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Thursday, August 12
 

08:30 ADT

Government House Halifax Pride Flag Raising Ceremony
The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, will raise the Pride Flag at Government House, followed by a short speech and small reception (subject to health and safety restrictions). Masks and social distancing will be required.

Thursday August 12, 2021 08:30 - 09:00 ADT
Government House Halifax
  Community Organized

10:00 ADT

Pride Brunch Eleganza
A Pride opening unlike no other! Featuring some of Nova Scotia's best drag performers, a live DJ, and a fabulous brunch food and drink menu from the Garden Halifax. Come join us in a big welcome to the 2021 festival!


Thursday August 12, 2021 10:00 - 13:00 ADT
The Garden Halifax
  Community Organized

12:00 ADT

Noon-Hour Panel Series: Two-Spirit Spirit Identities and Expression
A panel discussion on the connection between how we express ourselves to others, and the language we use to help explain our identities to those we build connections with.

Featuring Kehisha Wilmot (moderator), Calen Sack, Kassidy Bernard, and Vie Jones.


Thursday August 12, 2021 12:00 - 13:00 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

17:00 ADT

Halifax Pride Flag Raising
The 2021 Halifax Pride Festival officially begins with our annual flag raising, featuring a variety of speakers sharing their thoughts on the beginning of another eleven day festival. Following greetings from the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning - this year’s Pride Ambassadors - Halifax Pride representatives, and a reading of the proclamation by HRM Mayor Mike Savage, we will raise the Progress Flag to start this year’s gathering. Then, stick around to take in a portion of the summer concert series happening at Grand Parade.


Speakers
MS

Mike Savage

Mayor, Halifax Regional Municipality
2P

2021 Pride Ambassadors

MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning



Thursday August 12, 2021 17:00 - 17:30 ADT
Grand Parade

18:00 ADT

EXTRAmurals: Hip-Hop and Waacking Dance Class
Eager to learn the latest dance steps as well as some old-school classic moves? Come on out for two high energy dance classes in one, featuring the foundations of Hip-Hop and Waacking. Join House of Eights Dance Studio as they offer a class that will build your coordination and confidence while providing you with a history lesson and a fantastic workout. No experience necessary.



Thursday August 12, 2021 18:00 - 19:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

19:00 ADT

Francos queer, on existe!
In French, all are welcome Une table ronde sur l’identité queer francophone, l'activisme et les défis à venir avec des invités de la communauté LGBTQ+ de la N.-É.

Thursday August 12, 2021 19:00 - 20:15 ADT

21:00 ADT

Halifax Pride Comedy Show + After Hour
Think back to a time when stand-up comedy happened outside of YouTube or a Netflix special. Yes, we’re talking about LIVE comedy, with real humans! We’re talking about local queer comedians sharing the stage for an evening of comedy and storytelling at the Halifax Pride Comedy Show! It’s been a minute since many of these folks have been on stage, and they have a few things on their minds. Come hear what they have to say and cheer them on as they return to the stage. Hosted by Heckella Jeckyll and Miranda Wrights. Featuring a Beverage Garden and an All Ages Area. Advance ticket purchase required.

Show will be followed by The After Hour. The show might be over but you don’t have to go home just yet. Stick around the Beverage Garden to catch up with friends under the stars and twinkle lights, enjoy a drink, and listen to some gay jams before last call.

Proudly supported by the Head Shoppe.

All Ages Tickets CLICK HERE

19+ Tickets CLICK HERE


Thursday August 12, 2021 21:00 - Friday August 13, 2021 00:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds
  Halifax Pride Organized
 
Friday, August 13
 

09:00 ADT

Morning Meditation
In this meditation session premiering on YouTube, learn to shift the busy mental narrative to an inner stillness that will allow you to connect with your inner wisdom and guidance. In this session you'll be led through simple breath work followed by a guided meditation practice that will take you deep within, calming your system and activating clear energy. 


Friday August 13, 2021 09:00 - 09:30 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

12:00 ADT

Noon-Hour Panel Series: Are All Families Equal? Not for 2SLGBTQIA+ families in NS
Join the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project to explore the discriminatory framework in Nova Scotia laws regarding parentage in our 2SLGBTQIA+ families and the need to redefine the “Nuclear Family''.  We will present information about recent legal challenges and law reform across Canada that reflect evolving notions of parenthood and will call on the NS government to amend the law.

Featuring Susanne Litke (moderator), Heather Cockwell, Ilana Luther, Krysta Hartlen Côté, and Nuri Amazon.


Friday August 13, 2021 12:00 - 13:00 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

17:00 ADT

Two-Spirit Event - Come Learn With Me: Queer Terminology, and Language
Come learn about the terminology and language around the 2SLGBTAIQP+ community. What the letters stand for, and the common definition. With the understanding that these box definitions can be larger in application.




Friday August 13, 2021 17:00 - 18:00 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

18:00 ADT

EXTRAmurals: Spikeball Tournament
Come out to take part in a Spikeball Tournament. Located on the Commons Ball Diamond #1. Every skill level is welcomed!  No experience necessary.

See attached file for Ball Diamonds Map.



Friday August 13, 2021 18:00 - 19:30 ADT
Ball Diamond 1 - Halifax Common

18:00 ADT

Two-Spirit Event - Come As You Are: Two-Spirit (Closed Space)
This will be an online Two-Spirit Closed Space. Please email ns.pei.w2sa@gmail.com to get the link to attend.


Friday August 13, 2021 18:00 - 20:00 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

18:00 ADT

Youth Hangout
Celebrate Pride with your pals and meet a few new folks along the way at this closed space for youth 19 and under. Do you enjoy being outside with other incredible and magical 2SLGBTQIA+ youth? Well your queer dreams have been answered because we’re hosting a Pride swag making hangout on the Garrison Grounds! Buttons, stickers, glitter, and glue sticks! Come empty handed and leave with your hands full of rainbows and your belly full of free snacks. Come listen to music, get creative, stuff your faces, spend time with your friends, and celebrate your wonderful selves. 


