Central Alberta Pride Week — Aug. 13 to 21 — is on the horizon.
The public can dive into activities starting with a Fruit Float on Red Deer River from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m on Aug. 13. Rafters must supply their own gear for the free, family event. Participants will float down the Red Deer River from Fort Normandeau to McKenzie Trails.
A Fruit Float will also be held on Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The mayoral proclamation for Central Alberta Pride Week on Aug. 14, at City Hall Park, will kick off an afternoon of family fun with a bouncy castle, balloon animals, magic, face painting and a free barbecue. Admission is free for the event that runs from noon to 3 p.m.
Worship at Gaetz United Church, led by Rev. Jeff Rock, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 14.
Fairy Tales Queer Film Duo runs at Carnival Cinemas on Aug. 15. Documentaries from the LGBTQ community In The Turn, at 7 p.m., and Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride, at 9 p.m., will be on the screen. Tickets are $8 per show or $14 for both.
Drag Queens will lead the Revera Rainbow Tea at Golden Circle Seniors Centre on Aug. 16. Shows include songs, dancing and comedy. A tea will held at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5. A cocktail show is at 7 p.m. with a cash bar. Tickets are $10.
LGBTQ Adult Comedy Night happens at the International Beer Haus, from 8 p.m. to midnight, on Aug. 17. Tickets are $10.
Rain-Bowling for Youth runs at Heritage Lanes, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 18. Admission is $20 each for unlimited bowling, pizza, ice cream and pop.
RED Talks with motivational speaker Chevi Rabbitt will be held at Snell Auditorium at the downtown Red Deer Public Library, on Aug. 19. The time for the talk has yet to be announced.
Bull Skit Improv Comedy at Scott Block Theatre, with two improv shows, runs 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 19. Tickets are $15 per show or $20 in advance for both shows.
DRAG Queens and Kings at the Legion will party from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m, on Aug. 20. The drag show will have a cash bar and will be followed by dancing. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Worship at St. Andrew’s United Church in Lacombe, led by Rev. Marco Ste. Marie, starts at 10:30 a.m., on Aug. 21, followed by a barbecue with free family fun in a local park.
For ticket information for Central Alberta Pride Week visit centralalbertapride.ca or Central Alberta Pride on Facebook.