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2024

Nanaimo Pride Guide

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  • Pride Drag Show  19+
    Pride Drag Show  19+
    Fri, Jun 14
    The Terminal Bar
    Jun 14, 2024, 9:00 p.m. – Jun 15, 2024, 12:00 a.m.
    The Terminal Bar, 63 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B9, Canada
    Jun 14, 2024, 9:00 p.m. – Jun 15, 2024, 12:00 a.m.
    The Terminal Bar, 63 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B9, Canada
    Presale 15$ | door tickets 20$ (Bring cash with you if you’re planning on tipping the queens) 💕 This will take place at the terminal Bar This event is not hosted by the Nanaimo Pride Society, please contact event organizers for tickets and safe space information.
  • Teen Pride: Rainbow Soiree
    Teen Pride: Rainbow Soiree
    Thu, Jun 20
    Wellington Secondary School
    Jun 20, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Wellington Secondary School, 3135 Mexicana Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2W8, Canada
    Jun 20, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Wellington Secondary School, 3135 Mexicana Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2W8, Canada
    Calling all 2SLGBTQ+ youth and allies in grades 10-12! Join BGCCVI, the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools District, and the Nanaimo Pride Society for a fabulous evening at our Teen Pride "Rainbow Soiree"! Let's celebrate love, diversity, and unity together!
  • Searching for a Voice - Pride Stories through the Decades
    Searching for a Voice - Pride Stories through the Decades
    Sat, Jun 22
    VIU Malaspina Theatre (Lobby)
    Jun 22, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    VIU Malaspina Theatre (Lobby), 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada
    Jun 22, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    VIU Malaspina Theatre (Lobby), 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada
    We have gathered personal stories from our local 2SLGBTQIA+ community who have drawn on the events and encounters that impacted their lives and are excited to share these intimate narratives and provide a supportive forum for other voices to mingle with their own.
  • Pride Stories through the Decades - Searching for a Voice
    Pride Stories through the Decades - Searching for a Voice
    Sun, Jun 23
    VIU Malaspina Theatre (lobby)
    Jun 23, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    VIU Malaspina Theatre (lobby), 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada
    Jun 23, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    VIU Malaspina Theatre (lobby), 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada
    The Rainbow Project Pride Stories Through the Decades Free Admission
  • +19 Sip N’ Paint: Pride Edition
    +19 Sip N’ Paint: Pride Edition
    Fri, Jun 28
    Nanaimo Art Gallery
    Jun 28, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6, Canada
    Jun 28, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6, Canada
    In celebration of Pride Month, join Bailey Macabre – Nanaimo Art Galleries Indigenous Engagement Coordinator and resident Queer – for a fun evening of painting, sequins, and queer joy. Registration is open to all members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community (19 and up).
  • QUEERTOPIA
    QUEERTOPIA
    Thu, Jun 13
    Wellington Secondary School
    Jun 13, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Wellington Secondary School, 3135 Mexicana Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2W8, Canada
    Jun 13, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Wellington Secondary School, 3135 Mexicana Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2W8, Canada
    Students in grades 7-9 are invited to Queertopia on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at Wellington Secondary! Spread the word and expand your QSA community. There will be drag, food, a photo booth, prizes and The cost is $2 and you can register today at https://www.sd68.bc.ca/pride-festival-june-13-2024/
  • Pride Shorts--2SLGBTQIA+ short films
    Pride Shorts--2SLGBTQIA+ short films
    Sun, Jun 09
    VIU: Building 356, Room 109
    Jun 09, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    VIU: Building 356, Room 109, 356, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6C5, Canada
    Jun 09, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    VIU: Building 356, Room 109, 356, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6C5, Canada
    These shorts bend both genre and gender. Join the VISFF for an intimate screening of 2SLGBTQIA+ themed short films. **Films contain explicit scenes** *This event is not hosted by the Nanaimo Pride Society. Please contact event organizers for tickets and safe space information.
