LA PRIDE, the world's first gay pride parade, will celebrate with a 3-day festival on June 10-12th! Held in 1970 on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the first LA PRIDE event was a foundational event of the West Coast gay liberation movement. Since 1979, LA Pride has been held in the City of West Hollywood, the historical center of Los Angeles gay life. Today, PRIDE is a three-day festival dedicated to celebrating equality and defending the rights of LGBT individuals, incorporating music, art, exhibits, speeches, parties and, of course, the parade itself.

This year, LA PRIDE Grand Marshal is Jewel Thais-Williams, who opened one of the first black discos in the U.S. back in the 70s. Special musical guests include Charli XCX, Bebe Rexha, Carly Rae Jepsen, Faith Evans and Krewella. Find the latest news about PRIDE and RSVP at the 2016 LA PRIDE Facebook page. For the full schedule, see LA PRIDE's 2016 Entertainment Lineup!

West Hollywood hotels are offering hotel deals for PRIDE weekend. Book your stay on our special offers & packages page

LA PRIDE Festival

Friday, June 10 at 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, June 12 at midnight

The inaugural day (Friday, June 10) of the LA Pride Festival is FREE and kicks off with a celebration of women with an all-female lineup on the Main Stage and the annual Dyke March. The FREE Friday programming will also include Trans Social, a new Youth Dance and a Vogue Ball. 

The Latin stage will keep the party going with a Miami Nights theme and will have performances by Maribel Guardia, Horoscopos De Durango, Maria Jose and Mariana Seoane. 

This ticketed party at West Hollywood Park celebrates the LGBT experience with multi-stage musical performances, local LGBT and gay-friendly businesses, food and public art. 

Purchase general admission or VIP 3-day tickets to LA Pride here.

General Admission Three Day Pass: $45 before June 9th, $55 thereafter.
VIP Three Day Pass: $125 before June 9th, $150 thereafter.
General Admission Single Day Tickets (Saturday & Sunday only): $25 before June 9, $35 therefter. 
General Admission Single Day Tickets for Veterans, Active Military, Seniors 65+, and Children 12 & Under with proper form of ID: $15 available at the box office day of.

The Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade

Sunday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m.

Hundreds of thousands of LGBT people and their allies flood the streets of West Hollywood for the Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade, LA PRIDE's centerpiece event. Featuring floats, music and a celebrity Grand Marshal, recognized for his or her contributions to LGBT rights and culture, the Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade is southern California's largest LGBT event. The parade runs along Santa Monica Blvd. from Crescent Heights Blvd. to Robertson Blvd., and the bars and restaurants lining the streets join the party with all-day (and all-night) celebrations! Stay tuned for this year's Grand Marshal. 

Pride Parking, Transportation and Street Closures

Parking and Transportation

The City of West Hollywood will provide free "Pride Ride" shuttles along Santa Monica Blvd. on Friday, June 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.; and Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 5 p.m to 2 a.m. The city's Pride Ride page contains a full map and schedule of Pride Ride shuttles, as well as Metro bus connections and detours. Parking will be available at all city lots for $10 on Friday and Saturday and $20 on Sunday. Visit the City of West Hollywood's Pride parking and transportation page for a full list of city parking lots, Pride Weekend parking enforcement rules, and street closures.

Street Closures

The following streets in West Hollywood will be closed for the LA PRIDE Music Festival & Parade at the times listed below:

San Vicente Blvd. between Santa Monica Blvd. and Melrose Ave.
7 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 through 10 a.m. on Monday, June 13

Santa Monica Blvd. from Fairfax Ave. to Doheny Drive
5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12

All streets one block north and south of Santa Monica Blvd. between Fairfax Ave. and La Peer Drive
5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12

Crescent Heights Blvd. between Romaine Street to Fountain Ave. 
5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12

Norton Avenue between Havenhurst Drive and Laurel Ave.
5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12