Pride week has begun in Victoria and the city is full of life with fabulous events, where each year over 45,000 people watch the parade, attend the festival and/or participate in various other Pride events around the region.

This year’s Pride Festival will take place from July 1-10, 2016. Here are 13 Pride events to check out:

Karaoke Idol Final

  • Where: Paparazzi nightclub
  • When: Monday July 4 at 9 p.m

Gay Music Bingo

  • Where: The Reef
  • When: Wednesday July 6 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $5

 Victoria Pride Fashion Show

  • Where: Sugar Nightclub
  • When: Thursday, July 7 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $15

Sean Dorsey Dance: The Missing Generation

  • Where: Farquhar Auditorium, University of Victoria
  • When: Friday July 8 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $58 to $68

Wicked Wench Pride Party

  • Where: Victoria Event Centre
  • When: Friday July 8 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $10

Beach Party

  • Where: Sugar nightclub
  • When: July 8 at 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $10

Community Dance Workshops with Sean Dorsey, Dance Victoria

  • When: July 9 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Note: Must pre-register online

Pride in the Word

  • Where: Vic Theatre
  • When: July 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost:  $13

 The Reef Pride Party

  • Where: The Reef
  • When: July 9 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Cost: $10 advance

Paparazzi Pride

  • Where: Paparazzi nightclub
  • When: July 9 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Pride Brunch Buffet

  • Where: the Reef
  • When: July 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $17

Victoria Pride Parade

  • Where: Government Street and Pandora Avenue
  • When: July 10, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Note: Pride Festival at MacDonald Park will follow the parade

Pride White Party

  • Where: Paparazzi Nightclub
  • When: Sunday, July 10 after 6PM

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