Brampton announces Pride 2024 events starting in June

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Published May 27, 2024 at 11:05 am

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The City of Brampton is kicking off this year’s official Pride celebrations on Sunday, June 2, with mainstage events in Garden Square that will feature a wide assortment of talent from across the region’s 2SLGBTQIA+ community. 

According to a press release from the city, the festivities will include appearances by Canada’s Drag Race contestants Aurora Matrix and Jada Shada Hudson, with a headlining act from the Ontario-based R&B artist Witch Prophet — as well as numerous local food vendors offering the best that Brampton has to offer. 

“I am proud to celebrate Pride 2024 with an electrifying event that brings together Brampton’s vibrant 2SLGBTQIA+ community… Connect with local organizations and savor delicious offerings from our food partners as we come together to celebrate diversity, inclusion, and love,” said Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown in an official statement.

This year’s Pride festivities will not be isolated to June 2, as a prelude will be held by the Brampton Arts Organization (BAO) on May 30. The event, which is titled Crocheting Our Colours, will focus on queer community engagement while teaching introductory crochet and crafts skills to those who attend. 

Other festivities include the Rainbow Road Game Night, a celebration of the queer community through boardgame and videogame play, which will take place on June 5 at the Cyril Clark Branch Library. Alongside Pride Month-specific events, regularly scheduled programs will still be taking place, such as Pride Book Club, which takes place each month at the Mount Pleasant Village Branch Library.

To close out the season on July 4, The Gathering and the Brampton Library will host an outdoor showcase titled Embrace: Navigating Culture and LGBTQ2S+ Realities. The event is done in partnership with Malton Neighbourhood Services’ Black Family Support Program and focuses on societal issues within Brampton communities. 

For additional information on this year’s Pride events, city officials have details for each celebration on the City of Brampton’s official website.

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