8 Vancouver Pride 2017 events happening around town

Jul 19 2017, 4:57 pm

Pride season is upon us! This year marks the 39th anniversary of Pride in Vancouver, and we’re sure it’s going to be as fun and fabulous as ever!

The annual celebration is a great excuse to get involved and celebrate our city’s LGTBQ2+ community as one.

So without further ado, here are some things to do this Pride weekend.

Pride Undie Run

  • What: Strip down to your underwear and race through the streets before dancing the night away at an epic dance party? The best part is you’ll be taking your clothes off for free with all discarded clothing donated to charity.
  • Where: Starts at Vancouver Art Gallery, ends at Davie Street.
  • When: Friday, August 4 at 5:30 pm
  • Tickets: Free

Davie Street Party

  • What: Take back the streets for Pride Weekend in the heart of the Davie Street Village! The party will spill out from the Community Stage at the historic Rainbow Crosswalk, where you can pound the pavement to some of the city’s hottest talent and witness the annual Wimple-In ceremony of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
  • Where: Davie Street between Burrard and Jervis, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, August 4, 6 pm until midnight
  • Tickets: This is a free event but RFID keychains are available to be loaded up for drink purchases, and can be used in beer gardens at the Davie Street Party.

Chicks Ahoy!

  • What: If you’re looking for some maritime mayhem and a rock-your-world dance floor surrounded by stunning scenery, this is the party for you. Everyone is welcome at this sticky, glittery, rainbow-filled night of hot music, hot bodies, and hot summer fun.
  • Where: Magic Yacht Charters – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, August 4, boarding at 7 pm, sailing from 8 to 11 pm
  • Tickets: From Flygirl Productions, $45 in advance, $49.99 on boarding

Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast

  • What: A by-donation community breakfast honouring one of the founders of Pride in Vancouver. Enjoy syrup-covered pancakes and other breakfast delights in the heart of the Davie Village, courtesy of Independent Grocer.
  • Where: Jim Deva Plaza – intersection of Davie Street and Bute Street,
  • When: Saturday, August 5, at 8 am

Pride Festival at Sunset Beach

  • What: Browse more than 100 exhibitors in the Pride Market, including local artisans and community organizations. Bands, drag performers, and speakers will be featured on the main stage, with DJs spinning in the beer garden throughout the day.
  • Where: Sunset Beach Park – 1204 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, August 6 at 11 am

Vancouver Pride Parade 2017

  • What: Attracting crowds of more than 650,000, the annual Pride Parade is the city’s largest parade and is renowned on the international stage as on of the largest and most successful events in the world, in support of LGBTQQ+ communities.
  • Where: West End (Davie Street, Robson Street, and Denman Street), Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, August 6 at noon

CruiseyT Pride Party Cruise

  • What: Vancouver’s infamous party cruise is back for 2017, with an aquatic adventure on the MV Britannia. With DJs spinning House and Nu_Disco, alongside performances from some of the city’s legendary drag queens, it’s sure to sell out so get your tickets while you still can.
  • When: Sunday, August 6 from 4 to 9 pm
  • Where: Harbour Cruises at Denman & Georgia Street
  • Tickets: $75, available online.

CruiseyT Pride Recovery Cruise

  • What: A chance to chill out after the hustle and bustle of Pride Weekend.
  • When: Monday, August 7 from 3 to 8 pm
  • Where: Harbour Cruises at Denman & Georgia Street
  • Tickets: $75, available online.

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