DJ Landon James at Reset — Heaven’s Door, Sun, Aug 3
36 SUN, AUG 3 Boathouse Breakfast and Parade Viewing The Vancouver Pride Society invites you to have breakfast at the Boathouse from 9am until noon, then stay to watch the parade from this coveted perch, with parade commentary by Joan-E. The Boathouse Restaurant at English Bay, 1795 Beach Ave. $45 at vancouverpride.ca.
Sunset Beach Festival More than 150,000 partiers take in the festival before, after and even during the Pride parade. The celebration features live music, a community market, a 19-plus beer garden with a DJ, and numerous food vendors in the picnic zone and food court. 11am–6pm. Sunset Beach, 1204 Beach Ave. Free. vancouverpride.ca
36th Annual Pride Parade Expected to attract more than 600,000 people, the parade begins at Robson and Thurlow streets, heads west to Denman Street, follows Denman to Paciﬁc Street and Beach Avenue, where it ﬁnishes at the Sunset Beach Festival site. Noon–3pm. Free.
Absolut Pride T-Dance Start off your Pride night festivities at this afternoon party with DJ Del Stamp. Doors open at noon, party 2:30–7:30pm. Junction Pub, 1138 Davie St. $5. junctionpub.com vancouverpride.ca
Numbers Pride Beer Garden and Barbecue Beer, barbecue, and a patio full of men, plus prize giveaways all day long. DJs Shelly, Drew,
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Dennis Kindel and Jeffrey Michael spin. 1pm–4am. Numbers, 1042 Davie St. Cover TBA. numbers.ca
PumpJack Playroom & Patio Beer Garden After the parade, the PumpJack Pub doubles the size of its patio to handle the crush of hot, sweaty men. It’s a great place to have cheap drinks, soak up the sun and dance to music by DJ Mumbles. Bar open until 4am. PumpJack Pub, 1167 Davie St. No cover. pumpjackpub.com
Reset Pride Edition ME events, Body Energy Club and Heineken present a Pride tea-dance, with DJs Jeffery Michael, Landon James and Jon Frost (UK) and a special guest performance by RuPaul’s Drag Race star Alyssa Edwards. 2pm– late. Heaven’s Door, 1216 Bute St. $20 before 8pm, $25 after. meeventsandmanagement.com
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