Are you loud and proud about being in Lethbridge? Well, we sure are, which is why we can’t wait to celebrate Lethbridge’s 15th Annual Pride Weekend June 23rd-25th! Pride has been a welcome event within the city celebrating inclusivity, equality, and self-expression without fear of oppression for 15 years! Celebrate every colour of the rainbow this weekend at any of the events below! Just don’t rain on anyone’s parade!
Pride Weekend Events
Chairs Martini Award Night
When: 7 - 11 PM Where: Galt Gardens
Get your shoes shined and bring them to the awards ceremony with the Chairs Martini Award Night at the Galt Museum. Friday, June 23rd from 7 – 11 PM, enjoy a night of pride celebration to honor members of our local community that have made a difference within the 2SLBGTQIA+ community and beyond, all while sipping on pride-inspired cocktails. Food will be provided by Chef Stella, featuring entertainment from Brandi Jane (Lethbridge), Dayna Hard (Calgary), Addi Pose (Calgary), and Ashley Northey (Calgary).
Pre-Parade Breakfast at Chef Stella’s
When: 8 - 11 AM Where: Galt Gardens
Fuel up for the big parade and day of fun at Chef Stella’s with the pre-parade Breakfast from 8 – 11 AM. Chef Stella knows we can’t properly celebrate 15 years of Pride in Lethbridge on an empty stomach, which is why she is whipping up an incredible pre-parade breakfast to help fuel a day full of fun for everyone to enjoy. Make sure to stop by Chef Stella to fully prepare for an incredible day of fun and events!
When: 11 - 11:30 AM Where: Galt Gardens
Of course no pride weekend would be complete without its very own pride parade. Starting at 11 the parade will be following the same route it does yearly, starting by the Civic Centre then to and around Galt gardens. This is the best way to show your support and participate in the 15th annual pride weekend in Lethbridge.
15th Annual Pride in the Park
When: 11:30 AM - 5 PM Where: Galt Gardens
After the Pride Parade, the fun begins with Pride in the Park, going from 11:30 AM – 5 PM. TD Bank is honored to partner with Lethbridge pride society to help put on an afternoon full of fun, with live performances, Beer Gardens, Foo, vendors, and activities for all ages. This is the biggest pride event in the city, and with so much to discover in the gardens, you don’t want to miss Pride in the Park!
15th Annual Pride Dance
When: 5 PM - 2 AM Where: Southern Alberta Ethnic Association Multicultural Centre
After the Parade and Pride in the Park, on June 24th from 8 PM – 2 AM, you can experience the 15th Annual Pride dance hosted in the Multicultural Center downtown. Featuring show-stopping performances from Local Drag Queens, as well as performances from Stephanie Prince, Juice Boxx, and Kaos, From Canada’s Drag Race Fame. With so many big names and incredible local acts, this is sure to be a night to remember!
Queer Break Up Songs Yin to Bed with Laurie
When: 7 - 8 PM Where: Unite YQL
Wind down from all the festivities of the weekend on Sunday, June 25th from 7 – 8 PM with Unite YQL Yoga> Follow along with Laurie as you stretch, release, and relax all the tension from the weekend to some Queer Break up Songs. Make sure to bring a friend, as this is a partnered event, so you’ll need someone to relax with you!
Lethbridge is proud to have two permanent crosswalks of the updated pride flag and the trans flag on 3rd Ave South. The crosswalks use a special paint meant to withstand different weather conditions and degradation from being driven on over time better than previous paints. The crosswalks also feature a porous concrete base to help absorb the paint.
You can find these crosswalks while downtown for some of the many pride events this June! Keep Reading to get all the info on the city's best pride events to attend!
The Lethbridge Pride Fest Society became an integrated and officially recognized incorporated society in Alberta in 2011. After their incorporation, they took over the work of the work of GALA/LA (Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Lethbridge Area), and have been celebrating the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Lethbridge since.
Lethbridge Pride Fest Society
Lethbridge Pride Fest Society is an integral part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Lethbridge. Their main goal is to help support, foster, and grow inclusive messaging and spaces for the people of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Lethbridge. No matter your gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, disability, body size, or physical appearance, you can find a welcoming community with the Lethbridge Pride Fest Society.