When and where will the parade take place?
The Parade begins at 10:30am on Sunday, June 30 at the intersection of Market Street and Beale Street. The celebration and rally takes place at Civic Center Plaza on Saturday, June 29 from noon to 6pm and Sunday, June 30 from 11am to 6pm. Both events are free to the public, but cash donations are requested at the gates of the celebration.
What is the parade route?
The parade runs up Market Street and finishes at 8th Street by the Civic Center Station just two blocks from the rally and celebration at Civic Center Plaza.
How long is the parade?
The parade starts at 10:30am and goes until around 3pm.
Which streets will be closed for the parade?
- 7am to 3pm: Market Street between 8th and 9th Street
- 9 am to 3pm: Market Street between 8th Street and Beale
All intersections on Market will be closed to cross traffic during the Parade.
The parade formation area:
The following streets will be closed from 6am to 7pm:
- Beale Street, Main Street, Spear Street from Market Street to Folsom Street
- Steuart Street from Market Street to Howard Street
- Market Street from Beale Street to Steuart Street
Note: Other streets will be closed for the celebration as well as other Pride events.
What’s the weather supposed to be like?
We’ve had June Gloom and record breaking temps this month, so it’s a little hard to predict what the weather will be like for the parade, but typically it’s in the mid-to-high ‘60s with a mix of sun and clouds. We hate to sound like your mom, but if you’re planning to celebrate into the afternoon and evening, you should probably bring a light jacket.
What should I wear?
Sunscreen. After that, it’s up to you. Wear as much or as little as you’d like. Wear bright colors, rainbows, leather, tutus, short shorts, tank tops, superhero costumes, glitter, wigs, pronoun pins, crazy hats, or an outfit made entirely of body paint. You’ll be happy if you wear shoes that can go the distance since you’re going to be on your feet all day (we know, we know: We sound like your mom again; it’s because we care!). Just remember: the point is to be yourself and feel comfortable.