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Calgary Pride Events in 2019

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Calgary Pride 2019 Events

Love is love is love. I feel as though Calgary celebrates pride all year round, but it’s rad to see everyone come together to officially mark the occasion each September. Below is a list of things to do in Calgary for pride 2019. We hope you and yours have a wonderful time during Calgary Pride! (and after, too, of course).

Calgary Pride officially runs from August 23rd – September 2nd, 2019.

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Calgary Pride 2019 Events


Aug 22, 4 PM – 7 PM | It Gets Better Fundraiser

AON Canada is raising money for It Gets Better, at Barcelona Tavern.

Aug 22, 5 PM – 8 PM | Pride Patio Party

Party with us at the Patio of Thomsons Kitchen & Bar as we kick off Pride month! Come for the sunshine, stay for the DJ and great company. If you join us, you’ll get a chance to win an overnight stay at the Hyatt or a Thomsons dining gift voucher. There’s no cover charge too! Convinced yet? See you there!

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Aug 22, 6:30 PM – 10 PM | OUT After Work: Beers ‘n Queers YYC

Join the Alberta LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce and get Out After Work in Calgary. Following up on a hugely successful event in Edmonton as part of our summer series of events, this will be an evening of networking, connections, learning and great craft beer you won’t want to miss! We will have guest speaker and member, Ajay Karah from Civilized Adventures joining us to speak more about the LGBTQ+ travel market.

Want to grab some food at the event? We’ll have Kicking Donkey Taqueria on site making delicious Mexican fare, including a fish taco using Born Colorado’s ale batter! Kicking Donkey food truck will be seperate from Born Colorado, but they will have payment options available. There will be snacks and light fare provided to attendees and your ticket includes a pint of delicious Born Colorado brew!

This is going to be a great night of networking, informative talks and great beer from Born Colorado. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Aug 23, 12 PM – 12:45 PM | UCalgary’s Pride Flag Raising

Join us for the raising of the Inclusive Pride flag on campus and kick off the beginning of Calgary Pride Week (August 23 – September 2). Bring your co-workers and friends to show support for the LGBTQ2+ community.

There will be music and treats!

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Photo credit: https://go.ucalgary.ca

Aug 23, 6 PM – 8 PM | Rethinking the Closet: New York Gay Life Before Stonewall

A lecture by Dr. George Chauncey, author of the groundbreaking study Gay New York, on gay culture in New York between WWII and the 1969 Stonewall uprising.

The inaugural Calgary Institute for the Humanities LGBTQ+ Lecture hosts Dr. George Chauncey, author of the groundbreaking study Gay New York. Dr. Chauncey will present a follow up to his acclaimed book, with a look at gay culture in New York between World War II and the 1969 Stonewall uprising.

George Chauncey, Professor of History and director of the Columbia Research Initiative on the Global History of Sexualities, works on the history of gender, sexuality, and the city, with a particular focus on American LGBTQ history. He is the author of Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 and Why Marriage? The History Shaping Today’s Debate over Gay Equality. Since 1993, he has participated as an expert witness in more than thirty gay rights cases, including Romer v. Evans (1996), Lawrence v. Texas (2003), and the marriage equality cases decided by the Supreme Court in 2013 and 2015.

 

Presented in partnership with UCalgary Alumni.
Lecture co-sponsored by the Journal for the History of Sexuality.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A reception with cash bar will follow the lecture. To register, go to https://rethinkingthecloset.eventbrite.ca

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Aug 23, 6 PM – 9 PM | Gayla @ Humanologies

Join Humainologie for an evening of performances by local LGBTQ2S+ artists, followed by a queer dance party! This event is by donation.

The evening will include drag divas Angelina Starchild, Valerie Hunt, and Jesse Beilman, the vocal styling of Rachel Ross, and the smooth songs of Alec Roger Visa. This is an opportunity to celebrate Calgary’s queer community as we head into Pride.

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Aug 23, 9:30 PM – 2:30 AM | The Pride Scholarship Rager!

  • WHAT: The Pride Scholarship Rager! (formerly “Gayger”)
  • WHY: To raise funds for the Pride Scholarship (Pridesab) at Mount Royal University!

The scholarship is annually awarded to two students at MRU who have made a positive difference in the LGBTQ2+ community. Over the past four years we have raised over $10,000 for the scholarship.

Music starts at 9:30 PM. There will be epic DJs to play music all night long (upstairs and downstairs), fabulous Drag Queens to entertain you during fantastic drag showcases (downstairs at 10:30 PM, and upstairs at 12:30 AM), hot dancing, great people, and best of all – it’s all for an awesome cause.

This is a safe-space event – come as you are!

Calgary Pride Events List 2019 MRU rager

Aug 24, 11 AM – 3 PM | Calgary Pride Raft on the Bow

You’re invited to The Paddle Station‘s annual Calgary Pride Raft on the Bow where you can enjoy a spectacular a day of rafting and/or kayaking! We’ll be celebrating Calgary Pride Weekend with all Calgarians, and hope that you will bring all your flags and brightest coloured clothes! Please feel free to bring your own rafts!

  • Raft sizes: 2 to 6 people, 4 to 6 people, 4 to 8 people and 6 to 12 people.
  • Single and double kayaks available
  • Red or blue inflatable stand up paddleboards available

This is absolutely family friendly!

Aug 24, 11 AM – 5 PM | Pride In Business – in partnership with TD

This unique community networking event is an incredible showcase of LGBTQ+ individuals and local businesses in Calgary.

Featuring:

  • Fashion show presented by Numa
  • Performance by SNAP Dance Company
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Cash bar (happy hour all night!)

