JUNE 23 – JULY 2, 2022

 

Signature Festival Events

 

Youth Pride Kick-Off

June 23, 2022 @ 6pm

Location to be confirmed

Kick-off the Victoria Pride Festival with inspirational speakers and performances while connecting with 2SLGBTQIA+ youth from across Greater Victoria. Food and drinks are provided at no cost.

Event Page & RSVP: coming soon!

Big Gay Dog Walk

June 24, 2022 @ 6:30 to 8:00pm (walk at 7:00pm + tricks contest at 7:30pm)

Dallas Road at Cook Street

Calling all canines (and their hoomans)! Join us for a big community dog walk that’s a great chance to mingle with friends while dogs can show off their PRIDE! Hosted by the legendary Chaz Avery and Noah Lott, this event includes a trick and costume competition with fabulous prizes to be won.

Cost: FREE
Event Page & RSVP: coming soon!

Victoria Pride Parade

June 26, 2022 @ 11:00am

Johnston Street Bridge

Let your Pride flags fly over the Johnston Street Bridge during the biggest and most anticipated parade of the year. A new route this year provides lots of scenic water views with as many as 140 entries and 40,000+ spectators. Opening ceremonies with Indigenous and Two-Sprit Guests of Honour.

Cost: FREE
Event Page & RSVP: coming soon!
Join the Parade: Parade Application

Pride Festival in the Park

June 26, 2022 @ 10:00am-8:00pm

MacDonald Park

After the Victoria Pride Parade, join thousands in MacDonald Park in James Bay for a multifaceted queer-themed festival, programming includes an early afternoon family-friendly festive atmosphere with music, fun and surprises. Later transitions into an experiential afternoon of music, dance, live bands and some of the best drag talent in Canada.

Cost: FREE
Event Page & RSVP: coming soon!
Become a Vendor: Vendor Application

Memorial Drag Ball Game

July 1, 2022 @ noon
Victoria West Park

A community favourite! Come out and enjoy what will be a perfect sunny day while watching (or playing) a game of ball in drag! Memorial Drag Ball is Canada’s only Pride event in remembrance for those who passed during the AIDS pandemic. It is a multi-generational, picnic in the park with local entertainment– Eves’ Destruction Roller Derby – BBQ’s, drinks and food, kids face painting, drag story time, queer drag fun.

Cost: FREE
Event Page & RSVP: coming soon!

Pride in the Word

July 2, 2022 @ 7:00pm-9:30pm

Lecture Theatre at the Victoria Conference Centre

Pride In The Word is hosted by its renowned founder, Billeh Nickerson. The largest Pride literary event in Canada features six writers bringing an intersectional lens to our 2SLGBTQIA+ communities with words and performance.

Cost: Ticket information coming soon!