(Pride parade 2018/Victoria Pride Society - Facebook)

It’s that time of year again, Victoria!

The two most exuberant events in town – the Victoria Pride Parade and Festival – are officially a quarter of a century old, and will be taking place on Sunday, July 7th.

This year, as always, Victoria joins hundreds of cities around the world in hosting its very own Pride parade, which will be starting at 11 a.m. at the corner of Pandora and Government.

Thousands of people participating in the event will then continue south on Government, turn west on Belleville and south on Oswego before turning west at Simcoe.

The route then ends at Simcoe and Montreal St before attendees head over to MacDonald Park for the Pride Festival.

Party on!

This free-for-all-ages party will carry on at the Victoria Pride Festival taking place at MacDonald Park from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The festival itself features two stages of music and entertainment, a cash-only beer garden (ATMs on site), multiple food trucks, a giant vendor area and a kids’ camp!

Taking the Main Stage by storm will be artists Caleb Hart, Stevie Wise & The Big Feelings, The Femme Fatales, led by emcee Vikki Smudge.

On the Beer Garden Stage will be performers Angela Hehr and Queer as Funk, with co-emcees Henrietta Dubét and Vivian Vanderpuss.

Both events have historically drawn crowds in the thousands, and this year promises to be no less extravagant!

But wait…

Can’t make it to downtown on July 7th?

For the first time ever, Victoria Buzz will be livestreaming the entire uproarious affair on our Facebook page, in partnership with the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA), Sitka Law Group, and You Move Me.

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Stay tuned for more info on what to expect (hint: there’ll be prizes)!

Victoria Pride Parade 2019

  • When: Sunday, July 7th, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Where: Starts at the corner of Pandora and Government

Victoria Pride Festival 2019

  • When: Sunday, July 7th, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Where: MacDonald Park, 212 Niagara St