Here are all the events you can check out at this year's Pride

Aug 21 2018, 6:09 pm

FEATURED EVENTS IN YOUR CITY

Calgary Pride is right around the corner, and with 10 full days of events to check out, it’s about time to figure out your next week and a half.

The festivities start on Friday, August 24 and will run until Sunday, September 2 — which is also when the highly anticipated Pride Parade will take place.

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There are plenty of things to do each and every day, so to make things a little easier for you we decided to condense all the events into just one straight-forward list.

Enjoy!

Calgary Pride Flag Raising

What: Watch as the Pride flag is raised and listen to speeches by leaders in the community.

When: Friday, August 24, 2018

Time: Noon to 3 pm

Where: Municipal Plaza — 800 MacLeod Trail SE

Admission: Free

Paddle Station’s Calgary Pride Raft on the Bow 2018

What: Take a float along the Bow River while representing the community with flags and accessories provided by Paddle Station.

When: Friday, August 24 to Sunday, August 26, 2018

Time: Starts at 1 am on Friday

Where: Shouldice Park — 4900 Monserrat Drive NW

Cost: $50 to 140

Gayger III

What: A party complete with live music and a drag show — all proceeds go towards the pride scholarship at Mount Royal University.

When: Friday, August 24, 2018

Time: 9:30 pm to 2:30 am

Where: Twisted Element — 1006 11th Avenue SW

Admission: $5

Pride tailgate with the Calgary Stamps

What: There’s a Pride-sponsored tailgate party before the Calgary Stampeders game on Saturday, August 25.

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018

Time: 11 am to 12:30 pm

Where: McMahon Stadium — 1817 Crowchild Trail NW

Admission: Free

Calgary’s Rainbow Railroad Station Launch

What: Grab some food, partake in a silent auction, and celebrate the launch of the Rainbow Railroad Station’s campaign to assist LGBTQ+ refugees.

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018

Time: 11:30 am to 3 pm

Where: End of the Rainbow Foundation — #4 1515 Centre Street S

Admission: Suggested donation

Pride Outdoor Swim

What: The Stanley Park Pool has been reserved for a Pride swim alongside the men of the Fellowship of Alberta Bears (FAB).

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018

Time: 7:15 to 9:30 pm

Where: Stanley Park Pool — 4a Street SW and Riverdale Avenue SW

Admission: $10

Pride in Vic Park: Youth and Senior Tea Social and History Walk

What: Attend an intergenerational afternoon tea and a history walk led by Kevin Allen.

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018

Time: 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Where: Calgary Public Library — The Central Library 616 MacLeod Trail SE

Admission: Free

Pride Block Party ft. Neighbour

What: Check out some live music at the ContainR site in Sunnyside.

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Time: 6 to 10 pm

Where: ContainR Site in Sunnyside — 1010 2nd Avenue NW

Admission: Free

Queer Country Line Dancing

What: Learn how to line dance with a beginners’ workshop courtesy of expert dancers.

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Time: 7 to 8:30 pm

Where: Dickens Pub — 1000 9th Avenue SW

Admission: Free

Pride City/Deep Roots 9

What: Check out this celebration from the SHARP Foundation at the always-enjoyable Broken City.

When: Tuesday, August 28 to Sunday, September 2, 2018

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Where: Broken City — 613 11th Avenue SW

Admission: By donation

Halsey concert

What: This concert is a can’t miss — especially because it is during Pride!

When: Saturday, August 28, 2018

Time: 8 to 11 pm

Where: MacEwan Hall — 2500 University Drive NW

Admission: $55

Free gelato from ATB and Fiasco Gelato

What: Grab yourself a scoop of free gelato on Wednesday.

When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Time: 11 am to 1 pm

Where: ATB — 102 8th Avenue SW

Admission: Free

Pride: A Conversation

What: This event features a discussion that is open to everyone and includes a panel of seven LGBTQ+ Calgarians.

When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Where: West Hillhurst Community Association — 1940 6th Avenue NW

Admission: Free

Calgary Pride Fundraiser

What: Grab 35 cent wings and $4 beer to help raise funds for the Pride events.

When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Time: 6 to 9 pm

Where: Upper Deck Public House — 1104 6th Avenue SW

Reversed Racism — Pride Yourself

What: A showcase of LGBTQIA2+ BIPOC that includes a panel followed by a show.

When: Thursday, August 30, 2018

Time: Starts at 7:30 pm

Where: Dickens Pub — 1000 9th Avenue SW

Admission: $15

Sashay, Fillet

What: Mix Culinary skills with drag and you’ve got yourself this wonderful event, featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Yuhua Hamasaki.

When: Thursday, August 30, 2018

Time: 7 to 11 pm

Where: Hotel Arts — 119 12th Avenue SW

Admission: $60

Pink Flamingo Pride Pinball Party

What: Enjoy a night of Pinball and drinks at the Pin-Bar at an event put on by Pink Flamingo YYC.

