Costumes, Drag, Ball Pits, Photo Booths and Dancing! It’s Vancouver Pride Society’s Unicorn Ball

By Casey Stepaniuk

If you’ve been thinking that you haven’t dressed up as a unicorn enough recently, you’re in luck: Vancouver Pride Society’s Unicorn Ball is coming up! The second annual event is taking place February 24th, which is plenty of time for unicorn costume planning.

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Costumes, Drag, Ball Pits, Photo Booths and Dancing! It’s Vancouver Pride Society’s Unicorn Ball

Top 5 Events for the 2017 Vancouver Pride Festival

Vancouver Pride 2017

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Time to let your rainbow flag fly! The most colourful and diverse festival of the year is kicking off with the start of the 39th annual Vancouver Pride Festival next week.

This community celebration attracts crowds of more than 650,000 people for good reason – it’s a great party! Whether you’re looking for a boat cruise, a silent disco, or a giant parade, there’s something for everyone in celebration of the LGBTQ2+ community.

Pride 2017 includes over 20 events throughout the summer. There’s an event calendar on the Vancouver Pride website, or you can check out some of the most popular events scheduled for the festival below:

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Top 5 Events for the 2017 Vancouver Pride Festival

2016 Vancouver Pride Parade to feature Special Guest

Vancouver Pride Week - Parade | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Darryl Dyck, The Canadian Press – Vancouver Sun

The culmination of Pride Week in Vancouver erupts in a grand finale of short shorts, rainbows, feather boas, and lots and lots of celebration during the 38th annual Pride Parade taking place this Sunday, July 31 from 12pm – 3pm in downtown Vancouver.

Starting at 12pm sharp on Sunday afternoon, the parade will kick-off at Robson and Thurlow, run down Denman Street and along Beach avenue to end at the huge Pride Festival at Sunset Beach, which runs until 6pm.

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2016 Vancouver Pride Parade to feature Special Guest

Vancouver’s Alternative Pride Adds Even More Diversity and Inclusivity to Pride Week

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Image Courtesy of Vancouver Art and Leisure

By Kendell Yan

Queers, straights, and allies rejoice! Vancouver Pride week is about to experience an expansion of the festivities offered in the city by a team of over 100 artists working to make this season as inclusive as ever with the Alternative Pride Festival.

The four-day festival is being run by Vancouver Art and Leisure (VAL), a radical artist-run organization which advocates for cultural agency through non-discriminatory events that enrich the cultural in non-traditional spaces.

“At Alternative Pride you can be yourself,” states creative director Matt Troy. “We foster an environment free from prejudice where people from all walks of life can be proud of who we are.”

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Can’t-Miss Events at the 2015 Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival

Photo credit: Raul Pacheco-Vega | Flickr

Photo credit: Raul Pacheco-Vega | Flickr

Think Pride is just a parade? Not by a long shot.

The Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival returns to the city, July 25-Aug. 2. Apart from the giant parade on Aug. 2 (which attracts more than 650,000 spectators), this year’s festival includes a full lineup of outdoor events, street parties, dinners and club nights and even a celebration on Sunset Beach.

Ready for a 10K with a twist? The festival kicks off with the annual Pride Run and Walk through Stanley Park on Saturday, July 25. Runners (many in costume) compete on a course through the park’s trails and seawalls, hydrating at special disco water stations en route. There’s also a 5K walking option. Afterward, focus shifts to Picnic in the Park, a family-friendly afternoon of summer games – think tug-of-war, volleyball and a special “drag” race – plus music by local DJs.  Continue reading:
Can’t-Miss Events at the 2015 Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend
Ready for an amazing BC Day long weekend of fireworks, music, Pride, and festivals?  Here’s a roundup of events happening all over Metro Vancouver this Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holiday Monday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

PRIDE: Want some small town to go along with your extravaganza?

Kayaking out of Sargeant Bay, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast

Here it comes for 2011: another huge helping of one of North America’s most popular queer festivals, Vancouver Pride. Over 600,000 spectators will line up to view the signature parade on Sunday July 31, but both before and after, queer and GLBT-friendly fans will be looking for activities to fill out the 10 day stretch bracketing the festival.

If you’re looking for a counterpoint to the fabulous big city oomph and non-stop events, why not make a day trip or short getaway to the Sunshine Coast on either side of Pride Week?

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PRIDE: Want some small town to go along with your extravaganza?