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Halifax Pride Festival pushed back to August

One of its biggest events, the Pride Parade, will not go this year 'due to its large attendance numbers'
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(Photo courtesy of Halifax Pride)

The 2021 Halifax Pride Festival has been postponed a month.

The eleven day festival was originally scheduled to take place in July, but the Halifax Pride Society said it will now run from Aug. 12 to  Aug. 22. 

"The decision was made to ensure the safety of the community and festival attendees due to the changing nature of the pandemic and public health protocols in recent weeks," said the society in a news release.

"By delaying until August, the health and safety of all festival participants will be further supported as they gather to celebrate our community's culture, history, and advocacy," added the group's executive director, Adam Reid.

Even with the delay, one of the festival's biggest events, the Pride Parade, will not go this year "due to its large attendance numbers."

"Our team of staff and volunteers have prioritized developing plans that allow for a safe and successful festival through in-person events at our Garrison Grounds Festival Site and online platforms," Reid said.

A full schedule is expected to be released in July.

Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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