Flag raising, Pride fest kick off month long 2SLGBTQIA+ celebrations in Oakville

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Published May 31, 2024 at 4:20 pm

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The Pride flag is flying high at Oakville Town Hall on Friday (May 31).

The town officially marked the start of Pride Month with the annual raising of the rainbow flag to show its support to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and officially kickoff Pride Season.

A variety of events are held throughout the summer, from June to September. “when 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and allies come together to spotlight the resilience, celebrate the talent, and recognize the contributions of 2SLGBTQI+ communities.”

Residents of Oakville will have plenty of ways to show their own support this month.

hey can take part in Halton Pride Fest, which his being held Saturday (June 1) at Hidden Valley Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The all-ages pride celebration includes drag shows, vendors, food, music, and a vendor market among the events.

Attendance for kids six and under is free, while general admission tickets for all other ages are $10 per person. You can also purchase a ticket for someone in need here.

For more information and shuttle service, see here.

Another way to celebrate is by joining Pride Trivia, hosted by the Oakville Public Library with Pflag Halton on Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Central Branch or Tuesday, June 18, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Glen Abbey Branch.

You can also visit the Oakville Public Library to make a Pride button during Maker Drop-in hours here.

Resident can also show their support by walking with pride along one of Oakville’s rainbow crosswalks on Lakeshore Road at Navy Street, Bronte Road, and Kerr Street.

The Kerr Village rainbow crosswalk was recently updated with the progress rainbow flag design.

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