Your ultimate guide to Vancouver Pride 2018

Jul 27 2018, 10:36 pm

Vancouver Pride is almost upon us, and a full lineup of events are set to take place.

Here’s our ultimate guide of what to check out, where, and when.

Pride Premiere

What: A seven-hour, 360-degree party circling the Vancouver Art Gallery, complete with
life-size interactive art pieces, main stage and silent disco, vendor village,
and community groups offering Queer 101 in the Downtown core, there is
something for everyone.

When: July 27

Time: 5 pm to 12 am

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery

Pride at the Pier

What: Pride has come to the North Shore with an all-ages, alcohol-free dance
party. Over the last several months, an LGBTQAI2S+ youth advisory committee
helped plan this year’s Pride at the Pier to ensure the event was steered by
youth, for youth.

When: July 31

Time: 5 pm to 10 pm

Where: Shipbuilders’ Square, North Vancouver

Pride Week Proclamation

What: Join the Vancouver Pride Society in the newly named šxwƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square as Councillor Tim Stevenson reads the 2018 Pride Proclamation. Host Joan-E, VPS representatives and Councillor Stevenson will be there to proclaim Pride Week in the City of Vancouver, to celebrate 40 years of Drag, and introduce the 2018 Parade Grand Marshals.

When: Monday, July 30

Time: 11 am to 12:30 pm

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery (south steps on the 800 block of Robson Street)

Mayor Gregor Robertson / Pride Proclamation 2018

Mayor Gregor Robertson / Pride Proclamation 2018

Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast

What: Enjoy a buffet, by-donation pancake breakfast with all the fixings. This
annual event celebrates of the life and work of Vancouver Pride Society founder, Terry Wallace.

When: August 4

Time: 8 am to 12 pm

Where: Jim Deva Plaza

 40th Annual Pride Parade

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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: August 5

Time: 12 pm to 3 pm

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 programing, food truck circle and more, there is
something for everyone.

When: August 5

Time: 11 am to 6 pm

Where: Sunset Beach

The Really Gay History Tour

What: Discover the stories, landmarks, and icons of Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ community
through a 2.5h tour from downtown to English bay via the historic gay village
of Davie Street with Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, specially staged in partnership with Vancouver Pride Society.

When: July 22 to August 4

Where: Downtown Vancouver, and West End neighbourhood

TUTS Pride Night

What: For the second year in a row, Theatre Under The Stars is partnering with VPS
to bring audiences TUTS Pride Night. Theatre goers can use promocode VANPRIDE
for $10 off regular adult ticket prices to the July 30 showing of 42nd Street. Broadway’s big, brassy song and dance extravaganza. Seat cushion and program donations for the evening are matched by TUTS and donated to VPS.

When: July 30

Time: 8 pm

Where: Malkin Bowl – Stanley Park

Tickets: Starting at $30, via Tickets Tonight

Fresh Air Cinema – Pride Movie in the Park

What: Xanadu or Spice World? Voters are deciding on which cult classic will be
screened at Fresh Air Cinema’s Pride Movie in the Park. Grab a blanket and
head on down to Second Beach to watch a pre-film drag show before catching
Xanadu or Spice World on the outdoor big screen.

When: July 31

Where: Second Beach

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: August 5

Time: 6 pm to 10 pm

Where: Bute Street at Davie Street

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