Festival & Parade
Updated as of May 20th, 2021
Vancouver Pride 2021 will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person events. Earlier this year, the Provincial Health Officials held a meeting for event organizers in Vancouver. They encouraged organizers of late-summer events to proceed with planning small, outdoor gatherings of no more than 50 attendees per time slot. With this advice, and in accordance with any new directions we receive from health officials, VPS is carefully planning an outdoor festival called PrideFest that will run from Friday, July 30th – Sunday, August 1st. The event will feature 11 curated timeslots that attendees must register for in advance. We also hope to host a small outdoor market outside the perimeter of the event that will be open to the public but with a carefully monitored capacity.
We are now accepting tentative applications from organizations that would like to host a vendor or informational booth at PrideFest. The application is tentative based on Provincial Health regulations and we do not expect to be able to confirm the event is going ahead until late June or potentially July.
As space is very limited, queer serving groups and queer-owned businesses will be prioritized. Complete the application form below by June 22nd to register your interest.
Approved exhibitors will be expected to renew their membership ($20 annually) and pay for any equipment they wish to rent (renting is optional).
The tentative location for this event is a park in Mt Pleasant.
Note that in order to offer this opportunity to as many groups as possible, we might not be able to host you on all three days. You can indicate your date availability on the application form.
For any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org