Family-friendly East Van Pride coming to Commercial Drive this weekend

Jun 19 2019, 2:59 am

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The Vancouver Pride Society is hosting a family-friendly celebration of pride in East Vancouver this weekend.

You can expect a fun-filled afternoon at East Side Pride at Grandview Park on Saturday, June 22 from 11 am to 6 pm. The event is all-ages so invite your family and friends.

Bring your picnic blanket and scope out the best spot on the grass, then sit back and relax.

You’ll be surrounded by cool performances, over 30 vendors, and food trucks galore.

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There are a ton of things to do at this annual event, like some of East Side Pride’s highlights: a Queer History from Glenn Tkach, creator of The Really Gay History Tour, getting your groove on with free salsa dance lessons, and Drag Queen Story Time.

Other activities that you could be doing this Saturday include button-making, toppling over giant Jenga pieces, and playing parachute games.

For those who’d rather chill on the grass and watch the afternoon entertainment, you can expect to see musician Tonye emcee the event and live performances from:

  • Jason Qiu 秋咏
  • Fallen Stars
  • Gisun
  • Vancouver Rainbow Concert Band
  • Parlour Panther
  • Bushy Park Music
  • Rogue

Also featured will be drag performances from:

  • Miss Gina Tonic
  • Fonda Vit
  • Kara Juku
  • Ricky Eldridge
  • Jess Hawkins
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With all the things to do and see, you’re going to be there for a while. Fuel up on the tasty eats they’ll be serving up, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Be on the lookout for all the food trucks selling mouth-watering grub — like Sto:lo Bannock, Come Arepa and Chickpea.

And if you’re in the mood for some good old fashioned BBQ, Saige Community Food Bank will be selling freshly grilled veggie and meat hot dogs all for a good cause. As if that isn’t enough of an incentive, they’ll have games at their station with the chance to win prizes.

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If you’ve ever been to Grandview Park, you’ll know what the best part of this festival is — the nearby waterpark and playground. So remember to pack your bathing suit and sunscreen.

This event will be ASL accessible with an interpreter on stage and a shaded ASL viewing area.

East Side Pride 2019 

Where: Grandview Park — 1657 Charles Street, Vancouver
When: Saturday, June 22
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free
Social: #EastSidePride, #VanPride2019, #StillFighting50


Daily Hive is a proud community sponsor of Vancouver Pride Festival 

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