Photos: Weenie roast and drag show draws crowds to Kensington

Drag queen Nada Nuff shows off some of the fashions available at local Kensington retailers during a drag and fashion show on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The Kensington Village BIA put on the drag queen show with performers from Hire Heels as part of the community and BIA pop-up events during the Chinook Blast winter festival. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

The Kensington Village BIA held something a little bit different compared to some of the other winter festivals during Chinook Blast.

Visitors to the area were treated to free hot dogs from Eatcrow Snack Bar, before getting to watch a fashion and drag queen show.

The performers from Hire Heels YYC showed off some of the fashion available from local boutiques, before putting on a family friendly drag queen show.

Kensington has been holding a series of daytime and nighttime community pop-up events as part of Chinook Blast. Next weekend, the BIA will be holding an evening outdoor LED light show along with musical performances at their Kensington Road plaza.

Drag queen Nada Nuff shows off some of the fashions available at local Kensington retailers during a drag and fashion show on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The Kensington Village BIA put on the drag queen show with performers from Hire Heels as part of the community and BIA pop-up events during the Chinook Blast winter festival. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Drag queen Nada Nuff shows off some of the fashions available at local Kensington retailers during a drag and fashion show on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The Kensington Village BIA put on the drag queen show with performers from Hire Heels as part of the community and BIA pop-up events during the Chinook Blast winter festival. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Drag queen Dayna Hart shows off some of the fashions available at local Kensington retailers during a drag and fashion show on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The Kensington Village BIA put on the drag queen show with performers from Hire Heels as part of the community and BIA pop-up events during the Chinook Blast winter festival. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Drag queen Tangerine Dream shows off some of the fashions available at local Kensington retailers during a drag and fashion show on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The Kensington Village BIA put on the drag queen show with performers from Hire Heels as part of the community and BIA pop-up events during the Chinook Blast winter festival. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Drag queen Tangerine Dream performs in Kensington on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The Kensington Village BIA put on the drag queen show with performers from Hire Heels as part of the community and BIA pop-up events during the Chinook Blast winter festival. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Drag queen Tangerine Dream performs in Kensington on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The Kensington Village BIA put on the drag queen show with performers from Hire Heels as part of the community and BIA pop-up events during the Chinook Blast winter festival. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Drag queen Farrah Nuff points out to the crowd during a drag and fashion show in Kensington on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The Kensington Village BIA put on the drag queen show with performers from Hire Heels as part of the community and BIA pop-up events during the Chinook Blast winter festival. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Drag queen Nada Nuff performs to Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 during a drag and fashion show in Kensington on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The Kensington Village BIA put on the drag queen show with performers from Hire Heels as part of the community and BIA pop-up events during the Chinook Blast winter festival. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Drag queen Nada Nuff receives a tip during a drag and fashion show in Kensington on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The Kensington Village BIA put on the drag queen show with performers from Hire Heels as part of the community and BIA pop-up events during the Chinook Blast winter festival. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Drag queen Dayna Hart jumps off the stage during the drag and fashion show in Kensington on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The Kensington Village BIA put on the drag queen show with performers from Hire Heels as part of the community and BIA pop-up events during the Chinook Blast winter festival. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The drag queens are re-introduced to the audience post show by MC Kylee Roman in Kensington on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The Kensington Village BIA put on the drag queen show with performers from Hire Heels as part of the community and BIA pop-up events during the Chinook Blast winter festival. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Annie MacInnis, Executive Director for the Kensington Village Business Improvement Area, left, chats with drag queen Nada Nuff post show on February 12, 2022. The Kensington Village BIA put on the drag queen show with performers from Hire Heels as part of the community and BIA pop-up events during the Chinook Blast winter festival. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

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