Guide to Edmonton Pride 2019 (June 5–9)


There are tons of Pride events being put on this year at some fantastic venues throughout the city. We’ve put together a list for you, so you won’t miss a thing!


Photo courtesy of Pride Festival Society

1. Pride Karaoke Edition | June 5 
Come on out and sing loudly and proudly at Evolution Wonderlounge starting as early as 7:30 pm. $10 cover. Evolution Wonderlounge, 10220-103 St.
2. Rainbow Wine Testing | June 6
At this ticketed event, guests are treated to various wines featuring all the colours of the rainbow in support of Edmonton Pride. Tickets cost $45 and the event starts at 7 pm. Devine Wines, 10111-104 St.
3. Imani’s Pride Kick-Off | June 7
Hosted at the Yellowhead Brewery, resident drag queen Imani is throwing a pride party to begin Pride Week. There is a $10 cover charge with only $4 pints all night! Yellowhead has also partnered with Trolley 5 Brewpub to launch a special pride beer. Yellowhead Brewery, 102259-105 St.

Photo courtesy of Pride Festival Society


4. Sin:the:sys Pride Edition | June 6
A gothic-themed night of burlesque performed by all queer dancers. The show starts at 8 pm with a $10 cover charge. Evolution Wonderlounge, 10220-103 St.
5. Kitty Glitter Kick-Off Pride Party | June 7
DJ Kitty Glitter will be spinning all night, starting at 9 pm. Cover starts at $5. Evolution Wonderlounge, 10220-103 St.
6. FAB’s Bear Pride Dance Party | June 7
Hit the dance floor and meet new people at this mixer event. Hosted by 9910, located under The Common, this event welcomes everyone and is $10 at the door starting at 9 pm. 9910B-109 St.
7. DJ Honey Soundsystem | June 7 & 8
Fruit Loop, Night Vision, and 9910 present DJ Honey Soundsystem. The DJ’ing trio offer a take on dance music that is in direct opposition to what is blaring on mainstream club speakers. The event starts at 9 pm on June 7 and goes until 2 am on June 8, tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 9910B-109 St.
8. Pride on 103 St Community Festival | June 8
Get your dance on, scream and cheer at all kinds of drag performances, and include the kids in the fun by visiting the all-ages family fun zone—you better believe there’s gonna be a bouncy castle! 12 pm–11 pm; $10–20. Located on 103 St between 102 Ave and 103 Ave.
9. Solid Gold Pride | June 8
A big party you don’t want to miss! There will be a special performance by Miss Evolution Ivy League and DJ Kitty Glitter. $20 cover, starts at 9 pm. Evolution Wonderlounge, 10220-103 St.


Photo courtesy of Jennifer Linford

10. Pride Picnic | June 8
Come hang out for free in this lush park with family and friends. Bring a picnic, games, and pride-positive energy. Borden Park, 7507 Borden Park Rd.
11. LGBTQIA2S+ Youth Dance | June 8
A safe space for youth to dance and play board games. No drugs, alcohol, or admission fee! Starts at 7 pm. ASPECC, 12031-76 St.
12. Ivy’s Magic School Bus | June 8
A first-ever comedy drag show by Little League Productions—ages 14+ are welcome and tickets are $12. The Roxy, 8529 Gateway Blvd.
13. Queer Youth Art Club Exhibition Open House | June 9
Here is an opportunity to view youth art projects, live performances, and enjoy catered snacks. Admission is free and the event starts at 1 pm–4pm. ASPECC, 12031-76 St.
14. Pride Church Service | June 9
With a “Power of our Stories” theme McDougall United Church welcomes all to come to the church service and indulge in Pride cake and refreshments. Free, 10:30 am. 10086 MacDonald Dr.


15. Pride Patio Party & BBQ | June 8
Hosted by the Black Dog Freehouse and the Wooftop Patio & Lounge, enjoy a warm Saturday in style on one of the best rooftop patios on Whyte Ave. Doors open at noon with no cover charge, DJ Eddie Lunchpail starts spinning at 4 pm, and there will be a BBQ from 4 pm–7 pm. The Black Dog Freehouse, 10425 Whyte Ave.
16. Bears in the Park | June 9
Come out to Victoria Park to hang out with the Fellowship of Alberta Bears and enjoy an all-you-can-eat BBQ featuring burgers, hot dogs, salads, and beverages. You are encouraged to also bring a nonperishable food item to support the Edmonton food bank. The cost is $10–15; arrival time is anywhere around 12 pm. Victoria Park, 12030 River Valley Rd.


Thorgy Thor will is heading to the Winspear Centre! Photo courtesy of the Winspear Centre

17. Drag Queen Bingo | June 9
9910 and Ruby Gorgeous Salon present Drag Queen Bingo. Attendants can also expect surprise special guest performances. Doors open at 1 pm–6 pm. 9910B-109 St.
18. Thorgy Thor & the Thorchestra | June 9
Come out to see RuPaul Drag Race contestant and self-proclaimed “Queen of Classic Music” Thorgy Thor for a combination of classic orchestra and an extra-big wig drag performance. Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.
19. Thorgy Thor Meet & Greet | June 9
If you didn’t have a chance to make it to Thorgy Thor’s Thorchestra event, don’t worry! Evolution Wonderlounge is hosting a meet and greet and photo opportunity with the Drag Race superstar afterwards starting at 11 pm–2 am. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased on Eventbrite. Evolution Wonderlounge, 10220-103 St.

Ready for Week 2? We’ve got the June 10–16 lineup right here!

By Charisse Steward



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