The Fraser Valley Pride Celebration Festival and Walk takes place this Saturday at Jubilee Park. Abbotsford News file photo

Fraser Valley pride celebration includes dance and festival

Events held in Abbotsford on July 19 and 20

The seventh annual Fraser Valley Pride Celebration takes place in Abbotsford with two events this weekend.

The first event is the Out of this World Youth Dance on Friday, July 19 from 7 to 11 pm.. at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way.

The event provides a sober safe space for LGBTQ2S+ and allied youth (13-25) to dance the night away.

The celebration includes a youth-friendly drag performance by The Valley Clique, games, and dancing. Entry is by donation.

The second event is the Fraser Valley Pride Celebration Festival and Walk on Saturday, July 20 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Jubilee Park.

Free family-friendly activities include performances from Disco Funeral, Chersea, Ria Jade, and several drag performances.

The festival also includes Simultaneity – a pop-up exhibit and art market – as well as Drag Queen Story Time, vendor booths, food trucks, a beverage garden and more.

The festivities are hosted by the Fraser Valley Youth Society (FVYS), which provides drop-in programs, workshops, and community connections for LGBTQ2S+ and allied youth in Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack.

The celebration is the largest fundraiser for FVYS, with proceeds supporting the not-for-profit organization.

Businesses and organizations in Abbotsford and Mission are invited to show their pride by decorating for the Live Out Loud window display contest.

Visit fvpride.ca or Facebook.com/FraserValleyPride for more information.

RELATED: 50 years of LGBTQ pride showcased in protests, parades

RELATED: Abbotsford woman’s pride flag cut up and left on doorstep

Just Posted

SLIDESHOW: Symphony in the Park

Free concert at Mill Lake featured Abbotsford’s young orchestra talent

VIDEO: Abbotsford police arrest man suspected of using pepper-spray against another man

Police cruisers collide in pursuit of suspect fleeing on a stolen bicycle

Heffernan to be acclaimed as Abbotsford Liberal candidate

Author and Jati Sidhu assistant to face-off against Ed Fast

Man charged with robbery of Abbotsford bank has multiple convictions

Mitchell Mousseau, 48, turned himself in to police on Aug. 11

NBA talent coaching at BC Bounce camp in Abbotsford

Former Dallas Mavericks guard Kyle Collinsworth coming to town

VIDEO: Langley Ribfest met with protesters

Groups that oppose the event for various reasons plan to be on site each of the three days.

Young balance-bikers race in B.C.’s inaugural Strider Cup

The course has several obstacles including ‘Mount Scary’ and the ‘Noodle Monster’

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Maple Ridge’s first retail cannabis store opens Monday

Spiritleaf is just the second private pot shop in the Fraser Valley

Most Read