Victoria Pride Parade and Pride Festival in the Park
June 23, 2022
The Victoria Pride Society invites you to show your pride on Sunday, June 26 downtown!
Sunday, June 26 at 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Check out the 2022 Victoria Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26. This year, the family-friendly Parade starts at 11 a.m. in Victoria West and will cross over the Johnson Street Bridge into downtown. From there, it will head south along Wharf Street, turn right onto Government Street and right again onto Belleville. The Parade will then turn left onto Menzies, ending at Menzies and Kingston. Foot traffic will be directed down Kingston, then left onto Oswego towards MacDonald Park in James Bay.
The colourful march, with as many as 140 entries and 40,000+ spectators, will envelope the downtown Inner Harbour.
Opening ceremonies will include Indigenous, First Nations and Two-Spirit Guests of Honour and will take place at the intersection of Wharf and Johnson.
Those who wish to join the celebrations should arrive well in advance of the 11 a.m. parade start time.
The Parade will be broadcast on CHEK TV.
Accessibility Area: A section along the parade route beside the south side of the Empress Hotel will provide live audio description services of the Parade. As technology is limited, registration for live audio transcription is required. To register, or for inquiries about this service, please contact Wendy Cox at email@example.com or at 250-595-0044 ext.107.
Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
After the Victoria Pride Parade, enjoy Pride Festival in the Park -- a multifaceted queer-themed festival in MacDonald Park.
Programming includes an early afternoon, family-friendly festive atmosphere with music, fun activities, bouncy castle, drag story time, and surprises.
Later afternoon transitions to experiential music, dance, live bands and some of the best drag talent in Canada. For the first time, the Festival grounds will be entirely fenced in and licensed, creating a dynamic, festive atmosphere where you can take in all the action, walk throughout the venue and have room to social distance. Hosts: Peach Cobblah & Isolde N. Barron with special musical guests, Queer As Funk and Ange Hehr.
The festival features a main stage with the best local 2SLGBTQIA+ entertainment, a food court, close to 200 vendors, a kids’ corner stage and play area and secure bike parking by donation (near baseball diamond).
FREE (Suggested donation of $5+ to keep Pride accessible, no one turned away.)
Attendees of all ages can enter through Pride Lane in the southeast corner of the park, close to the intersection of Oswego and Niagara. Nearby streets around the festival will be blocked off for pedestrians.
Please be aware that the liquor licence requires water bottles to be poured out and bags to be checked prior to entry. There will be free water stations in the park to refill your water bottles. Dogs must be kept on leash.
Accessibility: The Festival will include a volunteer team dedicated to accessibility. Those with accessibility needs will be able to be dropped off and enter through a dedicated entrance off the Montreal Street Alley. Once in the Festival, assistance will be available to get to the accessible viewing platform with a ramp for folks to see the stage from 100 feet out. An ASL Interpreter will provide services for the first two hours during the opening welcome. There will also be lots of seating available throughout the park.
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