Vancouver Pride 2018 Offers Over 20 Official and Community Events in July/August

Vancouver Pride 2018

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Time to fly your rainbow flag high because Pride 2018 is kicking off on July 27 with a week (and a few extra days) of inclusive, celebratory events for LGBTQAI2S+ communities.

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Pride in Vancouver, which has historically offered the most diverse festivals and parade in the city. More than 20 community events will take place throughout the end of July and into August, culminating with the epic Pride Parade on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

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Vancouver Pride 2018 Offers Over 20 Official and Community Events in July/August

Kim Chi and Pearl of Rupaul’s Drag Race at Parq Vancouver for Pride

Kim Chi

By Kendell Yan

As Vancouver celebrates its 40th year of LGBTQ2+ Pride the festivities are bigger and bolder than ever. You can bet that stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race will be roaming the parties of Vancouver, but if you’re looking for the adorably colourful Kim Chi or glamourous Pearl, Parq will be the place to find them. They’ll be alongside Vancouver’s vivacious drag royalty BratPack with events that span two days and also feature art installations by Tom Pollock and a performance from Vancouver-born Berlin-based DJ Dickey Doo. Continue reading:
Kim Chi and Pearl of Rupaul’s Drag Race at Parq Vancouver for Pride

Run, Flow, Dance – Vancouver Health & Wellness Events in July 2018

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Summer is running season in Vancouver, and it is with some personal irony that this month’s wellness events list is mostly run related.  The reason I say this is because I am not a runner. At all. But that’s the beauty of Vancouver, there’s something for everyone. And for my fellow non-runners, don’t worry, there’s some fun outdoor activities happening for us as well!

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Run, Flow, Dance – Vancouver Health & Wellness Events in July 2018

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

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