Pride Starts Here, May 22–June 30, 2023
Pride season kicks off in the heart of L.A. with WeHo Pride — a 40-day celebration featuring can’t-miss events, performances and, of course, the colorful parade down Santa Monica Boulevard! Grab your friends — or come make some new ones — and celebrate love, acceptance and diversity in LGBTQ-friendly West Hollywood.
Stay up-to-date on all of the events at the official WeHo Pride website >
WeHo Pride 2023 Events
Santa Monica Boulevard will be popping with Pride events all month long. Here’s the fun-packed schedule:
WeHo Pride Arts Festival
Mary 22–June 30
Running from Harvey Milk Day through the end of June, the WeHo Pride Arts Festival is your go-to for all things LGBTQ+ arts and culture.
OUTLOUD @ WeHo Pride
This three-day music festival celebrating queerness in all its forms features bangers all weekend, with an artist line-up that includes the legendary Grace Jones, Idina Menzel, Tinashe, Orville Peck, Carly Rae Jepsen, Passion Pit and many more.
WeHo Pride Street Fair
Explore a variety of exhibitors along Santa Monica Boulevard to support LGBTQ+ community groups and ally organizations at the Pride Street Fair.
Women’s Freedom Festival
Stop by the WeHo Pride Street Fair Community Stage for music, comedy, poetry, feminism and activism, featuring LGBTQ+ and BIPOC women and non-binary artists.
After the inspirational performances of the Women’s Freedom Festival, follow the motorcycle contingent, hold up your signs and march along Santa Monica Boulevard toward the famed Rainbow District.
WeHo Pride Parade
Stake out a spot along Santa Monica Boulevard between Fairfax and N. Doheny to enjoy all the music, dancing, floats, colors, creative flair and queer joy of the WeHo Pride Parade.
Pride Looks Good On You!
Share your Pride with the hashtag #WeHoPride during this year’s celebrations.
West Hollywood’s Long History of Pride
Activism, equality and Pride have always been part of West Hollywood’s DNA. Beginning in the 1970s, West Hollywood was the site of some of the earliest gay rights parades on the West Coast, and Pride celebrations have taken place here ever since — growing in size, diversity and reach every year. Today, West Hollywood is considered one of the most LGBTQ-friendly cities in the nation — if not the world — with more than 40% of residents identifying as LGBTQ+ and a diverse array of queer-owned businesses opening their arms to people of every gender and sexual orientation.
Meet WeHo Pride Producer Jeff Consoletti
Get the inside scoop on WeHo Pride 2023 on The Creators Podcast.
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