This year, Pride Week in Kamloops will be taking place from Aug 22-28 at various venues throughout Kamloops. From comedy shows to drag shows to a Pride Parade, here are 5 events you don't want to miss.
Queer Comedy Show
Gather some friends and get ready to laugh at The Effie Arts Collective for a night of queer comedy on August 22! Bring your sense of humour, and an open mind, and get ready to laugh out loud. Tickets will be $25 presale or $30 at the door. Get yours now before they sell out! The event is only open to those 19+.
Family Art Night
A family-friendly night of arts and crafts will take place at the Kamloops United Church from 4-7pm on August 23rd. You can make posters, screenprint shirts, and more in advance of the Pride Parade and in celebration of the Kamloops Pride Week. The entry cost is by donation, and all proceeds will go towards the Kamloops Ask Wellness 2SLGBTQPIA+ Program.
NEON GLOW Headphone Disco
Celebrate the spirit of Pride with a dance-til-you-drop 19+ party at the Kamloops Rugby Club from 8-10pm on August 25. Wear your brightest and most glow-in-the-dark outfit, and enjoy the unique experience of headphone disco with your friends! You can purchase tickets in advance for $25 or at the door for $30. (Limited capacity)
Drag Shows and Dance
There is no Pride weekend without a killer party night, and Rebellious Unicorns has you covered. There will be two spectacular drag shows taking place at the Kamloops Rugby Club on August 27 (one for all ages, one for 19+), followed by a DJ spinning until 1am. Make sure you buy your tickets, don your rainbows, and let your Pride spirit soar.
Kamloops Pride Parade
Kamloops Pride is extremely excited to announce that the 2022 Annual Downtown Pride Parade will introduce FLOATS! Get ready for Kamloops Pride Week! Enjoy this inclusive parade and watch as Downtown Kamloops is decorated in bright rainbows and the shiniest environmentally-friendly glitter. The parade will take place on August 28th at 11am.
Kamloops is diverse, inclusive and love-positive
Located between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies, Kamloops offers a warm welcome to LGBTQ2+ travellers. Outdoor playgrounds and unique landscapes are perfect for soft adventurers in all four seasons. This vibrant downtown is a haven for a variety of local flavours, seasonal events, and a thriving arts community.