See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Edmonton area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
March 21, 2014 at Evolution Wonderlounge, 10220 103 St NW, Edmonton. Back bear den lounge bear porn on the screen, where chaps and jockstraps may be worn to show off your bare assets. Wet underwear contest, fantastic prizes. Cover $10 at the door, $5 for FAB card holders.
March 2-7, 2015. 20th Annual Pride Parade on campus noon-1pm. Film screenings, lectures, parties, readings, Queer Art night, drag show and more.
April 18, 2015, 7pm-2am, at Yellowhead Brewery, 10229 105 St. NW. Edmonton's favourite fruit flavoured pop-up party from the grassroots collective of creative individuals who donate time, talents, resources and energy - more than just a typical night at the gay bar. Next dates: June 5th (TBD venue) and July 11th at Latitude 53.
April 18, 2015 10th Anniversary Costume Party with DJ Dopamine, fierce drag performances from April Storm, Teen-Jesus Barbie, Tara Bull, The Queens of The Orient (Tiara, Rosell, Amaya & Monica), the sexy Pure Pride boys, The Briefing Room Underwear Show and MISS FAME the queen of Rupauls Drag Race Season 7! High energy visuals, performances from 9pm. Wear party costume.
April 23 - May 3, 2015 festival, Edmonton Downtown Arts District. Original, top-quality documentaries made by talented filmmakers from across Canada & around the world. See website for details as announced.
May 7-18, 2015 at Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre, 8712-109 St; The Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. Canada’s longest running documentary film festival 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.
May 21-23, 2015 at Neutral Ground Gallery, 1856 Scarth St. Films and videos to breaking down barriers - daring and unchartered visual territory, humorous/ subversive characters, otherworldly/ fantastical places and images, pleasurable provocations, sexual scenarios, different and challenging perspectives on identity in a world ready to judge and oppress.
June 5-14, 2015. Saturday Pride Parade, In 2015 the Edmonton Pride Festival will move from Downtown Edmonton to Whyte Avenue, where this Festival began 35 years ago. Host hotel: Matrix - see special rates until May 5th. Pure Pride dance party & more.... See details online:
July 3-12, 2015, on Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton, an international cast of jugglers, acrobats, hip hop dancers, sword-swallowers, musicians and more.
July 17-26, 2015, 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.
August 6-9, 2015, annual event, in beautiful downtown Gallagher Park, happens each year, the second weekend in August. The 2015 Performer list will be released at the end of May. The full schedule later in the summer of 2015 - to be found here.
August 13-23, 2015 are dates for the popular Fringe Theatre Festival, but there are associated events all year long -- see their website for details.
September 25 - October 4, 2015, annual nine 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.