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PRIDE SEASON

Pride Winnipeg is celebrated annually at the end of May through the first weekend of June, bringing our 2SLGBTQ+ community and its allies together to celebrate during a series of Pride events.

The 2024 Pride Winnipeg Festival will be held from May 24th to June 2nd, 2024. 

WE CELEBRATE

WE CELEBRATE

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MILESTONE EVENTS

Each year, Pride Winnipeg organizes five milestone events – the Flag Raising, Vigil, Rally, Parade, and the Festival at the Forks.

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ÉVÉNEMENTS COMMUNAUTAIRES

On average, more than 45 community-organized events are held during Pride Season in Winnipeg.

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PERFORMERS

Over 50 singers, dancers, drag queens, comedians, and other performers help us to celebrate Pride each year!

MILESTONE EVENTS

Flag Raising

Pride Winnipeg kicks off the Festival annually with the raising of a Pride flag at City Hall on the first Friday of the season. The flag is typically raised by the current mayor,  city councilors, members of  Pride Winnipeg, and special guests.

Vigil

An event to remember and commemorate those who have dedicated and/or lost their lives to the struggle for equal rights and acceptance. The Vigil is a time to come together to honour those who we miss dearly.

Rally

The Pride Rally is an annual tradition in honour of the 250 people who first gathered at the Manitoba Legislative Building in 1987. It occurs at 10am on Parade Sunday at the Manitoba Legislative Building and includes speeches from a representative of each level of government and many special invited guests from our community.

Défilé

The Pride Parade begins after the Pride Rally and makes its way through downtown Winnipeg. The parade features a Grand Marshal, honorary Youth Marshal, and honorary Community Group Marshall, all of which are nominated by the community.

FLAG RAISING

The Pride Season normally commences with the raising of a pride flag at City Hall on the first Friday of the season. The flag is typically raised by either the mayor or a city councillor, president of Pride Winnipeg, and a special guest.

Festival

Pride Winnipeg’s Festival occurs at The Forks, our National Historic Site situated at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. The Festival consists of an array of on-stage entertainment, artisans, vendors, entertainment for youth, beverage gardens, activations and more. This event draws the largest crowd during the Pride Winnipeg Festival weeks.

VIGYL

An event to remember and commemorate those who have lost their lives and dedicated their lives to the struggle for equal rights and acceptance. With any human rights battles, there are going to be losses and we need to be sure to remember those people.

RALLIEMENT

The Pride Rally is an annual tradition in honour of the 250 people who first gathered at the Manitoba Legislative Building in 1987. It occurs in the late morning of Pride Day at the Manitoba Legislative Building and usually includes motivational speeches from a representative of each level of government and special guests.

DÉFILÉ

The Pride Parade begins after the Pride Rally and makes its way through downtown Winnipeg. The parade features a Grand Marshal, honorary Youth Marshal, and honorary Community Group Marshall, all of which are nominated by the community.

FESTIVAL

Pride Winnipeg’s Festival occurs at The Forks, our National Historic Site situated at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers and consists of an array of on-stage entertainment, artisans, vendors, entertainment for youth, beer gardens, and more. This event draws the largest crowd during the Pride Winnipeg Festival week.

YEARLY THEME

A theme has been selected for each year since 2010. The theme reflects current events and contexts of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and helps shape festivities for that year.

2024

Transcend Together

2023

You Belong Here

2022

Fierté Canada Pride (Host City)

2021

Virtual Pride

2019

Pride of Colours

2018

My First Pride

2017

Resurgence: Taking Back Space

2016

Be Authentic

2015

EVOLution

2014

withOUT Borders

2013

equALL

2012

Pride 25

2011

Unity

2010

Proud to Be

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