Follow The Rainbow Brick Road

We’re kicking off Vancouver Pride weekend in true Gastown Thursday Night style – with live music, dancing, and all of the love.

Celebrate the many decades of LGBTQIA2s+ history and strength interwoven in and around Gastown. From the shops to the bars, cafes, restaurants, and every cobblestone along the way, Gastown is proud to support the fight for equality for all. Plus collect your limited edition BIGLOVE button and wear it with Pride.

Event Schedule

From 4pm – 8pm

1. A Message of Love

The BIGLOVEBALL® is making a special appearance for people to see it, squeeze it, and sign it. With a whole lotta love. Don’t miss the MONDOLOVEBALL®.

  Under the love tree across from Maple Tree Square

2. Pride Fashion Show

Keep an eye out for JCI Institute models roaming about, making the streets livelier than ever.

  Throughout the neighbourhood



From 5pm-8pm

3. Live Music and Entertainment

Guilt & Co. presents live music and entertainment in the square in partnership with JCI Institute and AMEX Shop Small.

Get ready to welcome singers Bradley Barkman, Aimée Ayotte, and Stephen Scaccia in costumes designed by the JCI Institute (Jimmy Phung) for a enchanting Gastown night to remember.

Maple Tree Square

4. Temporary Tattoos

Join us for temporary tattoos as part of the Pride event. Talented JCI makeup students will transform human canvases into stunning works of art, celebrating diversity and self-expression.

Maple Tree Square

5. More Live Music

DJ Shugarboy

Abbott x Water St

Luc LeMans

Cambie x Water St



From 8pm-Late

6. Pride After Parties

Because the party don’t stop – Lamplighter presents live music from 8pm to 10pm, and their DJ spinning all the Pride classics from 10pm to 2am. Additionally, say hello as Lamplighter introduces the Free to Be Campaign: allowing people to find a place to embrace their true authenticity.

In a similar fashion, The Portside Pub will also be offering a Pride After Party from 11pm to 2am – featuring a special Pride cocktail, Pride decor, party favours, and live music and dancing all night long.

  The Lamplighter Public HouseThe Portside Pub



And check out these deals from our local businesses as Gastown kicks off this Pride extravaganza:


Gringo Pride Week


In celebration of Gringo’s Davie 1 year anniversary and Pride Week, Gringo is highlighting several features:

(1) A “Flight of the Divas” shooter flight with $2 from every purchase going toward Qmunity.

(2) A feature drink “Pocket Full of Sunshine” (tequila, blue raspberry, coconut syrup, lime juice, & Jarritos pineapple soda).


Kozak Ukraïnian Restaurant

1 W Cordova St

Kozak Ukraïnian Restaurant joins Gastown in our Pride celebration by serving up a special Pride Cocktail on the day of the event, along with 10% off discounts to anyone rocking some Pride gear – whether it’s a flag, a pin, or anything else.


Bia Boro Menswear

83 E Cordova St

Bia Boro Menswear is celebrating Gastown Pride with beers and a live DJ to spin the hottest hits. Get ready to groove and drink to the rhythm of Pride – in style.

For more ways that you can show your Pride, check out our colourful Pride-filled style guide curated by yours truly – Gastown.

Stay up-to-date here for more Pride happenings in the neighbourhood.