June in Toronto means it’s Pride Month! While some pride events are intended for a mature audience, families are still an important part of the festivities because kids also believe that “love is love”! There are celebrations all over the GTA: downtown in Church-Wellesley Village, at the Toronto Zoo, Blue Jays games, and much more! So, show your pride and join the party with our Pride Month Family Events Guide for Toronto and the GTA.
Yonge & St. Clair Colourway (June 1-7)
The Yonge + St. Clair BIA hosts a free outdoor installation created from 5000+ up-cycled pool noodles, welcoming Summer with a splash of colour.
Solidarity Sunrise Ceremony (June 2)
Join the Ambe Maamowisda Employee Circle and Toronto Pride Network at Kew Gardens in the Beaches. This Sunrise Ceremony commemorates the start of National Indigenous Peoples Month and Pride Month.
National Ballet School Block Party (June 3)
Canada’s National Ballet School opens their doors with this Block Party. It brings together people for a day of family-friendly activities and performances, to celebrate the power of dance and community.
Next Gen Pride: Queerapalooza (June 3)
2SLGBTQ+ youth aged 6-18 years can celebrate pride at the 519 Community Centre with drag and ballroom performances, live music, food, games, prizes, and so much more!
Durham Children’s Aid Society: Drag Queen Storytime (June 3 & 10)
All children and their caregivers are invited to join story time at libraries all around the Durham Region.
MOCA Family Weekend: Green Dreams & Green Screens (June 3-4)
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Family Weekend’s June activities are inspired by the exhibition Impostor Cities, with arts-based activities including making film storyboards and green-screen techniques.
Pooch Pride: March n’ Market by Save Our Scruff (June 3)
Hosted by local dog rescue Save Our Scruff, strut your pride with your pooch (or solo) and support local queer vendors!
Toronto Queer Market, Pride Edition (June 3)
Toronto Queer Market is back in Barbara Hall Park for their Pride Market, with over 40 vendors exhibiting their wares beside the 519 Community Centre on Church Street.
Conservation Halton: Slay Your Way Guided Nature Hike (June 3)
At Hilton Falls Conservation Area, join outdoor educators for a family-friendly guided hike out to the waterfall. Learn about the park and its history as well as all the plants and animals that call it home.
The Distillery District Queer Marketplace (June 5-11)
Experience the first-ever Distillery District Queer Marketplace, showcasing local makers and artisans from the 2SLGBTQI+ community. Plus, enjoy a line-up of live entertainment in the evenings.
Luminato Festival: Walk with Amal Toronto (June 7-18)
Little Amal, a 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, has travelled to 85 cities across Europe and New York City in search of her mother. She will walk across the Greater Toronto Area for five days in June, looking for a home.
Downtown Yonge BIA: “Hairspray” (June 7)
Check out a free screening of the musical adaptation of John Waters’ “Hairspray” — filmed in Toronto! — outdoors at College Park, as well as a pre-show musical performance and activities for the entire family.
Toronto Blue Jays Pride Weekend (June 9-10)
Kick off Pride Month with the Blue Jays when Pride Weekend returns to the Rogers Centre. There will be interactive activities, performances, entertainment and more throughout the new Outfield District. On Friday night (only), the first 15,000 fans receive a Blue Jays Rainbow Flag Jersey!
Downtown Yonge BIA: Skates And Sounds: Roller Drag Ball (June 9)
Show your skating skills and have an evening of fun and entertainment, with drag shows and live DJs, roller skating rentals and a flea market.
Conservation Halton: I’m Coming Out… to a BBQ and Bonfires (June 9)
Come out to Area 8 Conservation Area with your friends, families, and allies to connect by bonfires on the beach, enjoy an evening of BBQ and music, and hike the lakeside trail.
The 519 EarlyON Child and Family Centre’s 2SLGBTQ+ Family Pride Celebration (June 10)
The 519 Community Centre, right in the heart of Church-Wellesley Village, has family events and important community services throughout the year. Plus, they put on a full schedule of activities for Pride Month, including a performance by singer/songwriter Charmie and Fun with Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime.
Flamingo Market Pride Expo at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre (June 10)
Toronto’s 3x Award-Winning LGBTQ2SIA+ Market returns to Buddies on Sunday, June 12th. Kick your pride season off right — by supporting genuine LGBTQ2SIA+ artists and businesses directly for all your Pride Merch, and more!
Deeply Rooted Farmers Market Pride Celebration and Karaoke Extravaganza (June 11)
Belt out a tune and support the Black & Indigenous Farmers Market at Dieppe Park in East York. Come together as a community in a joyful, accepting atmosphere. Plus, the top 3 crowd-voted best performers will be crowned champions and take home some incredible rewards.
Toronto Zoo Celebrates Pride (June 17)
Join Tiffany Boxx and Erin Brockobić for Drag Queen Storytime during the day. Then, in the evening, Tiffany performs with a lineup of extraordinary drag artists at the Eleganza Extra-Zoo-Ganza: An Evening Drag Show at the Waterside Theatre.
YMCA Pride Month Celebration (June 17)
Join the Central YMCA for an amazing family-friendly Pride celebration featuring outstanding performers, vendors and activities, suitable for all ages. Performances include a drag performance by Baby Bel Bel, a dance performance by the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance, and beats by the renowned DJ Blackcat, who will also host a DJ Workshop.
stackt market: Pride Celebration (June 17)
stackt market hosts a backyard party all afternoon and evening, celebrating community and culture with vendor markets, music, food specials, performances, workshops and more.
Youth Pride Durham Festival (June 17)
Youth Pride Durham is a safe, inclusive celebration for youth, children and families who are part of the 2SLGBTQI+ community, as well as their allies. This free event is an afternoon of performances, music, dancing and other fun activities.
Conservation Halton: Whatever Floats Your Boat (June 17)
At Kelso Conservation Area, join Conservation Halton on the open waters of Kelso Lake to go boating and catch some fish. Canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, and stand-up paddleboards are available.
Pride Brunch on Market Street (June 18)
At St. Lawrence Market, families can celebrate Pride Month together with amazing food made with fresh Market ingredients, plus live performances and fun activities out on Market Street.
Tkaronto Music Festival (June 21-24)
This is Canada’s premiere Indigenous Music Festival, in celebration of National Indigenous People’s Day, held at stackt market. During the day, there are also Indigenous Culture workshops, including kid-friendly programming.
Pride Toronto: Family Pride Event (June 24-25)
Now in its 24th year, celebrate the strength and uniqueness of 2SLGBTQI+ families and children at Family Pride! It’s a fun-filled oasis on the grounds of Church Street School, filled with face painting, a magic show, storytelling, and so much more!
Halton Pride Fest (June 24)
The Halton Pride Fest is an all-ages pride festival at Country Heritage Park in Milton. The event includes drag performances, lawn games, face painting, and more, plus kids five and under get in free!
Pride Extravaganza by Fitzrovia (June 25)
Celebrate love, diversity, and the vibrant spirit of pride at Fitzrovia’s free community event, with great music from live DJs, drag performances by the fabulous Jada Shada Hudson, plus delicious bites and refreshing beverages.
Little Canada: Show your Pride in a GIANT way!
Little Canada celebrates the installation of the Pride flag at Little City Hall and a Special Pride Scene within Little Canada. Plus, when you visit in June, you can receive 15% off general admission with the promo code PRIDELC23.
SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival
This music festival presents numerous pride-themed concerts throughout the month at multiple venues around town.
Looking for more Festivals in Toronto and the GTA? Find them here!