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
Tuesday August 29 is the official Pride Kick Off event (note that pride events happen earlier though). Head to ContainR Site in Kensington. This FREE all-ages event will include live entertainment, DJ's, a Drag Show, food trucks, and numerous family-friendly activities.
The Calgary Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, September 3rd, 2023 at 11AM. The parade will begin marching at 9th Ave and 4th Street SW, and head SE, ending at Fort Calgary.
Head down to Prince’s Island Park Sept 2-3, where you'll find sensational performances by iconic headliners Synthia Kiss, Kendall Gender, and Bratpack, alongside other amazing local talent and DJs. Relax in the beer or sober gardens, and explore food trucks, a curated marketplace, and so much more. FREE!
See it at Central Memorial Park! Very instagrammable.
Aug 5 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. A dollar from each sale is donated to the Skipping Stone Foundation. This annual event is organized by our friends at Eat North.
This well-known club has been around since.. forever! The drag shows are legendary and will leave you wanting more!
This little bar will surprise you with lots of patio space. It's a great place to hang in the summer and they have lots of drink specials!
Village Ice Cream is partnering with The Centre for Sexuality. For every Pride Sundae sold, $1 will go towards local programs.
Stop by the Hyatt for their "Bold and Beautiful" pride cocktail from Thomson's Bar. Available Aug 26- Sept 3, 2023.