WHAT'S HAPPENING AT PRIDE FEST:

  • Lethbridge Pride Fest
    All are welcome!

  • June 16th - June 24th, 2017
    9 days of Pride!

  • 15 Events!
    See variety of events below

  • Thursday, June 1, 2017

    Queer 101: A Guide to LGBTQ+ Terminology

    Lethbridge Public Library (810 5 Ave. S.) Presented by OUTreach Southern Alberta Society, Queer 101 focuses on LGBTQ+ terminology and language, clarifying terms on LGBTQ+ terminology and language, clarifying terms and providing a safe space for discussion about sexual orientation and gender identity. Queer 101 also identifies what it means to be an active ally to the queer community, and establishes what you can do to show your support.
  • Monday, June 5, 2017

    Parents of LGBTQ Kids Group

    McKillop United Church (2329 15 Ave. S.) OUTreach Southern Alberta is proud to be hosting a brand newer led support group to learn, discuss and share your experience as a parent of a LGBTQ child.
  • Monday, June 5, 2017

    Swing Dancing

    Eagles Hall (631 13 St. N.) Join Swing Bridge Dance Club for a night of swing dancing. No partner or experience needed. Inclusive environment, no gendered dance roles. Lesson to start and social dance to follow. $5 cost to participate.
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    LGBTQ+ Movie: Date & Switch

    Crossings Branch - Lethbridge Public Library (255 Britannia Blvd W) Please join us as we watch Date & Switch, a comedy about friendship, high school, and losing your virginity. Popcorn will be provided free.
  • Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Author Reading: A Family Outing

    Lethbridge Public Library (810 5 Ave. S.) Ruby Swanson's life changed when her sixteen-year-old son said, "I'm gay." Despite her initial reaction of shock, hear, and denial, Ruby became a public advocate for equality and acceptance of the LGBT community. A Family Outing is the story of Ruby's experiences.
  • Thursday, June 8, 2017

    The Princess Show

    Club Didi (517A 4 Ave. S.) Halifax-based live art company Heist teams up with Theatre Outre to bring their award-winning production The Princess Show back to Lethbridge. The show, which was originally workshopped in Lethbridge, goes up for one night only on Thursday, June 8th at 8:00 p.m. at Club Didi located at 517a 4th Ave. S. Tickets are $20 regular and are available at the door the night of the event. Box office opens at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Trans Support Group

    McKillop United Church (2329 15 Ave. S.) This peer-led support group is for individuals who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, genderqueer, and other gender minorities.
  • Sunday, June 11, 2017

    International Pride Rally

    Galt Garden In solidarity with marchers in the U.S.A., Lethbridge Pride Fest will be hosting a rally to call the needs of the LGBTQ+ community into focus. Whether it is fighting to exist in the public sphere unhindered, having non-traditional relationship recognized by society, or gaining equal access to social services, the struggle is real and present. Bring signs, flags, and noise makers. A ribbon craft will be on site to allow you to state why you are gathering
  • Monday, June 12, 2017

    Town of Taber Pride Flag Raising

    Confederation Park Join Taber Equality Alliance as they present Taber's first Pride celebration. Entertainment from 4-8pm. Flag raising from 6-7pm. Hot dogs and beverages will be available.
  • Monday, June 12, 2017

    Swing Dancing

    Eagles Hall (631 13 St. N.) Join Swing Bridge Dance Club for a night of swing dancing. No partner or experience needed. Inclusive environment, no gendered dance roles. Lesson to start and social dance to follow. $5 cost to participate.
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Pride Denied: Homonationalism & the Future of Queer Politics

    CASA (230 8 St. S.) Documentary screening of Pride Denied: Homonationalism & the Future of Queer Politics, directed by Kami Chisholm. Followed by a panel to further the discussion with a Q and A.
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    LGBTQ+ Movie: Moonlight

    Lethbridge Public Library (810 5 Ave. S.) Please join us as we watch Moonlight, this year's Academy Award winner for best picture. Popcorn and juice will be provided free.
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017

    LGBTQ+ Walking Tour

    Lethbridge City Hall Join us for a stroll through time and learn about important national events and local LGBTQ+ history as you're led through Lethbridge's downtown. 1 hour & 2km in length.
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Community QSA

    Boys & Girls Club (1405 8th Ave. N.) LGBTQ+ youth, youth allies, and mentors for youth 14 to 18 meet to discuss issues, share stories, access support, learn about community resources, and meet new people. Our aim is to create a safe space for our youth to be themselves, feel included and empowered, and to facilitate activism in the community.
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Wise Owl Pub Quiz: Pride Edition

    The Owl (411 3 Ave. S.) We suggest arriving early to guarantee a spot. Each team is limited to six smarty-pants and the winners of the night get prizes from both the Library and the Owl Acoustic Lounge. We've added some special questions and a guest co-host just for Pride.
  • 10:30 a.m.

