June has kicked off, and with it the start of Pride Month in Edmonton! If you’re hoping to make the most of it, we’ve got some great ideas. From big events to festivals to more lowkey affairs, there’s no shortage of options around the city.
So, here are some of the best things to check out during Pride Month in Edmonton this year.
We’re kicking things off with an option this weekend! Fruit Loop is coming back in a big way, with a weekend-long celebration going down at the Grindstone Theatre. Live performances, drag shows, workshops, and more await visitors!
When: Friday, June 5th to Sunday, June 7th
Where: 10019 81 Avenue Northwest
Of course, Evolution Wonderlounge is also pulling out all the stops this month. One of our top picks there? This one-night only event featuring the renowned DJ Chi Chi LaRue, which will accompany a performance by Pythia from Canada’s Drag Race.
When: Friday, June 10th
Where: 10220 103 Street Northwest
If you can’t make this weekend’s Fruit Loop event, know that you’ll get another chance! Expect much of the same entertainment and activities, but this time at the Starlite Room.
When: Saturday, June 11th
Where: 10030 102 Street Northwest
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A seriously long-running event, the 34th annual Gay Pageant hosted by the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose is coming to the city. Folks of all ages can compete to become the new Ms/Mr/Mx Edmonton, or, just attend as a spectator and enjoy the show!
When: Friday, June 24th
Where: 10978 127 Street Northwest
Pride Fest is back! For two days straight, Churchill Square will host a massive festival featuring both all-ages events and adults-only options. Live music, performances, shopping, food and drink… it’s all there, in what is sure to be a wonderful weekend of fun.
When: Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
There you have it friends! Our roundup of some of the best things to do during Pride Month in Edmonton this year. Looking for even more options? We’re going to point towards the Capital Pride Edmonton website, which has a ton of events listed as well.