What to do on the long weekend – By Marina Dietrich

Visit the ultimate Barefoot Davie Street Dance Party on Friday August 3. This great party will be an unforgettable experience for all. Despite the name, shoes are required. Dance with Pride to the hottest DJs of the summer. Tickets are available for $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Check out: www.vancouverpride.ca for more details. The main entrance is at Broughton and Davie Street and the party starts at 7pm and goes until 12am.

On Sunday, get dressed up and get ready for one of the largest Pride Parades in the world! This colourful Parade starts at 12pm on Robson Street and goes all the way down to Denman Street and Sunset Beach. More than 650,000 spectators are expected and the weather is supposed to be hot. Join 150 floats and thousands of people marching through a parade full of freedom.
The Festival and Market at Sunset Beach are great places to be before, after, and even during the Parade. Listen to live music by local performers and check out the market and beer garden. The Festival ends at 6pm