24 Events In Vancouver This Year Where You Can Celebrate Pride

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Vancouver pride events

It’s that time of year once again. Time to dress up in flamboyant colours, party with all walks of life, and celebrate everyone in LGBTQAI2S+ communities. Here’s a guide to Metro Vancouver pride events you should check out this summer.

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Metro Vancouver Pride Events This Year

Vancouver

Vancouver pride events

Photo: Vancouver Pride Society / Facebook

Vancouver Pride Parade

About: One of the city’s flashiest events, this is an opportunity to don your brightest and most shiniest clothes.
Date: Sunday, August 4th, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.

Sunset Beach Festival

About: The festivities kick off at 11:00 am and the event will feature a Main Stage, Sunset Beach Oasis, Community Zone, Family Fun Zone, a beer garden, food trucks, interactive art, and more!
Date: Sunday August 4th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Vancouver Aquarium Pride After Hours

About: This 19+ party will include high-energy drag performances and shocking aquatic animal sex talks that will keep Pride week vibes strong throughout the evening.
Date: Thursday August 1st, 2019
Cost: $30 – $38
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Motown Pride Party

About: Come out on Wednesday, July 31st as they host The Motown Party #Pride2019 Edition for Summer of Love at Celebrities Nightclub ft. Trevor Risk and Des with a special performance by Kendall Gendr & friends.
Date: Wednesday July 31st, 2019
Cost: $30
Time: 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.

Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast 2019

About: Enjoy a buffet by-donation pancake breakfast in Jim Deva Plaza to commemorate one of the Vancouver Pride Society’s founders, Terry Wallace
Date: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
Cost: By donation
Time: 8:00 a.m.

Pride Parade Viewing Brunch

About: Vancouver Pride Society is hosting a Pride Parade Viewing Brunch on the roof of the bathhouse, right next to Cactus Club on Beach Avenue. There will be shade tents, prime viewing space, comfortable seating, outdoor executive washrooms, fully catered brunch, and bar service.
Date: Sunday, August 4th, 2019
Cost: $45 + GST
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Vancouver Dyke March and Festival

About: The march will begin in McSpadden Park at 11:00 a.m. with some pre-march festivities and a community art project to create the new Vancouver Dyke March banner for this year.
Date: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Richmond

Richmond Pride Week

Photo: City of Richmond

Painting of the Rainbow Staircase

About: The Richmond Youth Media Program (RYMP) will paint the stairs at the Cultural Centre.
Date: Saturday, July 27th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pride Drag Showcase

About: This family-friendly show will have drag performances and dances.
Date: Saturday, July 27th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rainbow Storytime

About: Sing songs and share stories of diversity, acceptance, love, friendship, and all the colours of the rainbow.
Date: Sunday, July 28th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pride Paint Party

About: Local artist Emily Sheppard and the West Richmond youth team will add some colour to the outside of the West Richmond Community Centre.
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Pride Week Hangout

About: Celebrate Pride at Cambie’s outdoor Pride Week Hangout.
Date: Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Summer Music Series

About: Celebrate Pride outdoors with a Pride-themed art activity led by the Richmond Art Truck and an energizing, high energy dance class that starts at 6:30 pm.
Date: Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pride Week Coffee Group

About: Enjoy some refreshments and treats for this informal social in our community living room.
Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Paint Your Rainbow

About: Drop-in and create rainbow art and enjoy refreshments to celebrate Pride Week.
Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Pride Pop-Up Party

About: Celebrate Pride with an outdoor celebration featuring refreshments, activities, giveaways and more!
Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Pride Movie Night

About: Come out for a movie and discussion night at the library featuring Love, Scott. This is a 18+ event.
Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summer Fun in the Park

About: Free activities include an all ages dance fitness class, a concert featuring the gender inclusive After Work Social cover band, and an art project with Paige Gratland, Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence.
Date: Thursday, August 1st, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Pride Movie Night: Gen Silent

About: View this award winning documentary that explores why the generation who fought the hardest to come out, is now faced with going back into the closet to survive in the care system.
Date: Thursday, August 1st, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Teen Pride Book Club

About: Enjoy a lively book discussion with other teens. We will be reading Simon vs. Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
Date: Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Pride Picnic and Social

About: Activities include a hands-on weaving activity, Drag Queen Story Time, bike decorating station and parade, guest speakers, a DJ dance party, and more.Date: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
Date: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Pride Week Toonie Skate

About: Lace up your skates and glide around the ice to celebrate Pride Week. Admission and rentals are $2.00.
Date: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

North Vancouver

Pride at the Pier

Photo: Vancouver Pride Society / Facebook

Pride at the Pier

About: Hosted by Conni Smudge, this free, all-ages dance party will have you dancing along the water to local queer DJ’s.
Date: Tuesday July 30th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

New Westminster

New West Pride Street Festival

Photo: Rory Coomey Photography

New West Pride Street Party

About: Now in its 10th year, the city holds an entire week of community events that culminate with the street festival the community has come to love.
Date: Saturday, August 17th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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