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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, August 5

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Daniel Chai Aug 03, 2018 5:00 am 5,843
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Happy Pride, everyone! Enjoy your Sunday with our list of 10 things to do around Vancouver today, August 5. The 40th Annual Pride Parade, Untoxicated Street Party, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

40th Annual Pride Parade

  • What: A protest. A party. A chance to recognize how far we have come and reflect on where we need to go from here. With over 130 different entries, attracting crowds of 600,000 annually, the annual Vancouver Pride Parade is a world-class event celebrating our diverse LGBTQAI2S+ communities.
  • When: Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 3 pm
  • Where: Through Vancouver and ending at Sunset Beach
  • Admission: Free

Sunset Beach Festival

  • What: Dance the day away along beautiful Sunset Beach at the end of the Pride Parade. The Sunset Beach Festival features a main stage showcasing LGBTQAI2S+ talent and wedding ceremony performed by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. With a 1,500 beer garden, outdoor sober lounge, Community Zone and Family Fun Zone with additional programming food truck circle and more, there is something for everyone.
  • When: Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Sunset Beach
  • Admission: Free

Steveston Farmers & Artisans’ Market

  • What: With entertainment playing and vendors striking up light conversation with customers throughout the day, the Steveston Farmers and Artisans’ Market creates a friendly, social environment for you to spend your afternoon. Whether you’re buying fresh locally grown produce, grabbing a bite to eat, enjoying the craftsmanship of some of the artisans, or simply strolling through the market enjoying the day, the market has something to offer for everyone.
  • When: Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Easthope Parking Lot (across the street from the Steveston Community Centre) – 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Clayton Community Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Clayton Community Farmer’s Market community is made up of a diverse community of farmers, fishers, artisans, food preparers and more. There will also be a Family Fun Zone, live music and food trucks.
  • When: Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Clayton Heights Secondary School – 7003 188 St, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Untoxicated Street Party

  • What: Pride’s substance-free sober dance party, organized by Last Door Recovery
    Center, featuring performances from drag stars Trixie Mattel and Sasha Velour,
    7 plus Piotr, Raye Sunshine, Jaylene Tyme, Del Stamp, and MC Alma Bitches and
    Crystal Clearly.
  • When: Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Where: Davie Street and Bute Street
  • Admission: Free

History Sunday at Pride 2018

Image: Brendan Leong Photography

  • What: Celebrities’ legendary 14 Hour and 10 DJ epic #Pride2018 finale. Featuring Karsten Sollors of Chicago, BOIGRL (DJ Skylar Love & Ms. Jackson of San Francisco), Stilla B2B DJ NOKU of Toronto, Johnny Jover of Glass Petals, Zak Santiago, Seb C, Mattilde and MY!GAY!HUSBAND! of Glory Days. No cover until 7 pm
  • When: Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Time: Doors 2 pm
  • Where: Celebrities Nightclub – 1022 Davie St, Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

Creative Café

  • What: Learn about the history and natural wonders of Minnekhada Regional Park and enjoy the work of local artists. Drop by anytime.
  • When: Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam –  Meet at Minnekhada Lodge
  • Admission: Free

The 6th Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition

  • What: The 6th Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition and The One Dollar for One Poor Child Charity Event is a global charity event that is hosted by The Canada Youth Arts Development Foundation and strongly supported by UNICEF Canada. It is a global painting competition for children and youth artists ages 4 to 25 across the world. The event aims to help children who live in poverty.
  • When: Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 6 pm
  • Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
  • Cost: $20 registration (includes $1 donation to UNICEF)

The Really Gay History Tour

  • What: Venture into Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ history this Pride season on the Really Gay History Tour from Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours. You’ll visit the sites of bookstore bombings, police raids, Imperial Court coronations, the “Kiss-Ins” of Granville Street, and the gayest beer parlour in town.
  • When: Daily until Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Starts outside of Vancouver City Centre Skytrain Station, finishes in the Davie Street Village.
  • Tickets: Online, $28-$32
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