Pride Winnipeg Festival

Pride Winnipeg Festival

The Pride Winnipeg Festival was founded in 1987 and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Here are some key facts about the Pride Winnipeg Festival:

  • Their festival is held the last week of May and the first weekend of June.
  • Their Pride activities include a flag raising at City Hall, community vigil, outdoor festival and concert, rally and parade, and community events.
  • Their Pride festival has over 40,000 people in attendance.
  • Pride Winnipeg Festival was host to the first-ever Two-Spirit Powwow in 2017.

Vision: To live in a society in which all gender, sexual, and relationship diverse individuals can live their life without fear or oppression for being themselves.

Mission: Creating an annual festival that is reflective of our values, advocates for equality, and celebrates Winnipeg’s gender, sexual, and relationship diverse communities.


Pride Guides


  • 1987: Pride Winnipeg Festival is founded with the passing of the Manitoba Human Rights’ Code

  • 1994: Pride Winnipeg Festival incorporates as a non-profit organization in Manitoba

  • 2010: Pride Winnipeg Festival moved to The Forks to accommodate its growth.

  • 2012: Pride Winnipeg Festival celebrates its 25th Silver anniversary and lighted the Manitoba Legislature in the rainbow colours.

  • 2014: Pride Winnipeg Festival and Outdoor Concert were expanded to two-days.

  • 2017: Pride Winnipeg Festival celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a return to the Portage Avenue parade route.

  • 2019: Pride Winnipeg Festival and Outdoor Concert saw another expansion of its children’s entertainment area, concession villages, and sponsor lounge as well as the addition of a sacred fire at the Oodena Celebration Circle.

Pride Profile

Pride NamePride Winnipeg Festival
LocationWinnipeg, Manitoba
FoundedAugust 4, 1987
DatesLast week of May, first weekend of June
Pride Attendance40,000+
Population Served770,000+

Pride Winnipeg Festival


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170 Scott Street
Winnipeg, MB R3L 0L3



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