L.A. PRIDE Parade + Music and Arts Festival

Friday, June 12 to Sunday, June 14 in West Hollywood Park

L.A. PRIDE, the world's first gay pride parade, will celebrate its 45th anniversary this June! Held in 1970 on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the first L.A. PRIDE event was a foundational event of the West Coast gay liberation movement. Since 1979, L.A. 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, L.A. PRIDE will take place from June 12 to 14 and will feature special musical guests KeshaFifth HarmonyTamar Braxton and Ana Barbara. Find the latest news about PRIDE and RSVP at the 2015 L.A. PRIDE Parade and Festival Facebook page. For the full schedule, see L.A. PRIDE's 2015 Entertainment Lineup! In addition to the official parties, bars and hotels around the city are throwing parties of their own—check out our 2015 Pride Guide for a full list of Pride Events citywide!

Lavender Menace

Friday, June 12 from 5:00 p.m. to midnight

The inaugural day of the L.A. PRIDE Festival kicks off with Lavender Menace, a free party celebrating lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer women, featuring women DJs and the famous Dyke March. Tamar Braxton will headline the Lavender Menace main stage.

Trans Party

Friday, June 12 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight

Friday night on the Latino Carnival stage, Trans Party will feature a lineup of comedians, musicans, dancers, DJs and the cast of the hit TV show Transparent.

L.A. PRIDE Music and Arts Festival

Saturday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, June 14 at midnight

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. The party lasts from 5:00 p.m. to midnight on Saturday June 13 and resumes from noon to midnight on Sunday June 14. Preorder tickets cost $20 per day and include front-of-line access. On Saturday, Latina pop star and Latin Grammy winner Ana Barbara will play the festival's Latino Carnival stage, and pop icon Kesha will take to the main stage for the festival's headlining performance. Girl-group Fifth Harmony will headline Sunday's performance. 

The Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade

Sunday, June 14 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, L.A. 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. This year, the Pride Grand Marshal will be pioneering gay preacher and human rights campaigner Troy Perry, whose activism paved the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage. 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!

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 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.; and Sunday, June 14, 2015 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 L.A. PRIDE Parade, Music and Arts Festival at the times listed below:

San Vicente Blvd. between Santa Monica Blvd. and Melrose Ave.
7 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015 through 10 a.m. on Monday, June 15

Santa Monica Blvd. from Fairfax Ave. to Doheny Drive
5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 14

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 14

Crescent Heights Blvd. between Romaine Street to Fountain Ave. 
5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 14

Norton Avenue between Havenhurst Drive and Laurel Ave.
5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 14