    University of Lethbridge Pride Flag Raising

    University of Lethbridge (4401 University Dr. W.) Join the University community as the Pride flag is raised.
  • 7:00 p.m.

    Black Light Youth Dance

    Boys & Girls Club (1405 8 Ave. N.) Featuring door prizes, food, music by DJ Rabbyt, and much more! Wear your favourite neon and rainbow clothes! Youth ages 14-18, with Student and/or government ID.
  • 8:00 p.m.

    Social Swing Dancing

    Eagles Hall (631 13 St. N.) Join Swing Bridge Dance Club for a night of swing dancing. No partner or experience needed. Inclusive environment, no gendered dance roles. Lesson to start and social dance to follow. Pizza at 10:00 p.m. $10 cost to participate
  • 9:00 p.m.

    My Homo Highness: Queer Inspirations

    Club Didi (517A 4 Ave. S.) Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Didi d'dada hosts this touching evening of music and stories of Queer Icons that have touched each performer on a personal level and inspired them to live, laugh and love with pride. Featuring an array of local talent, this night of song pays tribute to artists such as Lady Gaga, George Michael, Cyndi Lauper and many more who have positively impacted the LGBTQ+ community. Stick around after the show and continue the celebration as the night continues with a Panti Raid after party.
  • 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

    Church Service

    McKillop United Church (2329 15 Ave. S.) Join an LGBTQ+ affirming congregation for a Pride-themed service. All are welcome. Refreshments between services.
  • 1:30 p.m.

    Jeopardy: Category is... HIV/AIDS

    Lethbridge Public Library (810 5 Ave. S.) The library is open! Join Molly Dooker as she school you some learning'! Come learn about HIV/AIDS with your local drag queen in a fun, interactive jeopardy game.
  • 3:00 p.m.

    Where the Two-Spirit Lives

    Lethbridge Public Library (810 5 Ave. S.) Join us for Lethbridge's first two-spirit recognition panel discussion, as Marshall Vielle explores the nature of Queer culture from a First Nations perspective. Topics include the implications and transcendence of the two-spirit identity, as well as the intersectionality of Queer and First Nations culture in an effort to bridge the gap between these two seemingly separate communities by working towards fulfilling a desired goal of inclusion and celebration.
  • 6:00 p.m.

    Trans March

    Start: Galt Gardens - End: City Hall To stand against trans-phobia and to remember the victims of violence, join the Lethbridge LGBTQ+ community as they march to City Hall. Please gather at Galt Garden (stage area) prior to 6:00 p.m. The march will start at 6:00 p.m. sharp, making its way to Lethbridge City Hall. Once at city Hall words of support will be offered followed by a short vigil. Allies are welcomed to attend, but are reminded to exercise responsible allyship, acknowledge their privilege, and recognize that the voices of the trans community take precedence in this space.
  • 6:30 p.m.

    Pride Flag Raising

    Join the LGBTQ+ community of Southern Alberta as the Pride flag is raised to fly over city hall. Wesley Govender & a member of the Lethbridge Police Service will have the honour of raising the flag this year. Prior to the flag raising, a Blackfoot Elder will lead those wanting to participate in a smudging ceremony. Keeping with tradition, a group selfie will be taken after the flag is raised.
  • 7:00 p.m.

    Queen Scarlet Cinema: Paris is Burning

    CASA (230 8 St. S.) Join the Queen Cinema as they present a essential in queer film, Paris is Burning. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., film starts at 7:30 p.m. Popcorn is free, drinks & candy for sale. Cash only.
  • 7:30 p.m.

    Jeffery Straker Concert

    McKillop United Church (2329 15 Ave. S.) Join roots-inspired, piano pop singer Jeffrey Straker on his Dirt Road Confessional Tour. All ages, tickets $15 at the door.
  • 7:30 p.m.

    Swing Dancing

    Eagles Hall (631 13 St. N.) Join Swing Bridge Dance Club for a night of swing dancing. No partner or experience needed. Inclusive environment, no gendered dance roles. Lesson to start and social dance to follow.
  • 6:30 p.m.

    Express Yourself

    Catwalk Salon & Spa (618 3 Ave. S.) Be bold, be confident, be you. The stylists and makeup artists at Catwalk want to help you express your true self. Want to wear lipstick? Walk in heels? Draw on a moustache? Learn how to contour? Style a wig? Whatever it is this event is for everyone. All genders are welcome.
  • 7:00 p.m.

