Start: 4th Avenue & Union Street
Seattle Pride is one of the oldest of its kind in the USA, and has been coloring the city streets each summer since 1974. The event is free and open to the public - no tickets are required (hurrah!) June is Pride Month, so expect 30 days' worth of gay activities, culminating to the Gay Pride Seattle celebration. This is the city's largest, annual genuflection to the local LGBTQ community, and it for sure packs a punch as far as parties go!
Gay Pride Seattle usually includes Seattle PrideFest, Trans* Pride, Seattle Dyke March and Rally, and the main Seattle Pride Parade. In 2019 this will take place on Sunday, June 30th at 11am, and it will kick off at the intersection of 4th Avenue & Union Street. You can expect a fun, colorful procession of floats and music, winding its way through the city streets. The Seattle Pride Parade is among the top four largest in the USA, welcoming more than 150 contingents with 10,000 participants.
The Seattle Pride Parade wraps up a few hours later, and makes way for a lively festival which transpires at Seattle Center, and lasts until roughly 8pm. Look forward to 100 or so performers and five different stages. The event is free, and always welcomes loads of party revelers ready to experience their pride. Along with loads of entertainment, there are also plenty of food and beverage options.
Over the weekend, there is also the Seattle Pride Festival, which lasts over the entire weekend from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30. It is one giant street party, which takes place in the heart of Capitol Hill, and welcomes nightly drag and LGBTQ talent across two different stages. Bear in mind, however, that this festival entails an entry fee, and entrance comes on a first come first serve basis.
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