VANCOUVER PRIDE TO TAKE OVER THE CITY WITH OVER 60 IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL EVENTS THIS SUMMER

Photo: Vancouver Pride Society

VanPrideFest marks the return of in-person summer festivals

Vancouver Pride Society is excited to announce its full schedule for the 2021 #ChooseYourPride celebrations. While acknowledging that Pride doesn’t look the same for all community members, the organization is hosting more than 60 events including in-person and digital experiences taking place July 3–August 3, 2021. As one of the first in-person Summer festivals since COVID started in 2020, Vancouver Pride Society will bring the pandemic-friendly VanPrideFest to Jonathan Rogers Park in Mount Pleasant from July 30–August 1, 2021. The series of free open-air programming with community partners offers ten different time slots dedicated to the specificities of the local 2SLGBTQAI+ community. Continue reading:
VANCOUVER PRIDE TO TAKE OVER THE CITY WITH OVER 60 IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL EVENTS THIS SUMMER

Vancouver Pride Festival’s Exciting Line-Up Dazzles

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Celebrating the city’s diverse LGBTQ2+ community is a given each summer during Pride Festival, and this year is better than ever. Here’s a few new highlights. Continue reading:
Vancouver Pride Festival’s Exciting Line-Up Dazzles

Pride Week Round-up

Courtesy of Sean Hagen via Flickr

Courtesy of Sean Hagen via Flickr

It’s that time of year where Vancouverites and visitors alike are encouraged to let their flags fly, whether it’s freak flag, rainbow flag or a Canadian flag. All flags, and people, are welcomed at the fast-approaching Pride Week, which starts on July 26th and runs until August 3rd. We’ve got a round-up of events so you’re on top of what to expect during the most colourful week in Vancouver. Continue reading:
Pride Week Round-up

Top August Long Weekend Events in Vancouver

Powell Street Festival. Photo credit: Flickr user Robert Sanzalone.

Sticking around for the August Long Weekend, August 4-6? I don’t blame you. In addition to the obvious options, like beach time, there’s so much action happening in Vancouver this weekend, a staycation is an awesome decision.

Here are six August Long Weekend events to get excited about.

1) Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks, August 4
It’s the last night of this legendary, sparkly Vancouver summer event. Vietnam, Brazil and Italy are in competition for best pyrotechnics. Only Italy has yet to get down to explosive business. At 10pm August 4, the skies over English Bay will twinkle with thousands of colourful lights. Find details on the best places to watch the fireworks here. Use this handy iOS app to vote for the winning fireworks display. Continue reading:
Top August Long Weekend Events in Vancouver

20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in August 2012

Vancouver Pride Parade. Photo credit: Flickr user *_*

Sultry August is your last chance to have that fling with summer fun, before it’s too late.

With the August long weekend, dazzling Celebration of Light fireworks and the fabulous annual Vancouver Pride Parade, there are plenty of good reasons to get out and celebrate.

Outdoor entertainment continues through August before disappearing until next summer. Catch a free cult-fave film at Second Beach or David Lam Park in Yaletown. Take in some twilight, beachfront Shakespeare at Bard on the Beach. Bring the family to the much loved Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) musicals in Malkin Bowl at Stanley Park.

For festival fiends, there’s no shortage of cost-free opportunity. Start with the Sunset Beach Pride Festival with beer garden. Don’t miss Veg Fest Vancouver, the Japanese Canadian Powell Street Festival, the Vancouver Chinatown Festival or Latin Summer Fest at Trout Lake.

And that barely scrapes the surface of all August has to offer. Get the full list of unmissable August events after the jump.   Continue reading:
20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in August 2012