St. Catharines is ready to show its Pride and celebrate equality, diversity and love.
The 2023 Pride Niagara Festival takes place in St. Catharines from May 27 to June 7 with a week full of activities. Festivities get started Saturday, May 27 at the Meridian Centre with the Pride Niagara Kickoff Party, featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Detox.
Pride celebrations return to Montebello Park Saturday, June 3 with the 10th Annual Pride in the Park, an outdoor all ages event with LGBTQ2+ friendly entertainment, family friendly activities, food and merchandise vendors, a fully licensed area with DJs, dance floor and more! Pride in the Park will feature the Winner of Canada’s Drag Race Season two, the iconic Icesis Couture with World-renowned choreographer and RuPaul’s Drag Race season six breakout star Laganja Estranja!
The Pride Prom, June 1st, is a free, all-ages event. Everyone needs a dance and to celebrate themselves, and Pride Prom allows LGBTQ2+ youth a chance to celebrate with Pride! Join Hosts Mr. Pride Niagara 2016 Kamin and Pride Niagara Ambassador 22/23 Eboni Parks for a night filled with dancing, special guests performers, electing our nonbinary prom king and prom queen, professional prom style photos and prizes! Registration is required.
Everyone is invited to Pride Niagara Hieeee Tea, a high tea with a splash of camp! Enjoy a day with music, photos, insightful conversation and delicious high tea treats! We encourage all guests to add their flare, fabulous style, and sense of Pride to their attire. Table will be asked to compose a list of positive questions to openly discuss with our head table. Topics will range from gender expression, activism, political responsibility to personal style and artistry. This is a free event but registration is required.