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Pride celebrations taking place this summer across Canada and the US

PLAN YOUR PRIDE! Here are some the festivals taking place.

Jul 9-16 ~ Prince Edward Island
PEI Pride’s 6th anniversary celebrations. Official Pride website.

Jul 15-Jul 24 ~ Windsor, Ontario
After 2004 Pride didn’t happen, chair Robert Vitella confirms that the current committee is entirely new and has “gone to great lengths to bring Pride back to Windsor.” Official Pride website. Also see more about this event in a recent issue of Xtra.

Jul 16 ~ Peel region, Ontario
Peel Pride picnic at the Heartlake Convention area located at Heartlake Rd north of Bovaird. Official Pride website. Also see more about this event in a recent issue of Xtra.

Jul 18-24 ~ Halifax, Nova Scotia
"Pride, Haligonian Style!” Parade Jul 23. Official Pride website.

Jul 24-31 ~ Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Pride parade Jul 24; Music fest Jul 27; Beach party Jul 29. Official Pride website.

Jul 25-31 ~ Montreal, Quebec
13th Anniversary. Divers/Cité 2005. Note: organizers have moved the Divers/Cité Parade from the long weekend in August to Mon, Jul 31 for an evening parade. Free outdoor shows all week. Official Pride website.

Jul 23-Jul 31 ~ Vancouver, British Columbia
Pride Parade and Pride Festival takes place Jul 31. Official Pride website. Also see the Xtra West for ongoing coverage of Vancouver Pride.

Aug 28 ~ Ottawa, Ontario & Gatineau, Quebec
Parade, circuit parties. Canada’s fourth largest event. Official Pride website. Also see the Capital Xtra for ongoing coverage of Ottawa Pride.

Select Pride celebrations in the US

For a complete list of North American and international events check out the InterPride website.

Jul 29-31 San Diego, California
31st annual parade, over 150,000 people! Official Pride website
and Official Dyke March wesbite.

Pride Celeberations this summer that have already passed by:

May 28-Jun 5 ~ Cambridge, Guelph & Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
Tri-Pride organizers have a whole week of festivities planned to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Official Pride website. Also see more about this event in a recent issue of Xtra.

May 29-Jun 4 ~ York Region, Ontario
York Region will be celebrating Pride in several locations! Official Pride website. Also see more about this event in a recent issue of Xtra.

May 29 ~ Guelph, Ontario
Third annual Guelph Pride Picnic. 11am-4:00pm. Royal City Park, Gordon St. Official Pride website.

Jun 2-12 ~ Winnipeg, Manitoba
"Kink it Up a Notch.” City Hall flag raising Jun 2; Pride dance Jun 11; Rally, march and parade Jun 12. Official Pride website.

Jun 4 ~ Halton Region, Ontario
Sixth annual Pride Picnic for suburban and rural Ontarians at Breckon Shelter, Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Official Pride website. Also see more about this event in a recent issue of Xtra.

Jun 10-18 ~ Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
"Pride of the Century.” Sixth annual Pride parade, fair and dance Jun 18; Family Day in the Park Jun 12. Official Pride website.

Jun 11 & 12 ~ Calgary, Alberta
The main events of Pride Month happen this weekend. Pride dance Jun 11; Pride parade and festival Jun 12. 15th anniversary! Official Pride website.

Jun 11 & 12 ~ Durham Region, Ontario
Durham Pride Weekend. Picnic, Jun 11. Pride parade along the Waterfront Trail on Jun 12. Official Pride website. Also see more about this event in a recent issue of Xtra.

Jun 12-19 ~ Hamilton, Ontario
Ninth annual rally, parade and festival Jun 18; Sing-a-long Wizard of Oz Jun 12. Official Pride website.

Jun 17-26 ~ Edmonton, Alberta
Unity In Diversity is the theme. Jun 18 Parade; Jun 25 Pride dance; Jun 27 family brunch and penny carnival. Official Pride website.

Jun 20-25 ~ Toronto, Ontario
Pride: 25 Years and Counting! Parade is Jun 26; Dyke March Jun 25. Multiple stages on Church St, marketplace. Official Pride website. Also see the Xtra for ongoing coverage of Ottawa Pride.

Jul 1-10 ~ London, Ontario
"Cultural Diversity at its Best.” Film festival Jul 2-3; Outdoor festival Jul 8-10; Pride parade Jul 10. Official Pride website. Also see more about this event in a recent issue of Xtra.

In the US:

Jun 3-5 ~ Buffalo, New York
Buffalo Pride weekend includes a large kick-off on Jun 3; Dyke March on Jun 4; and Pride caravan on Jun 5. Xtra.

Jun 4-12 Key West, Florida
"Pride in Paradise.” Night parade and street fair Jun 12. Official Pride website.

Jun 5 Detroit, Michigan
"Dive into Motor City Pride.” Official Pride website.

Jun 8-12 Salt Lake City, Utah
"Equal Rights. No More. No Less.” Film Fest Jun 8-10; Dyke March Jun 11; Pride Parade and Festival Jun 12. Official Pride website.

Jun 10-12 Los Angeles, California
"How Do You Wear Your Pride?” 35th annual parade and festival welcomes performers Deborah Harry, Tiffany and Deborah Gibson. Official Pride website.

Jun 11 Boston, Massachusetts
"Pride in Progress-What’s Your Fight.” Parade and festival. Official Pride website.

Jun 11-12 San Jose, California
Pride festival & parade Jun 12. Official Pride website.

Jun 12 Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Pride, Philly-style! Parade and festival. Official Pride website.

Jun 17-26 Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Liberation in Progress.” Boat cruise Jun 18; Parade Jun 26. Official Pride website.

Jun 18-19 Portland, Oregon
"Everyday People.” Parade Jun 19 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Official Pride website.

Jun 18-28 Anchorage, Alaska
"Alaskans United.” Parade Jun 25. Official Pride website.

Jun 19-26 New York, New York
"Equal Rights. No More. No Less.” Quarter-million march in the Big Apple’s 36th annual parade and Pridefest Jun 26. Official Pride website.

Jun 23 Monterey, California
Festival & dance. Official Pride website.

June 24-26 Atlanta, Georgia
"Unite and Act.” Dyke March Jun 25; 35th annual Pride parade & festival at Piedmont Park Jun 26. Official Pride website.

Jun 25 Houston, Texas
Nighttime parade in the Lone Star State. 26th annual event. Official Pride website.

Jun 25-26 San Francisco, California
"Stand Up. Stand Out. Stand Proud.” 600 Dykes on Bikes lead the Parade Jun 26. Official Pride website.

Jun 25-26 Seattle, Washington
"Pride Explosion-Diversity is a Blast!” Parade Jun 26. Official Pride website.

Jun 26 Chicago, Illinois
36th annual Parade Jun 26. Official Pride website.