One of Vancouver’s favourite beaches will become the home of Pride’s big finale, as over 100,000 are expected to turn out for the annual Sunset Beach Festival, the go-to party at the end of the Pride Parade.
The parade itself finishes at Sunset Beach, drawing all the performers, floats, costumes, and spectators towards the area. The festival will include beer gardens, and attendees can purchase a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) keychain that loads up with cash to make purchasing a drink quicker, as well as Express Passes that will get you into the beer garden ahead of the line.
The festival begins at 11 am—one hour before the parade starts at Robson Thurlow—so you can either spend the whole day at Sunset Beach or come by after the parade has ended.
There will also be a Family Fun Zone, a main stage, a Vender’s Village, a bike valet, and a brand new Community Zone.
Where: Sunset Beach – 1204 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
When: Sunday, August 6
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Admission: Free! But an Express Pass for the beer garden is $20 – get online
A look back at Daily Hive’s coverage of Vancouver Pride 2016: