Pride Guide

  • Calgary Pride Raft on the Bow

    The Paddle Station - Calgary
    You’re invited to The Paddle Station’s annual Calgary Pride Raft on the Bow 2019 on August 24+25(10am-6pm) 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!

    What an awesome way to enjoy a fun-filled Calgary outing with your family and friends! Choose any Paddle Stations Pride Weekend rafts, SUPs or kayaks, or let us help you create a custom package of your own! Please feel free to bring your own rafts or SUPs too, the more the merrier!

    Book now! rafts are running out!
  • Memorial Park Pride

    Central Memorial Park - Calgary
    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.
  • Pride: for all ages

    Twisted Element - Calgary
    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 great music.

    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.
    $10 cover charge - all proceeds go to YouthSafe. Free for youth under 18.
  • Pride Lawn Bowling

    Calgary Central Library - Calgary
    Pride Lawn Bowling, is a recreational league that encourage social fellowship among lawn bowlers.

    Pride Lawn Bowling makes lawn bowling safe regardless of sexual orientation or identity. We welcome people of all skill levels and stripes to become part of our league. Pride Lawn Bowling league has become the decided choice for members of the LGBTQ+ community in Calgary who are looking for a bit of leisure in their sport in a fun and lighthearted way since 2003.

    We Play every Tuesday night starting Jun 4.
  • Twisted Pride Friday

    Twisted Element - Calgary
    Twisted Element is proud to present - RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 Pride Weekend extravaganza!

    On Friday, August 30, check out Silky Nutmeg Ganache!

    Playing upstairs from Australia: DJ Kitty Glitter. Playing downstairs from Vancouver: DJ Del Stamp.

    18+ ID Required​
    Starting at $16.34, plus service charges.
  • Twisted Pride Saturday

    Twisted Element - Calgary
    Twisted Element is proud to present - RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 Pride Weekend extravaganza!

    On Saturday, August 31, check out Vanessa Vanji Mateo!

    Playing upstairs from Brazil: DJ Erik Vilar. Playing downstairs from Calgary: DJ Sonidef.

    18+ ID Required​
  • Calgary Pride Parade

    Downtown Calgary - Calgary
    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 non profit 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.

  • Pride In the Park

    Prince’s Island Park - Calgary
    Join us for one of Calgary’s largest FREE outdoor cultural celebrations, immediately following the Pride Parade. Enjoy live music on the main stage, activities for youth and children in the family zone, a cold beer or refreshing cocktail in the Village Brewery Beer Gardens, or get better acquainted with the local community as your browse the marketplace.
  • Official Closing Party of Calgary Pride

    Twisted Element - Calgary
    Twisted Element is proud to present - RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 Pride Weekend extravaganza!

    On Sunday, September 1, 2019, check out RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 - Brooke Lynne Hytes.

    Playing upstairs from the United Kingdom: DJ Lee Dager from Bimbo Jones. Playing downstairs from Regina: DJ Reid Bourgeois.

    18+ ID Required​
    $20 cover charge