The 2023 Chilliwack Pride Festival

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.

The Chilliwack Pride Festival is Proudly Presented by

Envision Financial

Chilliwack Pride Events

Chilliwack Pride is all set to offer some incredible events and activities for the upcoming weeks. The city is buzzing with excitement and anticipation for the many happenings that are planned. From festivals and concerts, to workshops and tours, there is something to suit every interest and age group.

Whether you are looking to take the family out for a fun day, or seeking a night out with friends, there is no shortage of options to explore. Experience the rich culture and art scene of Chilliwack through various exhibits and shows. From craft markets that showcase local artisans to live music performances from talented artists, there's something for everyone.

Chilliwack also has plenty of outdoor activities to offer such as hiking, biking, fishing, and swimming. You can take scenic drives or explore the many nearby parks and lakes. So why not come and experience the excitement of Chilliwack's upcoming events for yourself?

Drag Bingos now twice a month!

1st Wednesday of very month at SideKick Brewing from 6 to 8pm.

3rd Sunday of every month at Bricklayer Brewing from 3pm to 5pm.

These are all-ages venues, must be 19+ to play. $5 for 2 tiles, all proceeds to go to the Chilliwack Pride Society.





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GET TO KNOW the Chilliwack pride society

The Chilliwack Pride Society recognizes the ancestral traditional territory of the Pilalt and Ts’elxweyeqw Stó:lō Coast Salish peoples, on which we operate as settlers, and honor them as the rightful keepers of this land. The 2023 Chilliwack Pride Society Board of Directors is in it’s 4th year of operation.
Katie Bartel

Katie Bartel

Director of Administration

Jason Stromberg

Jason Stromberg

Director of Treasury

Aaron Pariseau

Aaron Pariseau

Director of Annual Pride


Mallory Tomlinson

Director of Fundraising

Sheralie Taylor

Sheralie Taylor

Director of Accessibility

Jade Geleynse

Jade Geleynse

Director of Legal

Meg McCusker

Meg McCusker

Director of Community


Teri Westerby

Director of Marketing


Leah Mammel

Director of Volunteers


  • to support, promote and create safe spaces for the LGBTQIAP+ and Two-Spirit communities through education, advocacy, and representation.

  • to be guided by the principles of intersectionality, equity, and collaboration.

  • to promote inclusive social, medical, mental health, and spiritual-related resources to members of the LGBTQIAP+ and Two-Spirit communities.
  • to continuously reframe our individual understandings and collective responsibility to this land, community, and decolonization, while dismantling implicit bias and systemic racism.

  • to work towards facilitating inclusive and low-barrier experiences for marginalized communities.

  • to collaborate with community partners and individuals who align with our values to further our purposes.


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!


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A person holding a Chilliwack Pride Two Spirit flag
Tourism Chlliwack, District 1881, Rotary Club of Chilliwack, Wellington Natural Health, The City of Chilliwack, Downtown Chilliwack, the Downtown Chilliwack Community Market
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