The 2023 Chilliwack Pride Festival is being held on Saturday for the first time ever!
On August 19th from 10 am to 4 pm, the Chilliwack Pride Festival will take over Downtown Chilliwack as a safe, accessible, car-free zone with local vendors, service providers, family-friendly activities, and the very best Drag performers from across the Fraser Valley
The Chilliwack Pride Festival aims to uplift and empower people who identify as LGBTQIA+, Two-Spirit, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, or as having a disability and create a space of belonging, inclusion, and celebration.
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Your participation and support will provide your organization with a direct link to Chilliwack’s 2SLGBTQIA+ community, their families, and their support systems.
We’ve put together a number of sponsorship packages to suit a variety of businesses that want to help make Chilliwack Pride happen.
If you don’t see something that suits your needs, please reach out to our team.
Director of Administration
Director of Treasury
Director of Annual Pride
Director of Fundraising
Director of Accessibility
Director of Legal
Director of Community
Director of Marketing
Director of Volunteers
In 2019, a small group of LGBT+ folks hosted what they thought would be a small BBQ Pride celebration in Chilliwack. What they never expected was the overwhelming response of the community as over 700 Chilliwack locals came pouring in to celebrate! This event became Chilliwack’s first EVER Community Pride experience!
After seeing the incredible response and need from the community, the Pride Society was formed in late 2019.
Then, in 2020 – COVID hit. We held a socially distanced Pride scavenger hunt featuring supportive and inclusive local businesses!
In 2021, we hosted the first-ever Chilliwack Pride Festival in partnership with the Downtown Chilliwack Community Market and saw over 10,000 attendees! Since then, we’ve hosted numerous community events such as twice monthly Drag Bingos, annual Youth Dances, community fundraisers, monthly Queer Cafe hang-outs and more!
In 2022, we hosted Chilliwack Pride for the 4th time, seeing over 20,000 attendees, and set August as our official Chilliwack PRIDE month!