This weekend sees the start of the Calgary Pride festivities which will take place at various locations throughout the city over the coming days. The crossing on Stephen Avenue has been painted with the rainbow flag and is looking really great.

The big event will be the Pride Parade on September 2nd. However, lots of smaller events are taking place and we came across one yesterday.

Central Memorial Park was hosting this live show of drag queens, performers, gymnasts etc. We stayed a watched for a while and managed to get a few photos.  Here are some of the colorful characters we saw.

There was also a drag show.

As well as some other acts.