Get loud and proud with the fam at these inclusive and all-ages Pride Toronto events.

Locals will tell you that Toronto’s Pride Month (June 1–30, 2024) is a frenzy of lights, music and colourful flags. From street parties and concerts to our spectacular parade, Pride is an electric ride. 

But the fun doesn’t start and end there: Toronto’s scene has something for everyone, including the kids! Celebrate diversity with these five 2SLGBTQ+ activities geared at families, children and young adults.

Attendees marching during Pride parade
Toronto Pride is as inclusive as it gets with an events and activities for everyone in the family

Escape into a good book at Rainbow Storytime 

Various dates in May and June, 2024

Bookworms, singalong fans, and anyone looking for positive and inclusive tunes and tales can swing by Toronto Public Library for Rainbow Storytime. Head to the TPL’s west-end Albion location (June 1 & 15, 2024) or the Midtown Maria A. Shchuka branch (Tuesdays from May 25 to June 25, 2024). 

These chill interactive events will engage little ones with songs, rhymes, activities and stories, while providing a relaxing timeout for adults, too.

Get ready for magic at Drag Queen Storytime

June 8, 2024

Experience a pop cultural phenomenon at Toronto Public Library’s Drag Queen Storytime. This fabulous interactive program features professional drag queen Gila Münster reading age-appropriate 2SLGBTQ+ themed picture books and performing a few musical numbers, too. 

Grab your favourite stuffed animal, get comfy and enjoy the positive vibes at the TPL’s Yorkville branch.

Raise the roof at Blue Jays Pride Night

June 14, 2024

Bring your foam fingers and hit Rogers Centre as the Toronto Blue Jays celebrate Pride Night by facing down the Cleveland Guardians. Expect interactive activities, performances and limited-edition Pride swag, including a Blue Jays Rainbow Rope Corduroy Hat giveaway for the first 15,000 fans entering the stadium. 

The following Sunday (June 16, 2024), kids 14 and under can join the post-game action by heading down to the field to run the bases as part of Junior Jays Father’s Day celebrations.

Go wild at the Toronto Zoo

June 15, 2024

Celebrate Pride at the Toronto Zoo. In addition to the incredible animal plumage and displays, you’ll be dazzled by the over-the-top gowns, glam makeup and sparkling wit of Toronto’s most fabulous drag queens. This fam-focused theme day includes interactive activities and enrichment experiences for all ages.

Canada’s premiere conservation-minded zoo is home to some 3,000 animals from 300 different species from around the world. 

Dance in the streets on Pride Weekend

June 28-30, 2024

Pride’s blowout Festival Weekend celebrates the strength, unity and uniqueness of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Be bold, be proud, be free… be you at this year’s event, which is appropriately themed Be _____.

If past years are anything to go by, families can expect to find a jam-packed roster of all-ages activities at Family Pride, including games, music, crafts, face painting, story time and extra special performances (Yes! You will see drag queens!). 

This fun-filled family oasis takes place during the day at Church Street Public School, so swing by with the fam for joyfully queer fun in between marches, street parties and the big parade.