Friday August 13, 2021 18:00 - 20:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

20:00 ADT

20:00 ADT

Drag Queen karaoke with Rouge fatale and Shayla Shenanigans 8pm
Drag Queen karaoke with Rouge Fatale and Shayla Shenanigans, If Karaoke is not able to happen, we will have a drag show instead!


Friday August 13, 2021 20:00 - 23:00 ADT
M&J's Restaurant and Outdoor Patio
  Community Organized

21:00 ADT

QTBIPOC Showcase + After Hour
Loud, proud, and ready for a crowd. Melanated and ready to celebrate it. Hosted by Cynthia Stilts, these QTBIPOC performers from around the region will impress with a live show on the Festival Site stage. Get set for a night of drag, dance, music, and more. These performers won’t choke, but you will be gagging. Featuring a Beverage Garden and an All Ages Area. Advance ticket purchase required.

Show will be followed by The After Hour. The show might be over but you don’t have to go home just yet. Stick around the Beverage Garden to catch up with friends under the stars and twinkle lights, enjoy a drink, and listen to some gay jams before last call.

All Ages Tickets CLICK HERE

19+ Tickets CLICK HERE


Friday August 13, 2021 21:00 - Saturday August 14, 2021 00:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds
  Halifax Pride Organized
 
Saturday, August 14
 

10:00 ADT

EXTRAmurals: Morning Fitness Camp
This morning fitness camp is located on the Commons Ball Diamond #7 and is instructed by Jody from RStudios. Bring a towel and some water and get ready to sweat! Everyone is welcome!

See attached file for Ball Diamonds Map.



Saturday August 14, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 ADT
Ball Diamond 7 - Halifax Common

10:30 ADT

Work Out with North Endurance!
Join us, rain or shine, at the Halifax Common for free boot camp style workouts hosted by the Trainers of North Endurance - home of West Street CrossFit! Each class consists of a warm-up, high-intensity workout, and core blaster! Whether you are new to fitness or an experienced gym goer, you'll definitely get a great sweat! Our Trainers will be on hand to help you with any modifications you may need to ensure you have a fun and safe workout! Look for our banner near the roundabout of Cunard St and North Park St!


Saturday August 14, 2021 10:30 - Friday August 20, 2021 11:30 ADT
Halifax Common
  Community Organized

11:00 ADT

Pflag Halifax presents Drag Queen Story Hour
Join Pflag Halifax and Queen Vanity Station for a fun hour of inclusive story-time including kid-friendly books celebrating diversity, gender identity, gender expression and love! PRIZES and more. Donations will support Pflag Halifax and local non-profit work including the In-Transition Clothesline. No purchase necessary.

Saturday August 14, 2021 11:00 - 12:00 ADT
  Community Organized

11:00 ADT

Queer-prov: Workshop
This is a FREE workshop for folks looking to learn more about improv. You will learn some fundamental skills which can be applied both on and off the stage. Tools for how to adapt, connect, and collaborate with others. This workshop is not only for extroverted silly people but for those new to improv. This workshop will have you feeling more confident while also having fun.

Saturday August 14, 2021 11:00 - 12:30 ADT
Local Council of Women Halifax
  Community Organized

12:00 ADT

Festival Site featuring Drag on the Mainstage
Our Saturday Festival Site will feature performances all afternoon with Drag on the Mainstage, including a wide variety of fantastic local drag performers cheered on by our co-hosts, Craven Blood and Richard Rockhard. Watch the show while enjoying a drink in the 19+ Beverage Area or over in the dry All Ages Area, stroll through the Community Market and Health & Wellness Area. Play washer toss, bocce ball, or spikeball at the Games Tent. Current provincial guidelines prevent guests from moving between the Beverage Garden and All Ages Area to prevent community spread, but you can check out the other space on Sunday! Featuring a 19+ Beverage Garden and an All Ages Area. Tickets only required for the 19+ Beverage Garden. The All Ages area is free with admittance on a first come, first basis with provincially mandated site capacities being strictly followed.  

19+ Tickets:

12-2PM TICKETS CLICK HERE

2-4PM TICKETS CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE FOR THE SHOW SET LIST


Saturday August 14, 2021 12:00 - 16:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

12:30 ADT

DRAG QUEENS BUSKING
DRAG QUEENS BUSKING LIVE at Sackville landing on the Halifax Waterfront, Join Shayla Shenanigans and special guests as they BUSK for the very first time...IN DRAG!!!

Saturday August 14, 2021 12:30 - 14:30 ADT
Sackville Landing
  Community Organized

14:00 ADT

Queer-prov: Show
Queer improvisers take to the stage to bring you a night of improv comedy! This family-friendly event will feature short-form improv games and long-form improv spectaculars! Get ready for a night of hilarity, heart, audience participation, and queerness! Our afternoon show at 2pm is specifically intended for parents/guardians/caregivers with younger children. Children age 0 - 11 years old are FREE and the event will feature a more relaxed setting.

Saturday August 14, 2021 14:00 - 21:30 ADT
Local Council of Women Halifax
  Community Organized

16:00 ADT

NSRAP 25+ Anniversary Celebration
The NSRAP 25+ Anniversary Celebration will take place at the Garrison Grounds on Saturday, July 17th from 4-6 pm. This celebration will highlight the past 25+ years of advocacy and the future work of the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project, as well as recognize key individuals and groups with the presentation of our six community awards.

Saturday August 14, 2021 16:00 - 18:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

17:00 ADT

Pride Musical Theatre Dance Class with Anna Mona-Pia
Halifax Pride Week is coming up soon! Come strut into Pride Week with Mya Foxx and Anna Mona-Pia for some special drag dance pop-up classes! First up on Saturday Aug 14, Anna Mona-Pia is here to bring all your Heathers dreams into reality in a beginner Musical Theatre dance class. This class will focus on character development through dance and all are welcome. Come dressed as your favourite Heather (or Heathers character) and be ready to dance, act and explore. Heels/outfits encouraged, but not required.  Oh and as always, no corn nuts.  $18 drop-in per class, or use your House of Eights membership or class pass.

