Halifax Pride Festival

The Halifax Pride Parade has been postponed. The instagram feed reads:

In the interest of safety and to assist in recovery efforts, the Halifax Pride Board along with Halifax Emergency Management have made the difficult decision to reschedule the Halifax Pride Parade. A rescheduled date will be announced.

All events are listed here - there is no separate Halifax Pride calendar. Got an event to add? Here's how to do it yourself, or you may send an email with all the details.

Halifax Pride Parade is to be rescheduled. No new date has been announced.

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pride in STEAM
his Pride season, explore beyond the binary, celebrate the beauty of diversity in nature and ourselves, and uncover diversity’s role in survival and innovation. Just like light, love and life are also on a spectrum! Discovery Centre's Pride in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) activities are included in admission.
Cost: standard admission rates. More details of the event online.
Location: The Discovery Centre, 1215 Lower Water Street


9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
HalifaxQueerEnsemble Pride Workshop
The Halifax Queer Ensemble is holding its first event since 2020! Join us for a full day Pride Workshop on July 22nd where we will rehearse Queer music, socialize, talk, and explore the future of the ensemble. Our mandate is to build an inclusive community of Queer musicians and to promote the work of Queer composers and artists by programming Queer music.
Open to instrumentalists of all ages, sexualities, gender expressions or identities, and levels of playing.
No cost - light lunch and break refreshments provided. Sign up here!
Location: Room 121 in Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave


10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Two-Spirit, Trans, and Non-Binary ID Clinic
There will be staff and volunteers from The Youth Project and the Trans Legal Collective on-site to assist with legal paper work and Commissioner of Oaths services as required. With pre-registration, we are able to fully fund name change certificates, gender marker change certificates and birth certificate replacements, including the cost of fingerprinting (required for name changes in Nova Scotia). Drop-ins are also welcome, but we cannot guarantee financial coverage without pre-registration.
Advance registration required.
Location: RadStorm, 2177 Gottingen Street


10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Workout with North Endurance
We’re super excited to be taking part in Halifax Pride for the third time with another morning workout with the coaches and team at North Endurance! Join us for a beginner friendly workout to kickstart your Halifax Pride weekend. This event is open to everyone - whether you are a frequent gym goer or someone new to fitness and exercise, or coaches will be in the mix ready to help you get the most out of your workout! All we ask is that you show up ready to sweat and have some fun! For more information, check us out on Instagram (@northendurance) or send us an email - info@northendurance.ca. We can’t wait to see meet you!
Cost: Free! No tickets or registration required!
Location: Halifax Commons (Near North Common Public Washroom)


So Fetch is now on Saturday the 29th


11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
🏒 HFX Pride Cup 2023
QueerHockeyNovaScotia would like to welcome queer hockey players to participate in our first annual HFX Pride Cup July 21-23rd in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Registration opens on February 10th at 10 am AST.
Format: 6 teams (max 15 players & 2 goalies per team), round-robin format with Gold and Bronze Games, guaranteed four games.
Location: Centennial Arena, 27 Vimy Ave


The Drag Show: Brunch Edition
The Haus of Jeckyll and Gahan House present The Drag Show: Brunch Edition! What's better than brunch? Well DRAG brunch, of course! Come out and celebrate pride and have some fun with us!
Tickets are on sale for $20 and you can get yours by texting Tyson at 902-223-7243. Find out more on Facebook.
Location: Gahan House Nova Centre, 5239 Sackville St


Broadway Brunch HFX: Pride Edition

12:30 p.m.
CANCELLED: Spill Some Tea - Afternoon Tea
The ticket site for the event says it's cancelled. No reason given.


Enter the Drag Dragon
Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane


1:00 to 4 p.m.
Our Health @ HFX Pride Cup 2023
The CommunityBasedResearchCentre is conducting Our Health at Pride festivals across Canada. This groundbreaking national project that will look into the current state of health among people in our communities. We want to understand what life is like for 2S/LGBTQQIA+ people across Canada. How’s your mental and physical health? Your spiritual wellness? Your romantic or sex life (if applicable)? How are you managing your chronic health condition? All participants will receive $10 cash for completing the survey.
Look for CBRC staff and volunteers at the arena.
Location: Centennial Arena, 27 Vimy Ave


1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Pride Tea Party 2023
MLA LisaLachance's summer Pride Tea Party! There will be music, snacks, drinks, and all-ages fun for anyone who wants to drop by.
From 1 to 2 p.m. will be a sensory-friendly hour with no music and limited activity within the venue.
The venue for this event is physically accessible, including the bathroom. Please note that this is a substance-free event, which includes alcohol.
Register in advance.
Location: The Local Council of Women Halifax, 989 Young Avenue


2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
⛸️ QHNS Community Skate
QueerHockeyNovaScotia is offering a community skate during our HFX Pride Cup Tournament. Donations are accepted at the door or through our website. we will also be accepting donations to the Fairview food bank (bin at the rink).
Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy a skate with some athletes from the games. Bring your family and friends and enjoy an hour on the ice!
Skates and helmets are required.
More information on Facebook.
Location: Centennial Arena, 27 Vimy Ave


2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Book Reading in Terence Bay
Join local artist / author LynetteRichards for an afternoon of Art & ExpressioN?!
She will read from her Young Adult graphic novel CallMeBill and host art-making activiteis that connect us with the past.
Sign the Pride Flag that will fly over Bill's grave during Halifax Pride Week!
at: SS Atlantic Interpretation Centre, 178 Sandy Cove Road, Terence Bay

2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Mud Fight - Queer Mud Wrestling in Brookfield
Come watch, come wrestle, come swim ! Queer centered event, all are welcome You can sign up as a pair to wrestle or get paired up at the event. Costumes and personas highly encouraged but not necessary.
Prizes for who has won the most rounds, crowd favorite, best outfit and muddiest creature. Bring your own water, snacks, mud clothes/swimsuit, change of clothes ect. and a PWYC donation to the event.
All proceeds go to Jade's Kidney Fundraiser:
Brookfield, Nova Scotia. Parking and accessible washroom by the Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre. The wrestling will be by the bridge, in a public area.
More information in the Facebook event.