    Teddy Talks: Inclusion & Diverse Gender Norms

    UofL SU Ballrooms (4401 University Dr. W.) Teddy Syrette is a Two-Spirit Gender-Fluid Indigenous Advocate and Artist from the Batchewana First Nation, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Teddy's work in social justice and community building, spans over sixteen years, having been involved in LGBTQ advocacy since he was fifteen years old. Teddy currently lives in Toronto were he works as a freelance advocate for many different organizations, facilitating programs for Queer youth. Join Teddy as he shares his thoughts on 2SLGBTQ+ advocacy while reclaiming the two--spirit identity.
  • 9:00 p.m.

    The Smoke Easters & Wint

    The Owl (411 3 Ave. S.) Join us as Smoke Eaters and Wint perform and celebrate their identities as LGBTQ+ bands.
  • 7:00 p.m.

    LGBTQ+ Movie: Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

    Lethbridge Public Library (810 5 Ave. S.) & Kainai Public Library Please join Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival for a film exploring the small but burgeoning community of LGBT Inuit people living in Nunavut. Discussion to follow.
  • 9:00 p.m.

    Superman & Open Chennels

    The Owl (411 3 Ave. S.) Join us as Supermoon and Open Channels perform and celebrate their identities as LGBTQ+ bands.
  • 8:00 p.m.

    Coming Out Monologues

    Lethbridge Public Library (810 5 Ave. S.) Each year The Coming Out Monologues, YYC celebrates the diverse stories in Calgary's LGBTQA+ community. This year they have travelled to Lethbridge to share their performances with the Southern Alberta community. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m. $15 adults / $12 students.
  • 9:00 p.m.

    Open Mic at Didi

    Club Didi (517A 4 Ave. S.) Join local artists as they take to the stage to share their talent and love for the LGBQT+ community.
  • 7:00 p.m.

    Gay-mes Night at KAPOW

    Kapow Ltd. Comics (320 6 St. S.) Join for a fun evening of board and card games. Bring your own or play some that are supplied.
  • 7:00 p.m.

    Pride Awards & Chair's Martini Gala

    Galt Museum & Archives (502 1 St. S.) Dress to impress as we gather to honour the distinguished members of our community and sip on the fanciest martinis. Silent auction and 50/50 draws throughout the night.
  • 11:00 p.m.

    Martini Night After Party

    Hudson's Canada's Pub (904 2 Ave. S.) Although the Martini Night & Awards have drawn to a close, it doesn't mean you have to head home. Join the staff at Hudsons as they show their pride well into the morning.
  • 12:00 p.m. (noon)

    Lethbridge Pride Parade

    Start: Lethbridge City Hall - End: Galt Gardens
  • 12:30 p.m.

    Pride in the Park

    Galt Gardens
  • 7:00 p.m.

    Cabinet of Queeriosities IV: Opening Reception

    CASA (230 8 St. S.) The Gallery at CASA is hosting Cabinet of Queeriosies IV. This is the 4th in a series of exhibitions celebrating LGBTQ history, identity, culture, and pride through a diverse range of subject matters and approaches.
  • 8:00 p.m.

    Life in Plastic Pride Dance with Special Guest Trixie Mattel

    Multicultural Centre (421 6 Ave. S.) Must be 18 years of age or older to attend. Tickets are $25, on sale starting June 1, 2017.
  • Monday, June 26, 2017

    Trans Support Group

    McKillop United Church (2329 15 Ave. S.) This peer-led support group is for individuals who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, genderqueer, and other gender minorities.
  • Monday, June 26, 2017

    Swing Dancing

    Eagles Hall (631 13 St. N.) Join Swing Bridge Dance Club for a night of swing dancing. No partner or experience needed. Inclusive environment, no gendered dance roles. Lesson to start and social dance to follow. $5 cost to participate.
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Drink 'n Draw: Pride Edition

    The Owl (411 3 Ave. S.) Some people work on drawings together, some draw in their sketchbooks, even crafters & knitters are welcome. Pride-themed drawings prompts for June!
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    LGBTQ+ Movie: Pariah

    Lethbridge Public Library (810 5 Ave. S.) Please join us as we watch Pariah, a film about a conflicting identities and the search for sexual expression. Popcorn and juice will be provided free.
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Community QSA & LGBTQ+ Community Clothing Swap

    Lethbridge Public Library (810 5 Ave. S.) The Library's Queer Straight Alliance is hosting a community clothing swap with help from OUTreach Southern Alberta, Club Didi, and The Boys & Girls Club. Stop by to find a new outfit, and feel free to bring clean cloths that you're finished with to share with others.

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