Pride Week 2017 is September 15th to 24th – Mark your calendar and join the celebration!

The theme of the 2017 Pride Week is “Out for Good” which speaks to the need to ensure that we are free to live as our whole selves our entire lives and not face discrimination at any time especially as we age. It also is a reminder that many who identify as LGBTQ play vital roles in social services and good work that help make our community a better place to live.

Pride Week is a collection of community run events book-ended by the Flag raising on Friday September 15th and the Parade and Park events on Saturday September 23rd.

You are invited to propose events to be included in Pride Week. For more information and to learn about help to make your event a success go to this link:  Create an Event

The event schedule is constantly being updated as new details are finalized so we suggest you confirm details here before the events. For additional information or if you have ideas or questions, please contact us at:

* Events not under the control of Peterborough Pride. Peterborough Pride takes no responsibility for these events.
^ Event helped by financial support from Peterborough Pride 2017.

Pride Flag Raising @ City Hall
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Pride Flag Raising @ City Hall | Peterborough | Ontario | Canada

Join us for the flag raising!

Pride Flag Raising at City Hall

Where: Peterborough City Hall, 500 George St. N

The Mayor will read the Pride proclamation and assist in raising the Pride flag on the south lawn of City Hall. Come out and help launch Pride Week!

This year – as a special tribute to the improvements in rights for Transgender folks this year, the Trans flag will be raised as well.

Drag Queen High Tea * ^ @ Hutchinson House
Sep 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Tea cup and sconesHave you ever wanted to attend an elegant afternoon tea… hosted by Drag Queens?

Our Drag Queen High Tea is just that! A delicious afternoon tea, served at the historic Hutchinson House, catered by the amazing Magic Rolling Pin, served on fine china courtesy of Travelling Teacups, and hosted by Ms. Madge Enthat and Ms. Glenda Lewis. Be prepared to be schooled by our hostesses on proper high tea etiquette.

This event is geared towards the LGBTQ+ Community, and their allies. It is a family friendly affair and will serve no alcohol. We ask that folks abstain from wearing scented products.

Tickets are $25. Buy yours at:

Drag Queen High Tea is a Peterborough Pride Week event.

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This event is sponsored by Peterborough Pride. All money made above and beyond costs will be returned to Pride for future years and events.

Pride Friends Fun Euchre Gathering * @ The Spill
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm

Pride Friends Fun Euchre Gathering

Where: The Spill, 414 George St. N.
When: starts 6:00pm
Cost: Free

The Spill Cafe extends a warm welcome to any
euchre players. Bring a friend, wear your Pride bling

Come try the game and enjoy! 

PFLAG Sharing Meeting * @ Emmanuel United Church (East)
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm

PFLAG Sharing Meeting

Where: 534 George St. N., Green Room, at Emmanuel United Church (East), the former George Street United Church
When: 7:00 pm

All members of the Pride Community
(LGBTTQQI2SA: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual,
transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, 2-spirit &
allies) are invited to share ideas, thoughts, issues of
concern, and explore opportunities in a safe space.
PFLAG Peterborough is your host for this event.

PFLAG Pre-Parade Brunch * @ Emmanuel United (East)
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

PFLAG Pre-Parade Brunch

Where: Emmanuel United Church (East), 534 George Street N.
When: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

A pre-Parade Brunch will be hosted by PFLAG Peterborough Everyone is welcome. Come out to the family event and meet new and old friends from the community before the parade! Games for the children. PFLAG Peterborough is delighted to provide food free of charge (Donations will be gratefully accepted). For more info the event or to volunteer to help out email

Pride Parade @ City Hall
Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join the Parade!

Join us on Saturday, September 23th at 2:00 pm for the 15th Peterborough Pride Parade as we celebrate our diversity, our passion and our pride!

The theme for Peterborough Pride 2017 is “Out for Good”. “Out for Good” speaks to the need to ensure that we are free to live as our whole selves our entire lives and not face discrimination at any time especially as we age. It also is a reminder that many who identify as LGBTQ+ play vital roles in social services and good work that help make our community a better place to live. We invite you to consider this as you plan your parade participation.

Pride Kick-off starts with the pre-Parade activities at 1:30 pm at City Hall and the parade starts at 2 pm!

Find all the details about how to participate in the parade and the Group and Float Application Form HERE

Pride in the Park @ Millennium Park
Sep 23 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Pride in the Park

Where: Millennium Park (At the east end of King Street)
When: From 2:30pm – after the Parade, join us in the park for:

  • DJ will be spinning family friendly tunes. There will also be great surprise performances.
  • Information booths from agencies that support the queer community!
  • Vendors, food booths, and a beer/beverage garden!
  • Children’s area and fun for the entire family!

Organizations interested in having a booth should contact

Mysterious Entity presents: Act On It Pride Party * ^ @ Catalina's
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm

Mysterious Entity presents: Act On it Pride Party

Saturday, September 23rd from 8pm at Catalina’s: 131 Hunter St. $15 or Pay What You Can

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Mysterious Entity Variety Acts

9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Homosexual Panic: Award-winning, muff-diving Elvira Kurt, one of Canada’s best-known and most-loved comics presents Elvira Kurt + Cabaret = Magic. It’s an edgy, razor sharp show from the comic with a giant bunny heart. Guaranteed to be intimate, outrageous, personal, provocative, honest, unapologetic and without fear. Expect Elvira to leave it all in the room.

She has quite literally done it all in the world of comedy: Second City, popcultured with Elvira Kurt, Baroness von Sketch Show, Just For Laughs, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Halifax Comedy Festival, The Tonight Show, specials on Comedy Central, Comedy Network, Showtime, HBO and LOGO, CTV & CBC. The Debaters, The Gayest Show Ever, First Comes Love, This Hour has 22 Minutes, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Spin Off, CBC Radio’s Q AND q! Elvira’s also in demand as a lesbian dad to two amazing children. Yes, they live in Leslieville. In her spare time, she tours the globe.

10:30 p.m. – Deviants and the Odd Man Out – Proudly All-Trans Band from Port Hope!
11:00 p.m. – to closing – DJ DANCE!