Pride weekend in Vancouver is the equivalent of a 3-day-long Halloween, which I am sure you know is gay Christmas. Every year, the city and organizers outdo themselves and keep spoiling us!

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39th Vancouver Pride Parade is going to be an absolute blast, Trudeau will be there, and this year's events and activities sound even more eclectic and exciting than ever! Even if you didn't plan ahead, you have so many options that your head may spin. Get to planning, starting with these 7 highly anticipated pride events!

Prance On The Pier // The Shipyards, North Vancouver

Wednesday, August 2 
5 pm - 10 pm

A first in the city of North Vancouver, Prance on the Pier is a free dance party for all age groups. This community-oriented event is going to be a hoot and a half with drag shows, delicious grubs, games, and more! 


Big Gay Sing 2017 // The Revue Stage, Granville Island

Thursday, August 3 
Doors open at 7 pm

You really don't need to be gay to sing your lungs out along with the Vancouver Men’s Chorus. You don't even need to have a good voice.

General Admission: $25
Seated (No lineups): $50

Buy Tickets


Pride Kick-Off Party // Tacofino Gastown

Friday, August 4  
3 pm - 6:30 pm

Tacofino in Gastown is seriously one of the best places to go for tacos, and they're incidentally also having a pride kick-off party with vodka and margarita specials, as well as a drag show and amazing music. 


Davie Street Party // Davie Village 

Friday, August 4
6 pm - Midnight

Davie Street party is a pride quintessential that is genuinely heaps of fun with 8 DJs this year, incredible food, so much booze, and beautiful people ready to get the weekend started. The event is free, but you can purchase a ticket in advance for drinks!

Buy Tickets ($5)


Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast // Jim Deva Plaza in the Davie Village

Saturday, August 5
Starts at 8 am

Did somebody say breakfast?! Organized every year to honour one of the pioneers of Vancouver Pride, start your Saturday with yummy breakfast (by-donation) at the heart of Davie Village.


Pure Pride // Harbour Event Center

Saturday, August 5
Starts at 9 pm

Presented by Live Nation, Pure Pride is going to be one of the biggest dance parties with some of the biggest names in attendance this weekend, including the RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Nina bo'Nina Brown, Diva Simone Denny, and Cirque du Soleil's very own Tyler Ayres. General admission tickets are $20, and VIP tickets are $40.

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Sunset Beach Festival // Sunset Beach Park

Sunday, August 6
Starts at 11 am

The Sunset Beach festival is a once-a-year event that is not to be missed! Every year, they have amazing DJs, beer gardens, and they're also going to have a community zone for the first time this year.

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