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Kelowna Pride Week

Event Details

2024-06-01 to 2024-06-09
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453 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L6, Canada

This year, Kelowna Pride Week will be held from June 1 to 9, with the highlight being the Pride March and Festival on June 8. Kelowna Pride has come a long way since its beginnings over 25 years ago and has grown exponentially, now drawing over 12,000 people who come together to celebrate love, diversity, and inclusivity.


A Celebration of Inclusivity and Diversity

Every year in June, Kelowna puts on a vibrant, inclusive, and unforgettable show – Kelowna Pride Week. This momentous event, dedicated to promoting equality and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, is a colourful affair filled with a variety of activities, performances, and parades that embody unity, diversity, and love.

When and Where?

Kelowna Pride Week is slated to take place from June 1st to June 9th, set amidst the city’s stunning backdrop of mountains, lakes, and vineyards. The main events will be centred around Kelowna's downtown area, renowned for its picturesque waterfront, numerous parks, art galleries, shopping centres, and restaurants.

What Can You Expect?

Throughout the week, you can expect a series of events designed to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and raise awareness about the ongoing fight for equality and acceptance. The festivities kick off with a Flag Raising Ceremony at the Kelowna City Hall. Other key events include educational workshops, themed parties, community discussions, movie nights, and art exhibits.

One of the standout events is the Pride March, an exuberant and peaceful demonstration that snakes through the city’s main streets, where participants and onlookers alike can wave their rainbow flags high. After the march, the party continues with a post-march celebration featuring music, dance, food trucks, and a variety of local vendor booths.

But the highlight of Kelowna Pride Week is undoubtedly the Festival at the Park. Held at Kelowna's City Park, this day-long event invites attendees to enjoy live performances from local and international artists, informational booths from community organizations, family-friendly activities, delicious food, and more.

Getting Involved

Beyond being a spectator, there are numerous opportunities to get involved with Kelowna Pride Week. The festival encourages volunteering and offers several roles to choose from, ranging from event setup and logistics to communications and photography.

Pride Week Events

Official & Affiliate Events:

Friday, May 31

Pride on the Rocks / The Ruins Crag at Eain Lamont Park

Saturday, June 1

Pride Lift + Flow / Red Bird Brewing

Pride Drag Brunch / Friends of Dorothy (Multiple dates)

Kelowna Drag Storytime / Kelowna Art Gallery

Sing for the Ring Round 2 / Revelry

Leather Launch Party / Studio on Water

Sunday, June 2

Pride Drag Brunch at the Delta Grand / Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

Ride for Pride / RCA to Vice & Virtue

Ella's Naughty Bingo / Red Bird Brewing

Monday, June 3

Kelowna Pride Week Official Launch / BNA Brewing Co & Eatery

Queer Zine Festival / Laurel Packinghouse

Tuesday, June 4

Sugar Cookie Decorating: Rainbows & Unicorns / Lakehouse Kitchens Cooking School

The Big Gay Dog Walk / Kelowna City Park and Lake Ave Beach

Wednesday, June 5

Pride Dinner & Drag Show / Friends of Dorothy

Trans March and Celebration / Stuart Park to Revelry

MOONBEAM Queer Electronica / Friends of Dorothy

Thursday, June 6

1st Annual 2 Spirit Pow-Wow / City Park

Drag Music Bingo: Pride Edition! / West Kelowna

Friday, June 7

Coffee With Queers / Bright Jenny Coffee Laurel

Kelowna's Next Drag Superstar presented by Heritage Law: Finale / Red Bird Brewing

Late Night Drag Party with Mina Mercury, Gloria Hole & Eddi Licious / Friends of Dorothy

Saturday, June 8

Pride Yoga / Stuart Park

2024 Kelowna Pride March / Stuart Park to City Park

2024 Kelowna Pride Festival / Downtown Kelowna

Queer Craft Club

NRG - Stride With Pride / Red Bird Brewing

FruitCake Pride / Red Bird Brewing

Pride Party Vol. 2 with Mina Mercury, Gloria Hole & Eddi Licious

Sunday, June 9

Central Okanagan United Church - Pride Worship / Central Okanagan United Church

A Prideful History - Sunday Service with Kelowna Unitarians / Kelowna Unitarians

50+ Pride Picnic / Mission Creek Regional Park

Wrap Up

Kelowna Pride Week is an embodiment of acceptance, inclusivity, and unity. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or are an ally, attending Kelowna Pride Week in June is a powerful way to stand with the community, learn, and of course, have a blast.