Pride Festival Is Flying Its Colors In Los Angeles All Week

One of the biggest LGBTQ+ celebrations in the world is right around the corner and it's looking to be as fabulous as you can imagine!

Get ready for a colorful weekend in West Hollywood!

Attracting a crowd of 400,000 revelers annually, the inclusive party otherwise known as the Los Angeles Pride Festival, is now on! Non-profit Christopher Street West (CSW) organized one of the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970, in commemoration of the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City the year prior. Since then, Pride has amassed a rich history as a powerful voice for the LGBTQ+ community across the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Pride Week begins on June 1 and the celebration continues into the weekend, culminating in the final Parade Day on June 10. Leading up to the festival and parade, various events will be hosted throughout the city. Whether this is your first Pride or your 10th, we’ve composed a list of the celebratory gatherings happening in town that you might want to try…

When is the LA Pride Festival?
The LA Pride Festival takes place June 9 from noon to 1pm and June 10 from 11am to 11pm at West Hollywood Park (647 N San Vicente Blvd). See on Google maps.

Where can I watch the parade?
The parade makes its way from Hollywood to West Hollywood and starts Sunday, June 10 at 10am. Look for it along Santa Monica Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard.

Who’s performing at the festival?
So far, on the bill is Kehlani, Tove Lo, Icona Pop, Kim Petras, Eve, Keri Hilson and Natalia Jimenez, with more to be announced.

How much are festival passes?
Single-day tickets for both Saturday and Sunday are $25. Two-day tickets are $35. Purchase tickets here.

Events:

One City, One Pride

May 22 – June 30
Various dates and times
West Hollywood

Each year WeHo commemorates pride with an arts festival and this year’s theme is, “I Remember.” The idea is to showcase the shared history, people, and events that paved the way for the LGTBQ+ community today! Learn more here.

LGBTQ Night at Universal Studios Hollywood

June 2 – June 3
9:00 PM – 1:00 AM PST
Universal Studios Hollywood™
100 Universal City Plaza,
Universal City, CA 91608

LA Pride teamed up with Universal Studios for LGBTQ Night for a night full of fun! Each ticket grants you all-day access in addition to an exclusive after-hours event with DJ’s, drinks, dance clubs, and a bunch of surprises! Learn more here.

Woman’s Night at The Los Angeles Sparks

June 7
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST
Staples Center
1111 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

If you’re a sports fan, then be sure to head over to the Staples Center for woman’s night while the LA Sparks display their girl power on the court as they take on Seattle Storm! An afterparty will be hosted on the terrace rooftop with a beautiful city view for the 2nd Annual LA Woman’s Pride Party so be sure to hold onto your ticket! Learn more here.

LGBTQ Night at The Los Angeles Dodgers

June 8
5:30 PM – 11:00 PM PST
Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave

Calling all (Pride)ful Dodger fans! In addition to being an LA Pride Week tradition for the 6th year counting, the LA Dodgers will also honor some of the biggest LGBT names in sports, including U.S. Olympian Gus Kenworthy, Dale Scott – the first openly gay umpire in MLB history – and Will Hackner, Founder of the Varsity Gay League. Learn more here.

Youth Pride Dance

June 8
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
Los Angeles LGBT Center
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

A free dance will be hosted at the Los Angeles LGBT center for those 24 and younger. Get your groove on at one of the most anticipated Pride events of the season! Learn more here.

2018 Pride Festival

June 9 – June 10
11:00 AM – 1:00 AM PST
West Hollywood Park

Though Pride is meant to honor all the brave advocators before us in the colorful community, it’s also about letting loose and celebrating amongst like-minded souls! Share the love during the Pride Festival with headliners like Kehlani and Tov Lo, as well as a number of other performers. Learn more here.

2018 LA Pride Parade

June 10
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST
Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood

Kicking off the weekend is the 2018 LA Pride Parade. Thousands of people make their way to West Hollywood to watch and support the (comm)unity as they tell their #JUSTBE story during the parade route along Santa Monica Boulevard. Learn more here.

Be sure to plan for traffic and street closures during the weekend!

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