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Gay Edmonton

Edmonton Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Edmonton area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
The Fellowship of Alberta Bears bring back Alberta's biggest & best bear event
FAB Events

A gay/ queer /bi men's not-for-profit society. Events include: Calgary Wild Pride, Calgary Pride Parade Float, Edmonton Tabletops + Bottoms Bear Board Game Night, Edmonton FAB 80's VIP Night, Edmonton Tabletops + Bottoms, Edmonton FAB Halloween VIP Night, From FUR to FAB Bears to Drag Queens Community Fundraiser and BEEF Singlet Party. See their website for updates:
Are you in the loop?
Fruit Loop

Edmonton's favourite fruit-flavoured pop-up party from grassroots collective of creative individuals - more than a typical night at the gay bar. Dance off + steamy midnight! performances. Past Pride event included: Girl's Club DJs Will The Hugonaut + The Girls Burlesque, Capital City Burlesque, Joshua Wolchansky, Beau Creep and the bio queens. See upcoming dates at:
Six stages, seven hours a day
Edmonton Folk Music Festival

August 4-7, 2016, annual event, in beautiful downtown Gallagher Park, happens each year, the second weekend in August. The 2016 Performer list will be released at the end of May. The full schedule later in the summer of 2016 - to be found here.
GCBW 2016

August 5-7, 2016, a full weekend of events with the friendliest bears and cubs around. Featuring: The filthiest game of bingo you have ever played; Board Games; FAB Ambassadors; Bear Dance; Gogo Dancers; Bear Bucks; Wet Bears; Hot tasty meat; Crowning Mr Albearta 2016. And much much more!
Gay and Lesbian Aquatics Festival
IGLA 2016

August 8-14, 2016. A week-long Gay and Lesbian Aquatics Festival of swimming events: swimming, diving, water polo, synchro, open water, and of course, the Pink Flamingo! Also Happy Hours 4-7pm at Cask & Barrel + Central Social Hall + Woody's Video Bar; FRI HEAVEN & HELL costume/ dance party at BLVD/ Studio 107; and PURE AQUA Closing Party at Starlight Room. See details at:
With Brenna McQuarrie & Guests
Tuesday Night Cabaret

August 9, 2016, 7pm at Chvrch of John, 10260 103 St. Paul. An intimate night of music and entertainment. LAUNCH EVENT w/ SURPRISE GUEST + Barry Shaughnessy's Birthday! Next show: September 6th.
35th Annual
Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

August 11-21, 2016 are dates for the popular Fringe Theatre Festival, but there are associated events all year long -- see their website for details.
IGLA Friday Night Party w/ DJ Kitty Glitter + Deko-Ze
Heaven & Hell

August 12, 2016 6pm-2am at BLVD + Studio107. IGLA weekend kick-off/ bar-hopping dance party. Wrist band gets you access to two venues: each with their own unique theme. Studio107 will be transformed into a HEAVEN themed room, and BLVD will be HELL - Dress up/ costumes are encouraged.
IGLA Weekend Closing Party by Pure Pride Entertainment organizers

August 13, 2016 at Starlight Room. High energy world-class party in a life-size aquarium. Starring CHAD MICHAELS as CHER (RuPaul's Drag Race All Star), Tyler Ayres (Cirque du Soleil) + Raye Sunshine and her Sea Monkeys! Fantasy performers Chanelta, Elektra Kute, Tara Bull, Man Up, Trixxie Munro and Mel Trixx. Music: DJ Dopamine!
30th Annual
Edmonton International Film Festival 2016

September 29 – October 8, 2016, annual ten day feast of all things cinematic; independent films of many genres from around the globe. A film festival about 'discovery' to uncover and present cinematic gems.
U of A's FIRST institutionally-supported Pride Week!
University of Alberta Pride Week

March, 2017 (TBC). The 22nd Annual Pride Parade on campus noon-1pm. Film screenings, lectures, parties, readings, Queer Art night, drag show and more.
Bringing powerful real-life stories to growing legions of passionate film lovers
Canadian International Documentary Festival

April 27-May 7, 2017 In cinemas across the country and online across the continent. Original, quality documentaries made by talented filmmakers from across Canada/ around the world. Hot Docs 2017: Hot from the international festival circuit, Doc Soup premieres hit films monthly throughout the fall and winter in Toronto and Calgary.
Juggle your schedule, yield to laughter
International Street Fest

July 7-16, 2017 (TBC), on Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton, an international cast of jugglers, acrobats, hip hop dancers, sword-swallowers, musicians and more.
Documentaries, Dialogue, Discovery

May, 2017 (TBC), Metro Cinema/ Garneau Theatre, 8712-109 St; Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. Canada’s longest running documentary film festival (former Global Visions) presents socially relevant films and video from around the world exploring issues of social, economic and environmental development; catalysts for reflection, discussion, and responsible action.
The Midway: for only a few days each year
K Days

July 21-30, 2017, in Northlands Park, 7410 Borden Park Rd. Check out favorite musicians and artists on the Koodonation stage; pan for gold in Klondike Park; climb on the Mach 3, the Zipper and other midway rides; and eat favorite fair ground foods, trade shows, food, wine, and daily fireworks. Was called Klondike Days, then Capital EX - now K-Days - 10 days of fun each July.
parties, dance, parade, festival, concerts, picnic, comedy & more...
Edmonton Pride Festival

Early June, 2017. Ten-day festivities include: Saturday Pride Parade (past year) from Whyte Avenue at 108th Street in Old Strahcona, where this Festival began 37 years ago - proceeding along 104th St, to the end of Steel Park. Pure Pride dance party & more.... See update details online: