Kingston Pride Posts 30th Anniversary Schedule of Events

Published on: 2019/06/04 - in News

June is Pride Month and Kingston Pride Inc. has posted its line-up of events to celebrate 30 years of LGBTQ+ activism in Kingston.

The volunteer-run, membership-based non-profit organization’s members chose “Remember the Past – Create the Future” as this year’s theme to mark the long history of Pride in Kingston.

Events will be held during the week of June 10th with the much-anticipated Pride Parade and Community Fair on June 15th.

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Complete event schedule:

Monday, June 10th to Friday, June 14th: Remember the Past, Create the Future

9:00am to 5:00pm – Daily Portraits of LGBTQ2S+ Trail Blazers
Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
370 King Street West, Kingston ON

Monday June 10th – Pride Coffee House

6:00pm – 8:00pm – Balzac’s Coffee Roasters
251 Princess Street, Kingston ON

Wednesday, June 12th – Pride Week Ecumenical Service

7:00pm – The Spire (formerly Sydenham Street United Church)
82 Sydenham Street, Kingston ON

Thursday, June 13th – Pride Movie in the Square – “LOVE SIMON”

8:30pm (sundown) – 10:30PM Springer Market Square
216 Ontario Street, Kingston ON

Friday, June 14th – “Out on the Queen” Pride Boat Cruise

6:30pm to 10:00pm 1000 Islands Cruises
248 Ontario Street, Kingston ON

Saturday, June 15th – Opening Ceremony/Community Fair/Pride Parade/Show & Party

9:45am Pride Flag Raising/Indigenous Land Acknowledgement/Reading of City’s Pride Proclamation
Guests of Honour: His Worship Bryan Paterson, Mayor of Kingston, Rear Admiral Luc Cassivi, Pride Parade Grand Marshall, and Ruth Wood, Kingston Pride Inc. President.
Kingston City Hall Steps
216 Ontario Street, Kingston ON

10:00am to 6:00pm Pride Community Fair
All-ages free event replete with entertainment and displays by a vast array of community groups and organizations.
Confederation Basin Park
6 Clarence Street, Kingston ON

11:00am to 12:30pm Pride Parade
Princess Street
From Alfred St. to Confederation Basin Park

8:00pm to 2:00am “Pride is the Future” Drag Show and Dance
19-years-and-over event, $10 cash admission at the door.
Renaissance Event Venue
285 Queen Street, Kingston ON

Sunday, June 16th “The Big Gay Brunch”

10:30am – 3:30pm The Public House/Cajun on King
343 King Street East, Kingston ON

3:00pm Beverly Glenn-Copeland & Indigo Rising
All-ages, free concert event presented by The Skeleton Park Arts Festival, Tone Deaf, and Kingston Pride Inc.
Next Church, 89 Colborne Street, Kingston.

Established in 1989, Kingston Pride Inc. coordinates a wide range of activities throughout the year to celebrate diversity, and on behalf of its members and the entire LGBTQ+ community and its family, friends, and allies

More details about celebrations can be found on the Kingston Pride Events page.

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Updated June 14 w. new details and added event(s)