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Venue: Victoria West Park off Wilson St

Time: 12:00 - 3:00pm

Location: Map

Admission: Free

Memorial Drag Ball Game

A Community Favorite!

Come out and enjoy a beautiful day with friends and family at this multi-generational picnic in the park. Local entertainment, food, and drinks are available from Eves’ Destruction Roller Derby.

Hosted by the fabulous J Bird and Shelita Cox

Cost: FREE


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!

Victoria West Park off Wilson St

95 Bay St

Victoria, BC V9A 6X9

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