynor and MORE!
Dance Party 2000

November 14, 2020. 11pm-3am. Montreal's nightlife collective SUPERTASTE is back with the best jams from the 2000's at Bar Le Ritz PDB
Bonjour Élévation - The 2nd Annual Québec Gay Ski Week
Élévation Tremblant 2021

Late January, 2021 (TBC). Four days of events, apres-ski and night-time parties with go-go dancers and (this past year) DJs from Montreal, LA, and London. Events have included: Beach Party and Onesie Apres-Ski events, Neon Party, Throwback Thursday, and Saturday GEAR party. Hundreds of sexy snowboarders and skiers from NYC, Montreal, Toronto + beyond. See confirmations and updates:
Le plus grand évènement Bear au Canada
SugarBear Weekend 2021

Early April, 2021 (TBC). Annual THU-SUN events for bears, cubs + friends: Welcome Party, Sauna Bear Beach Party, dance event, Friday Mr.Bear MTL contest, Saturday bus to Sugar Shack Brunch w/ hot maple taffy on snow; Lumberjack Night + more. Sunday farewell brunch.
International Fireworks Competition
L’International des Feux

June 19-28, 2021 (TBC). For 10 summer nights each year the skies fill with fireworks displays from La Ronde on Île Sainte-Hélène; pyrotechnics by masters of the art from around the world, each based on an international theme.
La Fête Saint-Jean-Baptiste
La Fête nationale de la Saint-Jean 2021

June 23-24, 2021. Annual Québec statutory holiday. Pagan festivals long celebrated the Summer Solstice with bonfires. In Catholic countries rites became associated with St John the Baptist. Quebec's National Day, it is celebrated with joy throughout the province. Events over several days in different areas, with 2020 main center of focus at Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montréal.
The King of Summer Festivals
Montreal International Jazz Fest

June 26-29, 2021 (TBC). Gigantic summer music celebration, the 41st edition, with 10 days of non-stop entertainment on 10 free outdoor stages in downtown Montreal. See website for previous years, the artist line-ups for 2020, along with more performances throughout the year.
Enjoy a unique 2020 alternative Pride… from home!
Fierté Montréal Pride

August 5-15, 2021 - annual in-person festivities: SAT Community Day, SUN noon Parade, conferences + events at various venues. 2020 events were cancelled due to Covid-19. In 2019, over 200 contingents took part in the parade for a total of 12,000 participants with over 325,000 spectators in attendance. See updates at:
Concours Monsieur Cuir, Monsieur Rubber, Pup et Madame Cuir Montréal
Montréal Fusion Weekend

Early August, 2021 (TBC). 3-day weekend events typically include: Souper Hommage; Party WFM; Braderie & Ateliers fétiches; Concours & Party Fusion; Parc Puppy-Play Fusion; Mr and Mrs Leather, Mr Rubber and Pup Montreal contests..
Hosted by Love Festival
Love Festival 2021

August, 2021 (TBC). Past year featured four nights with Circuit Festival party brands: Locker Room, Cabana, District, LaLeche, and Prism Revival. See updates and confirmations at:
The Biggest Comedy Festival in the World!
Just for laughs Festival 2021

September 23 - October 3, 2021, (2020 events cancelled). 11 days 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 their 39th anniversary in 2021! Featuring Trevor Noah.
Formerly the Montréal International Arts Festival
Montréal en Arts - The 22nd Edition

July - September, 2021. Activities take place all summer long, past year in virtual and physical form: 4 ACTIVITIES / 60 ARTISTS and MORE! PUBLIC ART on ST. CATHERINE ST;  LIVE ART; VIRTUAL EXHIBITION; and ONLINE AUCTION. See below for past and future events:
Montreal Fetish Weekend

September 1-7, 2021 in the Montréal Gay Village. Seven days/nights, fantasy-filled pan-sexual adventures/ fabulous international fetish holiday. Activities include a Kinky Picnic, the Latextacy Klinik Kink Fetish Fantasy Ball, The Night of Masks Ultra-Play Party, After-Parties and a Fashion Show. Past year host: Hotel Place DuPuis/ Hotel Gouverneurs, 1415 St-Hubert.