Pride Winnipeg is traditionally celebrated at the end of May, when our GSRD (Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diverse) community and our allies get together for a series of Pride event
Pride Winnipeg organizes five milestone events – Flag Raising, Vigil, Rally, Parade, and Festival.
On average, Pride Season counts with more than 45 events organized by our community.
Every year, over 50 singers, dancers, drag queens, comedians, and other performers help us celebrate Pride every year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A theme has been selected for each year since 2010. The theme reflects current events and contexts of the GSRD community and helps shape festivities for that year.
Pride of Colours
My First Pride
Resurgence: Taking Back Space
Proud to Be