Pride Week (Jul 29-Aug 4)


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Pride Week in Richmond is a celebration of members of the Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and gender diverse (2SLGBTQI+) communities in our city. Happening annually starting the last Monday of July, Pride Week features inclusive events and interactive activities with local leaders, artists, performers and community members. Events are presented by the City of Richmond in partnership with Community Associations and Societies, and the Richmond Public Library.

Pride Week 2024 honours and celebrates the 2SLGBTQI+ community. The theme for this year’s Pride Week in Richmond is “Pride Together,” which symbolizes the power of community spirit and allyship, and all that we can accomplish when we come together to promote inclusion and belonging.

Celebrate "Pride Together" and foster a city where everyone can live authentically and be their best selves. A list of events happening around Pride Week is listed below. All events are free of charge unless otherwise stated.

Ongoing Exhibitions and Projects

Community Rainbow Weaving Project - Jul 29-Aug 2

Contribute to this week-long project led by a local artist and proudly displayed in the Richmond Cultural Centre Rotunda.
Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate
Mon-Fri: 2:00-5:00pm

Over the Rainbow Exhibition - Jul 26-Aug 30

View this multi-coloured, folded paper wall sculpture in the Upper Rotunda Gallery that invites viewers to interact with it from multiple perspectives through movement and introspection.
Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate
Mon-Fri: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sat & Sun: 10:00am-5:00pm 

Fri, Jul 26

Pride and Putt Par-Tee - Drop-In

Enjoy an evening of fun with six mini-golf holes, food, refreshments and tabletop games.
16+ years
City Centre Community Centre, 5900 Minoru Blvd.
6:00-8:30pm

Mon, Jul 29

Pride Rocks! - Drop-In

Everyone is invited to paint rocks with everything rainbow! Hosted by the Teen Ambassadors, take the painted rocks home or leave them in places around the city to help pride up Richmond!
All ages
Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Branch), 100-7700 Minoru Gate
4:00-5:30pm

Tue, Jul 30

Drag Queen Story Time

Join Drag Queen Coco Jem Holiday for a reading of children's stories that teach lessons of diversity, self love and an appreciation of others. 
3-12 years
Hamilton Community Centre, 5140 Smith Dr.
1:30-2:15pm    Register online 

Pride Printmaking (Adult and Child)

Explore and create a unique style of art by creating limited prints to take home. Registration of child only. Parent or caregiver participation required.
6-13 years
Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St.
5:00-6:30pm    Register online

Tie Dye in the Park

Experiment with colours and designs while working with dyes and elastics to create patterned t-shirts in this family-friendly activity. Supplies included.
3+ years
West Richmond Community Centre, 9180 No. 1 Rd.
5:30-6:30pm    Register online ($7.90 course fee)

Pride Picnic - Drop-In

Celebrate Pride Week with music, light refreshments and a variety of family-friendly art activities for all to enjoy.
All ages
South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Rd.
6:00-7:00pm

Pride Film Club: Anatomy of a Fall

Come watch the screening of this film directed by Justine Triet as part of Richmond Public Library's Film Club.
Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Branch), 100-7700 Minoru Gate
6:00-8:30pm    Register online

Drag Queen Karaoke

Celebrate the power of pride by standing in the spotlight or taking in the tunes while enjoying light refreshments. Open to 2SLGTBQI+ community members and allies.
13+ years
East Richmond Community Hall, 12360 Cambie Rd.
5:45-8:00pm    Register online

Wed, Jul 31

Pride Rocks! - Drop-In

Everyone is invited to paint rocks with everything rainbow! Once completed, the painted rocks can be taken home or left in places around the community to help pride up Richmond!
Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St.
All ages
3:30-5:00pm

Over the Rainbow: How I Got Here Artist Talk with Mr. Tony - Drop-In

Multi-disciplinary artist and educator Mr. Tony will lead a visual presentation that explores his lifelong relationship with creating and integrating art into the everyday, touching upon the past, present, and future direction of his work.
Richmond Cultural Centre (Performance Hall), 7700 Minoru Gate
4:00-5:00pm

Branscombe House Art Workshop Series: Pride Summer

Explore various meanings of home and belonging at this free printmaking tote bag workshop with Branscombe House artist-in-resident Peisen Ding. Open to 2SLGBTQI+ community members and allies, with instruction offered in English and Mandarin.
16+ years
Branscombe House, 4900 Steveston Hwy.
4:30-6:00pm and 6:30-8:00pm    Register online

Pride Ride – Cycle Fit

Join this exhilarating, fun and high-energy session with the vibrant spirit of celebrating diversity and pride. Participants are encouraged to wear pride colours to show support. Book a bike and ride with pride! Registration required.
18+ years
Steveston Community Centre – 4111 Moncton St.
5:00-5:45pm Register online

Zumba® With Pride

Move and groove in this all ages, all levels session that celebrates pride. The wearing of pride colours to show support is encouraged. Registration required.
All ages
Steveston Community Centre – 4111 Moncton St.
5:00-6:00pm Register online

Pride Printmaking (Adults)

Explore and create a unique style of art by creating limited prints to take home. 
16+ years 
Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St.
5:00-8:00pm    Register online

Paint Your Pride

Spend time with others socializing and creating a one-of-kind t-shirt to take home for a piece of wearable art. Supplies included.
13-18 years
Hamilton Community Centre, 5140 Smith Dr.
6:30-7:30pm    Register online

Thu, Aug 1

Pride Stairs - Drop-In

Pick up a paintbrush and freshen up the Pride stairs with the Richmond Youth Media Program and 2SLGBTQIA+ community groups. The afternoon features music by DJ La Posmobaby (artist Ximena Velázquez).
All ages
Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate
2:00-5:00pm

Zine-Making: Pride Edition - Drop-In

Design and print small zine booklets that include writing, comics, drawing and more with artist Micky Morgan. Keep, give to friends or share with a stranger. Supplies included.
All ages
Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate
2:00-5:00pm

Make Pride Stickers with Procreate and Cricut

Celebrate Pride Week by drawing and designing personal stickers in Procreate. Library staff will cut these out using the Cricut Maker 3.
13-18 years
Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Branch), 100-7700 Minoru Gate
4:00-5:00pm    Register online

Allyship Workshop

Engage in an allyship education presentation accompanied by interactive activities, light refreshments and social connections through artistic expression. Open to 2SLGBTQI+ community members and allies.
13+ years
Cambie Community Centre, 12800 Cambie Rd.
4:00-5:30pm    Register online

Pride Together Outdoor Zumba Party

Kick it up, show pride colours and learn some new moves in this fun-filled session led by great instructors.
13+ years (adults and youth)
Minoru Centre for Active Living, 7191 Granville Ave.
6:30-8:00pm    Register online

True Voices: Pride Storytelling and Tea

Experience an evening of storytelling from local 2SLGBTQI+ community members and allies, followed by a cozy tea session where you can chat with the storytellers or share your own story.
All ages
Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd.
7:00-9:00pm    Register online

Sat, Aug 3

Pride Swim - Drop-In

Grab a swimsuit and friends and loved ones for an unforgettable, free session of aquadance performances, energetic dancing and a whole lot of pride celebrating inclusivity, equality and acceptance.
All ages
South Arm Outdoor Pool, 10100 South Arm Pl.
9:30-11:30am

Sun, Aug 4

Stories Told With Pride: A Dialogue with Dr. Marylee Stephenson

Learn about Dr. Stephenson's rich history as an activitist, storyteller, stand-up comic and key figure in Vancouver's gay rights movement through a Q&A and storytelling experience. 
All ages
Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Branch), 100-7700 Minoru Gate
2:00-3:00pm    Register online

Rainbow crosswalk

“[Pride in Richmond] was an excellent presentation and I was glad to see so many Richmond residents there.”
“[Pride Week] was a beautiful event and many community members were supportive and happy to participate. It was a great opportunity for youth and their families to participate and engage in positive dialogue around diversity and LGBTQ2S+ community building.”

The City of Richmond is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion by celebrating and recognizing the unique contributions of the 2SLGBTQI+ community to our city. To learn more about Pride Week and access 2SLGBTQI+ resources, refer to:

Email inclusion@richmond.ca for more information.