Saturday August 14, 2021 17:00 - 18:00 ADT
House of Eights Dance Studio
  Community Organized

18:30 ADT

UQ - UNtoxicated Queers
UQ is: part-support group, part-sober events, part-harm reduction initiative. We come together to support, connect and hold space for queer and trans folks to engage with community about problematic substance use and addictive behaviours of all kinds. Join us for an evening of celebration and connection. There will be lawn games, music, dancing and sober fun! This is a sober space and a dry event. All are welcome.

Saturday August 14, 2021 18:30 - 20:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds
  Community Organized

20:00 ADT

Jules Bangsworth Electronic Family Reunion
JULES RULES – Making her way back home from Toronto, Jules is set to bring the family down to Grand Parade for the evening. This is your chance to dance to the sounds of House music all night long…within your bubble of course ;) Jules is back for one night only and it’s always a special night when she brings the Electronic Family back for a Pride Festival celebration. Expect one of our pioneers in the tech scene to ignite the senses on the decks while Wasko creates another one-of-a-kind live digital art experience. Expect Jules to bring out surprise guests and set the tone for the summer on the Grand Oasis stage.

Saturday August 14, 2021 20:00 - 22:00 ADT
Parade Square - Grand Oasis Stage

20:00 ADT

QUEENS RANTING LIVE!!
Join Devastation and Rouge Fatale as they bring their hit Youtube series LIVE to the stage! Hilarious,Witty and oh so naughty! with special guest Shayla Shenanigans


Saturday August 14, 2021 20:00 - 22:30 ADT
M&J's Restaurant and Outdoor Patio
  Community Organized

21:00 ADT

Testing! Testing! Queer Music Showcase + After Hour
Mark your calendar and roll up your sleeve because this night of live queer music is going to be a shot in the arm. We’ll be putting our sound system to the test with a mix of pops and jams by an amazing line-up of local talent. Our host Michelle Reign will get you to make some noise as we bring Burry, Century Egg, Dance Movie, and Hillsburn to the stage! Featuring a Beverage Garden and an All Ages Area. Advance ticket purchase required.

Show will be followed by The After Hour. The show might be over but you don’t have to go home just yet. Stick around the Beverage Garden to catch up with friends under the stars and twinkle lights, enjoy a drink, and listen to some gay jams before last call.

Proudly supported by Loblaws.

All Ages Tickets CLICK HERE

19+ Tickets CLICK HERE


Saturday August 14, 2021 21:00 - Sunday August 15, 2021 00:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds
 
Sunday, August 15
 

10:00 ADT

EXTRAmurals: Pride Bike Ride
Meet at the Commons Ball Diamond #7 at 10am with your bicycle and let's go for a bike ride together! Be sure to wear a helmet!

See attached file for Ball Diamonds Map.



Sunday August 15, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 ADT
Ball Diamond 7 - Halifax Common

11:00 ADT

Sing Out with Unison!
Do you love to sing? Come out and harmonize with the Women Next Door and the Halifax Gay Men’s Chorus as we ramp up to the Unison Festival, a queer choral festival being hosted in Halifax next year! Learn a song with us and then stick around to perform for the Pride audience!

Sunday August 15, 2021 11:00 - 12:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds
  Community Organized

12:00 ADT

Festival Site featuring Music on the Mainstage
The first weekend of Pride continues with a full afternoon of Music on the Mainstage, the Beverage Garden, and a chance to wander through the Community Market and Health & Wellness Area. Festivities start with performances by the Halifax Gay Men’s Chorus and The Women Next Door, followed by an amazing variety of local 2SLGBTQIA+ musicians, culminating with a set from the magnificent Kim Harris. Featuring a 19+ Beverage Garden and an All Ages Area. Tickets only required for the 19+ Beverage Garden. The All Ages area is free with admittance on a first come, first basis with provincially mandated site capacities being strictly followed.  

19+ Tickets:

12-2PM TICKETS CLICK HERE

2-4PM TICKETS CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE FOR THE SHOW SET LIST


Sunday August 15, 2021 12:00 - 16:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

13:00 ADT

Anchor Archive Zine Fest: Pride Edition
Come visit Anchor Archive to check out our collection of zines (small self-published magazines), curated for Pride Week and available by voluntary donation. Selection will include local and international creators, and a variety of comics, poetry, and writing by and for the LGBTQ+ community! If you can’t make it in person, visit ko-fi.com/anchorarchive to shop the selection online. Radstorm is a dry but not sober space with an accessible main entrance, accessible non-gendered washrooms, and rest space/seating available.

Sunday August 15, 2021 13:00 - 18:00 ADT
Radstorm
  Community Organized

16:00 ADT

Queering the World Welcome BBQ
This event is an invitation for the 2SLGBTQIA+ newcomer community and the larger Halifax Pride community to mix and mingle and celebrate the 2SLGBTQIA+ community here in Halifax and around the world. COVID-permitting, we will have a small BBQ, some good music playing from around the world, and great conversations. Come out, have a bite, and meet new people!

Sunday August 15, 2021 16:00 - 18:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds
  Community Organized

18:00 ADT

Youth & Elders Storytelling Salon
Youth and elder guest speakers will gather to tell stories about the old days, the new days, and the goods and the bads of each, with a mix of interview questions, storytelling, and “hey that reminds me of a story.”

For the first time, the annual Elder Salon is inviting youth to share their experiences so young and old can learn a thing or two. We’ll have tales from our nvited guests for most of the evening, and then we’ll turn the tables, and encourage the audience to share some stories and experiences together over light refreshments.

Stories of coming out, stories of staying in, stories of loves found and lost and found again, stories of families biological and.. just logical, all these story threads weave the rich tapestry describing our community current and past.

All are welcome, whether you have a story to tell or not.

This is a free event with admittance on a first come, first served with provincially mandated site capacities being strictly adhered to. This event will take place in the All Ages zone on site.


