To celebrate the start of the 2018 Vancouver Pride Festival, a seven-hour dance party will be taking over downtown Vancouver.
The disco has popped up in 7 different plazas, streets, and laneways so far. VPS Executive Director, Andrea Arnot, comments that “Public Disco brings a unique style and sound to outdoor dance parties.”
Vancouver’s annual pride week festivities will be kicked off with an outdoor pop-up party including a two-stage, silent disco and a main stage with a drag runway competition.
The runway competition will be hosted by local drag stars Continental Breakfast and PM and feature Alma B Itches, Misty H Meadows-Gurl, and Gluttony as judges.
Strut, a 12′ kinetic light-up peacock, will also be unveiled at the Pride Premiere. The peacock symbolizes bisexuality within the community and is hoped to provoke discussions of bi/panphobia.
Other attractions at the event include multiple food trucks, street performers in the Robson Plaza, and all-ages activities like button making, giant Jenga, and creating your own Pride GIF.
The event takes place on Friday, July 27 from 5 pm to midnight and is a free, family-friendly and all-ages celebration.
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Time: 5 pm to midnight
When: Friday, July 27, 2018
Admission: Free of charge
Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of the 2018 Pride Premiere and the Vancouver Pride Society