Tickets:

  • Regular: $15 (standing room or second row rush seating for fashion show)
  • VIP: $40 (front row reserved seating, 2 bar tickets, gift bag, after party admission & bar ticket)

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Aug 24, 11 AM – 5 PM | Memorial Park Pride

Memorial Park Pride is a two day, multi-generational, inclusive, accessible and educational event kicking off Pride Week in Central Memorial Park, a prominent landmark in Calgary’s queer history. This celebration includes performances from local artists, family-friendly activities hosted by community groups, and workshops as diverse as our community, all free to attend.

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Photo credit: @vicparkyyc on Twitter

Aug 24, 12 PM – 5 PM | Calgary Pride Ride

Head over to Ol’ Beautiful Brewing Co. for a Quick-Tune from Bow Cycle and decorate your ride before we head out!

At 1 PM, we’ll embark on an hour-long guided ride through Inglewood and the East Village area, ending at Cannibale in Bridgeland for a BBQ, beers, photos, and prizes!

This event is inclusive, family-friendly, and free to attend. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. $1 from every hot dog and beer at Cannibale will go towards Calgary Pride.

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Aug 24, 5 PM – 6:30 PM | PRIDE PUNCH vol.2

Hot Mess Events + Undrcard Boxing Studio are proud to present the 2nd annual Pride Punch! Kick-off your pride week with a solid upper cut on Saturday August 24th.
We’ll be on site spinning pride anthems and hosting a fun and sweaty boxing class with our friends at Undrcard to gear you up for the week of festivities!
Stick around after the class for cold beer provided by Village Brewery. (Showers, lockers and change rooms on site).

BEGINNERS WELCOME

$30 ticket includes:

  • Workout
  • Drink Ticket
  • Fun + Fitness
  • Sweaty new pals

Aug 24, 8 PM – 3 AM | Hot Mess Pride Kick-Off @ GRETA Bar

We’ve partnered with one of our very favourite new venues, GRETA Arcade Bar, for a lil shindig to kick off Pride—and it’s free! No cover all night to celebrate the beginning of Cowtown’s annual Pride festivities. We’ll have a pair of dancefloors goin’ all night PLUS we’ve got a deal on all-you-can-play gaming. And this event supports The SHARP Foundation. Not too shabby!

Because there’s no cover, you could just show up at the door… but GRETA’s a popular place so there may be a line. We’ve got a complimentary guest list service set up through showpass to skip it—just RSVP with your name, contact info and the size of your party. Line skipping spots are limited so get hoppin’ like our mascot, Circuit Party Mario™.

What else… Oh! Right: $5 gets you a full hour of all-you-can-play gaming. Just start your card anytime between 8 and 10 PM — all proceeds from cards purchased before 10 PM go towards The SHARP Foundation, supporting Calgarians who are living with or at high risk of contracting HIV.

This event is graciously sponsored by Village Brewery.

We are focusing on keeping you dancing this year so you can get your pride on at the biggest sexiest party in Calgary pride history!!

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Aug 25, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Veghammer Donut Brunch

We aim to bring the community together to share great food and support the Skipping Stone Foundation, a Calgary-based not-for-profit organization and registered charity, whose mission is to support and empower trans and gender diverse youth and their families in the province of Alberta.
We focus on using locally sourced ingredients, and this 100% plant-based Donut Extravaganza will be the pinnacle of naughty indulgence, with $2 from each plate going to Skipping Stone.
  • Donut Open Faced Breakfast Sandwich – Two glazed donuts topped w/ Veghammer smokey maple bacun, scrambled tofu & hollandaise.
  • Donut French Toast – Two french toast style donuts w/ fresh fruit topping, maple syrup, icing sugar & coconut whip cream.
  • Doughzone – Calzone style donut stuffed w/ a tangy tomato sauce, Veghammer pepperoni & cheese, topped w/ sauce & cheese.
  •  … Still have room for DESSERT? Add a Donut Ice Cream Sandwich for $10!
  • Donut Ice Cream Sandwich – Two vanilla glazed yeasted donuts sandwiching vanilla ice cream & chocolate sauce w/ sprinkles.
Each of the meals are serves with a fresh Coffee or delicious Kombucha!
Each of the meals are served with your choice of side: served with a side of potato wedges or salad.

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Aug 25, 11 AM – 2 PM | Pride Drag Brunch

We have a very special Pride Edition of the Brunch! We are bringing you The Brightest Talent! The most fun atmosphere with some pretty yummy Food!!

We will Have an AMAZING SPECIAL GUEST FROM OUT OF TOWN!!! STAY TUNED TO THE BIG REVEAL!! SO excited I want to spill the beans!!

GA tickets include: 
– All you can eat brunch buffet
– Show access
– Reserved seating

Meet and greet tickets Include: 
– Meet and greet our special guest
– All you can eat brunch buffet
– Show access
– Reserved seating

We are offering A new Pay it Forward Ticket!

If you can’t come to brunch but want to support amazing Drag!! you can pay for a ticket to allow some one who may not have the funds to see an amazing show!! To access the tickets please contact us a week before and if we have tickets we will give them to you!!

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Aug 26, 6 PM – 11 PM | Pride: For All Ages

Twisted Element proudly presents our first event for all ages, in benefit of YouthSafe. This evenings festivities will feature an open show for drag performers of all ages, hosted by the amazing Crystal Guyser, followed by a DJ mixing tunes all night long (at least until 11 PM).

All proceeds go to YouthSafe

  • Doors open 6 PM
  • Drag show 7:30 PM
  • DJ until 11 PM

This event is a safe space for all ages and genders. There will be a zero tolerance policy in place for drug or alcohol consumption.

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Aug 27, 6 PM – 10 PM | Pride Lawn Bowling + BBQ!

