SUNSHINE, LOLLIPOPS, AND RAINBOWS.. EVERYTHING THAT'S WONDERFUL IS WHAT I FEEL WHEN WE'RE TOGETHER ♫ - VANCOUVER'S PRIDE WEEKEND IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!
Are you as excited about Pride weekend as we are? BC long weekend has been 40 years accompanied by Proud Pride festivities and Vancouver couldn't be happier, or brighter! Everywhere you walk this weekend you will see our city sporting rainbow flags in support of the pride community - If you want to join in on the fun, have a look at Vantastic's pride itinerary below:
Friday, August 3rd | 9:00pm - 2:00am |D/6 Bar and Lounge, 6th floor Parq Vancouver | Ages 19+
Parq Vancouver invites you to celebrate Pride at Vancouver's exciting new rooftop patio! The cocktails are flowing, the music is playing, the party is in full swing. Hosted by Chicago based Queen, Kim Chi. Performance by International, award winning DJ Dickey Doo.
Saturday August 4 | 8:00AM | Jim Deva Plaza
Enjoy a by-donation pancake breakfast and buffet to celebrate the legacy of Terry Wallace, who managed the Castle Pub and raised money through the pub, 50/50's, and pull-tab machines in order to fund the Pride Parade in its years of financial uncertainty. Terry Wallace's reputation as one of the Vancouver Pride Society founders and a gentle peacekeeper who worked out of the spotlight follows him even after his death in 2004.
Le Hangover | Saturday, August 4th | 1 PM - 8:30 PM| Eastside Studio 550 Malkin Avenue
Adult Kiddie Pool ✅
Tropical Parking Lot ✅
Daytime Drinks ✅
Indoor Lounge Area ✅
What else would you be doing with your Saturday afternoon? Dive into some tropical pride this Saturday at Le Hangover!
"Pride Is For Every Body! Every Body Is A Pride Body!"
40th Annual Pride Parade - Saturday, August 5th| 12-3PM
Party, protest, and take pride in your community at the 40th Annual Pride Parade! Begins at Robson and Thurlow Street, proceeds onto Denman Street and ends at Sunset Beach. Head out in as much colour, glitter and enthusiasm as you can muster - Get out and have some fun while supporting the pride community #onelove.
Have a look at the map of the 2018 Parade Route above.
Sunset Beach Festival- Sunday, August 5 |11 am - 6 pm
Beach bums and party-goers alike will flock down to the Sunset Beach festival along the scenic Sunset Beach. Head down for some fun in the sun and experience the main stage entertainment, check out the artwork, explore the Vendor Village, visit the Family Fun Zone and the brand new Community Zone, or dance the afternoon away to DJs spinning in the beer garden.
Head early to dance all day beside the water, or come after the Parade for all the fun festivities!
Recovery Cruise | Monday, August 6th | 3:00PM
Not ready to stop the Pride fun? Book your Recovery Cruise tickets for a Recovery Hangover Cruise with CruiseyT! -
CruiseyT Celebrates 27 years and is known for Vancouver’s Original Pride Cruises. CruiseyT is known across the continent for hosting the ultimate gay club alternative parties. Their iconic Pride Cruises are a must-attend events. It's a great way to explore the scenic harbours the Pacific coast has to offer, and make new friends from around the world.
CruiseyT's operation raises funds for local charities and organizations within the LGBTQ community. Since the inception of CruiseyT in 1991 founded by Randy Newburg, a total of $650,000 has been donated to worthy causes and direct service agencies.