Discover a vibrant and inclusive scene in Edmonton, where you can shop, eat, drink, dance, and party with a sense of safety and acceptance. This curated list of LGBTQIA2S+ friendly and owned establishments provides the perfect starting point for supporting local businesses and embracing the queer community. Let’s celebrate and support Pride Month together with these businesses and events down below!
DRAG ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME
Celebrate Pride with an all-ages charity baseball game – “Drag Me Out to the Ball Game” – featuring YEG Drag Performers, presented by Servus Credit Union & The Edmonton Riverhawks. After the game, you can enjoy a Pride Party with top drag performers, including RuPaul’s Drag Race star Jasmine Kennedie.
Get your tickets now for the June 24 event to support the Edmonton LGBTQ2S+ community and the events’ chosen charities – Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society and Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose (ISCWR).
Fruit Loop is a non-profit organization that curates a diverse range of experiences, from sensational drag performances to captivating contemporary dance showcases. Not only does Fruit Loop bring fabulous entertainment, but it also contributes to the betterment of Edmonton’s LGBTQIA2S+ community by donating event proceeds to local programs. By supporting Fruit Loop, you’re actively creating a safer and more welcoming city for all. They have some incredible events planned for Pride which you can find here!
Campio Brewing Co. has the perfect recipe for Pride: finger-licking food, craft beer, and fabulous drag shows! This local brewery pushes creative boundaries to provide quality beer and inclusive entertainment.
Evolution Wonderlounge (EVO), Edmonton’s year-round LGBTQIAS2+ hotspot! From vibrant dance nights to incredible drag shows, burlesque, trivia, guest appearances, karaoke, and more – EVO has it all. They also have a ton of upcoming events for Pride that you definitely do not want to miss!
Looking for a fantastic dining experience just a few blocks away from Oliver Park Dental AND a chance to support an LGBTQIA2S+ business? Look no further than Northern Fried Chicken! Whether you’re craving a quick lunch, a leisurely dinner, or some delightful cocktails and appetizers, this queer-owned establishment has it all. Not only do they serve incredibly delicious chicken, but they are also passionate advocates for worker rights, employee safety, and community engagement. Indulge in their mouthwatering dishes while supporting a business that truly cares. Northern Fried Chicken is your go-to destination for great food and a commitment to making a positive impact!
THE PRIDE CENTRE OF EDMONTON
Discover the heart of the community at the Pride Centre of Edmonton! This vital hub offers more than just drop-in social and support services. It’s a valuable resource for finding queer and trans-friendly businesses, supporting events, and accessing professional social and support services. Since its establishment in the early 1970s, the Pride Centre has evolved while staying true to its original mission of connecting queer and trans individuals with their vibrant community. Explore a world of connections, inclusivity, and support at the Pride Centre of Edmonton!