Pride 2018

Venus & Mars - Vending at Vancouver Pride 2018

Sunday August 5th, 2018

Sunset Beach

Hours: 

  • Noon to 6pm
 ADMISSION: FREE
Venus & Mars  will be vending handmade clothing that is perfect for steampunk, goth, festival gear, Burning Man, cosplay, costumes, Halloween, every day life or whatever at Vancouver Pride 2018. As always we will be accepting cash, debit and credit. So come on down, get some rainbow gear and get your pride on!

Over 150,000 Pride partiers take in the Festival and Market, which is a great place to be before, after, and even during the Parade. This celebration includes live music by local performers and the local market provides a great mix of products, services, and community organizations.

This is a pedestrian event for the general public who can come and enjoy the day, watch live performances, purchase food from one of the food vendors at the picnic zone or in the food court. Browse through 100 + booths at the market to buy some pride souvenirs or view local artisans work, or you can learn more about local non-profits and other exhibitors. There is a 19 + beer garden available with a DJ for this popular event. Live music on the main stage. Bring your family to the family zone for some kid friendly events. No parking available, but The Bicycle Valet will be available along the Seawall.

East Side Pride 2018

East Side Pride 2018

East Side Pride

Saturday June 24, 2017

Grandview Park

Hours:

  • Saturday 11am – 6pm
 ADMISSION: FREE
Venus & Mars will be returning to East Side Pride for the second year in a row. Come check out our booth to see handmade clothing for steampunk, goth, festival gear, Burning Man, cosplay, costumes, LARP, Halloween or just every day life. As always we are accepting cash, credit and debit. Stop by and get some awesome rainbow shorts to start the Pride season out right!

This will be an inclusive, engaging and family-friendly event featuring loads of local talent and friends from the community. We recognize this event will be on the unceded territories of the x?m??kw?y??m (Musqueam), S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish),and S?l?ílw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples and are thankful to our hosts in their stewardship of the land for time immemorial.

Join us at the stage for a variety of live acts including Dia Nos, RedSoulBluez, Michelle Joly, Carousel Scene, Scizzor Fairy, drag performances and more.This event space is accessible by foot, bike, mobility devices and, transit, with multiple gender accessible washrooms onsite. ASL interpretation provided. East Side Pride is a sober event.

The vendors village will be out in full force as well, be sure to say hi to our community partners who help make this event such a success who will be joining us with their community initiatives. RainCity Ultimate Team will be hosting the sport in the bike polo rink and we might have a salsa lesson or two! Weather is expected to be sunny and bright so bring your hats and sunscreen and please be respectful and pick up after yourselves when you leave.

 

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June Events!

June Events

June Events

Are you looking for fun, free, family events this June? Well good news because we will be vending at three different fun, free, family events next month!

West End Car Free Day – June 16, 2018

Vancouver’s West End is a densely populated area surrounded by beautiful parks and beaches. It welcomes residents of all ages, incomes, ethnicities and sexual orientations. The highly walkable area offers restaurants, cafes and places to get ice cream before walking the seawall.

The West End brings together business owners, community organizations, artists and volunteers to seed the idea of building a better, more livable city. There are music stages and jam sessions to listen to, art being exhibited and created live on the street and plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or something to drink.

Main Street Car Free Day – June 17, 2018

The biggest of Vancouver’s Car Free Day festivals spanning 21 blocks, Main Street has 15 stages and mini festivals along the entire street. This is a fun, family-friendly event with kid-zones, skateboarders, funky artisan shops and popular food vendors. You can really taste the flavour of Main Street with extended patios from many restaurants.

East Side Pride – June 23, 2018

This will be an inclusive, engaging and family-friendly event featuring loads of local talent and friends from the community. Join us at the stage for a variety of live acts including Dia Nos, RedSoulBluez, Michelle Joly, Carousel Scene, Scizzor Fairy, drag performances and more.This event space is accessible by foot, bike, mobility devices and, transit, with multiple gender accessible washrooms onsite. ASL interpretation provided. East Side Pride is a sober event.

Come check out our booth to see handmade clothing for steampunk, goth, festival gear, Burning Man, cosplay, costumes, LARP, Halloween or just every day life. As always we are accepting cash, credit and debit. Stop by and get some awesome rainbow shorts to start the summer right!

Like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get the latest scoop on what we’re up to. You can also sign up for the Steampunk Tempest in order to get awesome, secret deals.

 

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Anime Revolution and Pride in the Same Weekend!?

This year Anime Revolution and Pride are taking place on the same weekend. They are two of our favourite events to vend at so we were having a crazy difficult time trying to figure out which event to go to. We tried weighing all the pros and cons, we tried to think of which event was more fun, and we even tried to flip a coin. In the end we decided that there was no possible way to choose and we decided to do both! It may sound crazy but this weekend you’ll be able to catch us at Anime Revolution on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and we will also be at Sunset Beach for Pride on Sunday.

Anime Revolution

Anime Revolution is a three day event taking place at the Vancouver Convention Center. Prepare yourself for a gathering of Vancouver’s most creative cosplayers and showcase your cosplay to like-minded fans! Whether you’re a cosplayer, or simply curious about the anime culture, you will find stunning cosplays that will either induce nostalgia, or bring out the inner fan in you! Don’t shy away and come experience the enjoyment of cosplay!

 

 

Pride

Pride is a one day, free event taking place at Sunset Beach. Over 150,000 Pride partiers take in the Festival and Market, which is a great place to be before, after, and even during the Parade. Browse through 100 + booths at the market to buy some pride souvenirs or view local artisans work, or you can learn more about local non-profits and other exhibitors. There is a 19 + beer garden available with a DJ for this popular event. Live music on the main stage. Bring your family to the family zone for some kid friendly events.

Are you planning on coming out to Anime Revolution or Pride?  How about both? Let us know all about it in the comments below.

Do you want the inside scoop on other events that we will be attending?  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Want super secret deals and tricks and tips for building your wardrobe? Don’t forget to sign up for up the Steampunk Tempest.

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Gay Bride Day! A Pride #ThrowBackThursday

Gay Bride Day! A Pride #ThrowBackThursday…

The following is an article that first appeared in The Georgia Straight on July 29, 1999 to celebrate Pride. The gowns featured are designed by Sanné Lambert (that’s me) for Venus&Mars Clothing. 1999 was the year the world was supposed to end. I think it was something to do with the computers not being able to reset themselves and therefor we were all supposed to explode. It was a big deal at the time. Apparently so was gay marriage. I’m glad we’re able to take these things for granted now…

Gay Bride Day

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Have a Happy Pride!

I have spoken,

Sanné