When we think of Pride, there is more than just rainbow attire that comes to mind. Pride is a time to celebrate and spread awareness about the LGBTQ community. It’s about coming as you are, dressing however you like and embracing the diverse people that make up this resilient community. If you’re looking to join the celebrations but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered with our round-up of the best Pride events in Saskatoon for its 25th anniversary. If you find yourself travelling across the country, click here to check out the rest of the Pride events happening in every major city.
When: June 10–24
The low-down: When it comes to Pride Parade fashion, more is more. Break out your brightest colours, sparkliest body paint and rainbow accessories for the annual parade and join the rest of the city to celebrate the LGBTQ community.
When: June 23 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Find it: Starts at Spadina Cres. E. and 24th St. (under the University Bridge) and ends at 4th Ave. S. and 21st St.,
Art in the Park
The low-down: Spend an afternoon celebrating culture and community, where people from all walks of life can come together to enjoy amazing art, music, collaborative art-making, food and kid-friendly events.
When: June 10 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Find it: Ashworth Holmes Park on Ave E North & 31st St. West,
Live in Colour Fashion Show
The low-down: This year’s show features amazing local designers and artists. Break out your finest fashions to enjoy a *glamorous* evening of fashion, art and live entertainment (including an acrobatic performance!) Hosted by drag performer RITA BAGA, this night is sure to be nothing short of fabulous!
When: June 15 from 6 p.m. t0 12 a.m.
Fees: $20 per person for regular tickets in advance, $40 per person for VIP tickets in advance, $25 per person for regular tickets at the door, $50 per person for VIP tickets at the door
Find it: Hilton Garden Inn,
Drag Queen Bingo
The low-down: Add a little sex appeal to your scorecard at this bingo fundraiser for a night full of entertainment and a chance to win some amazing prizes!
When: June 20 from 7 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.
Fees: Admission is by donation; bingo cards start at $2 per person
Find it: Capitol Music Club,
Gurls! Ladies’ Night
The low-down: Time to start polishing off your dance moves! For those who are looking to spend a Friday night dancing in a chic lounge with a rainbow of cocktails in hand, this event will be at the top of your Pride Week bucket list.
When: June 23 to 24 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Fees: $20 per person in advance, $25 per person at the door
Find it: Drift Sidewalk Café & Vista Lounge, 339 Ave. A South,
Detox Pool Party
The low-down: Spend the last few hours of Pride Week the best way we all know how: lounging by the pool on an Insta-worthy floatie with a fruity bevvie. Wind down after a week chock-full of celebrating and spreading the LGBTQ love.
When: June 24 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Find it: Hilton Garden Inn,