Vancouver Pride 2021

Festival & Parade



As we move into another year of restrictions we will continue to loudly and proudly take up space, while unapologetically being ourselves, staying safe and socially distant. Although we won’t be gathering as we used to for the second year in a row, the Vancouver Pride Society invites you to #ChooseYourPride this summer.

This year is about expanding our understanding of queer celebration and the queer community. Pride doesn’t look the same for everyone and celebrating Pride means many things to many people. Maybe it’s celebrating on a COVID-friendly dance floor, reading a book, sharing family-friendly all-ages programming or attending an educational workshop! Whatever Pride means to you, you can #ChooseYourPride.

We have consulted with the City of Vancouver and the Parks Board, and are continuing to monitor PHOs. The plan is to offer a hybrid season of events that includes small, in-person COVID-safe events and online virtual offerings that provide choices for you and yours to safely enjoy. Check out our list of events below.

In-Person* Virtual
*All in-person events are subject to change based on provincial health guidelines

Pride Art Walk

Jul 19–Aug 3

Look out for our Pride Art Walk map, get your cameras ready and enjoy your self-guided tour with your bubble besties!

Pride Lounges

Jul 23–25, Jul 30–Aug 1

Book a two hour time slot with up to five of your bubble buddies, have a couple drinks under the summer sky, and enjoy some lounge style entertainment including drag performers.


Jul 30–Aug 1

VanPrideFest is a series of open-air programming with community partners. The different time slots are dedicated to the specificities of the local LGBTQAI2S+ community.

Decentralized Parade

Aug 1

#ChooseYourPride by having a picnic in the park with Pride decor, dress up in your Pride finery and have lunch on a patio, or march with your (chosen) family down the street carrying your Pride flags. Post about it for your chance to be included in the Vancouver Pride Parade and win prizes. Queer History Panel

Join us for the second annual Queer History Panel to learn from community activists

Drag Deliveries

Enjoy the livestream mayhem of drag performers giving out swag and asking pride trivia questions

LGBTQAI2S+ International Human Right Panel

In partnership with Dignity Network Canada, VPS will be hosting some international speakers

Symphonic Pride

VSO and VPS team up to highlight queer composers and artists in a dazzling show

Summer Series

Join us in July for our weekly show featuring local bands

Learning Series

VPS will be hiring facilitators and experts to deliver 5 different workshops

Posh Ball

VanVogueJam brings us another vogueing extravaganza with both local and international competitors

Drag Story Time

Adults and kids alike will enjoy stories and songs provided by local drag artists

Please note, that any plans for in-person events are subject to change due to Provincial Health Guidelines.

Please contact with questions about accessibility.



You can e-mail us at to ask how you can get involved and support Vancouver Pride this year!