Halifax Pride Parade returns for first time since COVID-19

Halifax Pride Parade 2022

The Halifax Pride Parade returns in a big way for the first time since 2019. Thousands of people are now expected to descend on downtown Halifax to celebrate this flagship event of Pride.

Due to ongoing construction at the Cogswell interchange, the parade will begin at noon at Citadel High and avoid construction near Upper Water Street.

The executive director of Pride at Work Canada, Colin Druhan, reflected on the historical significance of pride.

“The roots of pride are really about rising up against police violence,” Druhan explained, adding that, “movements towards equality for queer and trans people have existed for much, much longer than that.”

Halifax Pride is already in full swing, beginning on Thursday with a concert headlined by Canadian pop artist, Fefe Dobson. Pride events are scheduled to continue through July 24.

Another marquee event happening on July 16? Drag on the Main Stage, a show filled with local drag artists that’s taking over the Garrison Grounds stage (on Citadel Hill) at 2pm. It’s the perfect cap-off to the parade!

UNtoxticated Queers

the sober meet-up, hang-out that’s all ages—takes place at 5:30pm on the Garrison Grounds.

The Grind

It is one of Pride’s biggest dance parties which is also held on July 16. The $5/pay-what-you-can show features a host of the hottest local DJs at the Garrison Grounds.

Doors open at 8:30pm. There’s a free, 10:30am workout on the Halifax Common with North Endurance.

The annual women’s dance takes place from 8pm-1:30am on Saturday, in the Guild Hall of the Atlantica Hotel on Robie Street. Tickets are $20 day of.


Kinky Colours 7 is a black light party happening at the Atlantica Hotel on Robie Street from 9pm-1am. Tickets at the door are $32 plus tax for this 19-and-old event.


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