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You can show your Las Vegas Gay Pride at the festival held each year in Sin City. Though the main focus of the event is the parade, it also includes other activities and some fun things to do. First held in 1983, the very first festival saw a turn out of only a few hundred people. That figure has increased every year, and now Las Vegas Gay Pride sees an attendance of more than 25,000 people.
The attendance grew even larger for 2017 Las Vegas Pride, which paid tribute to the estimated 60 people who died in a shooting that happened earlier that year in the city. Those who attended in 2018 saw the 20th edition of the parade, and the 35th anniversary of the festival. The Southern Nevada Association of Pride turns out every year and puts on other events, including bingo games and hiking trips.
As one of the only pet-friendly LGBTQ events, Las Vegas Pride allows pride enthusiasts to bring their pets with them. Sunset Park, which is where most of the fun takes place, is home to many events for animals and their owners. You can sign your dog up for the costume contest and check out all the other pets who come out to celebrate.
The Las Vegas Gay Pride events scheduled for 2019 will include the 21st anniversary of the night parade and the 36th anniversary of the festival itself. Though the festival once took place in the summer, the organizers moved the festival to fall to take advantage of the cooler weather. The 2019 festival will take place on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2019.
You can purchase inclusive tickets that cover both days of the festival, or tickets for just a single day from the pride website. Ticket prices are $15 per day or $20 for a two-day pass for adults over the age of 18. Kids between the ages of eight and 17 pay $5 per day. Younger children receive free admission to the festival.
The festival fun starts at noon on Saturday afternoon and ends at 10pm that night. It also runs from 11am to 8pm on the Sunday. PRIDE Pets has its own operating hours, which are noon to 6pm on Saturday and noon to 7pm on Sunday. You'll also find individual zones designed for younger and older guests. The adult zone is open from noon to 10pm on Saturday and noon to 6pm on Sunday. Kids can head over to the Kids Zone between the hours of noon and 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
One of the highlights of the festival is the Las Vegas Pride Parade. This is one of the only pride parades in the whole country that takes place at night. The pre-show begins at 7pm on the Main Stage, and lets you check out the Master of Ceremonies and all the other celebrities who come out to play for the event. Downtown parking is available for guests who bring their own cars, though you can also use public transportation. Depending on how close your misterb&b is, you might be within walking distance of the Las Vegas Pride Parade.
The parade starts on Gass Avenue and then runs to 4th Street and over to Ogden Avenue. If you head to the Freemont Street Experience, you'll find yourself close to most of the action. Most of the Las Vegas Pride events will be broadcast on local television too. Whether you come on your own or with your family and friends, you can show your Las Vegas gay pride at one of the largest events around. Buy your tickets today to secure your spot for 2019, and experience your pride in Vegas!