PHOENIX, Ariz. (KASW) — This weekend, over 40,000 people are expected to take part in the 39th annual Phoenix Pride Festival.
This year’s theme is “Celebrating Progress: Past, Present and Future.” It’s in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
You can visit Your Phoenix CW at our booth located at “yellow 1” in front of the festival’s main stage. Stop by to recharge at The Flash charging lounge and win some cool prizes from our prize wheel.
“In 1969, the Stonewall Riots in New York City gave birth to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Civil Rights Movement. In the decades to follow LGBT communities and activists, from across the country, organized and protested in order to overcome homophobia and discrimination.” It’s amazing to see the progress that has been made in our country since the 1969 Stonewall riots. However, we must never forget our past and we must continue to stand united as a community until we achieve full equality for all! #MarchTowardPride #LGBTHistory #NeverForget #PhxPride2018 #WhyWeCelebrate #UnitedWeStand #EqualityForAll #NYC #NYCPride @nycpride @sanfranciscopride #LAPride #SDPride #SFPride #SanFrancisco #MiamiBeachPride Miami Beach Gay Pride #LGBTQ #Pride #Festival #Parade @lapride @sanfranciscopride @sandiegopride
The yearly festival will be held at Steele Indian School Park on April 6-7. It starts at noon and ends at 9 p.m. on both days.
The official parade will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. Leading the parade this year will be the Transgender Pride Flag creator and Navy Veteran Monica Helms.
You can also expect to see a talented leading lineup of performers. Top lineup headliners include Jojo, Amara la Negra, Kim Petras, Ada Vox, Dumblonde, Taylor Dayne, and Nina West.
The Phoenix Pride Festival aims to celebrate progress made within the LGBTQ community occurring in the past, present and future.
Tickets for the festival on sale now and can be purchased online or at the event. Prices range from $25 to $40 for general admission day passes.
VIP access 2-Day passes are still available for purchase online.
Children under 12 and active members of the military with ID can get into the festival for free.
In efforts to avoid problems with traffic, it is recommended to Uber or take the light rail down to the event. There will be designated rideshare pickup and dropoff areas located at the festival’s entrances.
Other events taking place at the festival include Kidspace, Arts Expo, and Erotic World.
Any other information about the festival can be found on the Phoenix Pride Website.