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Pride Week 2020 Dates Announced For Kelowna

Put These Dates in Your Calendar Today! 🌈

We’re delighted to announce the key dates for Kelowna’s 2020 Pride celebrations. Kelowna’s Pride Week will run from Saturday, June 6, 2020, to Sunday, June 14, 2020 – please save the dates now!

2019 was our biggest Pride ever, with over 12,000 people joining us for the Pride March in downtown Kelowna! It was incredible to see the outpouring of support from the local community. Our challenge for 2020 is to try and make Pride even bigger and better and we need your help to make that happen.

The month of June marks the internationally recognized Pride Month; in commemoration of the pivotal 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City and it is also the month Gilbert Baker’s original design of the Rainbow Pride Flag was flown at the 1978 San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Pride Month is a month-long inclusive celebration of the LGBTQ2+ community and an opportunity to reflect and consider the progress still to be made in the search for equality. There will be a wide range of events taking place across Kelowna, including a Pride March and Festival downtown.

A scene from 2019’s Pride March in Kelowna – over 10,000 people participated.

Keep an eye on this newsletter, our websiteFacebook and Instagram for more details in the weeks and months ahead.

Thank you in advance for helping to make Kelowna’s 2020 Pride celebrations a huge success and for showing that no matter your gender expression or sexual orientation, all are welcome here in Kelowna.

We look forward to seeing you at Kelowna’s 2020 Pride festivities! Kelowna’s Pride celebrations are presented by TD. Thanks, TD! 


Volunteers, Sponsors, Vendors and Advertisers Needed!

We need your help! We’re in search of vendors who would like to exhibit at our Pride Festival, great volunteers who are willing to help out during Pride – there’s everything from taking tickets to snapping photos – and we’re also looking to secure advertisers and sponsors for our Pride Guide which will be published in the lead up to Kelowna Pride 2020.

Would-be vendors are encouraged to complete this form. Meanwhile, those who would like to advertise in the Kelowna Pride Society’s Pride Guide should complete this form, and those looking to run an ‘Affiliate Event’ in conjunction with Pride Week 2020 should fill out this form. Those who would like to volunteer or sponsor Kelowna Pride’s 2020 celebrations should email dustyn@kelownapride.com.

Thank you so much!

2019 Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar – presented by Heritage Law

It’s everyone’s favourite night—join us as we crown Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar! This competition is non-binary, and welcomes all types of drag! Instead of crowning a King and Queen, we’ll be declaring two winners: 1st place = Kelowna’s next Drag Superstar. And the runner-up = Drag Princet (gender-neutral for Prince/ss).

Our host Sparkle, is beyond excited that Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar to taking over Sapphire Nightclub! It is a good thing our friends at The Heritage Law Group are the presenting sponsor as Sparkle always seems to be up to no good!!

Cocktails will begin flowing at 7:00pm to prep you for the main event at 8:00pm.

Tickets starting at $39 (plus fees + tax) VIP Booths/seats available. VIP Booths includes liquor by Okanagan Spirits. There will be limited seating provided at the event (first come, first serve) and also plenty of standing room.

VIP Benefits:
– Separate VIP line
– Dedicated seating
– Liquor provided by Okanagan Spirits
– Dedicated server for beverage service

FAQs
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This event is 19+ and you must have valid government issued photo ID

What’s the refund policy?
No refunds.