Sunday August 15, 2021 18:00 - 19:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

19:00 ADT

Sackville Business Association's Summer Concert Series - August 15th
Sweet sounds will be coming from Acadia Park during our FREE Sackville Summer Concert Series this summer! Local up-and-coming artist Landon Duquette will be performing at our Pride-themed concert on August 15th, from 7-8 pm. We will be following all public health protocols and updating details on the event webpage. Please note that there will be a maximum number of attendees and the event will be first come, first served. Gates open at 6:30pm. Please bring your own chair or blanket. Mask will be required until seated. To ensure social distancing, attendees will be placed in bubbles. Attendees will be required to register at entrance for contact tracing purposes. The event will be sponsored by local Sackville business Pride Beauty Lounge.

Sunday August 15, 2021 19:00 - 20:00 ADT
Acadia Park

20:00 ADT

Gaga in the Garden
Calling all Little Monsters! It's time for the ultimate Lady Gaga experience! On August 15 & 19 you are all welcome to Gaga in the Garden, featuring drag performances of Gaga's most iconic songs.


Sunday August 15, 2021 20:00 - 23:00 ADT
The Garden Halifax
  Community Organized

21:00 ADT

Questions & Queeries: Pride Trivia Night + After Hour
Are you a 2SLGBTQ+ trivia mastermind? Are you a regular Wikipedia of queer pop culture? Are you an amateur queer herstorian? Or do you make wild guesses but still manage to win prizes? Well, then Questions and Queeries is for you! Host Neville Mackay tests the knowledge of teams competing for fabulous prizes. Sign-up with your team of maximum six people. And no cheating! We all have computers in our pockets, but this is a night for using our big ol’ gay brains. Featuring a Beverage Garden and an All Ages Area. Advance ticket purchase required.

Show will be followed by The After Hour. The show might be over but you don’t have to go home just yet. Stick around the Beverage Garden to catch up with friends under the stars and twinkle lights, enjoy a drink, and listen to some gay jams before last call.

All Ages Tickets CLICK HERE

19+ Tickets CLICK HERE


Sunday August 15, 2021 21:00 - Monday August 16, 2021 00:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds
 
Monday, August 16
 

09:00 ADT

Morning Meditation
Learn to shift the busy mental narrative to an inner stillness that will allow you to connect with your inner wisdom and guidance. In this session you'll be led through simple breath work followed by a guided meditation practice that will take you deep within, calming your system and activating clear energy.


Monday August 16, 2021 09:00 - 09:30 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

12:00 ADT

Noon-Hour Panel Series: Trans, The Umbrella Community
Featuring Chris Cochrane (moderator), Alex McDougall, Ethan Addams, Jay Roy, and
Reign Dorfschmidt.


Monday August 16, 2021 12:00 - 13:00 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

13:00 ADT

Two-Spirit Event - Beading Workshop
A beading workshop at the Two Spirit Space. There will be a select amount of kits made to follow along to make your own piece of beadwork. Others are invited to watch, and ask questions.



Monday August 16, 2021 13:00 - 15:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

18:00 ADT

EXTRAmurals: Soccer Baseball
If you loved soccer baseball as a kid, come out and enjoy it again! Bring some friends or come alone for some friendly games! Games will be played on the Commons Diamond #4. No experience necessary.

See attached file for Ball Diamonds Map.



Monday August 16, 2021 18:00 - 19:30 ADT
Ball Diamond 4 - Halifax Common

18:00 ADT

Elder Hangout
Mix and mingle at the Festival Site! Cross paths with friends you haven’t seen in a while and maybe make some new acquaintances. Enjoy some lawn games at our Games Tent, enjoy some free snacks, play a little trivia, or just sit back and listen to some music. Although this will be an elder focused event, all ages are welcome. Let’s get intergenerational! This event will take place in the All Ages zone on site. 


Monday August 16, 2021 18:00 - 20:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

18:30 ADT

March Sign Making Session
We will host a sign making session on the Garrison Grounds from 6:30-7:30PM before walking down to Province House together for the March & Candlelight Vigil.

Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own!


Monday August 16, 2021 18:30 - 19:30 ADT
Garrison Grounds

20:00 ADT

Halifax Pride March
We will meet at Province House (Granville St side) before beginning our march to Peace & Friendship Park, where we will observe and take part in a candlelight vigil. We encourage attendees to bring signs, but we will have supplies on site for sign making. Bring your voice and your resilience.

We will host a sign making session on the Garrison Grounds from 6:30-7:30PM before walking down to Province House together. 


Monday August 16, 2021 20:00 - 21:00 ADT
Province House (Granville St)

20:15 ADT

Pride Beginner Heels Drag Dance Class
Halifax Pride Week is coming up soon! Come strut into Pride Week with Mya Foxx and Anna Mona-Pia for some special drag dance pop-up classes! On Monday Aug 16, join Mya Foxx for a special beginner heels pop-up class. Mya is a Halifax based drag queen known for her high energy performances and choreography. From sassy walks to booty drops, this class is perfect for anyone looking to feel their inner diva. Heels are optional. $18 drop-in per class, or use your House of Eights membership or class pass.

Monday August 16, 2021 20:15 - 21:15 ADT
House of Eights Dance Studio
  Community Organized

21:00 ADT

Candlelight Vigil
A candlelight vigil at the Peace and Friendship Park will be held in remembrance of QTBIPOC lives lost. We will end by making our way to Raymond Taavel Park for a variety of speeches, music, for anyone who wishes to join.
We encourage participants to wear masks, carry signs, and bring a jar for a tealight (provided by Halifax Pride).


Monday August 16, 2021 21:00 - 22:00 ADT
Peace and Friendship Park
 
Tuesday, August 17
 

12:00 ADT

Noon-Hour Panel Series: Queer Mental Health During and After COVID
2SLGBTQIA+ people suffer from mental health issues at a disproportionately high rate due to societal stigmas. The isolation which accompanies lack of societal/family/self-acceptance was heightened during the pandemic. Watch as a group of healthcare experts and clients reflect upon what we learned, both good and bad, during the COVID crisis.

Featuring Kaitrin Doll (moderator), Erica Baker-Gagnon, Robert Wright, and Tara Field.


