Posted on 29 May 2013.
June is almost here which means Atlanta’s Stonewall Month and Pride festivals throughout the country are just days away. If you’re staying in town, the Atlanta Pride Committee has a ton of great events planned throughout the entire month of June. You can find a complete list here.
However, if you’re itching to pack a bag and fly away, don’t miss these great Pride festivals taking place across the country:
Honolulu Pride – Honolulu, HI June 1:
The Honolulu Pride Parade starts at 10 a.m. at Magic Island followed by the Pride Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kapiolani Park.
Capital Pride – Washington, D.C. June 7 – 9:
The 38th annual Capital Pride Parade starts at 4:30 p.m. from 22nd & P Street NW. The parade will travel 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street. It will end in the Logan Circle neighborhood where more than 100,000 people are expected to come out to watch the parade.
L.A. Pride Festival – Los Angeles, CA June 7 – 9:
Unlike Atlanta, the L.A. Pride Festival costs $20 per day and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The festivities take place in the heart of gay L.A.’s West Hollywood district at West Hollywood Park.
NOLA Pride – New Orleans, LA June 21 – 24:
Festivities start at Boomtown Casino on Friday, June 21 with a kick-off hosted by Jaymes and James, the runners-up from season 21 of “The Amazing Race,” while local talents perform alongside them to raise money for New Orleans Pride and the LGBT community. The Dow Pride Parade is at 6 p.m. the following day.
NYC Pride – New York, NY June 28 – 30:
If you think of NYC and big gay dance party then you’re undoubtedly thinking of the Dance at the Pier. The much anticipated party on Pier 26 in TriBeCa starts on Sunday, June 30 at 3 p.m. The annual party will end with the world’s longest-running LGBT fireworks display over the Hudson River.
Chicago Pride – Chicago, IL June 28 – 30:
The 44th annual Pride Parade will start on Sunday, June 30 at noon. The parade will start on North Broadway and continue to North Sheridan Road. Take the CTA Red Line to Sheridan, Addison, or Belmont for the best viewing areas.
San Francisco Pride – San Francisco, CA June 28 – 30:
Head to Market & Beale for the start of the San Francisco Pride Parade at 10:30 a.m. The parade route continues down Market all of the way until 8th Street. Don’t miss the festival’s main stage where Raquel Rodriquez, Gypsy Love, Fou Fou HA!, Lovesick Radio, Gram Rabbit, DWV, Nina Sky, and Hedwig/Angry Inch will all be performing throughout the weekend.