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LGBT2Q+ Events

Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Kelowna is home to some of the Province’s most eclectic events and is sure to keep you busy no matter which season you visit in. Here is a list of some of Kelowna's top LGBT2Q+ events.

Annual Pride Celebrations

Please note due to COVID-19 Kelowna Pride Celebrations have moved to September 19 - 27 for 2020. 

Every year during the month of June you can expect to find the city out and about celebrating in style. Some of the events you can attend include:

  • Annual Trans March and Social: Everyone is welcome at the Annual Trans March. Be sure to stay afterward for refreshments and fun at the Social.
  • Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar: You will want to grab your tickets early for this event. The competition is non-binary and welcomes all types of drag.
  • Pride Festival and March: A fantastic way to experience the inclusiveness of Kelowna. Expect to be surrounded by 5,000+ like-minded people with an endless list of activities to do, entertainment to watch, and vendors to visit.
     

StompOut

Annual StompOUT

Come and get your stomp on! Hosted by House of Rose Winery, come out for live music, wine tastings, and grape stomping.

OUT in the Valley

Join the Okanagan Valley's newest wine, craft beer, and spirits festival, which includes a welcome reception, curated wine and food tours, and a drag brunch. The 2nd annual event is planned to happen October 29 - November 1, 2020.

The Sugarplum Ball takes place as part of the festival and is “an evening for everyone.” Over 400+ people attend and it has been named the “most inclusive and welcoming event in Kelowna.” Fun fact, the event is named after Mayor Sugarplum (Colin Basran).


Peak Pride

Peak Pride

At Big White Ski Resort (April) and SilverStar Mountain Resort (December) - Peak Pride is a truly Canadian experience. This is an inclusive weekend made even more magical by the backdrop of BC’s beautiful mountainous region.

Local Events

  • Drag shows, brunches, and karaoke hosted at a variety of venues, including the Okanagan's first LGBT2Q+ cocktail lounge, Friends of Dorothy.
  • Fruitcake at Sapphire Nightclub, Kelowna’s only “monthly queer safe & ally encouraged party,” featuring live drag performances (currently on pause due to COVID-19).
  • Livestreamed entertainment produced by Unicorns.Live.
  • Family-friendly events, like Drag Queen Storytime.
  • Monthly networking events, including the MX—these are a great way to introduce yourself to some of the local professionals in the region.

Stay up-to-date with upcoming local events using our online Events Calendar or check out our Annual Events & Festivals pages.

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