Pride Lawn Bowling‘s Annual Potluck is on August 27th!

Bring your favorite dish and add to the selection in celebration of our 16th season.

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Aug 27, 6 PM – 10 PM | 3rd Annual TD Pride Block Party ft. Moontricks

BassBus and TD are proud to present the 3rd annual Pride Block Party.

We will be accepting donations at the door for the Skipping Stone Foundation. This incredible organization supports and empowers transgender and gender diverse youth and their families by providing low-barrier access to services and support. Last year we raised $1993 for Skipping Stone through this event so please join us and support our challenge of raising even more this year!

This year we are very excited to welcome Moontricks to the stage! We also have some really amazing local talent that will be joining us including a DJ set by Dr. Space, DJ Applebaum, a live performance by Hayden McHugh and we can’t wait to welcome back The Diva Drag Show for another amazing stage show.

The event will be hosted by the wonderful and talented ChiChi YYC. If you’ve been at this event before, you’ll know ChiChi from her spectacular baton performances. We will also have activities for the kids including the giant ball pit and face painting. There will be a cash bar by Sugar Water Bar providing delicious cocktails and some great local craft beer as well. We will also have a few of our favourite food trucks on site to keep your belly’s full.

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Aug 27, 6 PM – 10 PM | Bi-Cycle Pride Ride w LGBTQ2S Friends and Allies

By Cyclepalooza

Bring your best puns, your BiCycles, your BiCeps, give your friend’s this event’s Bi the way (invite friends), and bring yourselves.

  • Ride start point will be at the Simmons Building in East Village.
  • Meet at 6:45 PM socialize, ride will depart at 7 PM. Mixture of pathway and on-street riding in critical mass (we will go over this pre-departure, your safety is your responsibility, but we will be looking out for one another). Our destination is Riley Park for picnicking, outdoor time, and lawn-games.
  • A FREE PRIDE event, OH MY!

This event is meant to celebrate PRIDE, bikes, community, being political in our transportation mode, and primarily giving visibility to those who identify as bisexual, our pansexual pals, the bi-curious, hetero/homoflexible, or anyone who has found themselves attracted to more than one gender (plural), past or present, other LGBTQ2S folks, and our friends, and allies.

Come for the A. Ride, B. Ride + Picnic (bring snacks, blankets, chairs, crafts, lawn games as you wish), C. Picnic.

A little birdie told me there will be spoke cards (while supplies last). Feel free to dress up!

If the weather turns out miserable, there will be a back-up-plan.

Aug 27, 7 PM – 10 PM | Naked Girls Reading Calgary Presents: LGBTQIAplus Pride!

Join Naked Girls Reading Calgary and Twisted Element in celebrating CALGARY PRIDE WEEK with LGBTQIA+ readers and readings!

  • Doors at 6 PM, show at 7 PM.
  • 18+ only; ALL gender expressions and sexual orientations welcome!
  • Gender neutral bathrooms available!

Naked Girls Reading welcomes readers of all ages, colors, shapes, sizes, ethnicity’s, ability’s, sexual orientations and gender identities!

Naked Girls Reading is not a sexual event. All sexual acts are prohibited. Sexual acts are not performed.

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Aug 28, 7 PM – 10 PM | RISE: Cleve Jones & Ruth Coker Burks

RISE: a social commentary with two legendary voices of the LGBTQ+ movement. In honour of this year’s Calgary Pride Festival, Twisted Element has partnered with HIV Community Link to bring two incredible guest speakers, as well as some local voices, for a night of social commentary.

Ruth Coker Burks

  • Known as the Cemetery Angel, Ruth is a former caregiver of AIDS crisis victims and an AIDS awareness advocate based in Arkansas. During the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic in the late 1980s, she used her salary as a real estate agent to care for AIDS patients whose families and communities had abandoned them. Because of the prejudices, fears, and stigma surrounding the disease at the time, she was often the patients’ only caregiver until their passing. She is recognized for burying them in her own family cemetery in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Cleve Jones

  • Cleave is an American AIDS and LGBT rights activist. He conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt which has become, at 54 tons, the world’s largest piece of community folk art as of 2016. In 1983, at the onset of the AIDS pandemic Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in the United States.

Both speakers will happily take audience questions at the end of their speech. After Cleve’s speech, there will be a signing of his book, When We Rise. The book will be available on site for purchase with cash, credit or debit courtesy of Pages . . . on Kensington Road.

VIP ticket holders will receive front of the line and have their photo taken with Cleve.

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Aug 29, 2 PM – 10 PM | Immaculate Concept’s Big Gay Fundraiser

Fundraiser for the LGBTQ2S community with funds going to Zoom Painting who take care of the pride crosswalks and Skipping Stone Foundation who help trans youth. Artists will be on hand for walk in tattoos and will have a variety of pride and other flash designs to choose from.

Aug 29, 5 PM – 11 PM | Revival’s Pride Night

Here at Revival Brewcade, everyone is always welcomed, accepted, and bigotry is never allowed. We are excited to introduce our very first Pride Night! We will have token deals and our special release Pride Beer will have an extra little something going on that night. Not only that, but a $1 from each pint of our Pride beer will be donated to the Aura program in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary.

  • No matter what your family is made up of, all are welcomed until 8 PM. After that, it’s 18+ and our traffic light party will begin.

Your chance to make some new friends or find the Pinball Wizard of your dreams. Wear GREEN if single, YELLOW if it’s complicated (cause that’s not awkward) and RED if taken (Hey, still your chance to make friends). We will have name tags so you can mingle and write your preferred gender pronouns on. Whether you’re a gaymer or an ally, all are welcomed to Revival anytime!

