Pride PEI Festival 2024

A week of celebrations and the annual parade—July 12 to 21

The Pride PEI Festival 2024 returns from July 12–21 with a jam-packed week of events, including the annual PEI Pride Parade set for July 20 from 12–1 pm in downtown Charlottetown.

Since 1994, Prince Edward Island’s 2SLGBTQIA+ community has proudly marched through the streets of Charlottetown, uniting as a collective voice alongside allies to advocate for 2SLGBTQIA+ equity. This year, the tradition continues with the official Pride Parade, a vibrant celebration of the community’s resilience and strength. The parade will wind through downtown Charlottetown, featuring colourful floats, inspiring performances, and an atmosphere filled with love and solidarity. Whether part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community or an ally, presence helps amplify the message.

The Pride PEI Festival 2024 Kick off Social takes place on July 12, along with Speed Friending, and the Pride Style Party at Jems Boutique. 

On July 13, Pride events include a Community Choose Your Own Adventure, which features a Self Love writing workshop, Ringette 101, PEI Witch Market, retail discounts at participating locations, and the Central Coastal Drive: Cone to Cone Ice Cream Trail. Also taking place on July 13, a Two Spirit Drag Show, and a PEITN Trans Yoga Class.

On July 14, the Community Choose Your Own Adventure continues with retail discounts at participating locations and the Central Coastal Drive: Cone to Cone Ice Cream Trail, as well as MRS Dog Training Pack Walk, INKclusive tattoo charity drop-in for Gender Affirming Care PEI, and Learn to Skateboard with Wise Skateboarding. Also on July 14, the Summerside Pride: Community Walk & BBQ, a Pride Piano Bar, the Franco-Queer ÎPÉ Pride Square Dance, and Queer Plays in a Day presented by the Island Fringe Festival.

Pride events continue on July 15 with Spilling the Tea: A Dinner Affair for GBTQ+ Men and the Queer AF Comedy Show. On July 16, join the 30th Anniversary Rally at Confederation Landing or take in the Pride Ceilidh at Under the Spire. On July 17, the PEERS Alliance presents a Rainbow Youth Dance, and Queens on Parade: A Variety Drag Show takes place at Kings Playhouse. On July 18, PEERS Alliance will present the OUTSpoken Pride Poetry Slam, and Late Night Bingo will be presented by PEITN & NCPEI. Programming on July 19 includes Let’s Kiki: A BIPOC Dance and The Muff Diver: A Pop-up Dyke Bar. On July 20, the Charlottetown Pride Market follows the Parade, and Pride PEI will present The Rainbow Road Party on Kent Street from 4–11 pm. The Festival will close on July 21 with the Island Vibes Variety Pride Brunch for all ages at the PonyBoat Social Club in Charlottetown.

For updates, the complete schedule of events, pre-registration links and more, visit pridepei.ca and follow Pride PEI on their socials.