It's finally that time of year. Calgary Pride week kicks off in the city on Friday. Get ready to whip out your pride flags, dress in your most colourful outfits and join in on the celebrations. Calgary Pride will take place from Aug. 23-Sept. 1\nFrom a river float to burlesque shows to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, you simply need to attend. Calgary Pride will start off with the Pride Flag Raising at City Hall at 12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23. After the flag is flying, Pride has officially begun! Here are some of the biggest Pride events taking place this week in Calgary that you need to check out this year.\nPride In The Park\nPrice: FREE\nWhen: Sunday, Sept. 1, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.\nAddress: Prince’s Island Park, 698 Eau Claire Ave. SW, Calgary\nWhy You Need To Go: Head over to Prince’s Island Park and enjoy tons of entertainment on the main stage, a beer garden by Village Beer, a Palm Bay Lounge featuring burlesque shows, a marketplace, a wellness oasis, food trucks, and more. \n\nPosted by Calgary Pride on Monday, March 5, 2012\n \nWebsite\nCalgary Pride Raft On The Bow\nPrice: Free or ranging depending on raft rentals\nWhen: Saturday, Aug. 24, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.\nAddress: The Paddle Station, 5227 13 Ave. NW, Calgary\nWhy You Need To Go: Join a spectacular day of rafting the Bow River with your fellow Calgarians. You can rent a Pride Weekend raft, SUP, or kayak from Paddle Station or bring your own. Kick back and enjoy the float! \n\nIf happiness is the goal, then adventures should be a priority 👏\n\nCome join us for our Pride raft on the Bow this Saturday 24th 🏳️🌈Posted by The Paddle Station on Tuesday, August 20, 2019\n \nWebsite\n\n\n\nCalgary Pride Parade\nPrice: FREE\nWhen: Sunday, Sept. 1, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.\nAddress: Parade Start Point, 421 6 Ave. SE, Calgary\nWhy You Need To Go: This is the most colourful event of the year, Calgary! Watch or match with the Calgary Pride Parade in an energetic, vibrant show of love and support for Calgary’s LGBTQ2+ community. \n View this post on Instagram Love is love! ❤️ We hope you’ll join us for this year’s @calgarypride Parade on September 1st! We’re YYC’s best-valued hotel and only 2 blocks from the parade route! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Visit the link in our bio to book your stay - make sure to use the code LKCF and remember to pack your best rainbow gear! 🌈 A post shared by Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown (@ramadaplazacalgarydowntown) on Aug 12, 2019 at 7:45am PDT\n\n \nWebsite\nOn top of these three massive events, there are countless other things to do during Pride week in Calgary. Whether you're into dancing, literature, film, food, or all of the above, there's something for you.\nHere are some of the events you need to check out:\nAug. 23, 12:00 p.m. - Calgary Pride Flag Raising\nAug. 23, 6:00 p.m. - Finding Bobbi Documentary Viewing\nAug. 24, 11:00 a.m. - Calgary Pride Raft on The Bow River\nAug. 24-25, Pride In Memorial Park\nAug. 23, 1:00 p.m. - Reading with Royalty\nAug. 24, 9:30 p.m. - Beyond Burlesque\nAug. 25, 1:00 p.m. Reading with Royalty\nAug. 26, 6:00 p.m. - Pride All Ages Bar Night\nAug. 27, 6:00 p.m. - Moontricks Concert\nAug. 29, 7:00 p.m. - Eat North resents Sashay, Fillet!\nAug. 30, 9:00 p.m. - 50 Shades Of Colour KiKi Vogue Ball\nSept. 1, 10:00 a.m. - Pride In The Park\nSept. 1, 11:00 a.m. - Pride Parade\nSept. 1, 6:00 p.m. Official Closing Party\nSept. 1, 11:30 p.m. - Rocky Horror Picture Show\nFor more information on these events, click here.\nThis is going to be fabulous, inspiring, and oh-so-special. Happy Pride week, Calgary!