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LGBT Pride Parade and Festival

Philadelphia’s annual walk of Gay Pride

More than 10,000 people and 150 vendors come out for Pride Day LGBT Parade and Festival in June. Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia.

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Date:
June 14, 2015

Overview

Held every year in June during Nation Gay Pride Month, the LGBT Pride Parade and Festival brings more than 25,000 participators to Philadelphia for a march down Broad Street.

This year’s parade begins at 13th and Locust and ends at Penn’s Landing, the festival location and the best gay pride spot in the country, featuring special events, drinks, food and more.

The Parade

The festivities start at 11:30 a.m. with a parade in Midtown Village. The parade will leave from the heart of the Gayborhood at 13th and Locust streets. From there, the parade will wind through Midtown Village and Old City — past a judge’s stand at 6th and Market streets — to the festival grounds at Penn’s Landing.

Along the route, paraders will stop and perform for audiences — and judges. The parade is expected to reach Penn’s Landing at 1 p.m.

The Festival

At the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, festival gates open at noon, where guests will find areas for dancing, family-friendly fun, vendors and much more. The festival will even host a number of celebrity guests: Look forward to visits from Fran Drescher and Alex Newell from Glee. Food trucks and cold beverages will be available for purchase, too.

Admission to the festival is $15 per person. Tip: Purchase festival wristbands for a discounted price of $10 at the Friday Kick-Off Block Party from 6 to 10 p.m. at 12th Street between Walnut and Spruce streets.

For anyone looking for more ways to learn about and celebrate gay rights — particularly at this critical moment in U.S. history — check out the Speaking Out for Equality exhibition at the National Constitution Center, too.

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