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Calgary Pride has begun the countdown to Calgary Pride Week 2021! We are excited to share, B!G Pride 2021, with Calgary! In order to ensure the continued health and safety of our community, we are leading with a mix of online and in-person events, as regulations permit. Together #WeAreCalgaryPride and “We don’t pivot, we SASHAY!

Calgary Pride presents: B!G Pride 2021, August 27th – September 6th, 2021. This year, we are excited to share our incredible line-up of exciting programs and events we have planned; we aim to have something for every comfort level.

“BIG ART is proud to partner with CALGARY PRIDE by hosting a week of live events at The BIG ART DRIVE-IN from Wednesday, September 1st to Sunday, September 5th in celebration of B!G PRIDE 2021. From thematic films to live theatre and circus arts, we are thrilled to be presenting a wide range of activities with additional community partners,” says Paul Magnuson, Chief Imagineer, B!G ART. “We can think of no better way to use our Covid-19 safe venue than to celebrate Calgary’s diverse and creative residents as a community united in PRIDE.”

Our fabulous in-person and virtual events include:

  • B!G Pride Festival: August 27th – September 6th, 2021
  • Calgary Pride Parade (virtual): September 5th, 2021
  • B!G Pride: Drive-In: September 1st – September 5th, 2021
  • 5 days of FREE in-person and streamed spectacles
    • Movie Night (licensing does not permit streaming)
    • Theatre Night
    • Music Night
    • Le Cirque de la Nuit (18+ Show) – Afternoon & Night
    • Pride Parade Day (virtual) – Afternoon & Night
  • #OurPride: August 1st – September 6th, 2021
    • Calgary’s chance to show everyone how you show your PRIDE! #OurPride initiatives include a fundraising component to support the local 2SLGBTQ+ community through Calgary Pride, to facilitate our community becoming more connected and supported. Participating businesses also receive a free diversity and inclusion training.
    • For opportunities to connect with #OurPride, visit our website:
  • Weekly Pride Cast – In the weeks leading up to PRIDE, listen to some of the diverse voices of Calgary’s 2SLGBTQ+ community. To get a taste of what we are cooking up this year find 2020’s Pride Cast episodes on the Calgary Pride Youtube page.

For more information on this year’s festival, visit our website: Stay tuned for more details to come on parade entries and date specifics!

The official Calgary Pride app is back, and we have more updates coming soon! To download in the app store or on Google Play, visit the Calgary Pride website.

Together, #WeAreCalgaryPride.

If you would like to schedule an interview with Hasina Juma, the Director of Organizational Change at Calgary Pride, please contact:
Robyn Betts
Public Relations & Marketing Account Manager
Alchemy Communications Inc.
(587) 891 5726

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.

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, Calgary Pride, as an inhabitant of Calgary Alberta, honours and acknowledges Moh’kinsstis and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani as well as the Îyarhe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that the territory we work and live upon is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland.