August Gay Pride Guide

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August Gay Pride Guide

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The Vancouver Gay Pride parade and celebrations take place during the August long weekend. Some Pride events take place in June and July leading up to Pride.

Vancouver’s gay pride parade will make its way through the West End, Vancouver’s “gayborhood”. Hundreds of thousands of spectators (about 700,000 actually) will be there to watch the parade with you.

There will be lots to see and do. View the Celebration of Light Fireworks display at English Bay. Bring rainbow flags to hang from the balconies of your hotel rooms. Check out our “Visiting Gay Vancouver Links” for helpful hints and hotels within walking distance of everything. Events Listing 

Vancouver Gay Pride Guide / Events Listing

Pride Parade

Sunday August 4, 2019 (11 AM – 6 PM)

Finishing at Sunset Beach the parade

2019 Pride Festival

Sunday August 4, 2019 (Noon – 6 PM) at Sunset Beach

Join thousands of others at Sunset Beach.  Beer garden, food trucks, vendors and lots of entertainment all day long!

Women’s Pride Events

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Picnic in the Park

Sunday July 21, 2019 (11 AM to 5 PM) Second Beach Stanley Park

Pride Run or Walk

Sunday July 21, 2019 (8:30 AM)  Second Beach, Stanley Park

10km Run / 5km Run or Walk. Vancouver Frontrunners are gearing up for their 15th annual event raising funds for LGBTQ charities. Registration

Pride Premier

Friday July 26, 2019 (5 PM to 10 PM) Robson Square

Robson Square and around the Vancouver Art Gallery.  Dance, garden, vendors, community organizations and more.

Women’s Pride Events

Chicks Ahoy! Pride Boat Cruise Party (Friday August 2, 2019)

Dyke March & Festival (Saturday August 3, 2019)

CHICAS in the AFTERNOON (Sunday August 4, 2019)

Hershe Bar-Pride Closing Party (Sunday August 4, 2019)

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Gay Boat Cruises

CruiseyT Gay and lesbian party cruises presented by Cruisey T Productions – Canada’s largest floating gay club on the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver, BC

CruiseyT Gay Party Cruises in Vancouver

Canada Day Fireworks Gay Party Cruise (Monday July 1, 2019)

Pride Go Go Cruise (Sunday August 4, 2019)

Pride Recovery Cruise (Monday August 5, 2019)

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Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks

English Bay (July 27, 31 and  August 3, 2019)

The Honda Celebration of Light coincides with the Vancouver Pride Festival which celebrates our diverse LGBTQ+ community. Read more

Theatre Under the Stars Pride Night

Malkin Bowl Stanley Park (July 29, 2019)

Kick off this year’s Vancouver Pride celebrations with all the moxie and magic of Mamma Mia! Read more

Pride at the Pier

Ship Builders Square (July 30, 2019)

North Vancouver (Lonsdale Quay) Dance along the water to local queer DJ’s, be dazzled by daring drag performances, craft and activity stations.

Outdoor Theater

Second Beach (July 30, 2019)

Enjoy the movie Moulin Rouge Read more

Davie Village Promenade

Wednesday July 31 to Sunday August 4, 2019, Jim Deva Plaza, Davie and Bute

Enjoy interactive art installations, street performers and Vancouver Pride information booth at this brand new Vancouver Pride event this year.

This is Pride

The Motown Party (Wednesday July 31, 2019)

Drag Carnival (Thursday August 1, 2019)

GREASE the Drag Show (Friday August 2, 2019)

Summer of Love (Friday August 2, 2019)

DOWNTOWN QUEER & LESBIAN PARTY (Friday August 2, 2019)

Rocky Horror Picture Show (Saturday August 3, 2019)

Summer of Love (Saturday August 3, 2019)

Pride HISTORY (Sunday August 4, 2019)

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Youth Pride BBQ

Sunset Beach (Wednesday July 31, 4-7 PM)

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Pride Night at the Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium (August 1, 2019)

