Central Alberta Pride Week, set for Aug. 8 to 14, will include both live and virtual events this year.
Pride By The Park will be held at Baymont by Wyndham Red Deer from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 8. Admission is free.
“We wanted to give our community a chance to come together, hang out, see some live entertainment and just be with each other because we haven’t been able to,” said organizer Bobbi-Jo L’Hirondelle.
“It’s going to be super fun. We’ll have lots of booths, live entertainment, some amazing drag queens from central Alberta. It’s an all-ages event. All people are welcome.”
In 2020 all events were virtual.
The Pride Week proclamation will also be held at City Hall on Aug. 8. The time of the proclamation will posted on Central Alberta Pride Society’s Facebook page, along with other details for Pride Week.
The rest of the week’s events will be virtual, including a Drag Show at the end of the week that will feature six drag queens from central Alberta.
“This year because of COVID we weren’t able to get everything confirmed for a live drag show, so unfortunately it’s going to be virtual.”
Details for the show will be available online soon.