June is Pride Month – celebrate with events and activities in our campus communities!
June 06, 2022

Barrie Pride Parade and Festival is Saturday, June 111

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Barrie Pride Parade and Festival

Barrie Pride Parade and Festival is taking place on Saturday, June 11 from 2 to 9 p.m. in downtown Barrie on 30 Simcoe St. This is Barrie’s first Pride since 2019!

Georgian has registered to be involved as a group. Otherwise, come out to downtown Barrie on June 11 to watch and stick around for the festival afterwards!

PARADE ITINERARY

  • 1 to 1:45 p.m. – setup and organization – Georgian parade walkers will meet at the Barrie Public Library
  • 2 p.m.: Parade starts
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m.: Parade ends

More Pride events in our campus communities

Barrie

  • Barrie Pride events
  • International Pride Flag Raising – June 8, 1 to 2 p.m., Barrie City Hall
  • Sociable: Rainbow Costume Contest, June 15 8 to 11 p.m.
  • Pride Flag Raising and Lemonade Stand, June 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Rainbow Clothing Swap with Starbucks, June 24, all day

Midland

12 Pride buttons

Muskoka

Orangeville

Celebrate Your Awesome button

Orillia

  • Drag Queen Storytime, June 11, 10:30 a.m., Orillia Public Library
  • Fierte Simcoe Pride coffee social, June 14, 3 to 5 p.m., Apple Annies Café, downtown Orillia

Owen Sound

South Georgian Bay

Collingwood Pride logo
Georgian Muskoka staff members at the Muskoka Pride Parade in 2019.
Georgian Muskoka staff members at the Muskoka Pride Parade in 2019.

Pride is a lot of fun! If you’ve never attended a Pride event before, you probably have questions. Check out this handy FAQ for Pride-goers of all ages!

Barrie Pride Parade and Festival FAQs

Can I go to Pride if I don’t identify as part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community?

Absolutely, you don’t have to be gay or queer to celebrate Pride. It’s about celebrating as a community and sharing the message of inclusion regardless of who you are or how you identify. But please be respectful of the space and its reason for existing.

Do I have to pay to go to Pride?

Not at all! Barrie Pride and Festival is FREE for all to enjoy!

Can I celebrate Pride without being “out”?

Yes! In many ways, Pride is especially important for people who aren’t out. Many of those who are out are eager to show you there’s a vibrant, diverse and welcoming community that will love, accept and fight for them. You don’t need to disclose your sexuality or gender identity to anyone to take part in Pride. Do what works for you, on your own timeline.

Can I bring my children or pets?

Barrie Pride Parade welcomes all members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies regardless of age. Pets are indeed welcome at the parade and on the route.

Is there parking available?

There’s over 2,000 public parking spaces within walking distance to Meridian Place. Check out Barrie’s Municipal Parking Map to plan your trip!

What should I bring?

Barrie Pride Parade and Festival is a rain or shine event, so be sure to pack an umbrella to stay dry and water to stay hydrated!

What should I wear?

Wear what makes you feel comfortable! Pride is a time to embrace who you are and wear whatever you like. There is no requirement to wear any LGBTQ+ accessories or Pride clothing, but we highly recommend sunscreen!