The Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) has unveiled programming for its extremely anticipated 2021 VanPrideFest.
Taking place from July 3 to August 3, the celebration will embody over 60 events, together with in-person and virtual experiences.
One spotlight of this 12 months’s occasion will likely be a collection of COVID-safe, pop-up Pride Lounges in downtown Vancouver. They’ll be going down up throughout from Jim Deva Plaza, Stanley Park Brewpub, and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square on the Vancouver Art Gallery.
There, festival-goers will be capable to e-book time slots with six folks of their bubble to get pleasure from drinks and lounge-style leisure beneath the summer time solar.
Another featured occasion is a collection of free, open-air programming with neighborhood companions at Jonathan Rogers Park. Taking place from July 30 to August 1, this system options 10 completely different time slots devoted to completely different points of the 2SLGBTQAI+ neighborhood.
Due to the continuing pandemic and present well being orders from the provincial authorities, VPS is not going to be hosting an in-person Pride Parade. Rather, a decentralized Pride Parade broadcast will happen on August 1. Participants are inspired to have fun with smaller, particular person gatherings throughout Vancouver.
“Whether that be having a picnic within the park, dressing up in Pride gear, having lunch on a patio, or marching with their family members down the road, this celebration is about being loud and proud taking over town for the day,” VPS says in a press release.
Here’s a take a look at among the different events going down for 2021 VanPrideFest.
Pride (*60*) Series
What: A collection of on-line concert events, together with performances by Romeo Ryu Reyes, Parlour Panther, Old Soul Rebel, Strange Bread, The Park A.D., and Matthew Presidente. There will even be Pride Trivia with probabilities to win quite a few prize packages.
When: July 16 and 23, beginning at 6 pm
Pride Art Walk
What: Queer public artwork is coming to Vancouver. Vancouver Pride has commissioned a number of artwork installations and murals throughout the downtown core and West End. Dress up along with your bubble and hit the streets to find native artists.
When: July 19 to August 3
Where: Various places
What: As a part of this 12 months’s festival, facilitators have been employed to debate and train completely different matters over the month of July. Each session may have a most attendee variety of 100 folks.
When: July 19 to twenty-eight (numerous occasions)
Drag Story Time
What: Drag artists Mina Mercury and Justin Abit will share fabulous image books that centre queer households.
When: Starting July 20 at 10 am
What: Three pop-up Pride Lounges are coming to downtown Vancouver. Groups of as much as six folks can e-book two-hour time slots to get pleasure from drinks, in addition to lounge-style leisure that includes drag performers. Tickets are required for this 19+ occasion.
When: July 23 to 25, July 30 to August 1
Where: Downtown Vancouver
What: From July 26 to 30, you’ll be able to catch the drag highway crew giving freely swag and popping Pride trivia inquiries to bystanders of Vancouver streets between 4 and 5 pm. The Vancouver Pride crew will likely be at a brand new location every day, together with Commercial Drive, Main Street, Yaletown, Davie Village, and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square.
When: July 26 to 30 (4 to five pm, day by day)
Where: Downtown Vancouver
LGBTQAI2S+ International Human Rights Panel
What: Vancouver Pride Society presents its second LBGTQAI2S+ International Human Rights Panel, which options worldwide panellists talking about queer and trans international human rights.
When: July 29 at 7 pm
Queer History Panel
What: Vancouver Pride additionally presents its second iteration of Queer History Panel. Participants can hearken to native activists talk about Queer historical past rooted in what’s colonially often known as Vancouver. This will embody among the panellist’s earliest Pride recollections and how Pride has developed via the years.
When: July 29 at 7 pm
VanPrideFest: Jonathan Rogers Park
What: A collection of free, open-air programming with neighborhood companions. There are 10 completely different time slots devoted to the specificities of the native LBGTQAI2S+ neighborhood. This occasion may have strict COVID-19 protocols and security plans in place. Registration opens on June 28.
When: July 30 to August 1 (numerous occasions)
Where: Jonathan Rogers Park, Mount Pleasant
What: This digital version of Symphonic Pride celebrates numerous queer tales informed via reside and filmed spoken phrase and dance. It will embody outstanding queer members of the Vancouver neighborhood, in addition to particular musical friends.
When: July 30 at 7 pm
Decentralized Pride Parade
What: Participants are invited to tune in from a park, patio, or yard to view a digital broadcast of the Pride Parade. Wherever you’re, Vancouver Pride invitations attendees to have fun and deliver the neighborhood collectively.
When: August 1 at 12 pm
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