Wow… this long weekend it will be so busy! If you aren’t in the Rockies Trip with us, don’t worry, Vancouver offers a millions of things to do…
VANCOUVER GAY PRIDE
Of course, The Vancouver Pride is the rock star of this long weekend. From July 27th to August 4th, the Vancouver Pride Society organizes a bunch of activities.
Davie Street Dance Party
Say hi! To the Vancouver Pride Week(end) with the Davie Street Party. This street is the heart of the Gay and Lesbian nightlife in Vancouver. There is even a permanent rainbow crosswalk made for this celebration at the intersection of Davie and Bute streets.
The party will start, from Bute St. to Broughton St. at 4pm, with an all-ages area. Then, at 7pm, if you are over 19, you can go to the Lincesed area to continue with the party. You have to buy the tickets previously and enjoy Dj,s performances and much more
WHEN: August 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Davie Street MAP
HOW MUCH: (+19) $22.09. Buy the tickets here
Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast
An all-ages brunch, in memorial of Terry Wallace, one of the founders of Vancouver Pride.
WHEN: August 3rd at 8:30 AM
WHERE: Bute & Davie Street
HOW MUCH: admission by donation
The Pride Parade celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The parade begins at Robson Street and Thurlow Street, heads west to Denman Street, follows Denman to Pacific Street and Beach Avenue and finishes at the Sunset Beach.
WHEN: August 4th at 11AM
WHERE: Robson & Thurlow Street MAP
HOW MUCH: free
Vancouver Pride Festival
Directly following the Vancouver Pride Parade. The festival begins at Sunset Beach (where the parade ends). The perfect ending with free concerts and a Pride Market!
WHEN: August 4th
WHERE: Sunset Beach
Official Pride After Party
And if you still feel the party spirit, DJs and cocktails at the Ginger 62, in Grandville Street.
WHEN: August 4th at 9 PM
WHERE: 1219 Granville Street MAP
HOW MUCH: $11.54. Buy tickets here
CELEBRATIONS OF LIGHTS
The third and the last day of the Celebrations of Lights, this time hosted by Thailand. Read more about this celebration in our previous What to do on the weekend.
The Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and the longest running community celebration in Vancouver! Enjoy traditional and contemporary Japanese Canadian performances and demonstrations, including taiko drumming, sumo wrestling, martial arts, bonsai and ikebana, folk and modern dance, alternative pop/rock/urban music, visual arts, film/video, as well as historical walking tours, tea ceremonies, and a fantastic array of Japanese food, crafts, & displays.
WHEN: August 3rd and 4th 11 AM to 7 PM
WHERE: 400 block of Powel Street
HOW MUCH: free
Well, you cannot say that you don’t have options…
Enjoy the long weekend and take care!