Pride Winnipeg Festival at The Forks 2018
FESTIVAL AT THE FORKS
Saturday, June 2nd & Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
(12:00pm – 7:00pm both days)
© Ally Gonzalo Photography
FESTIVAL SITE & AMENITIES
With the ongoing success of the expanded Pride Festival at the Forks, the Festival will once again be a two-day event!
Come by on Saturday to be one of the first to check out everything the Festival at the Forks has to offer including the Queer Beer Beverage Tent and Liquor Mart Sky Lounge and enjoy the great view of the entire site. Visit the community businesses and local artisans at the PrideMART in their new location as well as children and family activities right in the middle of it all!
Come back on Sunday to capture the full energy and excitement of Pride as thousands of members of the community converge at the Forks following the Pride Parade.
The main street of our Festival, the Rainbow Road, is lined with a wide array of sponsors who help make the festival happen. Be sure to swing by and gather up some Festival swag, and say thanks for their support to our community. You will also find community organized and run booths here this year for the first time.
Queer Beer Beverage Tent
One of the most popular areas at The Festival at The Forks, serving our signature beverage, Queer Beer by Half Pints Brewing Co. This year we have expanded our capacity, less lines! With a variety of offerings including Kinky Coolers, Stolichnaya Vodka, and a choice of wines that will be sure to quench any thirst.
See what hidden treasures Winnipeg has to offer with over 30 organizations and businesses promoting an assortment of different products and services for purchase. Come by and support Winnipeg’s local GSRD and allied business community. With a more spread out new location perusing has never been more accessible.
Manitoba Liquor Marts Sky Lounge
A hidden gem on site, offering all the same options you can get in the Queer Beer Beverage Tent but in a more relaxed atmosphere. So come on up and quench your thirst while enjoying the Main Stage sound and still be able to have a conversation with your friends!
This year don’t worry about forgetting cash. Buy all of your Pride merchandise, beverages, and snacks with your debit or credit card (MasterCard and Visa accepted).
Our concessions will be serving up a distinct medley of delicious eats where your biggest challenge will be to decide what to enjoy! Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options will be available. Furthermore with our focus on going green, every container will be 100% compostable.
The Winnipeg Blue Bomber Kidzone
Once again this year the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are bringing a touchdown to the festival with their giant inflatable obstacle course and games. A fun place to bring the kids, or the kid in all of us!
Accessible & Substance Free Zone
Although not a new thing to the festival, we wanted to bring focus to this area so folks know its there. Enjoy the Main Stage entertainment in this fully accessible and alcohol free zone.
Health & Wellness Area
Added focus and increased offerings have made this area a place of its own. Come chill out and relax, take advantage of the quiet safe space, or educate yourself through some of the offerings here from places like The Red Tent, our First Aid Tent, counselling tent or the PTSD Alliance of Manitoba.
Merchandise & Info Tent
Wear Your Pride! By purchasing official merchandise, you’ll be showing your Pride and supporting Pride! Visit the Pride Winnipeg merchandise tent and info booth to pick up your rainbow gear and other assorted swag. Proceeds from the sale of these items go directly to making Pride happen!
Marti grew up on a small farm in Maryland and first fell in love with the musical theatre after seeing a local production of Annie. As a kid he would mix his love of Broadway and the royal family to create stories and put on shows for his family.
At the age of 17, he moved to NYC and appeared in the Off-Broadway- Drama Desk nominated show “Twist,” which threw him into the drag comedy scene. His career as a drag artist has taken him all over the world. He has played sold out shows at 54 Below and through his talk show “Stage Fright,” he has interviewed hundreds of Broadway stars, sharing the stage at his shows with over 20 Tony Award winners and nominees.