Dee­ply roo­ted in lo­cal culture

Guide Arc-en-ciel - - Expérimentez La Fierté... - www.fe­tear­cen­ciel.ca

AU­GUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

FÊTE-ARC-EN-CIEL

The Fête Arc-en-ciel (Rain­bow) 2017 was mar­qued by a new vi­sual iden­ti­ty re­pre­sen­ting equa­li­ty and sexual diversity, the plu­ra­li­ty of gen­ders, and the Ci­ty of Qué­bec, a ma­jor part­ner of this fes­ti­val and thus en­hances the fee­ling of be­lon­ging. This iden­ti­ty will be seen in the ma­ny ac­ti­vi­ties sur­roun­ding the 2018 Fête Arc-en-ciel which is or­ga­ni­zed by the Al­liance Arc-en-ciel de Qué­bec, a grass root LGBTQ rights or­ga­ni­za­tion in Qué­bec Ci­ty. Again for this 14th edi­tion, this fes­ti­val is roo­ted dee­ply in Que­bec’s own French and fran­co­phile culture with mu­sic shows on Fri­day, Sa­tur­day and Sun­day held at the Place d’You­ville. Saint-Jean Street will be clo­sed to tra­fic for the oc­ca­sion and trans­for­med in­to a pe­des­trian mall : there will de­fe­na­te­ly be a fes­tive ath­mos­phere on SaintJean Street esp­cial­ly for the Sa­tur­day and Sun­day Com­mu­ni­ty Fair, with as ma­ny as 30 com­mu­ni­ty groups on hand to present their ser­vices. The Com­mu­ni­ty Fair is al­so an oc­ca­sion to stroll down the street and dis­co­ver ma­ny char­ming shops along this com­mer­cial street. On Sun­day it’s time for the So­li­da­ri­ty March with a no­vel­ty this year, a fa­mi­ly orien­ted space. Celebrating Pride means al­so ha­ving a blast ! Qué­bec Ci­ty’s two LGBTQ bars, Drague Ca­ba­ret Club and St. Mat­thew’s, will of­fer spe­cial events, shows, Dj’s and par­ties. The street in front of Drague Ca­ba­ret Club will be trans­for­med in­to a large ter­race while one can par­ti­ci­pate to the ma­ny eve­ning shows at the Ca­ba­ret. For a long wee­kend bet­ween friends, fa­mi­ly or lo­vers, Que­bec Ci­ty will be the place to be for this La­bour Day wee­kend !

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