On Sunday, July 8, Victoria's annual Pride Parade steps off from Pandora St. and Government St. in downtown Victoria at noon, traveling down Government St. to Belleville St., down Belleville St. past the Legislature, to Menzies St., Kingston St., and Oswego St. to MacDonald Park (Oswego and Simcoe Sts.) for the Pride Festival which starts at 1 p.m. www.victoriapridesociety.org.
TACOMA PRIDE FESTIVAL
From Friday, July 13, to Saturday, July 21, celebrate nine whole days of Pride in Tacoma. The highlight is the annual Out in the Park event, Saturday, July 14, from noon to 6 p.m. on Broadway (between 9th and 11th) in the city's historic downtown theater district.
Other events include three days of LGBT films at the Grand Cinema and a staged reading of Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July at the Broadway Center for the Per-forming Arts. www.tacomapride.org; www.rainbowcntr.org.
VANCOUVER (WA) PRIDE
SATURDAY IN THE PARK
On Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Vancouver, WA hosts their 18th annual LGBT Pride event, 'Saturday in the Park.' This year's theme is 'Gateway to Equality,' celebrating the passage of Washington's marriage equality law. This family-friendly event takes place at Esther Short Park (610 Esther St.) downtown and features music and cultural performances, community groups, games, and other activities for all ages. The day will begin with 'Lyle's Miles,' a 5K run/walk fundraiser for the Cascade AIDS Project. Details at www.gayvancouverwa.org.
From Wednesday, July 11, to Sunday, July 15, B Proud hosts a series of Pride events in Bellingham, including film screenings, parties, dances, a drag show, and more. The parade begins at noon on Sunday, July 15, at noon at Bellingham High School (2020 Cornwall Ave.), ending at Depot Market Square (Railroad Ave. between E. Chestnut and E. Maple Sts.), followed by the Pride Festival at the Bellingham Farmers Market at Depot Market Square. www.bhampride.org.
KITSAP PRIDE IN BREMERTON
On Sunday, July 22, Kitsap Pride holds their annual celebration at Evergreen Park (1400 Park Ave., Bremerton) beginning at noon. This year's theme is 'Pride Links Us Together.' www.kitsappride.org.
PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL
On Sunday, August 5, the Vancouver Pride Society hosts Vancouver, BC's annual Pride Parade and Festival. The Parade steps off on Robson St. at 11 a.m. and travels west to Denman St., follows Denman St. to Beach Ave., and continues on Beach Ave. to Sunset Beach for the Pride Festival which continues until 6 p.m. www.vancouverpride.ca.