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Aug 29, 6 PM – 9 PM | Drag Pride Bingo at Broken City

For the second year in a row, the SHARP Foundation will be hosting patio Drag Pride Bingo at Broken City which will be hosted by the fabulous Mystare and Sister Visa Dekline.

The event will feature numerous naughty and nice prizes as well as 50/50 and a great chance to purchase Air Canada Raffle tickets to win two ticket vouchers to fly anywhere Air Canada files in North America, Mexico, Hawaii and Caribbean.

We promise a evening full of fun, and one to remember !

Aug 29, 6 PM – 9 PM | Eat North presents Sashay, Fillet! 2019

(This is the description of the event from the eventbrite page, written by Eat North)

The worlds of culinary and drag shall collide once again this summer when Sashay, Fillet! returns on August 29 in support of Calgary Pride!

Just like last year, chefs from five great Alberta restaurants will be paired up with local drag talents and put through a series of fun and interactive challenges onstage throughout the evening.

Participating chefs in this year’s event are Peter Paiva of Raw Bar, Eric Mah of Purlieu, Bridgette Bar’s Sterling Cummings, Tracy Little of The Sensory (Canmore) and London Local’s Lindsay Porter (Edmonton).

Participating local drag performers paired up with talented line-up of chefs are Shane on You, Felicia Bonée, Elektra Kute, The Marvelous Mo B. Dick and Ivy League of Edmonton.

Top Chef Canada judge and personality Mijune Pak returns to host the evening alongside Jaidynn Diore Fierce of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7. The two co-hosts will help bring the evening to life alongside our star-studded judging panel headed up by Laila McQueen of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Today 101.5FM morning hosts Christy and Fraser and Toronto pastry chef Heather Mordue.

New to the event are more complimentary canapé options created by the participating chefs as well as an extended welcome cocktail reception sponsored by Empress 1908 Gin and Village Brewery. In addition to a variety of creative drag-inspired cocktails created by the Hotel Arts bar team, non-alcoholic cocktail and beer options will also be available throughout the evening.

Event-goers will be encouraged to visit the five delicious canapé stations around the ballroom in-between all of the action that will unfold on the main catwalk stage in the centre of the room. Onstage, the chef/drag performer pairs will work in tandem through a variety of challenges, both culinary and performance based and be eliminated one-by-one until a winning pair emerges.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available and will allow people to access the event one hour before the doors open to general tickets holders (6PM-7PM). Here, people can mingle with Pak, Fierce, McQueen as well as the local performers and judges. Lit Cosmetics will also be onhand to help guests glam up their look in true Pride style with a vibrant array of glitter make-up!

Sashay, Fillet! will provide partial proceeds of ticket sales to Calgary Pride and will also feature a silent auction with unique prizes and a 50/50 to further support the cause.

This will be a night to remember!

Sashay, Fillet! 2019 is presented in partnership with Hotel Arts, Calgary Pride, Empress 1908 Gin, Village Brewery, Lit Cosmetics and our media sponsors Today 101.5FM and Wild 95.3FM!

Join the conversation online using the hashtag #SashayFillet!

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Aug 29, 6 PM – 9 PM | Calgary Pride 2019 Mustache Ride (4 Day Pass)

Fake Mustache 4 Day Mustache Ride covers all the action for Pride 2019 at Dickens with a diverse range of entertainment to keep you busy!

Rainbow Tears: an Emo Drag Showcase, with Chersea and Royal Oak.

Come down for a great double show starting off with an Ode to Emo from your favourite drag royalty, hosted by the unforgettable Karla Marx! We are also proud to be launching NEW LEVEL BREWING‘s new beer PRIDE LORD! Proceeds from the sale of each beer will go to Calgary Outlink helping the LGBTQ+ Community in our city!

Fake Mustache is taking over Dickens for Calgary Pride Weekend Aug 29th-Sept 1st) 4 incredible parties and show cases covering all of Pride weekend! Get your ($30) Mustache Ride pass for the whole weekend or pay at the door per show its up to you!

We promise a evening full of fun, and one to remember !

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Aug 29, 8 PM – 10 PM | Agokwe || Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society

Written and Performed by Waawaate Fobister

Theatrical One Man Show

Agokwe (written and performed by Waawaate Fobister) is a powerful tale that explores unrequited love between teenage boys – a hockey player and a dancer – from neighboring reserves who connect through a mutual love of movement. But when tragedy intervenes, youth, distance, and isolation strive to pull them apart. This award-winning production, described as a “magnetic plea for tolerance and action” by the Georgia Straight, speaks to bullying, homophobia, unrequited love, social isolation and the lost traditions of the Anishnaabe.

Making Treaty 7 is presenting a special performance of Agokwe (Unplugged) at @thegrandyyc’s Flanagan Theatre on August 29 as part of our Pride Week celebrations. Agokwe was developed through the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Young Creators’ Unit and had its world-premiere at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in September 2008.

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Aug 30, 5 PM – 2 AM | Pride Party: The Movement

VISUALS ★★ DANCERS ★★ PHOTOS ★Naked EYE Photography!

  • ROOFTOP PARTIO // Come for the Babes stay for the Technics // 5 PM-10 PM
    • DeVeryBessDJ
    • Reece
    • Applebaum
    • MollyFi
  • DOWNSTAIRS // 9 PM – 2:30 AM // Babes, Bass and Beats featuring:
    • DJ KRISTA – VANCOUVER, BC
    • RABBYT – Lethbridge, AB
    • YELRHIS – Edmonton, AB

Live Performances by:

  • SELCI
  • LASHES (the band)

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Aug 30, 5 PM – 8 PM | Backyard BeerFest by Millstreet Brewpub

Join us at our first Backyard Beerfest in partnership with Get Real.

