Every year at the end of August Pride Week begins! This is a series of fun events held around the city celebrating diversity and inclusion. The most notable events being the annual Kick Off Party, Pride Parade, and Festival.
Aug 26-Sept 4, 2023
Sat Aug 27 is the official Pride Kick Off event (note that pride events happen earlier though). Head to Central Memorial Park at noon for music, food trucks and local vendors. A movie will be shown at 7:30pm (Kiki).
This year the pride parade is Sunday Sept 4, 2022. It goes from 11am to noon. It starts at 5th St SW and ends in East Village.
Following the parade head down to Fort Calgary for the Official Pride Festival. Entry is free! Expect food trucks, local vendors marketplace, a music stage, a beer gardens and a kid zone.
Aug 5th to Aug 26 restaurants and bars all around the city participate in Pride by making a fun pride themed cocktail. See the full list of these gorg drinks on their website. Plus a dollar from each sales is donated to the Skipping Stone Foundation. This annual event is organized by our friends at Eat North.