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Event Details

Venue: Victoria West Park

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Map

Admission: Free

Registration: Register

The Annual Memorial Dragball Game

A community favourite! Come out and enjoy what will be a perfect sunny day while watching (or playing) a game of ball in drag! It is a multi-generational, picnic in the park with local entertainment, food and drinks available from Eves’ Destruction Roller Derby, kids face painting, drag story time and queer drag fun.


One of Victoria Pride’s signature events, the Memorial Drag Ball Game traces its roots back to 1993. A group of friends, several of them drag performers, were grieving the loss of many in the community from HIV/AIDS. They wanted a day to forget about that reality, about politics and to play a game.

They have returned to that game every year since.

Over time, more people have joined and the gathering founded on resilience has also become a celebration of community. Keeping the name to remain authentic to its roots, the Memorial Drag Ball Game now draws up to 1000 spectators who, every year, let go of differences, embrace fun and absurdity, and just come for the DRAG of it!


Presented by the Victoria Pride Society, the Victoria Pride Festival provides opportunities for local 2SLGBTQIA+ communities to be visible, to celebrate, to advocate and to feel connected to community.

The Victoria Pride Festival 2022 will be June 23 to July 2. A full list of festival events can be found on the Victoria Pride website: https://victoriapridesociety.org/pride-2022/

Victoria West Park

135 Wilson Street

Victoria, BC V9A 7P9

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