Colours of Canada – York Pride Festival Canada 2017

York Pride Festival
York Region Est. 2007
by Charlotte Ottaway

York Region is bursting with colour this month in celebration of York Pride Fest, happening June 9th to 18th. This year’s festival theme “Colours of Canada” highlights the diversity of our community, showcasing a cultural mosaic of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

While York Pride Fest stretches back 17 years, this is the first year Newmarket will be hosting the Pride Parade. “Our parade is not just about Pride in the LGBT community,” the not-for-profit organization explains in its mission statement. “It celebrates and embraces inclusivity, equity and diversity in one of Canada’s most vibrant, welcoming and tolerant regions.”

York Pride Festival

on Saturday, June 17th

  • Enjoy the York Region Pride Parade on Main Street Newmarket, beginning at 10:30am.
  • Head to Pride on Riverwalk at Riverwalk Commons for a community fair and live entertainment, featuring LGBT Latino singer and headliner, Thiago Derucio.
  • Bring the kids out to visit their favourite Disney Characters at the Interactive Kids Zone sponsored by AMS
    Party Crews.

York Pride Festival


…including these restaurants serving Colourful Cuisine!

  • Enjoy a Pride burger on the patio of Ground Burger Bar while overlooking the celebrations at the Farmer’s Market.
  • Don’t miss the rainbow cheesecake at Hungry Brew Hops and Lil Brew Hops.
  • Be sure to grab some free rainbow ice cream from Soupa on Main Street.

Visit  for the full list of sponsors and events.

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