  • Pride Parade & Festival
    Pride Parade & Festival
    Sun, Jun 09
    Nanaimo
    Jun 09, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Nanaimo, 100 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3H7, Canada
    Jun 09, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Nanaimo, 100 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3H7, Canada
    The pinnacle of Pride Week happens on Sunday, June 9th, with the annual Pride Parade & Festival. Join us at 11 am as we march and dance through downtown Nanaimo and into Maffeo Sutton Park for the 2024 Pride Festival.
  • Pride Parade Drag Brunch
    Pride Parade Drag Brunch
    Sun, Jun 09
    The Nanaimo Bar
    Jun 09, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    The Nanaimo Bar, 2-75 Front St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H9, Canada
    Jun 09, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    The Nanaimo Bar, 2-75 Front St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H9, Canada
    19+, $30 per person Join PJ Smudge and a special surprise guest as they host a Catered Pride Parade Drag Brunch at the Nanaimo Bar. This event is not hosted by the Nanaimo Pride Society, please contact event organizers for tickets and safe space information.
  • Get Your Groove On: Annual Pride Dance (19+)
    Get Your Groove On: Annual Pride Dance (19+)
    Sat, Jun 08
    Bowen Auditorium
    Jun 08, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 11:50 p.m.
    Bowen Auditorium, 500 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 1Z7, Canada
    Jun 08, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 11:50 p.m.
    Bowen Auditorium, 500 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 1Z7, Canada
    On June 8th, get ready to dance the night away at "Get Your Groove On: Pride Dance" held at the Bowen Auditorium.
  • 16+ Queer Art Drop-In
    16+ Queer Art Drop-In
    Sat, Jun 08
    Nanaimo Art Gallery
    Jun 08, 2024, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6, Canada
    Jun 08, 2024, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6, Canada
    Join us in celebrating Pride Month and prepare some pre-parade swag at our Queer Art Drop-In. Looking for pronoun pins? Want to rep your pride flag(s)? We will have our button maker set up and ready to go, or make some fun signs for the Pride March the following day!
  • All That Glitters: A Sober Pride Celebration (18+)
    All That Glitters: A Sober Pride Celebration (18+)
    Fri, Jun 07
    Cavallotti Lodge
    Jun 07, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Cavallotti Lodge, 2060 E Wellington Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5V2, Canada
    Jun 07, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Cavallotti Lodge, 2060 E Wellington Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5V2, Canada
    Tickets $25
  • Laugh OUT Loud - A Pride Week Comedy Show  19+
    Laugh OUT Loud - A Pride Week Comedy Show  19+
    Wed, Jun 05
    The Queens
    Jun 05, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    The Queens, 34 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B8, Canada
    Jun 05, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    The Queens, 34 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B8, Canada
    $20 general admission $30 Premium seating (first 2 rows) Doors open at 6pm, this is a 19+ show (please bring 2 pieces of I.D.) This is a community event presented in partnership with the Nanaimo Pride Society.
  • Pride Flag Raising
    Pride Flag Raising
    Pride Flag Raising
    Tue, Jun 04
    Nanaimo City Hall
    Jun 04, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Nanaimo City Hall, 455 Wallace St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J6, Canada
    Jun 04, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Nanaimo City Hall, 455 Wallace St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J6, Canada
    Pride Week starts with a bang on June 4th with the Pride Flag Raising ceremony and street fair at Nanaimo City Hall. Join us as we raise the rainbow flag high, accompanied by the reading of the Pride Month Proclamation, live 2SLGBTQ+ entertainment, delectable food, and a mini street fair on Dunsmuir
  • Ladysmith Pride Celebration
    Ladysmith Pride Celebration
    Sun, Jun 02
    Downtown Ladysmith
    Jun 02, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Downtown Ladysmith, 1st Ave, Ladysmith, BC V9G, Canada
    Jun 02, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Downtown Ladysmith, 1st Ave, Ladysmith, BC V9G, Canada
    Join Ladysmith Pride in Downtown Ladysmith for Food, Music, Local Crafts, Selfie Sation, and more! This event is not hosted by the Nanaimo Pride Society. Please get in touch with the event organizers for tickets and safe space information.

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