When: Sunday July 31st, 2022 @ 12pm – 3pm
Where: Vancouver’s West End starting on Robson Street, left on Denman St, and another left on Beach Avenue. The Parade ends beside the Sunset Beach festival site.
We are very hopeful that we will be able to host the 44th Annual Pride Parade in person in 2022! We are cautiously planning for it to be one of the best Prides yet while adhering to the Provincial Health Guidelines and the advice from our Public Health Officers.
Vizzy Forest Lounge – 1100 Bute Street (July 28 -31, 2 -11 pm)
Indulge in your favourite beverage at the Vizzy Forest Lounge in Davie Village! Be at the heart of all things queer, and surround yourself with the community. Enjoy lounge-style entertainment featuring local favourite drag performers and musicians.
Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast – 1100 Bute Street (July 30, 8 am-12 pm)
In years of financial uncertainty, Terry Wallace, funded and sustained the Pride Parade, through Castle Pub’s 50/50 and pull-tab machines. Vancouver Pride honours Wallace’s work by hosting the Annual Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast. Enjoy a pancake breakfast by-donation in Jim Deva Plaza and commemorate one of our society’s founders. This event is made possible with support from Your Independent Grocer on Davie street who will be cooking up a fabulous breakfast.
Sunset Beach Festival – Sunset Beach Park (July 31, 11 am-6 pm)
Looking for drag? Music? Snacks? A sweet picnic spot after the parade? Sunset Beach has it all! Visit the artisan market, sip some lemonade at the Community Stage curated by RiceCake, dance your heart out at the TD Main Stage curated by Hotlatch, or grab a naughty-shaped waffle on your way to the beer garden and to check out the Stoli Stage curated by Normie Corp!
Beer Garden at Sunset Beach – Sunset Beach Park (July 31, 11 am-6 pm)
Catch the performances on the Stoli Stage x Normie Corp from Sunset Beach’s Beer Garden. Dance your heart out in this licensed area all afternoon on Pride Weekend. Must be 19+.
Parade Viewing Party – CRAFT Beer Market – 1795 Beach Ave. (July 31, 11 am – 3:30 pm)
Join Vancouver Pride Society’s Parade Viewing Party at Craft Beer Market. Share in the joy that the Vancouver Pride Parade brings. Gather with your friends and witness the historical parade with the communities closest to you. Grab your friends for the best seat in the West End at CRAFT Beer Market. Share in the joy and celebrate with the community as over 125 floats make their way past this iconic location.
EVO SUMMER CINEMA
Lion King – Tuesday, July 5
Zoolander – Tuesday, July 12
Top Gun – Tuesday, July 19
Jurassic Park – Tuesday, July 26
TBA – Tuesday, July 26
Dirty Dancing – Tuesday, August 16
Grease – Tuesday, August 23
CELEBRATION OF LIGHT
SAT JULY 23 – JAPAN – Akariya Fireworks
Akariya Fireworks strive for the absolute safety, as much as the best performance. This team took home 1st place in both the Honda Celebration of Light 2014 and 2017.
WED JULY 27 – CANADA – Midnight Sun Fireworks
Midnight Sun Fireworks is an award winning team of Yukon Pyrotechnicians; passionate about creating unique shows that bring life to the music in their soundtracks.
SAT JULY 30 – SPAIN – Pirotecnia Zaragozana
Founded in 1860, Pirotecnia Zaragozana is one of the most awarded companies in Spain providing you with prestigious, safe and quality shows.
NEW GEN. COLLECTIVE MARKET
New Gen. Collective Market is popping up in the plaza every 1st and 3rd Saturday of June, July and August. The market features various local vendors from baked goods, to candle makers to home decor and fashion items. Be sure to check it out – June 18th, July 2nd & 16th, August 6th & 20th from 12-6 pm.
PAINT IN THE PLAZA
Art from the Heart is taking place over five Thursday evenings this summer, the first of which is kicking off on June 23rd. This outdoor art experience is free to the community and will bring people together for a fun and engaging guided painting session. Dates are June 23rd, July 7th & 21st, August 4th & 18th, September 1st & 8th from 6-8 pm.
POP CARDIO QUEEN
Pop Queen Cardio is coming to JDP for five fabulous, high energy fitness classes. Mixing dance and pop music, working out is no longer a drag with Pop Queen Cardio. It’s also free to the community. Join in June 22nd, July 6th & 20th, August 3rd, 17th and 31st from 6-7 pm.
FLEURS DE VILLES
Flowers for Joy. Flowers for Pride. Flowers for All.
For the first time ever, join us in Vancouver for Fleurs de Villes PRIDE – a floral celebration of joy and inclusivity. The West End and Yaletown each play a distinct part in Canadian 2SLGBTQAI+ history. Fleurs de Villes is proud to join these neighbourhoods in honouring that history, while celebrating the best way we know how – with flowers!
From July 27 to August 1, these floral installations will be completely free and open to the public. Enjoy flower-bombed benches, rainbows, swings and selfie-frames this Vancouver Pride weekend. Stay tuned for a map of the floral installations, and details on special Pride events happening nearby.
VANCOUVER MURAL FEST
Vancouver Mural Festival returns August 4-14 with a spectacular 11-day celebration featuring daily live events and new murals across the city.
Two new murals will be painted on Denman Street! Stay tuned for more information.