Phoenix Pride Festival & Parade Returns April 7th & 8th

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This year’s Phoenix Pride Festival will continue to be a two day celebration designed to bring our diverse LGBTQ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration of our past, present and future, while raising funds for the Phoenix Pride Community Programs and educating the public about the existence and continuing civil rights battle facing our community. The Phoenix Pride Festival attracts over 37,000 attendees during the two day celebration offering unique opportunities for marketing and exposure for businesses and organizations interested in creating relationships within the LGBTQ community.

The Phoenix Pride festival features over 150 entertainment performances on 5 stages and over 300 Exhibitors showcasing a huge variety of food options, shopping opportunities and community resources. Headliners for 2017 were Belinda Carlisle, Aaron Carter, Ninel Conde, & Brian Justin Crum. The festival brings a variety of food vendors, as well as an Arts Expo, a variety of food vendors, KidSpace, VIP Experience, Erotic World, and Dance Pavilion. Combined with participation from government officials, services, private corporations and celebrities, the Phoenix Pride Festival continues to raise positive awareness of the Phoenix metropolitan LGBTQ community.

For over 35 years, Phoenix Pride has been organizing marches, rallies, parades, entertainment and education and outreach events to celebrate the Phoenix LGBTQ community. In 2017, over 300 corporations, local business, and organizations supported the 37th Annual Phoenix Pride Festival in Phoenix!

Festival Info:

April 7th & 8th, 2018
Steele Indian School Park

Festival Hours

Noon-9:00p

– Children under 12 receive Free Admission.
– Children 13-17 receive Discounted Admission.
– Adults 18 and over have multiple different ticket packages available.

PURCHASE FESTIVAL TICKETS

Credit Cards are accepted for onsite admission and beverage sales. ATMs will also be available for your convenience.

Parade Info:

Sunday, April 8th from 10:00 a.m. – Noon

3rd Street from Thomas Road to Indian School Road. The Parade concludes at Steele Indian School Park, the home of the Phoenix Pride Festival.

 

Bank of America presents the 2018 Phoenix Pride Parade to bring our diverse LGBTQ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration of our past, present and future. The Parade brings over 2,000 individual participants with decorated vehicles, colorful floats and thousands of walkers. With over 15,000 spectators, the Parade features our Grand Marshals, local luminaries, music, and fun along the 3rd Street route from Thomas to Indian School. The Parade concludes at Steele Indian School Park, the home of the Phoenix Pride Festival.

The Phoenix Pride Parade raises funds for Phoenix Pride and the Pride Community Grants and Scholarships Programs.

On the parade route there will be an interpreter next to the announcer stage at 3rd St. and Osborne.

 

About Phoenix Pride:

Phoenix Pride, founded in 1981, was established primarily for charitable, educational and social purposes. The main purpose of Phoenix Pride is to promote unity, visibility, and self-esteem among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer persons; and to promote a positive image in the Valley of the Sun and throughout Arizona through community activities and services. Phoenix Pride is dedicated to the continuous development of programs and building community partnerships to benefit the Arizona LGBTQ community, along with its community of Allies. Phoenix Pride’s programming includes producing the 2 largest LGBTQ cultural celebrations in Arizona. Phoenix Pride is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

Source: Phoenix Pride

 

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