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June 04, 2018

Guide to the 30th Philly Pride Parade and Festival

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community this weekend

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Philly Pride Parade J. Fusco/Visit Philadelphia™

A festive parade, the signature event, runs from the Gayborhood to Penn’s Landing.

The 30th Philly Pride Parade and Festival will take place this weekend on Sunday, June 10.

It begins at 11:30 a.m., taking off from 13th and Locust streets and proceeding along a 1.5-mile route through Center City and Philadelphia's historic district.

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Judging will be at Independence Mall, at Sixth and Market streets. 

Around 1:30 p.m., the parade will reach the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, where the festival will take place.

While the parade is free to attend, wristbands are required to enter the festival area. The $15 wristbands can be purchased at the Great Plaza gates or at Second and Market streets along the parade route.

To save $5 and avoid the lines, purchase a wristband in advance at a block party in the Gayborhood on Friday, June 8. The party takes place at 12th and Locust streets, between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

The headliner for this year's festival is Margaret Cho, the Grammy and Emmy award-nominated stand-up comedian, actress and singer-songwriter.

There will also be live music, food, drink, free health screenings and over 80 community groups and vendors.

Colorful, eye-catching outfits are always welcome, but leave backpacks at home if you plan on attending the festival. Bags will be checked, which can lead to a delay getting through the Great Plaza gates.

Philly Pride Parade and Festival

Sunday, June 10
11:30 a.m. | Parade is free to attend; festival is $15 per person
Beginning at 13th and Locust streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Ending at 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106