Pride on the Waterfront Market
Moved to Saturday the 28th

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Mask4MaskQueersHfx Speed Friending Event
Mask4Mask Queers HFX Speed Friending Event. Come meet other COVID-conscious community members. Craft area available for those who want a more low-key way to meet people. ASL interpretation available. Instagram: Mask4Mask_Queers_HFX.
Location: BMO Community Room, Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road


3:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Drag Along Sing Along: Frozen Featuring Shayla Shenanigans
The Library is proud to present comedy award-winning legendary drag queen ShaylaShenanigans in a magical afternoon of Frozen fun. Crowd participation will be encouraged to enhance the experience.
You’ve seen Shayla before as Mary Poppins, but for the first time in forever, she'll be leading a sing-a-long to 2013's smash hit Frozen. You won't want to let it go! Whether you're a Disney fan or this is your first trip to Arendelle, this sing-a-long is one of the best things to do in summer.
More information on the libary website.
Location: Paul O'Regan Hall, Floor 1 in Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road


3:15 p.m.
Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane


5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
CANCELLED - Halifax Gay Men's Chorus LIVE at Queen's Marque
More info on Facebook.

6:30 p.m.
LightHouse Boat Party + Pride Afterparty!
Party by Land & Sea!!! Join us on another sizzlin' hot sunset trip aboard the Tall Ship Silva as well as our very first Halifax Pride Event at the Seahorse tavern!!
Expect high energy tech house, bass house, uk garage & so much more from an all star lineup: Khris O’Neil, Vero, DandiJ?, Leown & Troy Power. Dance aboard the Tall Ship Silva, the 130’ schooner, take in the view of our beautiful seaside city. House music bangers & PK sound included 😉 The Silva offers a fully licensed pub, spacious deck, and has large modernized washrooms onboard. It also offers plenty of safe, comfortable seating inside and out. While the DJ's throw down the heat, will see points of interest such as George’s Island and its beautiful LIGHTHOUSE!!!!
$60 + fees & tax. tickets & more info here
Location: 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax


6:30 p.m.
Film: Tramps!
Tramps! is a feature-length documentary focusing on the iconic fashion and musical movement The New Romantics AKA “Blitz Kids” from London, England. Centring around key members of this movement, the film recounts the tale of how this group of outsiders helped reinvent London’s infamous underground art community, gaining them worldwide notoriety.
Tickets are $8.75.
At CarbonArcCinema?, 1747 Summer St, Halifax (basement of the Natural History Museum, enter from parking lot).


6:35 p.m.
Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane


7:00 p.m. to Midnight
DRAG FEST at Monte's
Come join us at Monte's as we present Drag Fest, celebrating Pride Month.
Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. DJ Randy will be spinning and taking your requests in between sets.
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Location: Monte's Showbar Grill, 245 Waverley Road, Dartmouth


8:00 p.m.
DaiseyM's Women's Dance
Advanced tickets: $15 (available by e-transfer to daiseym@ns.sympatico.ca or by texting 902-223-7482) or $20 at the door.
Location: CFB Halifax Juno Towers, 2648 Lorne Terrace, Halifax


8:30 p.m.
Snatch Game
Based off the iconic Ru episode and spoof of the Match Game, the Queerdo’s bring you a twist. Not only do the contestants impersonate a celebrity, they also are going to impersonate a local drag performer!
Presale tickets: $15 (e-transfer to peroxide69@yahoo.com with names of guests in the comment section) or $20 at the door. Doors at 830, show at 9pm.
More info on Facebook.
Location: StaggersPub


8:30 p.m.
Wig Wars Legends VS Titans
Wig Wars is back! Come join us and watch two iconic teams of drag performers lipsync battle for the Wig Wars championship! Hosted by the ethereal beauty Vanity Station! 19+ with valid ID, $15 advanced tickets, and $20 at the door
Tickets: $15.38 in advance.
Location: In the showbar at IndulgeNightclub

9:00 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Nightshade – Kinky Colours 9 :Grab your friends and come join us on Saturday July 22nd, 2023 from 9pm-1am we'll be having our 9th annual Kinky Colours event. This party will be a part of the 2023 Halifax Pride Festival and it is always one of the BIGGEST and CRAZIEST Nightshade events and this year it will be happening the same weekend as the Pride Parade so you're not going to want to miss this! So be sure to wear sexy neons or whites to react to the ultra violet lights! 19+
Tickets: $25+tax in advance, $32+tax at the door.
Location: The Atlantica Hotel, 1980 Robie St, Halifax


10:00 p.m.
Kink Night
Party on the dancebar side of IndulgeNightclub
Tickets: $15.38 in advance.
Location: In the nightclub at IndulgeNightclub


11:30 p.m.
MINOE - Concert Tour Halifax Pride
Montréal-based artist Minoe performs a live set with special guest VanityStation at IndulgeNightclub on the showbar side.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 19+ event.
Location: IndulgeNightclub