Start: Crossroads: McKinney and Smith Streets
Houston Gay Pride is a lively LGBTQ celebration, which takes place each year in this southern city of the USA. While Houston Pride in fact runs for an entire month, usually commencing in May, the main celebrations happen over a weekend in June. And Houston Pride must be doing something right, it is attended by an enormous 700,000 people each year.
Like all pride events, Gay Pride Houston celebrates the ideal of equality and acceptance. The activities will include national and local performers and, of course, the massive finale parade through downtown.
For 2019, the theme of Houston Pride is Summer of '69, which will honor 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village. The majority of festivities will transpire on Saturday, June 22, with the Pride Festival running from 12pm to 7pm at the crossroads of McKinney and Smith Streets. Admission is free, and you can expect a load of entertainment and new people to meet.
The Houston Pride Parade follows at 8:30pm, along a route through the western edge of Downtown. If you still have plenty of party spirits, and you're not ready to call it a night, there will also be an afterparty to follow from 9pm. Taking place at Rich's Houston, you can look forward to three different DJs, along with live drag performances from The Ladies of Rich's. Entry is $20, and the party will run until 3am.
For those who want to experience their pride all weekend, you'll be pleased to know there will be an After Pride Closing Tea Dance Party, on Sunday, June 23. The party will run from 4pm to 11pm at The Eagle.
Rest assured, it will all be going on downtown down south in the USA! Pencil Houston Gay Pride into your gay events' calendar, and experience your pride Texan style!
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