Tuesday August 17, 2021 12:00 - 13:00 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

14:00 ADT

Two-Spirit Event - Ask Without Worry for Parents
An open discussion for parents around questions you have about the 2SLGBT community and terminology.


Tuesday August 17, 2021 14:00 - 15:00 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

17:00 ADT

Two-Spirit Event - Ask Without Worry for Everyone
An open discussion for everyone around questions you have about the 2SLGBT community and terminology.


Tuesday August 17, 2021 17:00 - 18:00 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

18:00 ADT

EXTRAmurals: Outdoor Badminton
Whether you are a pro or new to badminton, come out to enjoy some friendly games with new people. No experience necessary.

See attached file for Ball Diamonds Map.



Tuesday August 17, 2021 18:00 - 19:30 ADT
Ball Diamond 11 - Halifax Common

18:00 ADT

Trans & Non-binary Hangout
This is a closed space for our Trans and Non-Binary friends.


Tuesday August 17, 2021 18:00 - 20:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

19:00 ADT

PRIDE in our Recovery
NA is a peer-support group helping folx for whom drugs had become a major problem. Narcotics Anonymous uses a 12-step model developed for people with varied substance use disorders and is one of the largest 12-step organizations for queer and trans folx with problematic substance use disorder. This is an open, topic-discussion meeting for folx living with addictive behaviours of all kinds

Tuesday August 17, 2021 19:00 - 20:00 ADT
  Community Organized

21:00 ADT

Pride Film Night: I Am Gay & No Ordinary Man
I Am Gay
(10 minutes)
After working abroad for five years, filmmaker Ajahnis Charley returns home to Oshawa, Ontario, in the age of quarantine. In addition to reuniting with his family, he returns with a mission to share some deep personal truths. Surprising conversations ensue with his mother and three siblings creating, in this humorous and heart-wrenching story about our need to seek love and acceptance within our own families.
WRITER: Ajahnis Charley
DIRECTOR: Ajahnis Charley
PRODUCER: Lea Marin


No Ordinary Man (84 minutes)
For decades, the life of American Jazz musician Billy Tipton was framed as the story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. In NO ORDINARY MAN, Tipton’s story is re-imagined and performed by trans artists as they collectively paint a portrait of an unlikely hero. Together, the filmmakers join Tipton’s son Billy Jr. to reckon with a complicated and contested legacy: how do you tell the story of someone who was hiding in plain sight yet desperate to be seen? NO ORDINARY MAN features leading voices in the trans community, including Marquise Vilsón, Scott Turner Schofield, Susan Stryker, C.Riley Snorton, and Thomas Page McBee, among others.
WRITERS: Aisling Chin-Yee & Amos Mac
DIRECTORS: Aisling Chin-Yee & Chase Joynt
PRODUCER: Sarah Spring



Tuesday August 17, 2021 21:00 - 23:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds
 
Wednesday, August 18
 

09:00 ADT

Morning Meditation
Learn to shift the busy mental narrative to an inner stillness that will allow you to connect with your inner wisdom and guidance. In this session you'll be led through simple breath work followed by a guided meditation practice that will take you deep within, calming your system and activating clear energy. 



Wednesday August 18, 2021 09:00 - 09:30 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

12:00 ADT

12:00 ADT

CANCELLED: Two-Spirit Event - Play Time: Children Interactive Outside Activities, and Story Time
Due to the heat warning issued Wednesday, August 18th, and potential risk to young children, this event is cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

A set of outside activities and story telling. Come run out your energy as you learn.


Wednesday August 18, 2021 12:00 - 14:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

15:00 ADT

Two-Spirit Event - Storytelling
An Indengious healing space. Come share your story on how you are healing, and growing.


Wednesday August 18, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

17:30 ADT

EXTRAmurals: Rainbow Pride Run
Don your rainbow finery and join The North End Runners for a casual evening 4-6K run throughout the streets of Halifax. 



Wednesday August 18, 2021 17:30 - 18:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

18:00 ADT

Pivot Nova Scotia Webinar: Barriers to 2S/LGBTQIA+ Healthcare and Creating Meaningful Community Engagement with Nova Scotia Health
Pivot Nova Scotia is a community-based 2S/LGBTQIA+ health leadership program that provides community members with the tools to create systemic changes in our healthcare system. The Pivot NS 2020 cohort recently completed their systems change project to assess clinic competency in 2S/LGBTQIA+ healthcare throughout the province. This webinar will consist of Pivot leaders sharing insights gathered from the analysis of data provided by clinics, as well as the systemic barriers encountered that prevent meaningful engagement between the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community and health providers. Future recommendations will be discussed, specifically around what inclusive care looks like and how to improve Nova Scotia Health’s outdated communication system. Community members and health providers are encouraged to attend this event as perspectives from each of these groups are essential for the implementation of these solutions.

Wednesday August 18, 2021 18:00 - 19:00 ADT

18:00 ADT

All Tongues: 2SLGBTQIA+ Immigrant Hangout
Members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ immigrant community come together to socialize, provide support, and make connections. Anyone who identifies as an immigrant and a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Halifax is welcome to attend this event.


Wednesday August 18, 2021 18:00 - 20:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

19:00 ADT

Inspired by a true story: Trans Kids Author-Parent Panel
Is someone in your circle of love a trans child, youth or teen or someone who is gender expansive? Are you on a journey of supporting or navigating resources for a trans or non-binary child? Join Simply Good Form's panel of children's parent-authors, educators and advocates of trans children. ​We will share triumphs and challenges from along the road-less-travelled, and talk about educating through story-telling.

Wednesday August 18, 2021 19:00 - 20:00 ADT
TBD (Check our website in August for venue announcement)
  Community Organized

20:00 ADT

Oldies but Goodies Bingo!
t's time to play BINGO, baby! Join some of Halifax's best drag entertainment for what is going to be the time of your life. Featuring songs from the past that we all know and love, along with some great local prizes for you to win!


