If you haven’t already heard, June is Pride Month across Canada! We are halfway through this celebratory month, but the main events – at least in Hamilton – are all this weekend. Get excited, #HamOnt, we have the rundown of what’s good in The Hammer surrounding all the Pride festivities and celebrations!
Wait. Hamilton, you say? Oh yeah! Did you think we were going to tell you all about Toronto’s events? Well, obviously, Toronto has been Pride Central for quite some time, and hosts one of the largest parades in North America, but Hamilton has its share of Pride too, and is making a move toward a bigger Pride than ever!
Ready to find out what’s on in the Hamilton area this weekend? Let’s do this!
For starters, head to Bent Q, Hamilton’s LGBTQ2SI+ Media & Community Hub for a detailed timeline of Pride events. You can also check out their Facebook group, Twitter page, and Instagram account for current information and more detailed information about what’s happening for the remainder of Pride month.
There is a new blog in town that is running a nice feature on Hamilton’s Pride festivities too. Some of the best of the best bloggers in Hamilton joined forces recently to form The Inlet. They describe their approach like this: “Introducing readers to hidden gems and untold stories, The Inlet is an entry point to Hamilton, and its surrounding areas, reporting on people, places, and things that aren’t already making headlines.” It’s a fantastic new go-to site for when you’re not sure just what you want to do, where you want to go, or even what’s going on in the city. On days like that, head to The Inlet, and chances are good you’ll find something that makes you say “Aha, yes! Let’s check that out!” So, if it’s Pride fun you’re looking for this weekend, they’ve got you covered!
Maybe you’re thinking about getting out of town for the weekend, but you still want to celebrate? Ontario Travel has an extensive list of events and goings on throughout the province, organized by county and area. They’re not all happening this weekend, mind you, but that’s a good thing! The official Pride Month might end when June does, but from the look of this list of festivals and events, the celebrations keep on going throughout the summer!
However you are celebrating, your Willow team wishes you an amazing Pride! Enjoy the festivities, the weather, and all the love that Pride brings.
We’ll chat again on Tuesday, friends. Big love to you all.