Festival FAQs

Looking for info on the 2019 Festival? It will be held June 7-16, 2019, with the Pride Parade happening on Saturday, June 8. A more detailed schedule (and key dates for applying to be a part of the Festival) will be released in the coming months!


2018 Festival:

K-Days Pride Day

When is it?

Pride Day will he held on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

What are Pride Socks?

Leading up to Pride Day, official K-Days Pride Day Socks will be sold at select locations throughout Edmonton! Wear these socks on July 26, 2018, and show them at the ticket booth for free gate admission. Net Proceeds of the sale of these socks will go to support LGBTQ2S+ programs in Northern Rural Alberta.

Where can I buy socks?

For an updated list, check out the official K-Days website.  Because socks are limited, you may want to call ahead so you aren’t disappointed!

Are the socks the same as last year?

Although the colours are the same (we do love the rainbow), the 2018 pride socks have a different design from 2017. Only the 2018 socks will grant you free admission on Pride Day.

Attending the Festival

When is the Festival?

The event runs from June 8 until June 17, 2018.  Please check out our Event Schedule or our Community Calendar for event details, times, and locations.

Where is the Parade?

The parade starts at 108th St and Whyte Ave, travels east along Whyte Ave until 104 St, and then ends at 104 St and 86 Ave.  Then, follow the floats to Pride in the Park!

Are dogs allowed?

No, pets are not allowed on site.

How do I apply to march in the Parade?

Applications for the 2018 Parade closed on March 31, 2018.  Please check back in January to apply for the 2019 Parade.

How did you choose the theme?

This year’s theme, which was voted on by members of the community, is “Full Spectrum Pride”. 

Like the multitude of colours shining through a prism, we are a community of communities. Infinite diversity means infinite ways to be inclusive, ways to love, and ways to be authentically ourselves. Pride is a time for us all to come together to show our colours and to celebrate what makes us unique and different.


How can I be a vendor at Pride?

Unfortunately we are at capacity for vendors this year.  Please check back next year!


How can I be an entertainer at Pride?

Unfortunately we have already confirmed our entertainment for the 2018 festival. Please check back in the fall to apply for next year.

Who is performing this year?

Please check out our Event Schedule for details on performers.


What is a Pride Pass?

The Pride Pass gets you priority access to the beverage gardens, $10 off your Pride Awards ticket, free admission to the One Pride BBQ, and access to the special parade viewing area.  Pride Passes are on sale now!

How can I get a media pass?

Media can get a pass at the Information booth when they provide a business card or show an accredited media badge/ ID.

Being part of the parade

I was accepted to walk in the Parade! What now?

Please check your email for your official acceptance email.  It will have key info including:

You must have identified your Parade Marshall, a person who will help with parade staging and/or marshalling, and will not be walking with you in the parade.  They must attend the orientation on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7pm.

Your Entry Captain must attend their orientation on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7pm.  Your Entry Captain and Parade Marshall must be two separate people.

Please review our Parade Rules & Regulations for more info on how to prepare!


If you have any other questions, please let us know!

Edmonton Pride Festival Society
PO Box 95043
Whyte PO
Edmonton, AB T6E 0E5
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