Join the local Vancouver Sikh community in celebrating the beginning of the harvest season this April.
On Saturday, April 15th, 2017, the Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade will embark it’s annual tradition from the KDS Ross Sikh Temple. The parade has quickly grown in popularity throughout the years, becoming a yearly tradition.
Vaisakhi is one of the most celebrated Sikh holidays that marks the beginning of the harvest season in India. In addition, it marks the birth of Khalsa in 1699.
From 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., come together with the entire South Asian community and partake in the walk of life.
For the first time this year, the South Asian LGBTQ support group Sher Vancouver will march in the Vancouver Vaisakhi parade.
With this in mind, community members are encouraged to attend the event to begin the discussion of diversity and acceptance in our communities.
Participants can expect plenty of music and entertainment throughout the event.
As well, local residents and businesses are handing out plenty of food to enjoy.
Check out photos from last year’s colorful Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade here, as well as a timelapse of the event below:
Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade 2017
When: Saturday, April 15th, 2017
Where: KDS Ross Sikh Temple, 8000 Ross St., Vancouver
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.