When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Time: 8 pm to 2 am

Where: Pin-Bar — 501 17th Avenue SW

Admission: $10

Naked Girls Reading Presents: Pride

What: Join Naked Girls Reading for a Pride-themed evening of LGBTQ+ authors, themes, and readers.

When: Thursday, August 30, 2018

Time: 10 pm

Where: Twisted Element — 1006 11th Avenue SW

Admission: $15

Girls on Deck: Up All Night Pride Party

What: Go-go dancers, stripteases, and some awesome DJs are expected at this Twisted Element event.

When: Thursday, August 30, 2018

Time: 9 pm to 2:30 am

Where: Twisted Element — 1006 11th Avenue SW

Admission: $7

Otahpiaaki Closing Weekend

What: Head over to East Village Junction to check out the closing weekend of Otahpiaaki.

When: Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2, 2018

Time: 5 pm

Where: East Village Junction — 439 8th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

Unity in Uniform 2018

What: Say thank you to the service people who keep the community safe.

When: Friday, August 31, 2018

Time: 6 to 10 pm

Where: The Bank and Baron Pub — 125 8th Avenue SW

Pride Shabbat Dinner and Services 

What: Head over to the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs for a community Shabbat dinner to celebrate Pride Week.

When: Friday, August 31, 2018

Time: 6:30 to 10 pm

Where: Temple B’nai Tikvah — 900 47th Avenue SW

Admission: $10 to $18

CMC Sing-Along: “The Greatest Showman”

What: Join the Calgary Men’s Chorus for a singalong of this musical movie.

When: Friday, August 31, 2018

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Where: Globe Cinema — 617 8th Avenue SW

Admission: By donation

Outliers: Calgary’s Queer History Screening (Director’s Cut)

What: Watch a free showing of a documentary showing the history of Calgary Pride and how it became the event that it is today.

When: Friday, August 31, 2018

Time: 7 to 10 pm

Where: Venue — 1221 2nd Street SW

Admission: Free

All-Star Pride Weekend — LUST

What: A night of dancing, music, and drag stars!

When: Friday, August 31, 2018

Time: 8 pm to 3 am

Where: Twisted Element — 1006 11th Avenue SW

Admission: $15

Calgary: FAB Bear Pride

What: The Fellowship of Alberta Bears is having a Pride party and the Palomino Smokehouse for a Pride BEEF Bash.

When: Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1, 2018

Time: 9 pm

Where: The Palomino Steakhouse and Social Club — 109 7th Avenue SW

Admission: $15

Pride Friday Divas at Backlot

What: Take your talents to the stage at The Backlot for a drag show that is open to performers.

When: Friday, August 31, 2018

Time: 10 pm to 3 am

Where: The Backlot — 209 10th Avenue SW

Admission: Free

Aquaria and Asia: Pride 2018

What: Check out the Palace Theatre on Friday to see two of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 stars.

When: Friday, August 31, 2018

Time: 9 pm to 2 am

Where: The Palace Theatre — 219 8th Avenue SW

Admission: $40 to $65

HY DRA TION vol. 8: Dyke and Trans MARSH

What: This all-ages afterparty will be lighting it up at TRUCK Contemporary Art on Saturday.

When: Saturday, September 1, 2018

Time: 9:30 pm to 2:30 am

Where: TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary — 2009 10th Avenue SW

Admission: $5

Pure Pride Calgary starring: Kameron Michaels – Mz Cracker-Eureka

What: This Pride Party will feature three of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 contestants alongside international DJs and local performers.

When: Saturday, September 1, 2018

Time: 9 pm to 2 am

Where: The Palace Theatre — 219 8th Avenue SW

Admission: $40

All-Star Pride Weekend — WRATH

What: A night of dancing, music, and drag stars!

When: Saturday, September 1, 2018

Time: 8 pm to 3 am

Where: Twisted Element — 1006 11th Avenue SW

Admission: $15

Pride in the Park

What: One of Calgary’s largest free outdoor celebrations is back at Prince’s Island Park right after the Pride Parade. Expect music, dancing, drinks, and food.

When: Sunday, September 2, 2028

Time: 11 am to 6 pm

Where: Prince’s Island Park

Admission: Free

Calgary Pride Parade 2018

What: The biggest event of the entire week, the Calgary Pride Parade is expected to see upwards of 75,000 spectators and over 190 entries.

When: Sunday, September 2, 2018

Time: 11 am to 1 pm

Where: Starts at 350 6th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

FUSE

What: This 18+ event will feature Nic Nemesis, Kloves, Knows, and BLKFT.

When: Sunday, September 2, 2018

Time: 9 am to 2 pm

Where: Habitat Living SOund — 1217 1st Street SW

Admission: TBD

Hot Mess Pride 2018

What: Two dance floors will be running at the Commonwealth Bar all night for this event, which will feature AJA in her Calgary debut.

When: Sunday, September 2, 2018

Time: 9 pm to 2 am

Where: Commonwealth Bar and Stage — 731 10th Avenue SW

Admission: $36 +

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