August 22 - 24, 2024
Edmonton Pride is held annually in Edmonton, "Canada's Festival City," organized by the Edmonton Pride Festival Society, a non-profit organization. The history of pride in Edmonton dates back to 1980 when the first pride march was held, and it has been growing in popularity and visibility ever since, attracting people from all over the province, around Canada and the world.
The history of the LGBTQ+ community in Edmonton is diverse and varied. In the early days, LGBTQ+ people faced discrimination, harassment, and violence, but they fought back and formed organizations to support each other and advocate for their rights. Today, pride in Edmonton is a vibrant, colorful, and inclusive event, being one of the few prides that features Two-spirit events.
The pride parade, which takes place in the heart of downtown Edmonton, is the highlight of the celebrations. Thousands of people line the streets, wave rainbow flags and cheer for the marchers. The parade features floats and walking groups from a wide range of organizations and businesses, all of whom come together to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community.
In addition to the parade, there are a variety of other events and activities that take place during pride week. These include concerts, drag shows, film screenings, panel discussions, and more. The majority of the events in Edmonton Pride Festival take place in Churchill Square. The festival features live music, food vendors, themed parties, two-spirit events and information booths from various LGBTQ+ organizations.
Pride in Edmonton is a celebration of this history and a call to action for the future. It's a time to come together, show support, and push for change. And it's also a time to have fun, dance, and celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.
Edmonton during pride week is bustling and ready to celebrate, so be sure to join in the fun-filled festivities. Whether you're LGBTQ+ yourself or an ally, there's something for everyone. Put on your rainbow colors, wave your flag, and join the celebration!
The festivities will be occurring throughout the week with the events concentrated around downtown Edmonton and the pride festival events will be held at Churchill Square. There will be theme parties, special LGBTQ+ events, social gatherings and happenings, plus lots of rainbow love!
The pride parade will kick start on Saturday of the pride festival and will go through the downtown area of Edmonton ending at Churchill Square. After the parade there will be lots of activities, performances, live music and celebrations at Churchill Square and the surrounding area. Get your best rainbow gear on and be ready to meet some fellow LGBTQ+ friends!
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The address for this event varies. To get the most up-to-date location information please visit the official website or official social media pages below.
August 22 - 24, 2024
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