Sensational Pride suggestions: Event inspiration to help you enjoy the Halifax Pride Festival to the fullest

From its iconic Pride Parade to beloved sports spectacles like the Dykes vs Divas Softball Game and dance parties like The Bump, the Halifax Pride Festival has hosted many unique events. However, if you’re not looking at the online Halifax Pride Festival calendar, you’re missing out on a whole host of other exciting events.

Featuring so many events organized by Halifax Pride and various community organizations, the online Halifax Pride Festival calendar is the primary resource to ensure your pride celebrations are as complete and relevant to you as possible. From social and artistic gatherings to newcomer moments and displays of activism, there is something for everyone under the 2SLGBTQIA+ umbrella.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s take a look at some of the exciting events happening each day at this year’s Halifax Pride Festival.


Halifax ProPride

This one is for the professional community.

Join Pride and Work Canada for an evening of networking and connecting with diversity, equity and inclusion leaders, 2SLGBTQIA+ professionals and job seekers at the Canadian Museum of Immigration on Pier 21. Featuring a panel discussion focused on building inclusive workplaces based on gender expression and identity, the evening also included a lively networking reception. Best of all, the event can be accessed in person and via live stream.

When: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

where: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21


Rainbow Refugees BBQ

Newcomers (and locals) are encouraged to go along with their appetites for this delicious food.

The Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia (RRANS), an organization dedicated to safe and supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ refugee resettlement in Nova Scotia, is hosting “Queering the World: Welcome BBQ” for the 2SLGBTQIA+ newcomer community and the larger Halifax Pride community to socialize, socialize. , and celebrate 2SLGBTQIA+ communities here and around the world. BBQ offerings include chicken and veggie options paired with music from around the world and great conversation.

When: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

where: Garrison Grounds


Workout with North Endurance

Everyone is invited to a workout this morning which will definitely help in staying fit for the relentless celebration of pride.

Join the team and community from North Endurance (home of West Street CrossFit) at Halifax Common (near the North Common public washroom along Cunard Street) for a free outdoor workout. Everyone is welcome-regardless of fitness level, with instructors available to help participants adjust or modify the workout to best suit individual needs and abilities.

When: 10:30 am to 11:30 am

where: Halifax Common (North Park at Cogswell)


Halifax Pride Comedy Show

Everyone who needs a laugh should hit up this fun show.

The Halifax Pride Comedy Show returns with an incredible lineup of out-of-towners and some familiar faces in the Halifax comedy scene. Inviting spectators to enjoy drinks and entertainment under the stars, the event is hosted by Trina James of Halifax herself and led by Brandon Ash-Mohammed.

When: 9 pm to 11 pm

where: Garrison Grounds


Pride March

This march puts activism to pride.

Join Halifax Pride and mobilize in support of gender -validating care at this year’s annual Pride March. The one -kilometer route will end at Peace & Friendship Park, where marchers will observe and participate in a candlelight vigil. Attendees are encouraged to bring signs or make one at a sign making event at the Garrison Grounds before the march.

When: 8 pm to 9 pm

where: County House (Granville St)

Beading Workshop

Craft lovers are encouraged to visit this workshop.

Join this event hosted by the Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance for a unique experience with a focus on indigenous culture and the arts. Attendees will be taken through the steps of creating their own beaded masterpiece to take home. Individuals interested in learning more about indigenous culture are lucky as this is the first of several Two-Spirited events on July 18, 20 and 21-all focused on Indigenous identity and expression in the 2SLGBTQIA+community.

When: 1 pm to 3 pm

where: Garrison Grounds


Decolonization of Gender and Sexuality from a Jewish Perspective: An Online Class

People of the Jewish faith (and those interested in it) will certainly learn something new about their religion at this online event, such as how Judaism believes that there are more than two genders.

Listen to the lecturer Rabbi Dr. N Siritsky, MSSW, RSW, BCC-the first queer and non-binary rabbi of Atlantic Canada to lead the newly formed virtual community “Reform Judaism in Atlantic Canada.” Viewers are invited to witness the flaming rabbi discuss the traditional and contemporary Jewish understanding of gender and sexuality in the Bible, Talmud and more.

When: 6 pm to 7 pm

where: Online video chat


Youth Queer Prom

Queer youth are invited to a prom of their own.

Hosted by the Youth Project, the Queer prom is a dance event open to 2SLGBTQIA+ youth ages 19 and under, welcoming attendees to a space dedicated to allowing queer-identified youth to be themselves and dance to All night. Best of all, the dress code is ‘wear what you feel best in’ – however, Gay Sailors is this year’s theme for lovers of minimal structure. There will also be chaperones in this area who are drug/alcohol free.

When: 9 pm to 11 pm

where: Garrison Grounds


Pride In Homeownership Workshop

Prospective homeowners should definitely attend this informative session.

Join the Clinton Wilkins Mortgage Team and friends as they deliver knowledge that will help attendees on their journey toward home ownership. Topics covered include the benefits of using a mortgage broker, understanding the impact of credit, assets and income, stereotypes in the 2SLGBTQ+community, Halifax real estate and what individuals need to know about the law of real estate.

When: 6 pm to 7 pm

where: 5151 George Street


PRIDE LIVE: LHM Records Showcase

Local music listeners will love this showcase.

Check out LHM Records (a Maritime-based label that believes in equal treatment of artists and the power and importance of music) and its incredible range of musicians, including Hillsburn, Kim Harris, Keeper E. and WAANTS as they perform a sensational setlist (and bring out some special guests). Best of all, the concert is 100 percent free; Just be sure to register online.

When: 7 pm to 10:30 pm

where: Grand Oasis Stage (Grand Parade)


So take it! Dog Walking

This walk will be good for the dogs and their owners.

Participate in this event co-hosted by TD Bank and walk Shubie Park for a quick hour walk that includes a mid-way break in the park’s off-leash beach area. Following the adventure, walkers are invited to enjoy some refreshments and talk with fellow dog lovers in the park parking lot.

When: 11 am to 12 pm

where: Shubie Park


Dis-Drag! & Dragtopia Presents: An All Ages Drag Show

Kids (and kids at heart) will love this family show.

Get the magic of childhood favorites with Dis-Drag! and Dragtopia, which joined forces to produce an all-ages drag show featuring Disney-inspired works. With pay-what-you-can admission, this is the perfect opportunity to support local queens and maybe even win a prize provided by Venus Envy.

When: 11 am to 12:30 pm

where: The Bus Stop Theater

Of course, many more exciting events are taking place at this year’s Halifax Pride Festival. To see them all, visit