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.

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
HSC Proud
A day full of Pride at the Halifax Shopping Centre.
* 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. : Rainbow Station with M·A·C, DIY Bath Bombs with LUSH, and education with Simply Good Form.
* 2 to 4 p.m. : Skylight Dance Party hosted by DevaStation & RichardRockhard, DJ Henry T, Free Cupcakes & Photo Booth with RougeFatale, Pride Plinko in Terrace hosted by VanityStation, and sampling with Libra.
More info online.
Location: Halifax Shopping Centre

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Two-Spirit Drag Story Box
Join Two-Spirit drag artist Vie Jones at Every One Every Day as they bring stories by Indigenous authors to life and guide participants through an activity connected to the learnings. All ages welcome, no sign up required!
Learn more about Every One Every Day here.
Location: 2169 Gottingen Street

2:00 p.m.
Pride Picnic
The Canadian Federation of Students, Nova Scotia (CFS-NS) is so excited to invite you ll to a free Pride picnic with crafts and tie dye and snacks and lovely people. Let's build community and enjoy a day in the sun :)
Details via Instagram.
Location: Halifax Common, near the fountain.


2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Family Fun Friday: Pride Party
It's a party! Celebrate 2SLGBTQIA+ Pride at the Library. You are invited to an all-ages drop-in for crafts, activities, and dancing.
More information on the libary website.
Location: Alderney Gate Public Library, 60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth

4:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Pride on the Waterfront Makers Market
Come support local queer makers on the waterfront. Featuring 20+ vendors and free to attend. If you’re a 2SLGBTQIA+ musician, dancer, artist, creative, etc. stop by and say hi! Organized by DifferentFolksHfx
More details on Instagram.
Location: Queens Marquee, Halifax Waterfront

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Blended Athletics Pride Workout
Join us for an inclusive and energetic Pride workout at Blended! Whether you identify as LGTBQIA2S+ or an ally, this event is designed to celebrate diversity and have a blast together. Get ready for a fun-filled Stamina workout that will leave you feeling empowered and energized.
No matter your fitness level, everyone is welcome to join us on July 28th at 5:30pm. Limited spots available, so secure your spot now and let's sweat, smile, and show our Pride!
Register online to save your spot.
Location: Blended Athletics - 580 Wright Ave, Dartmouth

5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Fitness is a Drag!
Have fun in a multi level fitness extravaganza, featuring Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing, Strength and Stretching workouts in a space dedicated for all community members in our 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals community.
Register online.
Location: John W. Lindsay YMCA, 5640 Sackville Street


6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Pride Rugby 2023
Celebrate Halifax Pride with an all gender non-contact PrideRugby session lead by Emma Taylor of Team Canada. Includes introduction and training followed by flag rugby scrimmage.
More information on Instagram.
Location: Gorsebrook Park (soccer field by Inglis Street)


7:00 p.m.
Film: Compulsus
Tara Thorne's first feature, Compulsus on the last weekend of Pride! Tara Thorne and cast members will attending to take part in a Q&A after the screenings!
Driven by rage, empathy, and something she can’t yet name, Wally (Lesley Smith) secretly patrols the streets at night, taking physical revenge on abusive hipster men on behalf of the survivors who can’t. When law-abiding Lou (Kathleen Dorian) enters her world, love and revenge clash, threatening to infiltrate their relationship.
Tickets are $8.75.
At CarbonArcCinema?, 1747 Summer St, Halifax (basement of the Natural History Museum; use parking lot entrance).


7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Sober the Rainbow: An After-Hours Dance Party
Want to get loud and proud without drinking? In partnership with UntoxicatedQueers, Central Library is offering a special dry Pride party. Come dance the night away to your favourite gay anthems in a safe and positive environment!
More info online.
Location: Paul O'Regan Hall, Floor 1, Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road


7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Night Spa - Femmes & Themmes Pride Party :This is a very special Femmes & Themmes party as it is a part of the 2023 Halifax Pride Festival and as such we expect it to be a very busy one! To be clear, the regular NightSpa parties start at 10 pm. 7-10 pm is reserved for our non-cis male members and their guests.
Cost: Varies by rental options $25-45 per person
No walk-ins, apply to become a member today 19+


7:30 p.m.
A Little Bit Extra
Pride edition! A Little Bit Extra is comedy show with some of Halifax's most exciting voices filling out a little bit more stage time. Hosted by Britt Campbell, featuring Carolyn Davis, Adam Myatt, and Ryan William; featuring Willy Coombes.
Tickets are $22.63.
Location: The Dart Gallery, 127 Portland Street, Dartmouth


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


8:30 p.m.
Monster Haus Presents R!OT
Hosted by IzzyLimpwrist. Doors open at 8:30, show starts at 9.
Advance tickets are $15.38 or $20 at the door. Doors open at 8:30, show starts at 9.
Location: the showbar at IndulgeNightclub


8:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Taylor Swift Pride Night
All things gay and all things Taylor Swift 💖. Hosted by AnnaMonaPia featuring VanityStation, KatanaSkin?, JoMama?, HeckellaJeckyll, TrinityFoxx?, and AnitaP.
Tickets: $15.38 in advance, $20 at the door. Doors open at 8:30, show starts at 9.
Location: the nightclub at IndulgeNightclub

9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Get ready to explore the mind of Lady Gaga through her Artpop Era! Celebrating 10 years since its original release, join an amazing cast of drag performers, dancers and DJs as we rave all night long. Not only will you experience Artpop, but you will witness performances of all of Gaga’s iconic discography. Music, Fashion, Dance, Party!
Tickets: $17.60 online.
Location: Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street


10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Night Spa - Fetish Friday
This event is a part of the 2023 Halifax Pride Festival at NightSpa! We all like something a little weird. What's your thing? This Friday come get freaky with us and let's take things to the next level!
Cost: Varies by rental options $25-40 per person
No walk-ins, apply to become a member today 19+