A celebration, a statement and an opportunity to mingle, mix, educate yourselves and show your support. Calgary Pride is back and this year is not one that you’ll want to miss!

The city’s most vibrant festival, Pride will return this month with two action-packed weeks of fun, fierce, in-person programming! Not sure what to do or where to go first? Here are 7 events that you cannot miss in 2022.

SHAKE STIR AND STRAINBOW

It’s here! This summer, indulge during Shake, Stir and Strainbow – the city’s tastiest festival. Between now and August 5th, check out one of the many taverns and brewhouses, distilleries, cafes and bars offering an array of colourful offerings and ring in another year of Calgary Pride!

When: Friday, August 5th – 26th
Where: Various locations

THE 2022 KICK-OFF PARTY

 

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Featuring local vendors, performances and even an outdoor movie screening with Fresh Air Cinema, Calgarians can kick it in the sun with their friends, family and loved ones at Central Memorial Park on August 27th. The best part? This event is FREE to attend!

When: Saturday, August 27th
Where: 1221 2 St SW, Calgary
Time: 12 pm

CALGARY PRIDE FLEA MARKET

Hosted by The Alberta LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce, this year Calgarians can check out the first-ever Pride Flea Market, which will showcase local businesses, musicians and drag performers and more!

When: Sunday, August 28th
Where: 917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm

RAMSAY PATIO PRIDE PARTY

Drinks, sun and fun? This year, head over to Ol Beautiful Brewing Co. for a patio party in support of the Rainbow Railroad Station and the National SOGIESC Refugee Fund. What’s better than beer and charity? Nothing, we say! 

When: Monday, August 29
Where: 1103 12 Street SE, Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 11 pm

PRIDE SKATE

Need to cool off? Lace on a pair of skates and hit the first-ever Olympic Oval Pride Skate. Costumes, outfits and flare and heavily encouraged and the whole family is welcome!

When: Wednesday, August 31st
Where: 288 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary
Time: 6 pm
Cost: $7

CALGARY PRIDE PARADE

From humble beginnings to thousands of spectators and supporters, the Calgary Pride Parade is easily one of the most vibrant occasions of the entire year and 2022 will be no different. From floats and flags to performers and glitter you will not want to miss this event in particular.

When:  9th avenue and 5th street – East Village
Where: Sunday, September 4th
Time: 11 am

CALGARY PRIDE FESTIVAL

Following the parade on Sunday, September 4 Calgarians can also check out Fort Calgary where the organization behind the event will have put together an exciting day of thrilling performances, food truck vendors, kid-friendly activities, a vendor marketplace, and a beer garden – all along the beautiful Makhabn (Bow River). Don’t miss it!

When: Sunday, September 4th
Where:750 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Time: 12 pm

And there you have it, folks! 7 Events that you have to check out during Calgary Pride this year. It’s going to be a good one, we can feel it!