St. John's

The Best Pride Events in St. John's to Spread the Love

Whether you want to celebrate the LGBTQ community on the dance floor, at the parade or by the beach, we've got you covered with the best Pride events happening in St. John's

In Newfoundland and Labrador, the number of folks who come out to support the LGBTQ community at Pride just keeps getting bigger and bigger. There is a strong sense of togetherness and resilience and we are here to soak up every minute of it. Whether this is your first time or your tenth time, there are an endless list of rainbow-filled festivities to add to your bucket list every single year. Here are the best Pride events in St. John’s to spread the love this year—and if you’re looking to celebrate in another city (or two) this summer, click here.

When: July 15–July 21

Here is a picture of a group of people walking down the street during the St. John's Pride Parade

St. John’s Pride Parade (Photo: Genevieve Brouillette)

Pride Parade

The low-down: Don’t forget to mark this empowering and inclusive event in your Pride Week calendar! The whole community comes out to kick off Pride week with a two-hour parade through the streets of downtown St. John’s.
When: July 15 at 3 p.m.
Fees: Free
Find it: Starts at City Hall (10 New Gower St.), goes down Duckworth St., turns left on Ordnance St. and ends at Bannerman Park (Military Rd.), stjohnspride.ca

Pride at the Park

The low-down: After the Pride Parade, head down to the park for refreshments, vendors and live music from YUNG DUMB. 
When: July 15 at 4 p.m.
Fees: Free
Find it: Bannerman Park, stjohnspride.ca

RuPaul’s Drag Race Trivia

The low-down: If you’re a fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race, it’s time to break out the flash cards—because this trivia night is sure to put your knowledge to the test!
When: July 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fees: $5
Find it: Mochanopoly Board Game Café, 204 Water St., stjohnspride.ca

Pride at the Garden

The low-down: Spend a beautiful summer night in the garden learning all about plants and wildlife—plus, roll up your sleeves to plant your own rainbow flowers.
When: July 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fees: Free
Find it: MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Rd., stjohnspride.ca

Pride Pole-Jam

The low-down: If you’ve *always* wanted to try pole dancing, now is the time! Slip on some yoga pants and swing by for these drop-in pole dancing lessons.
When: July 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fees: Free
Find it: Vertical Xpression, 154 Water St., stjohnspride.ca

Pride AnnualBonfire

The low-down: Brush up on your campfire songs and break open the marshmallows for this bonfire event to celebrate the end of Pride week.
When: 
July 21
Fees: Free
Find it: Bus pickup from Avalon Mall and MUN, stjohnspride.ca

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