Wednesday August 18, 2021 20:00 - 23:00 ADT
The Garden Halifax
  Community Organized

21:00 ADT

Pride Film Night: Sometimes I Wish I Was On a Desert Island & Someone Like Me
Sometimes I Wish I Was On a Desert Island(10 minutes)
As the world learns to live again in the midst of the pandemic, for many Arabic-speaking LGBTQ+ people living in Montreal, this is just a period of time like any other. When you’ve fled homophobic violence in your home country and endured a painful migratory journey, or you still face social prejudices stemming from intercultural and intergenerational conflicts, surviving social isolation is nothing new.
WRITER: Eli Jean Tahchi
DIRECTOR: Eli Jean TahchiPRODUCER: Pierre-Mathieu Fortin


Someone Like Me(80 minutes)
In Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams’ feature doc Someone Like Me, Drake, a young gay man from Uganda, leaves behind everything he knows to attain the universal freedoms everyone deserves: to be who he is and love whomever he chooses without fear of discrimination, persecution, or violence. A group of queer strangers unite to resettle Drake in Vancouver, but they are tasked with a year-long commitment to someone they’ve never met, and struggle with the challenging conditions of this support. Together, Drake and his sponsors embark on an emotional journey in search of personal freedom, revealing how in a world where one must constantly fight for the right to exist, survival itself becomes a victory.
WRITER: Sean Horlor & Steve J. Adams
DIRECTOR: Sean Horlor & Steve J. Adams
PRODUCER: Shirley Vercruysse & Teri Snelgrove


Wednesday August 18, 2021 21:00 - 23:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds
 
Thursday, August 19
 

11:00 ADT

12:00 ADT

Family Law and the 2SLGBTQ+ Community
Lawyers have been grappling with family law issues faced by their 2SLGBTQ+ clients for years - individual and systemic discrimination against 2SLGBTQ+ parents, including non-biological parents and families with more than 2 parents, issues related to adoption, surrogacy, and donor-assisted conception, and more. Panelists will review recent progress made in changing and challenging norms, and discuss how family law can be made more inclusive.

Thursday August 19, 2021 12:00 - 13:00 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)
  Community Organized

12:00 ADT

Noon-Hour Panel Series: 2SLGBTQ+ Newcomers Overcoming Social Isolation
Overcoming social isolation is regularly a challenge for newcomers when adjusting to life in a new country. In addition to the potential challenges of adapting to an unfamiliar culture and language barriers 2SLGBTQIA+  newcomers must also contend with the isolation stemming from the stigma 2SLGBTQIA+ identities can carry.

Featuring Corrie Melanson (moderator) Ahrthyh Arumugam, Joseph Ntambi, Oriol Salvador Vilella.


Thursday August 19, 2021 12:00 - 13:00 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

12:00 ADT

Halifax Thunderbird Outdoor Workout
We would love to be apart of the Pride month coming up. We have partnered with You Can Play previously before and would like to offer a Thunderbird x You Can Play workout activity. We would bring in a few of our players to conduct the event by provide a fun and healthy activity to share with our Pride community. The times listed above also can be altered if needed. Venue can also be discussed if our event is accepted.

Thursday August 19, 2021 12:00 - 13:30 ADT
  Community Organized

14:00 ADT

Two-Spirit Event - Story Telling: Healing Through Stories Together
An Indigenous healing space. Come share your story on how you are healing, and growing. Share space and understanding as we learn, and care for each other.


Thursday August 19, 2021 14:00 - 16:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

15:00 ADT

POSTPONED - Clothing Swap
****PLEASE NOTE. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE.****

This is an all ages event, you are not required to donate items in order to participate. Tote bags and water bottles will be available on location. The Youth Project will be accepting clothing donations at our location (2281 Brunswick St, Halifax) Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm from now until August 18th. Donation Criteria: Wash before donating, pre-loved and in good condition, accessories welcomed, no piercings/hygiene items, please refrain from donating items with graphic or appropriated imagery. In an effort to be inclusive of all body sizes, we are looking for clothing donations between sizes XS-6XL. We will also be accepting clothing donations at the physical event on the 19th.

Thursday August 19, 2021 15:00 - 18:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds
  Community Organized

18:00 ADT

EXTRAmurals: K-Pop Class
Eager to learn some K-Pop Dance? Come on out to learn more about K-Pop and dust off those dancing skills. Join House of Eights Dance Studio as they offer a class that will build your coordination and confidence. No experience necessary.

See attached file for Ball Diamonds Map.



Thursday August 19, 2021 18:00 - 19:30 ADT
Ball Diamond 8 - Halifax Common

18:00 ADT

QTBIPOC Hangout
This event is a moment to bring together the many impressive talents of the Halifax QTBIPOC community. If you have a piece of art, a story, a poem, a song, or anything creative you are working on and would like to share, come to this closed space hangout on the Garrison Grounds.


Thursday August 19, 2021 18:00 - 20:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds

18:00 ADT

Our games, Our stories
Date: Aug. 19th, 2021 Time: 6pm - 9pm Title: Our games, Our stories Description: Come game with Hal-Con gaming team. Highlighting games designed by 2SLGBT+ creatures, and and featuring 2SLGBT+ topics, and themes. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Discord to keep up to date with the event.

Thursday August 19, 2021 18:00 - 21:00 ADT
  Community Organized
  • Host Organization Hal-Con Gaming
  • Accessibility Information Scent-Free
  • Event Focus Free, QTBIPOC Focus
  • Cost Free
  • Event Contact kehisha@hal-con.com
  • Advance Registration Required No
  • Important Venue Information Currently focused online, looking at a physical location if Covid numbers and vaccinations allow. The physical location we are looking at had gender inclusive, wheelchair assessible single person washroom. With the main space for gaming, and the back room for a quiet space. The location is scent free, alcohol, and drug free space.
  • Tags Free, QTBIPOC Focus

19:00 ADT

Halifax Gay Men's Chorus Open Rehearsal
Interested in joining the Halifax Gay Men’s Chorus? Come to our open rehearsal and see what we’re all about. No prior experience is necessary – just show up and sing with us! HGMC is open to all queer persons who are 19+ and sing TTBB (Tenor, Tenor, Bass, Baritone).

