Celebrate Calgary Pride weekend at Marda Pride this Saturday

Aug 30 2017, 4:05 pm

One of Calgary’s favourite hubs is celebrating Pride Weekend this Saturday with live music, drag queens, and story telling.

Businesses in the area will be offering specials during the event, and some will feature Marda Pride themed merch that you can’t get any other day.

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The Marda Loop Business Improvement Area has partnered up with Calgary Outlink: Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity to bring Marda Pride back for its second year.

“We are thrilled with the number of businesses participating in Marda Pride and to see the rainbow of posters decorating so many shop windows,” Bob van Wegen, Executive Director at the Marda Loop Business Improvement Area, said in a release.

“We are proud to support Calgary Outlink and Calgary Pride Week to showcase the inclusivity of the Marda Loop community.”

The Fig and the Flame will be playing folk soul music live outside Village Ice Cream from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, and outside Blush Lane Organic Market from 2:30 to 3 pm.

Attendees can check out Crabapple Clothing Company for shopping advice from one of Calgary’s most fabulous drag queens, and then watch two drag queens perform at Turn It Up Records & Hi-Fi South.

Marda Pride ends off at Distilled Coffee Bar with the Coming Out Monologues YYC, an event where members of the LGBTQ+ community share their stories in a safe setting.

Marda Pride 2017

When: Saturday, September 2

Time: From 1 to 4 pm, a full schedule of the events can be found here

Where: Garrison Corner in Marda Loop (34th Avenue and 22nd Street), and at busineses throughout Marda Loop