An outdoor disco is coming to downtown Vancouver for the 2018 Pride Premiere

Jul 23 2018, 7:02 pm

To celebrate the start of the 2018 Vancouver Pride Festival, a seven-hour dance party will be taking over downtown Vancouver.

On Friday, July 27, the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS), in tandem with Public Disco, will be hosting the VPS 2018 Pride Premiere at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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.”

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Vancouver Pride

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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.

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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.

Pride Premiere 2018

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

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