Ontario’s Highlands is showing its pride this summer! Our communities are bringing out the rainbow flags and getting ready to celebrate Pride Month (and longer) with all the rainbow-coloured bells and whistles.

Celebrating pride in Ontario’s Highlands means smaller, more intimate events that offer a totally different Pride experience. Celebrate diversity and inclusivity at one of these 2SLGBTQI+ events and we guarantee it will be worth the drive.

Lanark County Wide Pride 

When: June 1 to 24, 2023
Where: Various locations across Lanark County

The whole of Lanark County takes part in this series of events that span the month of June in the communities of Mississippi Mills, Perth, Carleton Place and Smiths Falls. Expect to see a flag raising and cross-county drive-out parade June 3, a sunrise ceremony on June 17, storytime and craft on June 24, and a cleverly named "Gayla" dance on June 24, to name a few of these fantastically colourful events on the agenda. Visit the website for full details and event line-up and locations. You can also download their event line-up here

Pembroke Pride

When: June 3 to 4, 2023
Were: Pembroke

The folks at Pembroke Pride coordinate 2SLGBTQI+ friendly events throughout the year but take particular pride (pun intended) in their line-up in honour of Pride month. Join them for a Pride walk on June 3 and a Pride festival on June 4. This event will feature live music and more, all in the charming small town of Pembroke in Renfrew County.

Minden Pride Week

When: Aug. 21 to 27, 2023
Where: Various locations in Haliburton Highlands

Minden Pride has ben running since 2016 in Haliburton Highlands and draws participants from as far away as Toronto or as close as Haliburton village. This year events will take place in multiple locations and will feature a flag raising, live music, and more. Keep up to date by visiting their website for the full event line-up and locations.