Join us in the Aquarium after hours (7 PM to 11 PM).  High-energy drag performances and shocking aquatic animal sex talks will keep Pride week vibes strong throughout the evening. Grab a drink, and let loose with your partner and pals as you explore the Aquarium’s galleries. Read more

Big Gay Sing

Vancouver Men’s Chorus (August 1, 2019)

Celebrate Pride with jello shots, good friends, and the Vancouver Men’s Chorus for a fun time!  Read more

Spirit Pride

A LGBTQ2 Spirituality Conference (Friday August 2 – August 4, 2019)

The 2019 Spirit Pride conference coincides this year with Vancouver’s Pride celebrations this year. The event will be held at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United church and Christ Church Cathedral just a few blocks away will co-host the event. Read more

Love and Freedom Pride Festival – August 2-5, 2019

Celebrate Vancouver Pride weekend at Love and Freedom Pride Festival, featuring a staggering showcase of top international talent with local favourites at four incredible dance parties!

THE DIRTY PARTY: Pride Weekend Kick-Off, Friday August 2, 2019

GLITTER: Saturday Night Main Event, Saturday August 3, 2019

FREEDOM – THE PARTY: Sunday Night Mega Party, Sunday August 4, 2019

RE-UNITED: Closing Afterhours Party, Monday August 5, 2019

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Pride at Parq

Friday August 2, 7:00 PM (tickets $80 – $200)

Festivities will be held at Parq’s 30,000-square-foot outdoor park, a lush green retreat turned dance floor that overlooks the striking cityscape. Read more

Pride at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Friday August 2, 5:00 PM

In celebration of Vancouver Pride, the gallery will present special programming recognizing the contributions, vitality and strength of LGBTQ+ . Gallery will host two themed, licensed bars: one offering an opportunity to take part in painting a collective mural, and one hosting a drag event. Read more

Ruff Pride

The Pint (August 2, 2019)

RUFF is a sexy high testosterone charged dance party for men celebrating the diversity of our community. Read more

*NEW* Event This Year – BRÔN Party

Saturday August 3, 9:00 PM

BRÔN Blacklight Harness party is the new party you need for Vancouver’s Pride weekend. Pride just got raunchier, darker, dirtier, deeper and more techno with the addition of BRÔN to the Celebrities Pride Summer of Love lineup in the UNDEGROUND! Read More

Terry Wallace Memorial Pancake Pride Breakfast

Saturday August 3, 2019 (8 AM to 12 PM) Bute Street and Davie Street

A by donation buffet pancake breakfast.  This event in memory of Terry Wallace a Vancouver an LGBTQ pioneer and manager of one of Vancouver’s early gay bars,  the Castle Pub.  He was instrumental in establishing the first Gay Parades is Vancouver.

Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Rain City Ultimate Club (August 3, 2019)

Join the Rain City Ultimate Club for their Pride weekend Ultimate Tournament. An amazing spirited day of ultimate Frisbee! Players will be invited to an opener social and a closing party during the peak of Vancouver Pride. Surprises planned for everyone! Early bird registration starts at $32! Read more

Barracuda Vancouver Pride

Saturday August 3, 2019 ($30-$40)

At the Red Room an epic night with some familiar and new faces on stage. Bearracuda will be flying in some sexy dancers and DJs. Party with 100’s of guys all night.  Read more  


Thurlow & Davie Street (August 4, 2019)

An all inclusive SUBSTANCE FREE event. Join us at our new Thurlow and Davie Street Stage for the sober dance party of the season! Read more

New Westminster Pride

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Vancouver Gay / LGBTQ Pride Events Guide


If you have any events, groups, or news of interest to Vancouver’s Gay / LGBT2Q community please contact us and we will be happy to help promote your events.

Gay / LGBT Pride Events in British Columbia

There are dozens of Gay / LGBT Pride Events and Celebrations throughout British Columbia. Planning a road trip this summer?  Why not try to make it to some of British Columbia’s smaller gay friendly towns and join them for some local hospitality as you join in with their local pride festivals.

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