Black & Blue Festival


Annually in October

Downtown - Quartier des spectacles

Montréal’s Black & Blue Festival was founded in 1991 by the Bad Boy Club Montréal Foundation. After drawing 800 revelers—raising $3,500 for AIDS Community Care Montréal—the Black & Blue Main Event became one of the most successful all-night dance parties on the planet.

What started out as a mostly gay-male circuit party has also grown into a mixed event: the Black & Blue dancefloor is one of the rare places where nobody cares what your sexual orientation is.

Over the years, all-star DJs who have spun at Black & Blue have included Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone and Peter Rauhofer, while live performers have included pop and dance legends The Human League, Jimmy Somerville, Martha Wash and Loleatta Holloway.

Black & Blue Festival is held during the Canadian Thanksgiving and American Columbus Day Weekend each year. Since its beginnings, it has raised $1.4 million for AIDS support organizations as well as gay and lesbian community groups in Montréal.

The 2019 edition runs from October 7 to 15. The theme of this year’s 29th annual edition is “Masque”.

The first part of the Black & Blue Main Event will be held at the Olympia Theatre on October 13 from 9 pm to 3 am with DJs Jonny Marciano, Alain Jackinsky and CUBE GUYS with a special live performance by dance music singer Celeda. The second part will be held at Club Soda on October 14 from 2 am to 10 am with DJs Angel Moraes and Hex Hector.

The Leather Ball will be held in the Cabaret Lion d’Or on October 11, the Twinkle party will be at Club Unity in the Gay Village on October 11, and The Uniform Ball at Le Ministère is on October 12.


Oct 9 to 15, 2019.


Free activities and Fees for activities

59 Sainte-Catherine Street East
Montréal, QC
Downtown - Quartier des spectacles
Moments nearby