Calendar of Events

Picnic in the Park

Sunday July 21 at 11:00AM

Second Beach

Visit Facebook Event 


Picnic in the Park is back and is being hosted by Mr. Gay Canada 2019 himself, Josh Rimer! Join us at Second Beach for family friendly activities after the Pride Run & Walk 2019.

Originally called the "Teddy Bear Picnic," this event has a notable history stretching back decades. Unusual for the time, the Teddy Bear Picnic allowed LGBTQ2+ community members to gather in an outdoor, public space. We are excited to continue the legacy of this event and welcome you and your family to come.

Picnic in the Park is beside beautiful Second Beach and adjacent to a playground. Families welcome!

We invite you to grab a post-event drink at the new Stanley Park Brewing Brewpub - or grab a mid-day drink and return!

Bring a picnic or treat yourself at one of our amazing food trucks serving up an array of dishes and desserts with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options - Meet2Eat, El Cartel, Chickpea, Roasted Revolution Food Truck, The Praguery, Come Arepa, JAPADOG and Dolce Amore.


- Pride Run & Walk 2019 by the Vancouver Frontrunners from 8:30-11:30am before Picnic in the Park
- Join YYOGA for free, outdoor yoga classes at 9:15am and 11:10am
- Teddy Bear Picnic - bring your teddies and blankets and grab a picnic from a food truck or pack your own and join in the teddy bear picnic!
- Salsa lessons with Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
- Storytime with children's author Carol Thompson Gardner - Author
- Ultimate Frisbee with Rain City Ultimate Club
- Relay Races with Steve Nash Fitness Clubs
- Drag Races with Tuck Entertainment Inc.
- Inflatable Hockey Game with Vancouver Canucks
- Volleyball with VGVA (Vancouver Gay Volleyball Association)
- Tug o' War
- Watermelon Eating Contest
- Giant Rainbow Parachute
- Three legged Race
- Booths with crafts, button making

AND Special Musical Performances by

Westcoast Harmony Chorus and KELLE.

Drag Performances curated by Tuck Entertainment Inc.

*Getting to Second Beach*

Second Beach is located in Stanley Park, close to Stanley Park Dr and North Lagoon Dr. You can access Second Beach via transit by taking the 6 Davie Bus to Davie and Denman and walking in, or the C21 community shuttle from Main Street Skytrain Station and walking in. You can also take the 19 Stanley Park Bus and walk through the park. There is pay parking throughout Stanley Park.

There will be a Bicycle Valet hosted by Out In Schools available by donation - all proceeds benefit Out In Schools. It will be at the North side of the park beside the Playground.

*Access Information*

ASL has been booked from 11am-5pm.

Shade tents with chairs are available in view of the stage

Accessible gender neutral portapotties will be available in addition to the park's accessible washrooms which will be de-gendered for the festival.

Picnic in the Park is proudly sponsored TD and in partnership with the Vancouver Frontrunners.