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Vancouver Pride Festival’s VanPrideFest

Sunset Beach Pride Festival

Formerly called the Sunset Beach Festival, the main Pride Festival event features a market, beer garden, live music and more at Concord Community Park.

 

VanPrideFest (previously called the Sunset Beach Festival)

The Vancouver Pride Festival is a large celebration of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in the summer. One of its biggest events is the main outdoor festival. The event used to take place from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm at Sunset Beach on the same day as the Vancouver Pride Parade.

In 2023 the main Pride Festival event, VanPrideFest, took place at a new location and ran for two days instead of one. Last year’s celebration was held on August 5th and 6th of the BC Day Long Weekend. It took place at Concord Community Park, located at 50 Pacific Boulevard. VanPrideFest happens at the same location on the Saturday and Sunday of August 3rd and 4th in 2024.

The festival is free to attend and it usually has a lot to offer. There is more than one stage with live music and entertainment throughout the day. There is also a large artisan market with plenty of vendors at the event most years.

Expect to see lots of people in colourful costumes at the festival. In addition, lemonade, mini donuts and other food and drinks are usually available for purchase.

 

Old Town New Queens at Britannia Mine

 

2023 Live Entertainment

There were at least two stages with live entertainment at the Vancouver Pride Festival in 2023. Performers from last year are listed below. 2024 details are to be confirmed.

 

The Main Stage

Main Stage performers for both days of the 2023 festival are below.

 

Saturday, August 5th, 2023

  • Madison Rose
  • Coco & Breezy
  • Acacia Gray
  • Adam
  • Batty B Banks
  • Bongganisa
  • Cookie
  • DJ Bella
  • DJ Paisley Eva
  • Gushy
  • DJ Softieshan
  • Hostion
  • James
  • Janessa St. Pierre
  • Jas Minh
  • Juku
  • Jolene
  • Kara
  • King Kundo
  • Lahbra
  • Levi Thrust
  • Miu Miu
  • Mx. Bukuru
  • Polly Pocket
  • Red
  • Ricky
  • Savina
  • Shay Dior
  • Skim
  • Tash
  • Tyrel
  • Vixen Von Flex
  • Weird Alice

 

Sunday, August 6th, 2023

  • FeFe Dobson
  • Prado Monroe
  • Batty B Banks
  • Bo Dyp
  • Bongganisa
  • Diamonte
  • DR BPM
  • FagOfColour
  • Genesis
  • Gushy
  • Jas Minh
  • Jaylene Tyme
  • JNasty
  • Jolene
  • Josh Lalisan
  • Kira
  • Kobe
  • kota
  • Laura
  • Maiden China
  • Owe Unruh
  • Pia Little/Thon
  • Phoebe
  • SoftChaos
  • Stephanie Prince
  • Victoria Lush

 

Pride Night with the Vancouver Canadians

 

Pride Community Stage

Performers listed below were on the Community Stage on the Sunday of the festival.

  • CMMN GRND
  • Comedy Here Often
  • Drag-pocalypse
  • Hot Trans Summer
  • Pride Pop Off
  • Weddings

 

Really Gay History Tour

 


REALLY GAY WALKING TOURS

Another great 2SLGBTQIA+-themed activity to do during Pride Week is going on a walking tour around Vancouver’s West End with Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours. The tours are an exceptional way to learn about the history of queer culture in Vancouver and highly recommended. For details about the tours, see our article about the Really Gay History Tours.


 

Tips & Advice

TIP #1: Considering how busy the area around Concord Community Park will get on the day of the festival, take public transit if at all possible.

TIP #2: The festival doesn’t usually get busy until later in the afternoon on the Sunday. This is because many people watch the Vancouver Pride Parade at noon first, and only check out the festival afterwards.

 

Colourful Pride Parade Participants

 

Other Information

To learn more about the festival, visit the Vancouver Pride Festival‘s website.

For information about other Pride Week events, see our article about the Vancouver Pride Festival.

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