Thursday March 9th
FREE ADMISSION| @NOON
Location: Jasper Emergency Services Building (518 Geikie Street)
Join the Board Members of the Jasper Pride Festival Society along with the Municipality of Jasper, visitors and locals come together to raise the pride flag to officially mark the start of the 8th Annual Jasper Pride Festival.
PRIDE KICK OFF PARTY
FREE ADMISSION| 6:30pm
Location: Whistle Stop Pub @ Whistler's INN
Enjoy music, hugs, smiles, laughter, drinks and snacks. Our Kick-Off is the place to be to meet and re-connect. Join your friends, co-travellers and Jasper locals for an evening of warm hospitality and open hearts. Enjoy complimentary snacks and appetizers! Cash bar services are available. Our sponsor Whistler Inn is proud to sponsor and host the annual event to kick off the 8th Annual Jasper Pride Festival! Complimentary admission and appetizers. Tickets are not required.
FREe admission| 9:00pm
Location: Jasper Brewing Company
Join us for the official launch of our third annual Jasper Pride Beer! Brewmaster John Palko from Jasper's very own Brewing Company created this beer with pure, natural Rocky Mountain water sourced from the Great Canadian Rockies. Join friends for good times and good cheer! Proceeds from all Pride Beer sales at this and other locations all weekend long will support our Jasper Pride Festival Society.
Embracing our Proud & Free Canadian theme, this year there are two beers to sample: Red Rye Lager and a White (Wheat) Ale.
Please note that the ‘restaurant’ side of the pub (to the left of the front door) is reserved for this event. Note: Food and beverages are not included. Tickets are not required.
PRIDE DJ PARTY
Free Admission| 11:00pm
Location: Downstream Jasper
Riki Rocket is a Canadian producer, DJ and remix/mashup artist from British Columbia. She has been working in the music industry for over a decade and has been rocking crowds on a global scale. With her roots starting in Brighton England, Riki has a love for house music that runs deep and often shows in her tracks and mixes.
Friday March 10th
10:00am & 1:00pm
Location: Marmot Basin - Guest services
Join our proud mountain hosts for a fun ski tour around Marmot Basin exclusively for Pride guests. Meet them at the pride flags in the Lower Chalet outdoor mezzanine at 10am and 1pm. Learn all about the mountain and its terrain.
Marmot Basin is one of the best ski hills in the Canadian Rockies. The hill offers 3,000 vertical feet (914m) of superb skiing and snowboarding on 1,675 acres of varied terrain and your hosts will provide friendly mountain hospitality!
Complimentary Tour with Valid Lift Ticket
PRIDE BURLESQUE & BOYLESQUE SHOW| 8:00pm
Location: Sawridge inn and convention Centre
Made up of theatre artists turned burlesque beauties, Edmonton's award-winning Send in the Girls Burlesque matches the performance style of burlesque with the narrative of theatre to create burlesque that tells a story and goes a step above the usual bump and grind. Since 2010, Send in the Girls Burlesque has created plays and performances which are both entertaining and thought-provoking. With a mandate to produce work which unapologetically discusses gender, feminism, politics, and body image while examining lesser known historical figures and events through a modern day satirical lens, an evening with Send in the Girls stays with you long after the final curtain.
After slaying the stage at last year's Jasper Pride Festival with BONDAGE, MAN UP! returns with their all-new production, CIRQUE ELECTRIQUE. Dressed in high heels, five of Alberta’s top male performers - Tres Debonair (Gregory P Caswell), Fitzgerald Bitchwilliam III (Joshua Wolchansky), Beau Creep (Brennan Doucet), Teen Jesus Barbie (Joshua William Carter) and Rusty Kingfisher (CJ Rowein) - delivers a message of self-love, finding confidence in one’s vulnerability, and security in one’s sexuality.
Free admission| 10:00pm
Location: Whistle Stop Pub @ Whistler's Inn
Jasper’s Bear-themed party is open to one and all! Lumberjack dress-down, and all are welcome to participate in the "Best Beard Contest."
Food and beverages not included. Drink Specials all evening.
Saturday March 11th
PRIDE ON THE HILL| 12 noon
Location: Marmot Basin
Join us for a fun-filled day on the slopes of Marmot Basin with costumes, a pride-colored parade, followed by a BBQ and DJ at Mid-Chalet. Create your own ski-able float or costume and win prizes!
PRIDE APRES SKI
Free admission| 2:00pm
Location: Marmot Basin
Join us in the Caribou Lounge and enjoy drink specials and an afternoon snack between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Our full menu will be offered until 4:30pm, the bar will be open until 5:00pm and a complimentary shuttle will be running back to the parking lots as well as into Jasper at 5:15pm. What better way to finish your day on the slopes than by relaxing with new friends in the Caribou Lounge!
Sunday March 12th