Sunset Beach Festival
July 31 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
July 31, 11AM—6PM, Sunset Beach Park, 1204 Beach Avenue
Looking for drag? Music? Snacks? A sweet picnic spot after the parade? Sunset Beach has it all! Visit the artisan market, sip some lemonade at the Community Stage curated by RiceCake, dance your heart out at the TD Main Stage curated by Hotlatch, or grab a naughty-shaped waffle on your way to the beer garden and check out the Stoli Stage curated by Normie Corp!
Date: July 31, 2022
Location: Sunset Beach Park, 1204 Beach Avenue
Face covering policy: Masks are strongly encouraged at this event, especially near the accessible viewing zone. There will be masks available at our tent if needed. Please be respectful of everyone’s space and boundaries.
Transportation: There will be an accessible shuttle.
|Accessibility Shuttle to Sunset Beach Park|
|Depart Waterfront Station – 9:40am||Arrive Sunset Beach Park – 9:50am|
|Depart Waterfront Station – 10:25am||Arrive Sunset Beach Park – 10:35am|
|Depart Waterfront Station – 11:10am||Arrive Sunset Beach Park – 11:20am|
|Accessibility Shuttle to Waterfront Station|
|Depart Sunset Beach Park – 4:00pm||Arrive Waterfront Station – 4:15pm|
|Depart Sunset Beach Park – 5:00pm||Arrive Waterfront Station – 5:15pm|
|Depart Sunset Beach Park – 6:00pm||Arrive Waterfront Station – 6:15pm|
Water: There will be water refill stations near the Community Stage and the TD main stage. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles.
ASL Interpretation: ASL Interpretation will be provided at most accessible viewing zones. More information to come.
Audio Descriptions: TBC
Seating: There is shaded disability priority seating at the accessible viewing zones at each stage. At the Community Stage and Stoli Stage, there will be a tent with loose chairs and the Main Stage will have seating on a riser with a ramp and railings leading up to it.
First Aid: There are 2 first aids. One is near the parade accessible viewing zone, and one is between the Main Stage and the Stoli Stage. Both are on grass but near a cement pathways.
Harm Reduction: The staff of Vancouver Pride Society will work alongside the onsite security and the volunteers to track and analyze any incidents at the event that may put any attendee, staff or performer at risk. Good Night Out Harm Reduction Volunteers will also be in attendance roaming the crowd.
Scent Reduction Policy: We ask performers and guests to refrain from wearing scented products; however, we cannot guarantee a completely scent-free space.
Sensory Sensitivities: There will be loud music. There will be a low sensory tent by Canucks Autism Network and also a low sensory van by North Shore Disability Resources Centre for anyone who needs to get away from the overstimulation. Earplugs will be provided upon request. It will be hot and bright, so please bring sunscreen and water. There may be flashing lights.
Washrooms: There will be washrooms at the event. As for accessible portable washrooms, there will be 2 in the Parade Viewing Zone, 2 by the Community Zone Stage, 1 in Sunset Viewing Zone, 1 by first aid tent, 1 by Main Stage and 1 in the Beer Garden.
Service animals are permitted.
The Sunset Beach Festival Beer Garden is FREE AND BY DONATION. You can guarantee access with a Pride Sunday SuperPass. Guests accessing the beer garden for free will be let in once SuperPass lineups are cleared.
Hotlatch x TD Main Stage
Taking over the main stage at the Vancouver Pride Festival, the producers of Hotlatch! Hotlatch: Indigenous Futurisms and Hotlatch Legends are inviting all to get ready to hotlatch at ʔəyəlx̌ən-Iy̓álshn (Sunset Beach), TD Main Stage!
RiceCake x Community Stage
RiceCake is back in the West End for Together Again! Join us for a big show starring sensASIANal performers + a special guest TBA soon!
Ricecake is Vancouver’s premier queer, Asian event created for and by the queer, Asian community. It is currently the only event of its kind in all of British Columbia, and it has quickly become one of the local LGBTQ2+ community’s favourite events for showcasing DJs and Arts Entertainers who represent diversity along with their audience.
Ricecake’s humble beginnings go back to May 2018, when it started off as a one-off event featuring three DJs, three performers, and one go-go dancer. Fast forward to 2021 – after an instant success, followed by sold out show after show – Ricecake has evolved into a truly special stage for POC artists. Over the past three years, Ricecake has given a platform to over fifteen DJs, twenty go-go dancers, and twenty-five drag performers (including International fame like Ongina, the first Asian contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and more!)
More than just an event featuring meaningfully curated entertainment, Ricecake has become a safe-haven for the LGBTQ2+ and BIPOC community. Ricecake gives its guests a rare look at different representations of Asian culture, while simultaneously offering exposure to varied gender identities and expressions. At its essence, Ricecake showcases the diverse talents and multi-faceted identities of queer Asians.
Ricecake’s mandate has, and always will be, to celebrate diversity and empower representation while creating a safe space where both the Queer community and the Asian community can celebrate the intersectionality of their existence.
Diamonté, (they/them, he/him out of drag, she/her in drag), is a proud queer Filipinx drag artist that serves fun performances that’ll get you on your feet. They have been a drag performer for over 4 years now and they continue to grow in make a memorable performance for the audience.
Jas Minh is a party queen. She may be new to the scene, but you can find her dancing anywhere and everywhere. Serving looks and stunting pretty, she’s the bitch from Vancouver city. She likes to stay sassy, classy, and trashy.
Jolene is a drag queen from Punjab, India who is dragging the punjabi south-asian community through her bollywood dance styles and Indian Glamour into queerness. Primarily known as the Bollywood Icon of West Coast, she is here to serve you the magic of traditions and culture from south-asia in this pride season.
Ploy Pailin is a sensitive soul, but often masked with a hard exterior. A princess from Thailand, she’s a lady in the streets but always knows when to bring the heat. She’s all about a good time and you’ll find her with her little purses and big possies frequenting local establishments. She’s a queen of megamixes and someone who can never decide what song to perform. Pailin hopes to spread smiles and laughter to everyone who’s lucky enough to be around her.
Shay Dior is a Vietnamese-Canadian drag luminary whose aesthetic channels both King and Queen drag elements into a harmonious body of gender fluidity. From humble beginnings in Toronto, they have led an incredible drag career having performed internationally in France, as well as New York for World Pride, while strongly advocating for queer Asian visibility in their local Vancouver community. While striving to increase representation, Shay Dior founded Canada’s only all Asian drag family, becoming matriarch of the House of Rice. Chock-full of artistry and talent, the members of this house have collectively and individually become inspiring leaders for the queer and Asian communities.
Bella Sie is a non-binary DJ & Event Producer from Vancouver, BC, whose mixes are made to move you. Inspired by the raw emotions of R&B, the glowing optimism of pop, and the vast energy of electronic music, a DJ set by Bella sounds -and feels- like sunshine for your soul. For more, follow @me.bellasie on IG and FB, or visit their website: www.bellasie.me
Teayana was first debuted at Shame Sprial at 1181 in 2015, and was co-parented by Peach Coblah and Raye Sunshine. After her small stint of performances until 2019 she has taken a break from the stage, but is now back to perform for Ricecake 2022 Pride Festitivites! This number is performed alongside dancers Ross Wirtanen and Rina Pellerin.