We have a full slate of Pride Day programming lined up! Visit the resource and vendor fair and watch Edmonton's favourite drag artists bring their best acts. Wrap up the day with a free live performance on the Spotlight Stage by Crystal Waters.
This year, a resource and vendor fair featuring important LGBTQ2S+ retailers and support organizations will be found on the grounds. The QUILTBAG, Edmonton’s queer and trans store, will be on site for the entire festival, but joining them for Pride Day on Friday July 29 will be groups such as RaricaNow, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, Capital Pride, the Pride Centre of Edmonton, and more.
There will also be LGBTQ2S+ entertainment happening on the grounds – in the form of three incredible drag showcases.
1:00pm Spotlight Stage
The Indigi-Hauz of Beaver Hills will be starting off our day. This troupe features some of Edmonton’s favourite Indigenous and 2-Spirit drag performers, and some of their friends. Ladonna Cree and Cedar T head up an act that also features Etherea Cree, An Xia T, MayTea, Gurlquisha, Irena Cox, and Just Dana Cree. The Indigi-Hauz is also performing on Pride Day as part of Indigenous Entertainment Edmonton’s programming.
3:00pm Spotlight Stage
It’s Party Queens and More, asthree troupes of performers provide an afternoon entertainment break. The trios are: Ruby Hymen, Audrina Linn, and Alberta’s Drag Superstar Pheromone Killz, Party Queens Gemma Nye, Romulus, and Emmonia, and then Sol, Tangerine Dream, and aboyactually
7:00pm Spotlight Stage
Before the Crystal Waters concert, catch the Legends of Edmonton Drag. The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose is a drag-based group that has been active in Edmonton for 46 years! Here, some of their members provide a full production of costumes and choreo designed to ramp up your evening. Tequila Mockingbird, Rosell Kristina, Carrie Du’Way, Gabe Itch,Vanity Fair, Tanner Steele, Pepper, Colin Bae, and GoDiva represent some of Edmonton’s finest entertainers, and this act will leave you, as the kids say, gagging!
Close off the day with 90s dance sensation Crystal Waters, singing hits including 100% Pure Love, to leave you feeling 100% pure Pride!
And don’t worry – you’ll be able to catch some of those drag entertainers on the grounds in the days leading up to Pride Day too, as well as roaming the grounds that day in between sets!