Queer Arts Festival: July 16-26
Art brings people together, and that has never been more important. This year’s Queer Arts Festival is going online, with a unique series of exhibitions and events you can experience from home. Check out their online events listings, register by donation, and mark your calendar in anticipation of getting your queer art fix—from a distance.
Vancouver Pride: July 27-August 2
Instead of the vibrant parties that traditionally take over Vancouver’s West End during Pride Week, this year’s celebration will take the party from the street to your living room. The festivities will kick off with a flag raising on Monday, July 27, and will culminate with an hour-long, live-streamed parade on Sunday, August 2. The parade—produced in collaboration with the Daily Hive—will consist of photo and video submissions presented by live hosts, followed by a “main stage” show that’s sure to get you off the couch. In between, planned events include drag shows, a presentation by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and a day of physically distanced queer weddings held at City Hall. Cheers to that!