Thursday August 19, 2021 19:00 - 21:00 ADT
St. Andrew's United Church Halifax
  Community Organized

19:30 ADT

Queer Trivia Night
A Trivia designed with 2SLGBTQ+ folks in mind. Queer themed questions mixed with pop culture and general trivia. Prize packs to be won for the top three teams. Pre-register your team to make sure you get a spot by emailing your team name and group size (min 4ppl- max 6ppl) to queertrivia@outlook.com.


Thursday August 19, 2021 19:30 - 22:00 ADT
Off Track Brewing
  Community Organized

20:00 ADT

DIGITALLY QUEER
Join hosts Craven Blood and Rouge Fatale for a digital night of fun featuring some of Halifax’s finest queer artists. Our hosts are seasoned from the stage and no strangers to the screen; they’ll keep this show lively and you entertained. With guests performances featuring drag, burlesque, spoken word, and more! Don’t want to leave your house? No worries, we’ll come right into your living room through the art of Zoom. Now this won’t be any “press-play-and-go” show. Audience members are encouraged to turn their cameras on, join in the live fun, and play along at some games. Plus, of course, no show hosted by drag artists would be complete without some banter. So do sign on to see what tea might be spilt. We’ll see you at the show! Closed captioning will be provided.

Thursday August 19, 2021 20:00 - 22:00 ADT
  Community Organized

21:00 ADT

Drag Bingo + After Hour
Bring your good luck charms and play a few rounds of BINGO with the chance to win fantastic prizes! However, winning is only part of the fun. Hosted by Halifax drag legends Elle Noir and Kristi Davidson, this Thursday night gathering is sure to be two hours of witty banter and sheer entertainment. This event is 19+ with a beverage garden. Advance ticket purchase required.

Bingo will be followed by The After Hour. The show might be over but you don’t have to go home just yet. Stick around the Beverage Garden to catch up with friends under the stars and twinkle lights, enjoy a drink, and listen to some gay jams before last call.

Proudly supported by Admiral.

Event was previously listed as All Ages, but has since been updated to 19+ only. We apologize for any inconvenience.

19+ Tickets CLICK HERE


Thursday August 19, 2021 21:00 - Friday August 20, 2021 00:00 ADT
Garrison Grounds
 
Friday, August 20
 

09:00 ADT

Morning Meditation
Learn to shift the busy mental narrative to an inner stillness that will allow you to connect with your inner wisdom and guidance. In this session you'll be led through simple breath work followed by a guided meditation practice that will take you deep within, calming your system and activating clear energy.


Friday August 20, 2021 09:00 - 09:30 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

12:00 ADT

Breaking Barriers: The fight against 2SLGBTQ+ health disparities in Nova Scotia
Join the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) for an hour of education, awareness, and advocacy as we discuss some of the health disparities faced by the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and what is happening locally to overcome them. You can look forward to hearing from a panel of Dalhousie researchers, including Dr. OmiSoore Dryden and Dr. Matthew Numer, as they dive into their work. Following their presentations, we encourage you to join the discussion and put your questions to the panel during a live Q&A.

Friday August 20, 2021 12:00 - 13:00 ADT
  Community Organized

12:00 ADT

Noon-Hour Panel Series: Desirability vs. Preference
Likely anyone who has opened a 2SLGBTQ+ dating app has witnessed the explicit or implicit racism that often abounds on these platforms and profiles. Claims of having a preference for certain characteristics often carry a loaded message that may easily cause harm to the reader. How does the unexamined preference impact individuals and communities? Where do these preferences come from? And how can we examine our own words and actions to differentiate desirability and preference?

Featuring Francesca Ekwuyasi (moderator), Liane Khoury, and Tâm Phạm.


Friday August 20, 2021 12:00 - 13:00 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

18:00 ADT

CANCELLED: EXTRAmurals: Washer Toss Tournament
Event has been cancelled due to rain.

See attached file for Ball Diamonds Map.



Friday August 20, 2021 18:00 - 19:30 ADT
Ball Diamond 1 - Halifax Common

18:00 ADT

Queer Gardens: Pleasures in 4 bases
Queer Gardens: Pleasures in 4 bases August 20th 6:00pm - 9:00pm ;) Join us for an evening of art and food in our queer garden! Artists Arjun Lal, Excel Garay, Kayza DeGraff-Ford, and Wren Tian-Morris present their artistic investigations of the erotic. Through public installations they transform the baseball diamond into sites for queer pleasure. Each base will explore expressions of Queer relationships and activate our legacy as Queer people. Folks are encouraged to explore the space, enjoy the art, and hang out while the artists serve free barbecue for all. This is a space for the enjoyment of the Queer Community at large. Bring a blanket, some sunscreen (SPF 666), and your best summer look!

Friday August 20, 2021 18:00 - 21:00 ADT
Halifax Common
  Community Organized

20:00 ADT

DRAG KING KARAOKE
Drag King karaoke Hosted by Mike Hunt with special gust Shayla Shenanigans. If karaoke is unable to go on we will have a fabulous drag show instead!

Friday August 20, 2021 20:00 - 22:30 ADT
M&J's Restaurant and Outdoor Patio
 
Saturday, August 21
 

08:00 ADT

Wrap Up Your Pride Charity Softball Tournament
Charity softball tournament

Saturday August 21, 2021 08:00 - Sunday August 22, 2021 17:00 ADT
Canada Games Ball Diamond HFX
  Community Organized

10:00 ADT

CANCELLED: ProudPrana Yoga
**Cancelled**

Start your Saturday morning with some deep breathing and a downward dog! Notice your tensions soften as you stretch and shift through a series of yoga poses guided by our *nearly* famous guest teachers Norma Stay and Larry D'Utuck. With Larry's wealth of Yoga knowledge, and Norma's remarkable ability to aerate an entire football turf with a pair of stilettos, you’re surely in for a wholesome experience. All yoga abilities are welcome at this free class on the Garrison Grounds. Come even if you don't like yoga! Join us in creating a positive physical, spiritual, and mental health experience with your community peers. This is one summer event you'll really want to Drag your Asana to!


