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.


12:15 p.m.
Call Me by Your Name
@ Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane


3:40 p.m.
Mean Girls
@ Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane


5:45 p.m.
NER x QRC HFX Pride run
Join the North End Runners and QueerRunClub HFX on our Pride Run! Friendly, social pace. 6k / 4k run options, with a walk/roll option around the commons.
Social location to follow!
Updates to come on Instagram here and here!
Location: Chosen Family sculpture on the Halifax Common by 5:45 for a 6pm sharp start.


6:00 to 11:00 p.m.
🧗 QueerClimbs
A monthly event (last Wednesday of each month) promoting accessible, safe and inclusive spaces for the queer (2SLGBTQIA+) climbing community.
More info on Instagram.
Location: Seven Bays Bouldering, Bayers Lake


6:30 p.m.
Pride Party Cruise
Cruise Halifax Harbour in the best way possible. Hosted by ZaraMatrix and featuring Drag, Music, Drinks, and Dancing!
Tickets: Start at $50, available online.
Location: Board the Kawartha Spirit at 1751 Lower Water Street.


6:30 p.m.
Drag Queens of Comedy
ShaylaShenanigans is the creator and host of this HILARIOUS Comedy Drag Show! They have sold out the last 26 shows in a row! Shayla was the first Drag Queen in Canada to headline and sell out Yuk Yuk's comedy club, and she sold it out TWICE in one night! She is the first Drag Queen Comedian to Tour across Canada with her smash hit show "Legends Live" and Selling out comedy clubs and theatres along the way! With her Hilarious quick wit, comedic charm and an unforgettable love for laughter, you will see quite quickly why Shayla is the queen of comedy! We will have some of the best comedy drag talent in Atlantic Canada! We have LEGENDARY RougeFatale who is the ten time coast award winner for best drag performer in Nova Scotia. From Television, Movies and stages nationwide, Rouge Fatale is a Powerhouse Entertainer! Anna Mona Pia needs money to afford a razor to shave her upper lip. please give generously, or bring a weed whacker! Anna Mona Pia is the SILVER award winner for the coast awards, She did not want gold, she wanted silver instead because it matches the razor! Stevie Von Snaps is going to have you laughing up a storm! These comedy queens will have you rolling in the aisles this pride festival! Last years shows sold out fast! get you tickets before they are gone!
Tickets: $25+tax online.
Location: YukYuk's, 1665 Argyle Street


6:30 p.m.
QueerBaret! - A Halifax Gay Men’s Chorus Fundraiser
QUEERBARET is a fabulous, frivolous, and scintillating evening of song to support the HalifaxGayMensChorus' ongoing community engagement. Jazz, folk, musical theatre – and all musical styles in between, QUEERBARET is an entertaining evening not to be missed. Show at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a pub menu available to patrons, as well as signature drinks. HGMC will also be conducting a 50/50 Raffle during the event.
More information on Facebook. Tickets are $25 each, generaldmission, available online.
Location: Grafton Street Dinner Theatre, 1741 Grafton Street


7:00 p.m.
Mean Girls
@ Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane


7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Central Stage Presents: Burry
A free concert by Halifax singer-songwriter, Burry.
Burry (they/them) blends elements of indie, rock, and pop together to create lyrically-colourful music performed with an unforgettable stage presence. Since 2018, Burry has been performing their set of self-discovery-styled songs backed by a group of Halifax-based musicians to a growing fan base in Atlantic Canada.
Burry is a 2SLGBTQIA+ artist who has dealt with subjects such as mental health and being openly queer in the music industry. They strive to use their platform to amplify the voices of marginalized communities in and out of the music industry.
More information online.
Location: Paul O'Regan Hall on Floor 1, Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road


7:00 p.m. to Midnight
Queer Games Night Mixer PRIDE EDITION
Come join us as the EastCoastQueers host a game night at the Board Room Game Cafe! Here's an opportunity to build connections with others in the Queer community over a fun evening of boardgames and networking.
There will be spaces for 50 people to organize amongst themselves in a Queer safe space with your ECQ hosts on hand to help ensure there is a seat for everyone. Invite some friends or make some new ones!
Queer Games Night starts at 7pm and will run until midnight. (Arrivals after 8pm will forfeit their space)
* Advance ticket is required. $12 (+taxes and fees) per person. (This covers your admission on the evening of the event)
* Food and beverage purchases are not covered in the entrance fee and are subject to a gratuity fee of 15% by the venue.
Location: Board Room Game Cafe, 1256 Barrington


7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
F*cking Trans Women
F*cking Trans Women is the beginning of the conversation.
For so long we've gone into the hook up scene, relationships and situationships unprepared and the time has come that we change that. Based on the zine by the same name, this solo-performance circles the ideas and stories of two different trans women trying to navigate intimacy and hot fucking sex with bodies that don't fit the norm.
Tickets range from $10 to $20. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8 p.m.
Location: BusStopTheatre


8:00 p.m.
SERENITY : a celebration of sobriety and struggle
The House of Misses in partnership with UntoxicatedQueers presents a 100% sober show!
FEATURING: FannyPacker?, AsheMystique?, LydiasSpphire?, Anastasia, Bilf, SandeeBottomz, and NicolaSwan?. HOSTED BY: MissRosieCheeks? and TheLadyMissLucy?
18+ | PWYC (suggested donation $15 advance / $20 at door)
LOCATION: GlitterBeanCafe, 5896 Spring Garden
TICKETS: houseofmisses.ca/pride
PLEASE NOTE: We want this to be a safe space for everyone who is living with substance issues. We ask that our audience respects everyone, and leaves non-prescribed substances at home for the evening. Thank you.


8:00 p.m.
Haus Feud - Charms VS Monster
Hosted by VanityStation
Advance tickets are $15.38, $20 at the door.
Location: In the show bar at IndulgeNightclub

8:00 p.m. until it's over!
A Pride/Drag/Trivia/Burlesque Variety Show hosted by Wednesday Whizz Quiz - Trivia at Gus'.
Three rounds of trivia between drag and burlesque performances. Featuring Shmam the Mam, Vinny Van Hoe, Kay Licious, and Proshenna.
Free swag and sickening prizes!
Grab a table for trivia, or standing room to just enjoy the show!
$5 cover at the door or PWYC. Tips for performers greatly appreciated. More info on Facebook.
Location: Gus' Pub & Grill, 2605 Agricola Street.


9:00 p.m.
Draggity-Ass Karaoke: Pride Edition
It is time to deck the rainbows and pop out some lipsync and/or even SING! Come as you are or get your drag together! Amateur? Pro? Wanna just have a time? This is the time to do it. First come, first perform.
We will starting shortly after 9 and go til they say stop! RSVP on Facebook.
Cost: $10 at the door, or pay what you can. This is a safe space and accessible
Location: StaggersPub


10:00 p.m.
Icons Night
Party at Indulge
Advance tickets are $10.25.
Location: In the nightclub at IndulgeNightclub