Your Guide To The 2021 Phoenix Pride Festival And Parade

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Your Guide To The 2021 Phoenix Pride Festival And Parade
Your Guide To The 2021 Phoenix Pride Festival And Parade

PHOENIX, AZ – Phoenix Pride is finally back for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration among the LGBTQ community and their allies. The annual Phoenix Pride parade and festival, like many other large community events and celebrations in 2020, were canceled due to the pandemic. This year’s event was originally scheduled for April but has been postponed to November due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. But now the time has finally come to celebrate pride. Here’s what you need to know to go. The ParadeWas: A parade that celebrates LGBTQ pride, with more than 2,000 participants in decorated vehicles, floats and with thousands of walkers. The parade generally draws more than 15,000 spectators, according to the Phoenix Pride website. The parade raises money for Phoenix Pride and the Pride Community Grants and Scholarship Programs. When: Starts Saturday, November 6th at 10am. Where: Starts on 3rd Street and Thomas Road and ends on 3rd Street and Indian School Road on 3rd Street and Osborn Road and 3rd Street and Clarendon Details: The organizational Grand Marshall of the parade is the Great Phoenix Equality Chamber of Commerce. The Community Grand Marshall is Mark Leeper. The FestivalWhat: A festival designed to bring Phoenix’s diverse LGBTQ community together and celebrate their past, present and future. This year, Phenix Pride is celebrating 40 years with more than 150 performances across six stages and more than 300 booths with a variety of dining, shopping and community resources, according to the Phoenix Pride website. The festival includes an arts expo, several stages, a room especially for children, an “Erotic World” area and a dance pavilion. The festival typically draws around 40,000 visitors over two days that include government officials, corporations, and celebrities, according to the Pride website. The event features local food trucks, craft cocktails, and more. When: 12 pm-9pm, Saturday November 6th and Sunday November 7th Where: Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road. Cost: General admission for one day for adults is $ 30. Free for children up to 12 years. Children between the ages of 13 and 17, seniors aged 55 and over and former members of the military receive reduced admission if they buy tickets at the gate. Limited parking is available in the nearby neighborhoods and parking garages, with the largest being on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road. Pets are not allowed, only service animals. Free face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer will be provided for all attendees, exhibitors and employees. A COVID-19 vaccination is recommended. Rapid COVID-19 tests and vaccinations will be available.

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