What:
– Pride Beer Festival showcasing pride beers from local breweries
– Bocce, backyard games, darts
– Tap takeover including each of the pride beers
– Launch of our collaboration brew with Get Real

Tickets:
– $20 +GST & gratuity includes snack food stations and samples of the beers

Participating Breweries/Vendors:

  • Trolley 5 Brewing
  • Freehold Brewing
  • Common Crown Brewing Co
  • Blindman Brewing
  • Confluence Distilling
  • Dandy Brewing
  • Last Best Brewing and Distilling
  • More to be announced soon.

Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Get Real Movement, combating 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination & promoting acceptance in schools, camps and workplaces.

This is an 18+ only event.

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Aug 30, 5 PM – 8 PM | Drag Royalty Revue

Join us August 30th for a night of top notch drag! Don’t miss out on the Pride celebrations in Calgary and kick back with a cocktail in Saltliks gorgeous Sky Lounge.

Starring!

The venue is wheelchair accessible and all gender washrooms available.

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Aug 30, 6 PM – 9 PM | Calgary Pride Shabbat Dinner

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), Calgary Jewish Federation, Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee (CJPAC), Temple B’nai Tikvah and Calgary Pride are thrilled to host Calgary’s 3rd annual Pride Shabbat Dinner on August 30th at Temple B’nai Tikvah.

This is a fully vegan catered event, including kosher wine and dessert. Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no admission at the door.

Dinner will take place from 6 PM – 7:30 PM and LGBTQ2+ affirming services (open to the public) will take place from 8-9 pm. All are welcome! Please join us as we celebrate Pride in our diversity!

All inquires can be directed to Jess Burke at [email protected]

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Aug 30, 7 PM – 3 AM | Twisted Pride Friday

For three nights, starting Friday, August 30, until Sunday, September 1, 2019, we will be hosting contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11. Along with their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent, Calgary’s hottest drag performers will also be gracing our stage. Plus, a international DJ line-up each night upstairs and downstairs.

All-Weekend Pass ONLY 30 AVAILABLE – This pass will give you the following every night: no line/no cover *7 PM entry, meet and greet, professional photo, welcome cocktail and reserved seating.

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Aug 30, 8 PM – 11 AM | QUEER CAB FAB DRAGS – Indigenous Drag Cabaret || MT7

Featuring Argintina Hailey (Morley, AB); Levi Alizaar Foy (Winnipeg, MB); Quanah Napoleon (Vancouver, BC); Marshal Vielle (Kainai, AB); and DJ Dexter Amos (Morley, AB).

We invite you to come and celebrate Indigenous drag with performers from Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg and Morley, featuring our host DJ, Dexter Amos! This 18+ event is for everyone to come celebrate, dance and let your inner diva fly! Join us for Calgary’s FIRST EVER indigenous lead drag show, performed by Indigenous drag superstars that are sure to astonish and amaze!

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Aug 30, 9 PM – 2 AM | CKISSR & TWISTED: THE GIRL PARTY

Join us for the Thursday night of pride while we celebrate together. We are all in this together and pride is just a reminder of that. Sure we like to celebrate our queer-ness all year round but Pride is that special time when you see all of your friends you have not seen in awhile and most likely meet some new ones! We are excited to party with you for PRIDE 2019 so let’s make this a good one!

We celebrate all queer people and all queer women. However, we do specifically celebrate queer women because sometimes there just isn’t enough of that. This party is for queer girls who like other queer girls and who like to do queer things. INVITE AND UNITE THE GIRLS! And queer girl Ally’s

Kissr originated from the trend that is booming across North America. Not sure if you have noticed within the last few years there has been girl parties popping up all over the place. Sadly many LGBTQ+ bars have been closing but fortunately, girl parties have been popping up! Now YYC has their very own!

These events are meant for fun, dancing, great music, spending time with friends and meeting new people.

Hosted by: ExtraGay Asians – Gloria Lau & Kristine Ebona and Megan Megan Conboy

Music by

  • DJ SONIDEF – hip hop/rnb/dancehall/house
  • Territingz (Terri-lyn Balsom) – hiphop/rnb/moombaton/ afrobeats/trap/twerk
  • Miss Bliss–house/electro/twerk
  • Distinct

This is an 18+ only event.

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Aug 30, 9 PM – 2 AM | Reverse Racism: Pride Dance Party

Fake Mustache is taking over Dickens for Calgary Pride Weekend Aug 29th-Sept 1st) 4 incredible parties and show cases coving all of Pride weekend! Get your ($30) Mustache Ride pass for the whole weekend or pay at the door per show its up to you!

  • Hosted by the spectacular DeVery Bess!
  • Doors at 9 PM, dancing all night
  • Cover $15 or Mustache Pass

The is wheelchair accessible and reserved seating for accessibility is available on request. Table reservations are limited but are available for groups of 6 or more on request.

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Aug 30, 9 PM – 2 AM | BAD HABITS / YYC PRIDE

Join us in celebrating queer culture, community and pride where we celebrate the rights, freedoms and successes of the LGBTQ+ Community. Bad Habits is your new Friday #yyc 2019 pre-pride destination for queer women (and LGBTQ2S++) and party people! Blush Productions & Marquee have teamed up to bring you two premier, talented artists from LA and NYC — Whitney Mixter of The Real L Word and DJ Mary Mac Madonna’s DJ!

We have an awesome line-up of international talent, DJ Mary Mac who was Madonna’s DJ on the Rebel Heart Tour and Whitney Mixter, from the Real L word, as our host! Alongside some amazing local talented DJ’s and hosts as well!

