Phoenix Pride aims to promote unity, visibility and self-esteem among the LGBTQ community in Phoenix and Arizona. Originally founded in 1981 with the hope of bringing unity and visibility to the community, Phoenix Gay Pride has flourished into an annual LGBTQ celebration that draws thousands of pride enthusiasts from the community. The Phoenix Pride Festival includes entertainment, arts, KidsSpace, Erotic World and of course the Pride Parade. One highlight is the pageant, where a Miss and Mr Phoenix Pride will be crowned! This takes usually place a little earlier than the main Phoenix Pride.
The annual Gay Pride Phoenix was first launched in 1981, and almost ten years later the Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee, Inc. developed the Gay Pride Phoenix Festival. Along with offering sublime entertainment, the Pride Festival was aimed at bringing local and global LGBTQ issues to light, supporting the community and seeking resolution on different areas of descrimination. So with almost 40 years of experience, we're sure this festival will be able to show you a good time. For two fun-filled days, you can look forward to lively celebrations throughout the city that are set to attract over 40,000 pride enthusiasts.
Please note that due to the global Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, Phoneix Gay Pride is postponed until November.
One of the main highlights of Gay Pride Phoenix is the two-day festival, which will be taking place this year on Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5. During the Phoenix Pride Festival, you can look forward to 150 performances on six different stages in the Steele Indian School Park. If you are looking to experience your pride at Phoenix Gay Pride 2020, this will be one sure way way to do so!
The jam-packed festival program features local artists, pop performers, jazz and acoustic music, and even adult-oriented artists on the specifically-themed Erotic World Stage. On both dapunters over the course of the two days, and is a great chance to connect with local businesses who are interested in engaging with the LGBTQ community and their needs. The headline acts for Phoenix Gay Pride 2020 are yet to be revealed, so stay tuned! Along with this, there will be craft cocktails and local food trucks, to ensure you're well supplied during the entertainment. Bear in mind that this is not a free event, so be sure to grab your tickets early to avoid missing out on all the fun.
The Phoenix Gay Pride Parade itself will kick on the Sunday, April 5 at 10am from 3rd Street and Thomas. It is expected to welcome roughly 2,000 participants taking to colorful vehicles and floats, and a whole heap of spectators on top. There will also be a host of Grand Marshals taking part in all the revelry. After a procession of music, color, dancing, and fun, the Parade will wrap up at 3rd Street and Indian School. In 2019, the Phoenix Pride Parade attracted over 14,000 spectators and 180+ parade entries with over 4,000 participants, so we assume Phoenix Gay Pride 2020 will be equally big and equally fabulous. With all this on offer, you'd be foolish not to miss out on Phoenix Pride 2020, fun is guaranteed. We'll see you there!