Since 1983, Las Vegas has celebrated PRIDE through a series of events, including festivals, parades and more. The Las Vegas Pride Night Parade & Festival is the largest annual LGBT event in Las Vegas and an event not to miss. Hosted by The Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. (SNAPI), this year marks the 22nd Annual PRIDE Parade to be held in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, October 11.
Thousands of visitors garther for this yearly celebration and it's a sight to see as jubilant paradegoers wave rainbow flags in celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer social and self acceptance, achievements, legal rights, and pride.
The Las Vegas Pride festival is open to all ages until 8 p.m. After 8 p.m. the celebration turns into the 18-and-over Pride After Dark event each evening.
Friday, October 11, 2019 - Las Vegas PRIDE Night Parade
Time: 5:00 p.m - 1:00 a.m
PRIDE Parade pre-show - 6:30 p.m. (begins at the main stage)
PRIDE Parade - 8:00 p.m.
PRIDE Parade After Dark (After-Party) 10:00 p.m - 1:00 a.m (18+) will be at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Tickets are available online and at the gate.
Las Vegas Pride Parade Route:
The parade route begins at Gass Ave. and heads north along 4th Street to Ogden Avenue. The main stage is at Bridger Avenue just two blocks south of the Fremont Street Experience. Cost: This is free to attend, community event.
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - Las Vegas PRIDE Family Festival
Time: 12:00 p.m - 1:00 a.m
Cost: $15/2-day pre-purchase, $20 at the gate
Location: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC)
200 S 3rd St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas
The outdoor venue will serve as entertainment central for the weekend's events, which will include live performances, delicious food and beverage options and special appearances by surprise guests.
PRIDE Parade After Dark (After-Party) 8:00 p.m - 1:00 a.m (18+)
The weekend Las Vegas Pride festival will include performances by from Kiesza, Vassy and Cazwell, plus performances by RuPaul's Drag Race stars Manila Luzon and Bob The Drag Queen. Hosted by Jennifer Warner, Drew Dixon, Edie and J.Son.
Also performances by Inaya Day, DJ Rex Von Rex, DJ Jaydean, Dollface, Empire Records, Zumba Group, Joey Jay, Joey Suarez, Lady Q, Nick Ayler, Nikki Exotika and Sonora Mar Y Mar.
The Stonewall Riots began on June 28, 1969 when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. The raid sparked a riot leading to six days of protests and community unrest. This event in history served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.