Performances/music by:

Whitney Mixter is an American actress, reality TV personality, host, producer, and comedian. First emerging into the entertainment scene in 2010 as the breakout star of Showtimes “The Real L Word”, Whitney went on to act in a variety of films and TV shows including Comedy Centrals “Workaholics” and Vh1’s “Couples Therapy”. In addition to acting she can also be found hosting International festivals as a major LGBTQ personality.

LOCAL SUPPORT:

Please remember consent is mandatory and to respect the community and remember to create a safe space for all. This is an inclusive event and all are welcome. There will be a zero tolerance policy for transphobia, racism, misogyny, body shaming, and violence of any kind. Respect is a must and unwanted touching and making people uncomfortable will not be accepted. This is a harassment FREE ZONE. Zero Tolerance Policy.

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Aug 30, 9 PM – 2 AM | WERK x Neon Revival Pride 2019

Friday, August 30th 2019 • 9 PM – 2 AM

Hosted by Misty Meadows & queen of West Hollywood, Lucas Dell!

Performances by

With music by;

FREE cover with an RSVP ticket if you enter before 10:30 PM.

Aug 30, 9 PM – 1 AM | Calgary Eagle Rewind: Leather Pride

CALGARY EAGLE in partnership with Gun Show Entertainment present CALGARY EAGLE REWIND: LEATHER PRIDE

Prizes for Hottest Mr/Ms Leather, Mr/Ms Rubber & PVC, Master & Slave and Mr/Ms Spandex/Lycra Gear.

  • Leather, Military, Rubber, Fetish Encouraged
  • All Fetish Gear and Non-Fetish Gear are Welcome

This is an 18+ only event.

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Aug 30, 9 PM – 2 AM | Backlot PRIDE Show

Join the Backlot upstairs for a Pride show hosted by Shauna Starr. This is an open show for those who wish to strut their Stuff. You never know what we’ll get up to so you wont wanna miss it

Aug 30, 9 PM – 1 AM | 50 Shades of Colour Kiki Vogue Ball

It’s. All. Happening! For all of you that support and love your queer people of colour+ siblings, this is THE event to be at.

  • 50 to honour the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
  • Shade because we’re shady. 😏
  • Colour because this event puts QTBIPOC people up front, that’s what a ball is all about y’all.

The evening celebrates the art of vogue with categories open to all. Read on for our special guests, categories and ticket info.

FEATURING

  • Hosted by Kevin Fraser (YVR) – Immigrant Lessons, Coven
  • Music by DJ SONIDEF

JUDGES

SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE
Tynomi Banks (Toronto)

Aug 31, 9:30 AM – 3 PM | 3rd Annual CASA Pride Softball Slam

It’s back, the 3rd Annual Pride Softball Slam hosted by Calgary Apollo Softball Association (CASA)!

CASA will be hosting a one day LGBTQ2S+ & Allies Pride softball fun scrimmage tournament on Saturday, August 31st, 2019! It will be run as a draft format and we will be assigning players onto 1 of 4 teams (max 15 players). You can sign up as a single player or with a plus one and be drafted together. We invite all levels of players to come out and join in the fun! Registration is online and payment is done via Eventbrite before the field on game day. Teams will be announced at the field!

  • The tournament only costs $10 which includes 3 games and a BBQ lunch!
  • We are playing on two fields and all 4 teams will play simultaneously.
  • Arrive around 9:30 AM to meet your team as the first game starts at 10 AM sharp!
  • Awards & BBQ Lunch will be on the field from 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM.
  • All ages welcome!
  • After party at Backlot – 4 PM!

No cost to players but $5 for non-registered folks. Note: Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the field.

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Aug 31, 10 AM – 1 PM | 7th Annual Pride Brunch for Camp fYrefly

Tickets are now available for the 7th Annual Pride Brunch for Camp fYrefly! Join us for a spectacular brunch from the Hyatt, performances from @CampfYrefly youth, and much more!

Treat your table to a bottle of champagne for mimosas and to help support the cause! Pre-order when you buy your tickets and have your bottle(s) chilled and waiting at your table when brunch begins. Bottles will also be available for purchase at the event.

Camp fYrefly is a retreat for LGBTQ2S+ youth where they build lasting and meaningful connections and find a supportive community while taking part in workshops, games, activities, and enjoying the great outdoors!

All proceeds from the Brunch will be used to ensure that no youth is turned away due to the cost of the camp.

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Aug 31, 11 AM – 1 PM | 3rd Annual Here and Queer Patio Take Over- Free all ages!

This event is open to everyone in our community and our allies! Come out for some sun, a drink and brunch at a Calgary Queer favorite…. the Ship and Anchor.

There will be no reservations, but you can find us on the patio anytime between 11 AM – 1 PM, we will be taking over tables as we roll in (it gets busy later on, so coming in the morning means you may have more luck finding a seat!). Don’t know anyone? That’s OK! You are so welcome to come solo. We will make some signs to throw on the tables participating, come grab one from Janine when you arrive to let folks know they can join you! Feeling creative? Make your own signs to show your pride!

Why do we do this? Because visibility matters! So often we are hidden in our queer spaces, but we want to be proud together in public! Want to wear a pride flag as a dress? YES! Feeling like head to toe rainbows? REPRESENT! Want to bring some flags or decorations to put on our tables? FUN!

If it’s raining, the takeover will go ahead inside. Any questions? Let us know!

This groups organizers would like to express how grateful we are to the people of Treaty 7 for taking such good care of this land, so that we may enjoy such abundance. Treaty 7 land encompasses the traditional territories of the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, and the Blackfoot people, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, and the Kainai. This land is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III. We accept the responsibilities of being treaty people.

