Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival


2013 marks the 35th Anniversary of Pride in Vancouver. This year is an important turning point for the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS), with the City of Vancouver granting civic status to the Pride Parade, now considered one of the city's flagship events!

Attracting crowds of more than 650,000, the Pride Parade is renowned on the international stage among the largest and most successful events in the world in support of LGBTQ communities, with spectator and participants outnumbering the host City’s residents.
The event will be hosted by the ever popular Joan-E and Connie Smudge, along with Drag King Ponyboy. Our esteemed panel of judges will observe from the judging zones at Whole Foods, Safeway, and the Boathouse and award points based on the appearance, impact, and music of the entry.

Grand Marshalls
These remarkable individuals represent an intergenerational and international perspective on Pride, celebrating the people who have shaped its spirit with their passion for equality:
- Susan Harman, Karin Lind and Aideen McKenna are three amazing moms from PFLAG who have contributed over a decade of service to the parents, families, and friends of Vancouver’s LGBTQ Community.
- Brandon Timmerman is an extraordinary Ontario youth who founded Brockville Pride at the age of 16 and has continued to be an advocate for queer youth.
- Zdravko Cimbaljevic is the “first out gay man” in Montenegro and the founder of its modern LGBTQ movement.

Join us for one of the most beautiful and diverse parade routes in the world!

*Route: 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 Festival site.

Hosted By:
Joan-E @ The Boathouse
Conni Smudge @ Safeway
PonyBoy @ Denman Place Mall
Willy Taylor @ Wholefoods

Festival line up:

Hosted by: David C Jones & Symone Says

Musical Stylings by:
DJ Marty Funkhauser
DJ Sista J and Young Squire

Performances by:
Eleanor Rigby
Jerome Mandrake
Man Up
Hunter Valentine
Clara Shandler
Celestial Seasons
Mathew Presidente
Jess Cullen
Carnival Band
Natasha Burnett
Sara K
Tonye Aganaba
Jeffrey Shaker
Carlotta Gurl
Deborah Cox
  • Vancouver Pride Society
    1080 Howe Street, Vancouver
  • Sunday Aug 4, 2013
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