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15 Colourful Vancouver PRIDE 2017 events to hit up

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The annual Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival is here! The LGBTQ+ community celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and their allies in their fight towards awareness and equality. It’s going to be another Pride-full August long weekend in Vancouver! Check out this ultimate guide of fun Vancouver Pride 2017 events to hit up:

15  Judy Show Pride: Eat, Pray, Judy
Where: The Odyssey Bar & Nightclub
When: August 2
Time: 9pm
Price: $7 cover

Another wild night at the O.

14  GOSSIP! Pride!
Where: 1181 Davie St
When: August 2
Time: 10pm

The Pride Edition of the West End’s GOSSIP! Wednesdays features special guest DJ’s and performance artists.

13  Gayblevision & Friends Screening


Where: VIVO Media Arts Centre
When: August 3
Time: 7:30pm
Price: By donation

Vintage queer TV from the archive is featured! Plus Pink Dream cocktails!

12 Prance on the Pier 


Where: Shipyard Markets
When: August 2, 2017
Time: 5-10pm
Price: FREE

North Vancouver’s first all-ages Pride dance features a full night of DJ’s, food, games, drag performances and a community zone to network and learn about local organizations and resources.

11  Welcome to Vancouver: A Panel Discussion on LGBTQ2+ Refugees


Where:  500 Granville Street
When: August 3
Time: 5pm
Price: $10-20

The Vancouver Pride Society and the Vancouver Branch of the Canadian International Council are proud to host the inaugural Vancouver Pride Society LGBTQ2+ human rights panel discussion. This new annual forum brings together leaders in the community with allies, organizations and government.

10  Davie Street Party


Where: Davie Village
When: August 4
Time: 6pm – midnight
Price: RFID key chains for beverages

Fido and Microsoft present the Davie Street Party with multiple entertainment stages, gorgeous food, new art and more!

9  Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast


Where: Jim Deva Plaza
When: August 5
Time: 8am
Price: by donation

The community breakfast honours one of the founders of Pride in Vancouver. The Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast will be celebratory with pancakes and other delights.

8  Pure Pride


Where: Harbour Event Centre
When: August 5
Time: 9pm
Price: $40 general admission / $60 VIP

Live Nation presents Pure Pride at Harbour Event Centre. Featuring an electric mix of entertainment all night. Everyone is welcome, get your dance on!

Pride Crawl Fundraiser


Where: Various bars and restaurants
When: July 14 – August 6, 2017

The inaugural Pride Crawl Fundraiser is raising funds for the Dr. Peter Centre and HIV awareness. Celebrate Pride and support the LGBTQ+ community by trying a Pride themed cocktail!

Brunch & Parade at Boathouse
SOLD OUT
The official Boathouse Brunch and Accessible Parade Viewing is back for this year’s parade. You get access to three levels on Beach Avenue’s Boathouse restaurant plus a delicious brunch buffet and cash bar.

Sunset Beach Festival


Where: Sunset Beach
When: August 6
Time: 11am

Hang out and get some sun all day! The LGBTQ2+ community knows how to have fun! Entertainment, vendor village, family fun zone, community zone, dancing, DJ’s, plus the beer garden!

The 39th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade
Where: West End
When: August 6
Time: 12pm

Show your Pride! the main event of the Pride festivities is upon us: the 39th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade. It promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Floats, colours and Pride! The fun continues at Sunset Beach all day.

Untoxicated


When: August 6
Time: 5pm
Price: $20
*Substance Free Event

A drug and alcohol free event space for people to enjoy and celebrate Pride festivities. This is the 5th year of the event which includes live entertainment.

Pride Cruises


When: August 6 & 7

August 6 features a Pride Party cruise and Pride GoGo Cruise. August 7 features a much-needed Pride Recovery Cruise. Music, dances, the open sea and tons of Pride!

Raise Your Flag with The House Party


When: August 21
Where: Chapters in Metrotown

Meet the ‘Queer Relationship Confidence’ web comic creator at Chapters in Metrotown. This webtoon is a queer youth favourite read.

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Milestones Fundraiser
When: August 17 & September 21, 2017
Where: Milestones on Robson
Time: 5:30-11:00pm

Reservations are suggested for Milestones’ “Standing Proud Together” fundraiser. The second annual event raises money for the Pride Youth Scholarships & Vancouver Pride Society. There’s Dj’s, drag performances and happy hour specials. 10% of all sales are donated.

Richmond Pride Week
When: July 31 – August 6, 2017
Where: Various locations

Check out all the events taking place in the City of Richmond.

Pride Festivities have been underway in the Lower Mainland since June which saw East Vancouver’s infamous East Side Pride, the Surrey LGBTQ Pride March and the Surrey Pride Festival. The fun continued in July with the Pride Picnic in the Park at Stanley Park, the Pride Run and Walk, the 2017 Pride Sports Day, the Dynasty Ball and more!

By Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch
Amar likes his beer chilled and ranch sauce with pizza.

 

 

 

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