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Aug 31, 11 AM – 1 PM | Brewsters Calgary Pride Brunch

Join us and our Hostess, Anne Xiety, for brunch, beers and tunes from DJ Terri Tingz. All of our handcrafted beers will be on special, including our must try new seasonal, “Civic Pride” Watermelon Wheat Ale, in collaboration with our friends from Calgary’s Civic Tavern.

  • Brunch: $10
  • Beers: $5.50

All ages welcome!

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Aug 31, 11 AM – 3 PM | WERK Drag Brunch – Celebrity Pride Edition

Join us on Saturday, August 31st for an all-ages, safe and inclusive Drag Brunch featuring some of the biggest names in Canadian Drag! Brunch will kick off at 11 AM with drag performances and music courtesy of DJ SONIDEF running until 3 PM. Table space will be on a first come, first served basis, so make sure to arrive early!

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Aug 31, 1 PM – 3 PM | The Fruit Machine – Pride Film Screening

The Military Museums honours the thousands of men and women who suffered an invasion of privacy and the loss of their careers in the military, RCMP, and public service, during the LGBT purge. The LGBT Purge is known as one of the longest and most harmful campaigns of discrimination conducted by the federal government against the LGBT community.

For Pride week, The Military Museums will be screening Sarah Fodey’s “The Fruit Machine”, to honour the thousands of public service members who were affected by the federal campaign.

“The miasma of despair born in those pop-up interrogation rooms has long-paralyzed these public servants and military members. This is their film. A film about the systematic dismissal of homosexual public servants in Canada from the 1950s through 1980s; a story rooted in hope and a country’s struggle to do the right thing.” (thefruitmachine.ca)

Parental Guidance is advised due to the sensitive nature of the topic.

  • Doors open at 12 PM
  • Film starts at 1 PM

Admission is by donation (recommended $10)

Aug 31, 1 PM – 4 PM | Pride Charity WOD

We are excited to host a charity WOD to celebrate Calgary’s Pride month. The goal is to bring the community together, and break a sweat for a good cause. At CrossFit Sunalta we have created a friendly and welcoming environment and we would like to invite everyone to participate! The Calgary Pride WOD will be a team style workout that is accessible to all levels of fitness – no prior Crossfit experience is necessary.

All proceeds with go to Skipping Stone Foundation.

Aug 31, 2 PM – 5 PM | Treaty 7 DYKE & TRANS MARCH

The 2019 Treaty Seven Dyke And Trans March will begin our March At William Aberhart Park and march ON 4th Ave sw towards Rouleauville Square.

  • 1 PM – 2 PM: we will gather at William Aberhart Park for poster making and welcome speeches.
  • 2 PM – 3 PM: we march!
  • 3 PM – 5 PM: performances! (stay tuned for the lineup)
  • We will also host an open mic following our scheduled performers should you wish to speak, sing, or scream

Note: this event in intended to honour our community and expressions of transphobia, racism, misogyny, homophobia, abelism, or any other types of hate speech will not be tolerated.

Aug 31, 2 PM – 8 PM | Juicee Fruit // Pride Patio Edition

It’s Pride 2019! Let’s party in the sun on the commonwealth patio with local talent including DJ’s, Singers and Drag!! Pride is perfect time to come together and socialize with sun, fun, music and drinks!  Come grab a drink, listen to music and enjoy our patio party, Juicee Fruit, which we know to be one of our funnest parties we host! DJ’s, hosts, cheap drinks and fundraising!

Also, we will be drinking with a cause — Tito’s Vodka has offered to donate $1 of every Tito’s drink sold and $25 for every bottle sold to Camp FYrefly!

Drink Specials:

  • $6 Double Tito’s Pink Lemonade ($1 of every drink donated)
  • $5 Nudes #sendnudes

Music By:

Performances by:

Hosted by:

Come as you are, let’s get Juicee Fruit ♥

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Aug 31, 7 PM – 3 AM | Twisted Pride Saturday

For three nights, starting Friday, August 30, until Sunday, September 1, 2019, we will be hosting contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11. Along with their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent, Calgary’s hottest drag performers will also be gracing our stage. Plus, a international DJ line-up each night upstairs and downstairs.

This is an 18+ only event.

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Aug 31, 8:30 PM – 3 AM | Pure Pride Calgary: Yvie Oddly / A’keria / Nina West

Pure Pride‘s 14th anniversary pride party starring RuPaul’s Drag race stars; season 11 winner Yvie Oddly, A’keria C. Davenport and the fabulous Nina West! There will be the hottest men and boys performing along with amazing local entertainers to be announced. DJ Darkstar will be spinning tracks to keep the dance floor jumping all night! For drag race super fans there will be a VIP Meet and Greet tickets that put you on the main stage from 9-10 pm, where you meet all 3 stars and have a professional picture taken with all 3 season 11 superstars!
This event always sells out so be sure to get your tickets!

We are focusing on keeping you dancing this year so you can get your pride on at the biggest sexiest party in Calgary pride history!!

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Aug 31, 9 PM – 3 AM | Saturday Night Pride!

Join us and celebrate an action packed night of Drag, DJ’s and more, where we will be dancing till the morning in one of the most historic and intimate venues in downtown Calgary!

Performances by:

  • Tyme family reunion show: Hosted by Chi Chi and Justine Tyme
  • Justine Tyme – Canadian Drag Royalty
  • Chi Chi – World Champion baton twirler and the ‘Flexible Kween’
  • Tara Extravaganza Tyme – Star of Carly’s Angels and glamour godess
  • Laura Vanity Insanity Tyme – Top designer to the queens

Music by:

This is an 18+ only event.

