Thousands of L.A.’s LGBTQ+ community members and supporters will come together for Sunday’s parade; stretching along Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and Fairfax Avenue, as they have since the first pride parade on June 28, 1970. It’s definitely a highlight of L.A. Pride Week.
Four years after its inception, the parade grew to include a festival, hosted at the time in a strip mall parking lot. Now, the festival attracts around 50,000 attendees who swarm in ready to party resplendent in glitter and rainbows. Sunday’s festival line-up spreads out onto three stages featuring numerous acts including Years & Years, Ashanti, Mnek, Saro, The Veronicas, Dej Loaf; and Amara La Negra, a Selena tribute band.
The parade is free; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / Festival tickets: $30-$450 / More Information