Brampton Pride is back this weekend with music, prizes and marriage ceremonies

Published June 2, 2023 at 10:33 am

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Thursday marked the start of Pride Month and the City of Brampton is celebrating with a day of music, food, and community building this weekend.

Garden Square will host the celebration of Brampton’s LGBTQIA2S+ communities on Sunday (June 4) which will include giveaways, face painting, games, performances, and much more.

“It’s going to be a blast,” said Mayor Patrick Brown in a statement urging the community to take part in the festivities. “Pride in Brampton is a celebration of people coming together in love and friendship to show how far the rights have come and how, in some places, there is still work to be done.”

Co-headlining this year’s event are platinum-certified singer-songwriter Ryland James, who rose made their mark with the 2019 single “In My Head” which shot to #1 on Shazam Canada’s Top 200 chart, and the medium-bending Vivek Shraya whose debut play How to Fail as a Popstar is being turned into a digital series on the CBC.

There will also be performances from the Naach for Fun dance troupe, alt-pop indie rockers Madame Psychosis, and author Jennifer Alicia among others.

The City will also be holding pop-up marriage ceremonies for couples at Market Square for Pride. The event runs on June 4 and will have wedding ceremonies performed every 30 minutes between 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Applications for the civil ceremonies are open until Friday (May 26) with more information on how to register available online.

There will also be opportunities to engage with different community groups and organizations that support the LGBTQIA2S+ communities in Brampton.

The City says residents’ safety and comfort are priorities during Pride and the City Hall Conservatory will be set up as a dedicated safe space for attendees with accessible, all-gender washrooms will be available on-site.

Brampton Pride runs from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on June 4 in Garden Square. For a full line-up of performers and to learn more about Brampton’s Pride celebrations visit

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