SONiC’s Guide to Edmonton Pride 2023

When

Jun 1 - Jun 30

Location

Multiple venues across Edmonton,

Details

SONiC 102.9 is excited to celebrate Pride Month! Check out our Pride Guide below to help you stay in the loop with all the Pride Programming & Events happening this month around Edmonton. You can also celebrate with local businesses owned by or allies of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. 

Happy Pride!  

2023 Edmonton Queer History Project Walking Tours

  • Join EQHP this spring and summer as they explore the people, places, and moments that have helped to shape Edmonton’s 2SLGBTQ+ history.
  • Events from June through August.
  • Get tickets here.

Pride Corner on Whyte

Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Pride Corner on Whyte is a group of queers and allies who meet every Friday evening on Whyte Avenue to peacefully protest homophobic messages spread by street preachers. They combat their discrimination with dancing, music, education, and LOVE! They provide flags, signs, and music.

Pride Corner on Whyte 8139 – 104 Street NW, Edmonton

Every Friday evening from 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Fruit Loop Pride Block Party

Pride activities will be returning to Old Strathcona in west Ritchie AKA the garage district as Fruit Loop hosts a series of outdoor live performances, drag shows, dancers, photo booths, community booths, workshops, food trucks, beer gardens, and late-night dance parties to kick off Pride month here in Edmonton.

Saturday, June 3 from 12 pm – 10 pm

Grindstone Comedy Theatre and Bistro, 10019 81 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton

 

PRIDE Dance Party Presented By TD

Edmonton Pride celebrations continue Saturday, June 10 at the historic Starlite Room for our most eagerly anticipated Fruit Loop since last year’s Pride festivities. Expect jaw-dropping drag, aerial acts, pole, and burlesque performances, all in support of our community partner, Rainbow Refuge. We’ll have drink specials, special guests, and more!

Saturday, June 10 from 8 pm – Sunday, June 11 at 2 pm

The Starlite Room, 10030 102 Street Northwest, Edmonton

 

Downtown Drag – Lunchhour Quickie

Fruit Loop and Party Queens are proud to present a FREE downtown drag show!

Hosted by Venus and Gemma Nye and featuring performances by Circules, Mars Dawn, and Shay Nanigans, these fabulous performers will ensure you get your fill!

Friday, June 9 from noon – 1 pm

Friday, June 16 from noon – 1 pm

Michael Phair Park, 10124 104 St NW, Edmonton

 

Drag Me Out To The Ball Game – Edmonton Riverhawks Pride Night

Join the Edmonton Riverhawks for the second annual Drag Me Out To The Ball Game!

Servus Credit Union and The Edmonton Riverhawks present this all-ages charity baseball game featuring some of your favourite YEG Drag Performers. Bring the whole family, the office, or your best Judys’ to this one-of-a-kind Pride event. (Game time 1:00-3:00 pm)

In addition to supporting these great causes, attendees will enjoy a baseball game, performances by top drag performers, and an after-party on the outfield patio (18+) at Remax Field (Pride Party 3:00-7:00 pm). Special guest Jasmine Kennedie, star of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14, will throw out the game’s first pitch and perform at the after-party. Jasmine is known as a high-energy dancing queen who brings polished drag and the gift of gab!

Saturday, June 24 at 1 pm

Get tickets here.

 

Thorgy and the Thorchestra II: The Regal Sequel

She’s back, and ready to slay. Your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra welcomes the return of the “Queen of Classical Music,” Thorgy Thor, to the Winspear Centre.  After rising to fame on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Thorgy continues to amaze everyone with her outrageous fashion sense, razor-sharp wit, virtuoso chops on violin, viola, and cello – not to mention her fabulous lip-syncing skills! Conducted by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, this thrilling theatrical concert will include singing, dancing, symphonic shenanigans, and more.

$1 from every ticket sold will be donated to iHuman Youth Society, an Edmonton non-profit that works with marginalized youth in our community.

Wednesday, June 14 at 7:30 pm

Get tickets here.