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Sept 1, 10 AM – 6 PM | City Wide Pride Service – Knox United

Knox United Church, along with Affirming Connections, Calgary Queer Church, and the Affirming Faith Community Network, are proud to present the first ever City Wide Pride Service!

On Pride Parade Sunday, September 1 at 9 AM, come one and all for a morning full of pride themed music, reflections, and more. Join us before the parade to eat muffins, drink coffee, sing, worship, get blessed, and you can even stay to watch the parade as it flows right past the doors of Knox United.

Service will be led by Pam Rocker and Stéphane Youdom, featuring a solo by Chantal Stormsong Chagnon and participation by many other faith and community leaders! Invite your friends to join along! All people of all faiths, or no faith, are welcome! Attendance and refreshments are free but donations will be accepted that will go solely towards costs of the service.

Calgary Pride Events List 2019

Sept 1, 10 AM – 6 PM | Pride in the Park

We’ve come a long way! From the humble beginnings of a backyard BBQ, to a few dozen marchers along 17th Avenue, to small parades in areas that would disrupt the least amount of traffic, and on to the current celebration attracting 75,000 spectators and nearly 200 parade entries! Pride in the Park is free, fabulous and formidable! After the parade, follow us into Prince’s Island Park where we guarantee there is something for everyone. Pride in the Park is Calgary Pride’s post-parade celebration and cultural festival where you can enjoy delicious food, experience live entertainment, dance barefoot in the grass, peruse the Pride Marketplace, and of course make a toast to a beautiful, diverse and inclusive city!

Sept 1, 11 AM – 1 PM | Calgary Pride Parade 

It’s the most colourful event of the year! 2019 brings forth the 29th iteration of the annual Calgary Pride Parade – the signature event that colours all of downtown Calgary with rainbows and smiles! Originally a small march of LGBT Calgarians, some of whom wore masks and bags over their faces to protect from persecution, the event has grown in leaps and bounds to become the second biggest parade in Calgary. Today, Calgary Pride welcomes nonprofit organizations, businesses big and small, politicians, political parties, churches, unions, and more, all to come together and celebrate Calgary’s diversity. This incredible gathering of inclusive and diverse organizations draws tens of thousands of spectators each year and showcases the diversity of Calgary’s community.

Calgary Pride Events List 2019

Here’s a Google Map of the pride parade route

Sept 1, 2 PM – 6 PM | Pride City/ Deep Roots

For the tenth year, the SHARP Foundation will be proudly hosting – Deep Roots – a marquee event that celebrates diversity and inclusion within the Calgary area!

Deep Roots was initiated in 2009 by a group of professional gay men, Friends of Beswick, to raise awareness and funds to sustain the care that so many of their loved ones living with HIV and dying of AIDS had received through SHARP.

The event will be hosted by Mystare, and during the week of prideSHARP will be partnering with Broken City through a variety of pride events in order to help raise more funds for our 24/7 care facilities.

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Sept 1, 2 PM – 2 AM | Wonderland – A Party with Pride

J9Productions is more then excited to be teaming up with The Backlot and GRETA Bar YYC to bring you the most unique, one-of-a-kind Pride Party. Transforming the entire Backlot, in addition to the back ally courtyard, into a sexy pride wonderland of music, performance, ambiance, community, and love.

Musical acts include:

Throughout this 12 hour party, you will have a chance to indulge in a variety of performers to keep you fully entertained all day long! This includes drag queens, burlesque, pole dancing and mmmmmmmore!

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Sept 1, 7 PM – 3:30 AM | Official Closing Party of Calgary Pride

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 Brooke Lynn Hytes will be in attendance!

  • Playing upstairs from the United Kingdom: DJ Lee Dager from Bimbo Jones
  • Playing downstairs from Regina: DJ Reid Bourgeois
  • Doors open at 7 PM
  • Meet & Greet at 7:30 PM
  • Showtime 9 PM

This is an 18+ only event.

Sept 1, 9 PM – 2 AM | Hot Mess Pride Bash

Ahem. Hello! It’s time! Allow us to introduce our 2019 Pride Bash, which we’ve custom designed to cater 2 u and all your dancefloor needs. Pride’s a time for revelry and celebration, a time to party. So, this year, we’re keeping a laser focus on Commonwealth’s dancefloors. We’re bringing in our full team of DJ ringers, alongside a selection of queens and go-go dancers to enhance the party vibes.

Upstairs, we’ll be serving up current and classic pride anthems and HM’s special blend of positive dancefloor vibes. In the basement, we’re going full sweatbox, keeping things down and dirty with a mix of club R&B, deep house, and other grind-worthy selections. Both floors will be open and going live all night.

We’ve got the patio out back as well, for a chill and sophisticated break from the sweatbox. Plus a photo booth featuring our special guest performers up front in the lounge, and a special VIP section with private bar in the mezzanine.

It’s been a minute since we did an all-out dance party so we are fully stocked with bops, jams, tunes, etc, and we can’t wait to see and celebrate with you all.

Details on our guest performers and other info coming soon.

Sept 1, 11:30 PM – 2 AM | Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Calgary Underground Film Festival, Calgary Queer Arts Society and Hole in the Wall Studios present The Rocky Horror Picture Show as part of Calgary Pride. A classic film event made even more fun with our unique presentation! The live pre-show features performances by Phil, Fake Mustache and Clint Torres. Costumes and full audience participation encouraged.

  • Doors: 10:30 PM. Pre-show: 11:30 PM. Movie starts at midnight.
  • Tickets: $15 in advance / $20 at the door Prop kits available for purchase
  • View the trailer

This is a licensed event, so you can buy booze there!

Calgary Pride Events List 2019 Rocky Horror

Conclusion

Hopefully you’ve found something from this list to be of help. Happy pride, Calgary!

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