Phoenix Pride’s 10 Days of Pride begins Saturday March 4th with the Melrose Street Fair and culminates with the 2017 Phoenix Pride Festival on April 1st-2nd. 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. Read below for the full list of 10 Day of Pride events happening throughout March and April:
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Melrose Street Fair – March 4
Hollywood Prom Night – March 11
High Heels & Halos – March 15
The Roast of Mya McKenzie @ The Rock – March 16
Ignition Circuit Auto Show Party @ Charlies – March 18
Miss & Mister Phoenix Pride Pageant – March 19
Blush Brunch – Sunday Phunday @ Bliss ReBar – March 27
Gay Skate at Great Skate – March 29
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art – March 30
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This year’s Phoenix Pride Festival on April 1-2 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 while educating the public about the existence and continuing civil rights battle facing our community. The Phoenix Pride Festival attracts over 35,000 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 2016 were The B-52s, MAGIC! & Daya. 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.
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