Vancouver Pride Parade 2012

Vancouver Pride Parade is set to welcome over half a million people downtown this Sunday August 05, 2012, starting at 12:00pm. One of the biggest events of the year in BC.

  • When: Pride Parade, Sunday, August 5, 2012, 12pm – 3pm
    Pride Festival, Sunday, August 5, 2012, beginning at 2pm
  • Where: The Pride Parade route begins at Robson St. and Bute in downtown Vancouver, proceeds west on Robson to Denman, then south to Beach Ave, ending at Sunset Beach, where the Pride Festival takes

Vancouver Pride has become the most exciting parade and festival in the City of Vancouver. What began as a small local march has grown into a nationally and internationally recognized LGBT event bringing more than 650,000 people into the streets in one day! Our Pride is spectacular with the summer sunshine, the crowds in their colours, the music, the dancing and the fun inclusive, family friendly atmosphere. With the support of amazing sponsors and volunteers, Vancouver Pride is one of the world’s premier celebration of culture and diversity

The Parade has a contingent of approximately 150 entries, including cars, floats and marching units. Among the regulars are the Vancouver Police and Fire Departments, Dykes on Bikes, PFLAG, Little Sister’s Bookstore, and many of the bars and clubs from the Davie Village.A regular feature of each Parade is an institution of Parade Marshalls. Often it is a person representing a country where simillar events are banned and gay people are still persecuted.

 For more information contact Vancouver Pride Parade

Festivals in Vancouver


Vancouver International Burlesque Festival

 Burlesque Festival in Vancouver

May 3-6

 The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival is an annual event taking place over three days and featuring dancers, comedians and musicians. The festival debuted in February 2006.

The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival is making a bold move this year dedicating one night of its 7th annual festival to burlesque with live music.

“Back in the day burlesque was performed with live bands” says Blue Morris, a festival rep. “They didn’t play records. All that bumping and grinding would have made the records skip.”

The first night of the festival this May will take place in East Van’s historic Rio Theatre and all the acts on that night will be supported by live musicians.

Vancouver has become a hotbed for burlesque in North America. On any given week this fair town has at least one burlesque show, if not two or three. “Vancouver is a creative city” says festival rep Sparkle Plenty. “Burlesque attracts all kinds of artistic people interested in dance, theatre, music, costumes, and g-strings.

Thanks for checking out Vancouver Festivals !!!!!