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Published May 29, 2023

Barrie Embraces Pride Month with Vibrant Events and Celebrations!

You can find Pride Events throughout Downtown Barrie all month long
Photo - Downtown Barrie BIA

Downtown Barrie is raising the rainbows and getting ready to celebrate Pride Month. June is dedicated to the uplifting of 2SLGBTQI+ voices, the celebration of 2SLGBTQI+ culture, and the support of 2SLGBTQI+ rights. You can find Pride Events throughout Downtown Barrie all month long! 

Pride Month Events

All Month Long Decorate your own Pride Positive Place! Cover the city in rainbows with Barrie Pride for pride month. Decorate your driveway, door, or storefront/window, then post a pic and tag @barrieprideofficial or use the hashtag #DIYPridePositivePlace for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Categories are: Best Business/Service, Best Door, Best Driveway/Sidewalk, and Best In Youth. The contest ends June 30th!

Every Saturday in June, 10 am - 4 pm - Pride-themed crafts at the Big Table at Blueberry Moon 

Thursday, June 1, 1 pm - Rainbow Flag Raising at Barrie City Hall 

Saturday, June 3, starting at 2 pm - Barrie Pride Parade and Festival!

After-Party Celebrations will be held at Homestead Bakery (ticketed event), the Mexican House, C.W. Coops, and UPlift Black.

Sunday, June 4, 8 pm - Pride Movie Night at the back of Blueberry Moon

Monday, June 12, 7:30 pm - Legends Live Drag Comedy Night at C.W. Coops (ticketed event) 

Thursday, June 15, 2 pm to 7 pm - Queer Crafternoon at Blueberry Moon 

Friday, June 16, 7 pm - Wags & Drags at Dunlop Street Diner (ticketed event)

Monday, June 19, 6 pm - 8 pm - Fierté Simcoe Pride Social at the Downtown Branch of the Barrie Public Library

Wednesday, June 21, 8 pm - Barrie Pride Sociable at C.W. Coops. Rainbow Costume Contest

Thursday, June 22, 7 pm - Celebrate Pride Month at the MacLaren Art Centre 

Saturday, June 24, 11 am - Drag Queen Storytime at the Downtown Branch of the Barrie Public Library

Monday, June 26, 6 pm - 8 pm - Queer Craft Circle - Adult Colouring at the Downtown Branch of the Barrie Public Library

Wednesday, June 28 - Lawnchair Luminata Pride Movie Night featuring Kinky Boots (PG 13), starting at dusk. Generously sponsored by The Queens Hotel and Flying Monkeys. 

Be sure to explore Downtown Barrie and discover the many pride-positive and queer-owned shops, services, and spots to eat. 

Banner image - Downtown Barrie BIA

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