Belleville Pride In The Park

Gilles Charette

June 13, 2016 – Statement on the shootings at Pulse Nightclub Orlando. We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in Orlando and around the world in condemning this hate crime. To read the full statement from Belleville Pride, click here.
May 25 – Our ‘Events’ page has been updated with information about the parade and park festivities as well as the Pre-Pride party and other Pride Week events. Check it out here.
A map of this years parade route for floats and walkers is now available on the contact page.

Belleville 16-23 July is Pride Week!

Belleville Pride has quickly become one of Hastings & Prince Edward County’s most colourful and dynamic Summer events. This year, your Pride Committee has a week worth of activities in store, beginning with our annual Pre-Pride Party on July 16th! Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for an old-school 70’s disco party!

On Saturday, July 23rd, from 12-4pm will be our annual Pride Parade and Pride in the Park Festival at West Zwicks Park! Join a few hundred revelers as well as dozens of community groups and vendors for an afternoon of games, entertainment and merry-making with the local LGBTQ2s+ community!

NOTE! Due to the ongoing construction in downtown Belleville and along Dundas St and Bay Bridge Road, our parade route has changed. We’ll be meeting at 11am at the Belleville Fairgrounds (corner of Sidney and Bridge Streets) and the parade will start at the Fairgrounds, proceed south along Sidney Street, and at Dundas Street, the marchers will continue south along Sidney to enter Zwicks Park from the foot of Sidney Street. Vehicles will turn along Dundas Street to enter the parking area from Bay Bridge Road (both of these streets will be closed to pedestrians due to construction).

Be sure to also join us for Pump! on Saturday, July 23rd – where a great evening of cocktails, dancing and a superb drag show are in store.

More events are being worked on and the details will be shared as soon as they become available, and you can see them on our Events page, and by liking us on Facebook. Want to stay in the loop without always checking the site? Add your name to our mailing list!

You can now to register to volunteer, or to register your community group or business to march in the parade or to have a display during the Park Festival.

Keep an eye on this website, as well as the Belleville Pride Facebook Page and Twitter feed!

Yours with Pride,


Gilles Charette

Chair, Belleville Pride 2016

To read about the history of Belleville Pride, CLICK HERE