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June 22, 2022, Moh’kinsstis (Calgary) – Join Calgary Pride as we celebrate the return of in-person festivities for the 2022 Calgary Pride Parade and Festival, presented by TD Bank. Calgary Pride Week is happening from August 26th to September 5th, 2022. 

Calgary Pride Week will officially begin the weekend of August 26th with a flag raising ceremony at City Hall. The festivities will continue that weekend with the Pride Kick-off Event at Central Memorial Park. Programming will take place all week long leading to the lively in-person Parade and Festival on Sunday, September 4th. Coming down the Calgary Beltline along 9th Avenue and into East Village, the parade will be an exciting return to what makes Calgary Pride so special. Following the parade, join us at our new festival venue – Fort Calgary! The festival will feature a variety of fascinating performances, food truck vendors, kid-friendly activities, a vendor marketplace, and a beer garden – all along the beautiful Makhabn (Bow River).

“We’re looking forward to celebrating with everyone this year,” said Robert Ghazal, TD Senior Vice President for branch banking across the Prairie Region. “If anything, the last couple years have reminded us that we need the support of each other to help create real and impactful change. TD is a long-standing supporter of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and we’re proud to support Calgary Pride and over 175 2SLGBTQ+ organizations across North America. These are initiatives that are helping people feel included not just during Pride, but all year long. As we gather together again this year for the Calgary Pride Parade and Festival, we continue to be committed to helping create a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.”

Calgary Pride remains committed to a city free from discrimination against gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. With this commitment, the organization was proud to deliver distanced and virtual programming for 2020 and 2021. The 2021 pride season generated more than 2 million social media impressions and the participation of over 200 2SLGBTQ+ artists and entertainers. The last in-person parade and festival in 2019 was attended by over 100,000 people and featured 177 parade entries.

Information regarding participating in the 2022 pride season as well as  parade, sponsor, vendor, entertainment and volunteering opportunities can be found at

More information about the 2022 Parade and Festival, including routes and events can be found at 

We thank our generous Proud Partners whose support allows Calgary Pride to continue serving the 2SLGBTQ+ community and further our goals of celebration, learning and equity. To help us support the 2SLGBTQ+ community as a Proud Partner, head to

About Calgary Pride

Calgary Pride is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization. Our mandate is to advance visibility and inclusion for Calgary’s gender and sexually diverse communities; to do this, we endeavour to build strong community partnerships, implement ongoing programs like Reading with Royalty, Queerly Festive, Evolve: Pride Amplified, and Calgary’s premier celebration of diversity, Calgary Pride Week, Parade & Festival.

Calgary Pride proudly serves Treaty 7, on the traditional territory of the Niitsitapi (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), Îyarhe Nakoda (Chiniki, Bearspaw, Wesley) and the Tsuut’ina. This land is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. This place, where the Elbow river meets the Bow, is known by many names to many people, including Mohkínstsis (Niitsitapi), Wincheesh-pah (Nakoda), Kootsisáw (Tsuu’tina), Otos-kwunee (Cree), and Calgary (English). 

We thank the Indigenous communities of Turtle Island for both the historic and ongoing stewardship and protection of the land we collectively inhabit today. Many nations and people, Indigenous and non, are fortunate to call Moh’kinsstis and Treaty 7 territory our home. Acknowledging the land is Indigenous protocol, which we honour as a step towards reconciliation and fulfilling our responsibilities as Treaty people. Working alongside all Nations, Indigenous and non, we strive to create safe spaces where everyone can live openly and authentically.

If you would like to schedule an interview please contact:

Brit Nickerson (she/they)
Communications Manager
Calgary Pride
M: 403-536-4077