Saturday August 21, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 ADT
The Pavilion

12:00 ADT

Legends
Join the Haus of Rivers and their fabulous guests as they showcase some of the best drag around and celebrate some of musics biggest legends. Get ready for choreography, spectacular costumes and lots of laughs. Food and beverage available for purchase during the shows.

Saturday August 21, 2021 12:00 - 14:00 ADT
Grafton Street Dinner Theatre
  Community Organized

13:00 ADT

WERK OUT
A sweaty HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) workout combining the benefits of strength and endurance training. Get ready to move and have FUN. Accessible for all fitness levels.

Saturday August 21, 2021 13:00 - 14:00 ADT
MOVE EAST
  Community Organized

15:00 ADT

DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR LIVE!
DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR LIVE with Shayla Shenanigans followed by an ALL AGES Drag Show!

Saturday August 21, 2021 15:00 - 15:45 ADT
M&J's Restaurant and Outdoor Patio
  Community Organized

16:00 ADT

ALL AGES DRAG SHOW!
ALL AGES FAMILY FRIENDLY DRAG SHOW! Do you know some youngsters who would like to try drag and perform on a fun stage? Join Shayla as she teaches the kids how to strut their stuff!

Saturday August 21, 2021 16:00 - 18:00 ADT
M&J's Restaurant and Outdoor Patio
  Community Organized

18:00 ADT

Bookbinding Workshop
Two day free bookbinding workshop hosted via Zoom. Goes from 6pm to 8pm (2 hours) on both the 21st and 22nd. All materials free and provided via curbside pickup at the NSCAD Art Supply Store until August 21st at 4pm. The book structure being taught is a hardcover pamphlet binding with three sections. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 30 participants. Priority goes to 2SQTBIPOC, trans/non-binary, neurodivergent and people on low income, so feel free to self-identify to your comfort level when registering. DM @robinsydneywolfe or email robinsydneywolfe@gmail.com to register by August 20th at midnight.

Saturday August 21, 2021 18:00 - 19:30 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)
  Community Organized

19:00 ADT

Legends
Join the Haus of Rivers and their fabulous guests as they showcase some of the best drag around and celebrate some of musics biggest legends. Get ready for choreography, spectacular costumes and lots of laughs. Food and beverage available for purchase during the shows.

Saturday August 21, 2021 19:00 - 21:00 ADT
Grafton Street Dinner Theatre

20:00 ADT

Superheroes
Superheroes, the ultimate pride celebration! Featuring our own local drag superheroes. Performing music that is meaningful to them and their pride journey! Who's your superhero?!


Saturday August 21, 2021 20:00 - 23:00 ADT
The Garden Halifax
  Community Organized

20:00 ADT

OUTDOOR PRIDE DRAGSHOW & DANCE PARTY
Join Shayla Shenanigans and a special cast as they end Halifax Pride week with a HUGE OUTDOOR PRIDE DANCE PARTY!


Saturday August 21, 2021 20:00 - Sunday August 22, 2021 00:00 ADT
M&J's Restaurant and Outdoor Patio
  Community Organized

21:00 ADT

The Grind Online
Online DJ dance party. Make sure you're part of our Halifax Pride 2021 closing night dance party - right from your house! Join in on The Grind, a live virtual dance party featuring local DJs and performers.

Proudly supported by TD.


Saturday August 21, 2021 21:00 - Sunday August 22, 2021 00:00 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)
  Halifax Pride Organized
 
Sunday, August 22
 

11:00 ADT

Gender Bending Yoga
Start the day with some deep breathing and gentle stretches. Cultivate an awareness of body and breath with slow, mindful movements. Comfortable clothing, water, and a yoga mat are encouraged. Leave feeling calm, centred, refreshed, and ready for the final moments of the 2021 Pride Festival. No experience necessary.  
 



Sunday August 22, 2021 11:00 - 12:00 ADT
The Pavilion

12:00 ADT

Panel: Trans Rights & The Global Response to Anti-Trans Attitudes
The session will explore different experiences of activism around trans rights today in the global context - with speakers from Latin America (Cristina), Eastern Europe (Lenny), Nova Scotia (Carmel), and an international overview (Chamindra) The panel will have a conversation regarding the rise in anti-trans attitudes and how communities can push back against these threats.


Sunday August 22, 2021 12:00 - 13:00 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)

13:00 ADT

So Fetch Dog Walk
Join us for the second edition of So Fetch! This time we’re bringing you sunshine and puppers in the summer!
Bring your four-legged friends and take a walk around Point Pleasant with other furry comrades.

Meeting point is the lower parking lot (near Black Rock Beach).


Sunday August 22, 2021 13:00 - 14:00 ADT
Point Pleasant Park, Lower Parking Lot
  Halifax Pride Organized

16:00 ADT

Youth Pride Picnic in the Park
Join us in the green space outside Christ Church for a youth hangout featuring music, food, and activities!

Sunday August 22, 2021 16:00 - 18:00 ADT
Christ Church
  Community Organized

18:00 ADT

Bookbinding Workshop
Two day free bookbinding workshop hosted via Zoom. Goes from 6pm to 8pm (2 hours) on both the 21st and 22nd. All materials free and provided via curbside pickup at the NSCAD Art Supply Store until August 21st at 4pm. The book structure being taught is a hardcover pamphlet binding with three sections. Pre-registration is required with a limit of 30 participants. Priority goes to 2SQTBIPOC, trans/non-binary, neurodivergent and people on low income, so feel free to self-identify to your comfort level when registering. DM @robinsydneywolfe or email robinsydneywolfe@gmail.com to register by August 20th at midnight.

Sunday August 22, 2021 18:00 - 20:00 ADT
NA (Online / Zoom)
  Community Organized

20:00 ADT

Constellate | OUTspoken
Constellate is a live storytelling show and podcast, connecting community through true stories that explore ourselves and our place in the world. Join us for our third annual Pride show, featuring an evening of 2SLGBTQ+ stories of being one's true, authentic self. All ticket proceeds from this show will be donated to the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project of Nova Scotia.

Sunday August 22, 2021 20:00 - 21:00 ADT
Good Robot Brewing Co.
 


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